Monday, June 10, 2013

Director - Federal Government Affairs -- Elanco

Director - Federal Government Affairs Elanco - Washington DC (Washington D.C. Metro Area) To Apply: Job Description • Leads U.S. government affairs planning, coordination of resources, and represents the company on legislative and policy priorities with U.S. elected and appointed officials, including states. • Executes issue management on topics that are important to the business and its customers. This includes enrolling the business, setting priorities, developing strategy, executing, and keeping the business informed of progress. • Executes U.S. related government affairs actions for global corporate affairs market access initiatives/campaigns. • Responsible for building constituencies in Congress, the Administration, and Embassies of foreign nations. • Assists in effort to increase the capabilities of the government and corporate affairs teams to deliver on commitments. Candidate develops and trouble-shoots plans, refine work processes, and coach colleagues. • Manages and directs lobbying or related support activities of contractors. • Develops metrics, measures progress, and ensures accountability and results are recorded and utilized. • Works collaboratively to coordinate activities with Lilly Corporate Affairs colleagues. • Responsible for supporting global affiliates on items that relate to the U.S. government. Desired Skills & Experience Basic Qualifications: • Masters, JD, or advanced degree required • 3.2 GPA or higher • 5-15 years experience in government affairs or relevant experience • Fluent in English. Second language a plus. • Demonstrated organization and computer skills • Qualified candidate must be legally authorized to be employed in the United States. Lilly does not anticipate providing sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B or TN status) for this position Additional Skills/Preferences: • Must be highly self-motivated, have a strong executive presence, and outstanding presentation skills. • Demonstrated ability to interact with people of varied backgrounds, educational levels, party affiliations, and organizational levels. • Experience in the food industry or animal agriculture preferred; international experience is encouraged. • Ability to synthesize complex issues/opportunities into simple communication materials. • Possesses exceptional judgment, ability to function and multi-task under pressure, and willingness to assume ownership of outcomes. • Must have capacity to identify, develop, and manage direct report(s). • Must possess valid passport. Company Description Elanco is a global research-based company that develops and delivers product and services to enhance animal health and production. We value innovation, both in scientific research and daily operations, and strive to cultivate a collaborative work environment for more than 1,000 employees worldwide. Founded in 1954, Elanco is a division of Lilly. Our worldwide headquarters and research facilities are in Greenfield, Indiana.

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