Monday, July 2, 2012

Manager State Government Relations -- Walgreens

Job Description Manager State Government Relations (Job Number: 007373) US-IL-Deerfield Description Fast Company has named Walgreens one of the healthcare industry's most innovative companies for the second time in three years, due to its leadership and healthcare services, including the chain's Well Experience format, addressing the need for greater access to healthy foods in underserved communities, as well as plans to become the nation's leading retail host of electric vehicle charging stations. With more than 7,800 community drugstores and a network of health care professionals trusted by millions of people every day, innovation is how we provide greater access to a wide variety of health and daily living needs. Why not join a growing company where your professional passions and interests can drive our innovation? Growth. Performance. Success. FULFILLED! Job Summary Develops political strategy for area of responsibility and ensures political activities approved by management are pursued accordingly. Job Responsibilities Develops political strategy for geographic area of responsibility. Engages in political activity as approved by management. Communicates with contract lobbyists, associations of which Walgreens is a member, elected officials and their staff members, interest groups and state agencies to convey the company positions on issues. Tracks, monitors, and acts on pending and enacted legislation and governmental activities based on input from appropriate internal departments, business units, lobbyists and associations. Proactively identifies and communicates legislative issues and trends that impact the company including preparing memoranda and briefing materials. Proactively identifies and communicates legislative issues to external parties similarly situated in order to build coalitions; monitoring hearings; developing grassroots plans for outreach, externally and internally, including drafting messaging, monitoring results and modifying plans as needed. Coordinates activity to ensure that issues are communicated quickly and accurately to appropriate internal personnel and external lobbyists/legislators/interested parties. Qualifications Basic Qualifications Bachelor’s Degree and at least 5 years of experience in state government as legislative/executive staff Knowledge of the state legislative processes. Experience using time management skills such as prioritizing/organizing and tracking details and meeting deadlines of multiple projects with varying completion dates. Willing to travel at least 30% of the time for business purposes (within the United States and Puerto Rico). Preferred Qualifications Master’s Degree / MBA Appropriations and Healthcare Committee experience. Knowledge of pharmacy issues, Medicaid and healthcare. Experience working in corporate government affairs or an association with a focus on health, retail, or pharmacy

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