Monday, February 28, 2011

Government Affairs Policy Manager / Sr. Policy Manager

Government Affairs Policy Manager / Sr. Policy Manager
Genentech - California District of Columbia, South San Francisco Washington (United States)
Job Description

Genentech Government Affairs' Public Policy and Reimbursement team is seeking a qualified policy manager/senior policy manager candidate to monitor and analyze numerous public payer activities and trends, including coverage, coding, and payment policies at the national level for both Medicare and Medicaid. Specifically, the policy manager/senior policy manager will help recognize, assess, and communicate key policy issues that may impact Genentech and the biotechnology industry in both the short- and long-term to key internal and external stakeholders. He or she will focus on the impact of public sector trends and initiatives on Genentech with respect to patient access, reimbursement, and customer satisfaction. He or she will translate policy developments into meaningful guidance and strategic advice and will represent the Public Policy team at internal and external meetings. He or she also will be responsible for managing projects effectively and efficiently, and will be required to take initiative to identify key issues and help organize and assist the efforts of other team members as appropriate.
Core Competencies
Qualified candidates should possess the following core competencies:

• Research and Analysis: Strong research skills, knowledge of key sources of information and contacts on public payer issues, as well as the ability to tie research results and policy initiatives directly to Genentech’s business.

• Problem Solving: Superior problem solving skills, including the capability of applying previous experience to complex policy issues, and the ability to conduct or delegate qualitative and quantitative analyses.

• Writing: Ability to write and edit business documents (e-mails, memos, and PowerPoint presentations) clearly and succinctly in a timely manner, as well as the ability to ensure content accuracy, appropriate tone, and attention to detail to ensure work is of superior quality.

• Speaking/Presentations: Comfort and ability to present information to large group of internal colleagues and select external audiences including customers.

• Word, PowerPoint, Excel: Advanced level of understanding of Microsoft Office, including PowerPoint, and Word formatting and graphics, and Excel spreadsheet programming.

• Project Management: Strong planning and organization skills with the ability to set priorities effectively and efficiently, identify areas that need further research, and multi-task on a number of issues while notifying team members and supervisor of work progress in a timely and appropriate fashion.
The policy manager/senior policy manager should be a leader who is willing and able to take responsibility and ownership for following and analyzing key public payer issues. Qualified candidates should also take initiative to further explore areas important to both Government Affairs and Genentech while motivating and working collaboratively with other team members. The policy manager/senior policy manager will work under limited direction and proactively notify his or her supervisor with work priorities and timelines; work will be reviewed for soundness of judgment and overall adequacy.
The position is located in Genentech's corporate headquarters in South San Francisco, CA.
A BA or BS is required; a graduate degree (MS, MPH, MPP, JD or MBA) is strongly preferred.
Qualified candidates should have a minimum of 8 years of relevant post-college healthcare policy experience (examples include key government agencies such as HHS, CMS, CBO, OMB, or FDA; Congress; healthcare consulting firms; pharmaceutical, biotechnology, managed care or other healthcare industries; or patient, provider or trade associations).
Experience working at or directly with CMS is preferred.
Candidates should have an advanced understanding of the federal and state regulatory processes, federal regulatory bodies that monitor and implement the health programs, healthcare policy development, and the administrative structure of funding sources for government agencies. An advanced understanding of public payer (Medicare/Medicaid) coverage, coding, and payment policies is also required.
Candidates should also have experience in the areas of oncology, immunology, ophthalmology or have the ability to quickly learn the science of these disease states, their product markets, business and patient needs.
Genentech is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity. All individuals are encouraged to apply.
Company Description

At the Roche Group, about 80,000 people across 150 countries are pushing back the frontiers of healthcare. Working together, we've become one of the world's leading research-focused healthcare groups. A member of the Roche Group, Genentech has been at the forefront of the biotechnology industry for more than 30 years, using human genetic information to develop novel medicines for serious and life-threatening diseases. The headquarters for Roche pharmaceutical operations in the United States, Genentech has multiple therapies on the market for cancer and other serious illnesses. Please take this opportunity to learn about Genentech, where we believe that our employees are our most important asset and are dedicated to remaining a great place to work.
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February 28, 2011
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