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Lead, Federal Government Relations

Washington, DC

Job ID R2532526 Date posted 12/03/2019


The USGR function is a part of the Global External Affairs team with a major focus on protecting and growing the US business while promoting a sustainable innovation model with government officials and a variety of stakeholders in the health ecosystem.

  • Responsible for developing, establishing, and managing federal government affairs positions and strategies to drive business priorities.
  • Serve as a liaison between Sanofi and federal agencies, legislators, and staff for designated business areas and lobby on assigned topics.
  • Ensures that all investments and activities in government relations programming within the assigned area are fully compliant with all applicable legal standards and internal ethics requirements


  • Collaborates with colleagues in federal, state and policy – as well as across External Affairs – to develop and execute integrated advocacy strategies to advance public that promote and reward scientific advances to deliver health solutions for patients.
  • Develops and implements government affairs strategy and tactical program in line with USGR and EA strategies in a designated business area;
  • Leads engagements by Sanofi management, both Global and US, with federal officials and lobbies covered officials as necessary while developing and maintaining relationships with Members and staff;
  • Analyzes and monitors legislation, regulations and political activities relating to issues that may impact Sanofi in designated business areas;
  • Ability to represent One Sanofi with public policy stakeholders and thought leaders;
  • Prepares analyses, testimony and background  materials that support Sanofi’s policy positions in designated business areas;
  • Allies with private and non-profit organizations to advance common legislative and regulatory objectives;
  • Participates in national trade association activities and monitors and influences trade group agenda to ensure that it is in line with Sanofi principles and positions in designated business areas;
  • As assigned, manages contract lobbyists’ activities within designated business area


  • Bachelor's Degree required; Master's Degree preferred
  • 5 years government relations experience

Sanofi Inc. and its U.S. affiliates are Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employers committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; creed; religion; national origin; age; ancestry; nationality; marital, domestic partnership or civil union status; sex, gender, gender identity or expression; affectional or sexual orientation; disability; veteran or military status or liability for military status; domestic violence victim status; atypical cellular or blood trait; genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other characteristic protected by law.



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