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Director, US State Government Affairs.

Company: Johnson & Johnson
Location: Wichita
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Johnson & Johnson is recruiting for a Director, US State Government Affairs, to advocate at the state level, and as needed, at the local level on behalf of Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc., our operating companies, and the patients we serve in the states of Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Oklahoma. The successful candidate must reside in one of those states.

Caring for the world, one person at a time, has inspired and united the people of Johnson & Johnson for over 130 years. We embrace research and science-bringing innovative ideas, products, and services to advance the health and well-being of people.

With $82.6 billion in 2020 sales, Johnson & Johnson is the world's most comprehensive and broadly-based manufacturer of health care products and a provider of related services for the consumer, pharmaceutical, and medical devices markets. More than 260 Johnson & Johnson operating companies employ over 132,000 people, with products touching the lives of over a billion people every day throughout the world. If you have the talent and desire to touch the world, Johnson & Johnson has the career opportunities to help make it happen.

Thriving on diverse company culture, celebrating the uniqueness of our employees, and committed to inclusion. Proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

RESPONSIBILITIES/PRINCIPAL DUTIES (Essential Functions)
Responsibility for representing the entire Corporation, including all Consumer, Medical Device, and Pharmaceutical sectors before various administrative, regulatory, legislative, and executive levels of state government, and in some instances, local jurisdictions.
Establish and maintain interactive contact with executive, legislative, administrative, and regulatory branches of state and local government to implement strategic plans and deliver favorable results for Johnson & Johnson, our patients, and customers.
Hold a thorough understanding of the political environment and legislative and regulatory processes, including state budget developments within the assigned states.
Draft and advance legislative and regulatory proposals.
Identify, analyze, and report to J&J business legislative and regulatory issues, health care trends, and emerging issues that could potentially impact the business and recommend and manage a course of action.
In coordination with the appropriate internal business leaders and partners, work to identify, establish, and affect policies that promote favorable coverage, reimbursement, and access to our products & services in government programs.
Participate in, contribute to, and lead where appropriate, internal work streams dedicated to key issues or interests of the Enterprise, Johnson & Johnson subsidiaries, or the Government Affairs & Policy organization.
When assigned, assume leadership responsibilities on behalf of J&J US State Affairs for key external stakeholder organizations, and develop, drive, and deliver meaningful engagements with measurable outcomes aligned with organizational objectives
Implement J&J strategies and tactics to protect, promote, and positively enhance an open business climate in the formulation of legislation and regulations by state and local entities.
Develop and maintain strong working relationships with trade, professional, and allied organizations, educational institutions, organized labor, and other entities/individuals who influence public policy at the state level.
Participate, serve, and assume leadership positions on industry-related associations, steering committees, and networking organizations to protect & promote J&J interests.
Maintain office complete with pertinent records, files, and resource materials assuring proper business activities in reporting, planning, and advising regarding state governmental activities.
Adhere to J&J health care compliance requirements and all applicable government lobbying laws.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications
Bachelor's degree or equivalent education
A minimum of 10 years of business-related experience
A minimum of 5 years of experience in government and/or the public policy arena
Exposure to public policy issues facing the states of Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Oklahoma.
Background in drafting and advancing legislative and regulatory proposals
Experience leading a team and being a team player in multiple product/public policy disciplines
Proven ability to approach complex business issues with a solution-oriented, strategic focus
Influencing skills and ability to communicate complex information in a manner that is understandable to those with little or no knowledge of the issue(s)
Demonstrated record of excellence in execution
Ability to process a significant amount of health product and public/private health care system information and apply this knowledge to the legislative and regulatory arena
Success in applying knowledge of facility infrastructure, tax, economic development, and workforce public policy issues in the legislative and regulatory arena
Self-starter with the ability to prioritize, excellent oral and written communication skills.
This position will require 50% domestic travel, primarily in of Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Oklahoma. Occasional international travel might occur.

Preferred Qualifications
Advanced degree such as Masters or JD
A degree with a focus in Business, Public Administration, Public Policy, or Political Science
Health care industry knowledge, including major legislative & regulatory trends, companies, payers, and markets
Prior experience as a lobbyist at the state or federal level is strongly preferred

Johnson & Johnson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Primary Location

United States-Missouri--

Other Locations

North America-United States-Nebraska, North America-United States-Oklahoma, North America-United States-Kansas-Wichita

Organization

Johnson & Johnson Services Inc. (6090)

Job Function

Public Affairs

Requisition ID

2105983180W

Keywords: Johnson & Johnson, Wichita , Director, US State Government Affairs., Government & Protective Services , Wichita, Kansas

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