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Public Policy Director
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Do you want to share your expertise by providing regulatory advocacy and subject matter expertise necessary for Federal and State legislative advocacy?

As a Public Policy Director, you are responsible for working with all business units to develop and implement public policy strategies under the leadership of the Vice President, Policy and Regulatory Affairs. Your knowledge in the areas of FDA and FDA regulatory activity, 340B issues, drug supply chain and safety will be key for this position. You will also handle non-healthcare issues.

As a recognized policy or government affairs authority, you will direct and lead public policy strategy. You will leverage external status to facilitate new and improve existing enterprise relationships with Executive Branch agencies (e.g., the Food and Drug Administration, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) and Congress.

You will provide direction to business units through proactively identifying and interpreting complex regulatory and legislative issues; ensuring that communication with key-executives is timely and has an impact on business decisions that need to be made. In this dynamic role, you will lead trade association relationships and external consultant resources to ensure optimal alignment with priority issues and to ensure that resources are used optimally.

Duties& Responsibilities:

Providing health care and other expertise that crafts industry-wide and Enterprise decision-making.
Owning and driving Enterprise policy issues and provide solutions consistent with business goals.
Analyzing and/or modifying model state and federal legislation as well as advocacy and policy position white papers, testimony, talking points, and lobbying materials; assist in federal and state lobbying as needed; collaborating in similar health or patient care organizations.
Providing industry leading expertise and input on Retail Pharmacy, PBM, Specialty, Minute Clinic, and employer issues to internal colleagues and external consultants.
Using relationships and handling trade groups and consultants to scan and anticipate policy, regulatory and legislative activity for upcoming issues that may have broad impact to the industry and proactively forward solution-based strategic plans and initiatives.
Partnering with legal and compliance to lead enterprise litigation and regulatory compliance risks, with an emphasis on driving policy changes that reduce risk and increase business flexibility.

Required Qualifications
-10+ years relevant professional experience, including knowledge of health care and/or pharmacy clinical, business operational, and/or policy issues especially in dealing with policy issues surrounding PBMs and also FDA policy issues.
-5 or more years of experience in public policy, government affairs, or a related role within a Fortune 500 organization, professional, trade group, or federal or state government.
-Ability to travel up to 5% of the time.

Preferred Qualifications
-Knowledge of the FDA including biosimilars and interchangeability, the 340B program, drug supply chain security, and HIPAA.
Familiarity with legislative and regulatory activity.
Experience handling non-health care issues including corporate tax reform, cybersecurity, environmental issues, and consumer issues.
Ability to navigate and prioritize a large volume of work.
Ability to learn new complex issues quickly is very important.
Ideal position for a Congressional or Executive Branch staffer who focused on health care but also had to monitor or handle other non-healthcare issues.

-Bachelor's degree required.
Master’s degree or JD preferred.

Business Overview
CVS Health, through our unmatched breadth of service offerings, is transforming the delivery of health care services in the U.S. We are an innovative, fast-growing company guided by values that focus on teamwork, integrity and respect for our colleagues and customers. What are we looking for in our colleagues? We seek fresh ideas, new perspectives, a diversity of experiences, and a dedication to service that will help us better meet the needs of the many people and businesses that rely on us each day. As the nation’s largest pharmacy health care provider, we offer a wide range of exciting and fulfilling career opportunities across our three business units – MinuteClinic, pharmacy benefit management (PBM) and retail pharmacy. Our energetic and service-oriented colleagues work hard every day to make a positive difference in the lives of our customers.

CVS Health is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate in hiring or employment against any individual on the basis of race, ethnicity, ancestry, color, religion, sex/gender (including pregnancy), national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, physical or mental disability, medical condition, age, veteran status, military status, marital status, genetic information, citizenship status, unemployment status, political affiliation, or on any other basis or characteristic prohibited by applicable federal, state or local law. CVS Health will consider qualified job candidates with criminal histories in a manner consistent with federal, state and local laws. CVS Health will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against any Colleague or applicant for employment because such Colleague or applicant has inquired about, discussed, or disclosed the compensation of the Colleague or applicant or another Colleague or applicant. Furthermore, we comply with the laws and regulations set forth in the following EEO is the Law Poster: EEO IS THE LAW and EEO IS THE LAW SUPPLEMENT

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