Washington, United States
Communication and Corporate Affairs
About the Department
Novo Nordisk’s Market Access and Public Affairs team engages diverse stakeholders across political and healthcare landscapes to forge solutions that drive patient access to innovative products. We strive to deliver the best possible outcomes for patients with diabetes, obesity, growth hormone deficiencies and rare bleeding disorders through mutual wins for both Novo Nordisk and our Market Access customers. Our passion for helping people live better lives and our award-winning product pipeline can only be as effective as our ability to provide life-changing information to healthcare providers, key stakeholders and policymakers. Our Market Access and Public Affairs professionals ensure that the latest therapies and products reach the people who need them most, by creating an environment where innovation and chronic disease management drive optimal health outcomes. Are you ready to realize your potential?
The Executive Director of Government Affairs is responsible for developing the company’s federal and state legislative agendas in coordination with the Vice President of Public Affairs. The Executive Director will ensure these agendas are formulated to advance the enterprise goals and raise the company's profile among policy makers. The leader will ensure the state and federal teams build and maintain the company’s relationships with government officials in Congress and the states. S/he oversees and directs Novo Nordisk’s federal and state agenda, particularly the development of its tactics to implement the legislative and market goals. Collaborates with internal partners on all aspects of federal and state legislative, grassroots, and Political Action Committee (PAC) goals.
Oversees and manages the work of the Government Affairs to engage internal and external stakeholders in advocating on the Company’s behalf. Ensures Government Affairs is strategically aligned with all other Public Affairs teams by establishing and maintaining close working relationships with Policy and Alliance Development.
Oversees the management of activities of contract lobbyists by the state and federal Government Affairs teams. Oversees and ensures accurate and timely compliance with all lobbying-related reporting requirements for Novo Nordisk Inc (NNI) personnel.
Leads and directs two teams of lobbyists who interact with multiple internal stakeholders, including but not limited to Medical Affairs, Legal, Obesity, Diabetes Business Unit, Communications, and other teams within Public Affairs. This includes interacting with Board Members and Officers of the Novo Nordisk Political Action Committee, employees participating in the Novo Nordisk PAC, and representing Government Affairs as necessary with relevant internal Novo Nordisk committees, particularly related to political compliance issues.
The position will interact with numerous external stakeholders, including but not limited to Members of Congress and their Staff in both the House and Senate, Congressional Member organizations including but not limited to the Congressional Diabetes Caucus, Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Congressional Hispanic Caucus Foundation, Congressional Asian-Pacific American Islander Caucus Foundation, and others, state Governors, state Legislators and Executive branch officials and staff as well as state and federal associations.
This position reports to the Vice President (VP), Public Affairs.
20-30% overnight travel required.
Development of People
Ensure that reporting personnel have annual goals and measurements that are consistent with the priorities of the business, and that interim reviews are held so that their work is focused on those priorities, and they understand their level of accountability for results and the measurement process. Manage the application and communication of all Novo Nordisk policies, procedures, and Novo Nordisk Way.
Novo Nordisk is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.
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