Thursday, August 15, 2013

Director Govt Affairs & Public Policy -- Novartis

To Apply: Director Govt Affairs & Public Policy Location: Fort Worth, Texas Organization: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Job Description: Develop and carry out Novartis’ health policy agenda for Alcon’s ophthalmic products franchise. • Work with Regulatory Affairs to develop and carry out Alcon’s health policy agenda for FDA regulatory policy issues, including user fees, pre-approval requirements, post-market surveillance, sales and marketing communications, and clinical trials. • Work with pharmaceutical Managed Care and Medicare Part B reimbursement teams to develop and carry out Alcon’s policy agenda for Medicare and Medicaid formularies and Medicare reimbursement in hospital outpatient departments and ambulatory surgery centers. • Develop Alcon relationships with external policy stakeholders such as industry trade associations, hospital and ASC associations, patient advocacy groups, and professional societies. • Direct Alcon’s health policy agenda in relevant areas, including healthcare reform provisions, the federal budget, drug reimportation, drug and device supply chain, clinical data registries, Part D, comparative effectiveness, pay-for-performance, NTIOL, and the hospital outpatient pass-through program. Develop programs and positions to support Alcon’s priorities. • Closely coordinate with the managers of Alcon’s ophthalmic drugs, surgical products, and contact lens products franchises. • Represent Alcon in trade association policy work groups and other forums. Job Requirements: Minimum requirements BA required - Masters preferred Minimum 10 years of professional experience with at least 5 years of related policy experience, including pharmaceutical industry experience, device industry experience, or government experience. Experience in public policy, the FDA, and working with industry associations, patient groups, and government officials preferred. Alcon is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify. Alcon does not discriminate against qualified applicants with disabilities and is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to the known disabilities of such individuals so as to ensure equal access to, and benefits and privileges of, employment. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please call 817 293 0450 Monday - Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Central Standard Time. Ask for a member of the Talent Acquisition team.

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