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Lead Federal Public Policy

Location: Washington, DC

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Job ID R6407 Date posted 06/08/2017

This role is a key member of the US Reimbursement and Public Policy team within US Government Relations (USGR). The Lead, Federal Public Policy will help drive business value by providing proactive and reactive federal legislative analysis and solutions to advance Sanofi business interests.

The Lead, Federal Public Policy will identify and manage both short-term and long-term US health care issues and trends that will affect Sanofi’s US operations including matters concerning access, transparency, R&D, tax, trade,  distribution, sales and marketing, environmental concerns and other potential issues that would impede our ability to operate in the US.  The role requires cross functional integration across a range of business issues and functions with a primary focus on the US market and how changes to it will affect global operations, revenue and other key corporate metrics.

This role will provide analysis and support for Federal Government Relations, External Affairs initiatives, US and global senior management (including the CEO) and support interactions with PhRMA, BIO, and other trade/policy groups as needed.

This role will work closely with Global Policy leadership and will ensure that US positions are aligned with global policy positions.


  • Conduct Strategic Analysis—Initiate and conduct strategic analysis of broad healthcare policy proposals and prioritize issues which impact the ability to operate effectively as an innovator and manufacturer of therapeutic health solutions.
  • Establish Policy Positions—Collaborate with Global Policy and key US business leaders and External Affairs colleagues to establish strategic policy positions and initiatives that help meet the US region’s commercial goals and objectives.
  • Assess Policy Impacts—Independently conduct or direct quantitative studies to assess impacts of new policies or proposed changes in policy on Sanofi.
  • Develop Policy Proposals-- Develop policy proposals that advance Sanofi policy positions and objectives in the US, in collaboration with Business Units, R&D, Global Policy and other appropriate functions (e.g., Reimbursement, Market Access, Public Affairs, State Policy, etc.).
  • Provide Insight and Support for Executives-- Provide health care environment analysis, insights and position support for US senior management, and global management (including the CEO).  This includes supporting leadership in carrying out their roles in representing Sanofi on trade association and advocacy organization governing boards and in representing the company before government entities or officials, including the US Congress.
  • Drive Alignment on Key Issues-- Coordinate with External Affairs colleagues and other appropriate functional areas to proactively inform and educate Sanofi management and employees about significant and timely positions and external developments and to provide support in decision making around key policy areas with a “One Sanofi” mindset.
  • Engage Externally-- Represent Sanofi in policy conversations in appropriate external venues, including trade associations and other policy-oriented organizations, and establish Sanofi as an industry leader within such organizations.

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree from Accredited College or University plus Minimum10  years of experience

Minimum 10 years of experience in US federal healthcare policy, advocacy and research, an understanding of broad strategic product development and commercialization issues, P&L,  and other long-term pharmaceutical business implications of policy; ability to synthesize and then educate groups and individuals about issues in health care and government trends.  Demonstration of influencing skills and ability to work successfully in highly matrixed organization.

Professional Skills:

Understanding of the policy environment and commercial and strategic business implications. Expertise in identifying, quantifying, synthesizing and then educating groups and individuals about proposed changes, and on-going issues in health care and government trends.  Must be able to work independently, take and lead initiatives, and partner interdependently to solve for relevant policy challenges. Requires excellent written and oral communication skills with strong technical and analytical skills. #L1- SA   #GD-SA

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