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Bristol Myers Squibb

Senior Director, Executive Branch Strategy


Executive Director


Washington DC, Washington DC, United States

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Challenging. Meaningful. Life-changing. Those aren’t words that are usually associated with a job. But working at Bristol Myers Squibb is anything but usual. Here, uniquely interesting work happens every day, in every department. From optimizing a production line to the latest breakthroughs in cell therapy, this is work that transforms the lives of patients, and the careers of those who do it. You’ll get the chance to grow and thrive through opportunities uncommon in scale and scope, alongside high-achieving teams rich in diversity. Take your career farther than you thought possible.

Bristol Myers Squibb recognizes the importance of balance and flexibility in our work environment. We offer a wide variety of competitive benefits, services and programs that provide our employees with the resources to pursue their goals, both at work and in their personal lives. Read more:

The Senior Director, Executive Branch Strategy will provide strategic direction for the development and execution of comprehensive U.S Policy & Government Affairs (USPGA) advocacy. As lead of the Executive Branch team, the Senior Director will shape and drive above-brand policy advocacy aligned with BMS commercial priorities.

The Senior Director will serve as the lead point of contact with relevant HHS agencies (CMS, HRSA, ASPE, ASL, etc.) and White House (including OMB, DPC) leadership on payment, coverage, and reimbursement policy issues. Relationship-building with policymakers from non-HHS Executive Branch agencies may be required on issues impacting BMS priorities.

Major Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • Directs development of comprehensive, proactive above-brand policy strategies for deployment by USPGA Federal Government Affairs and Strategic Alliance teams.

  • Oversees collaboration and strategy with USPGA teams and global and commercial cross-functional partners (including Global USPGA and US VAP). Leads development, prioritization and implementation of strategic business and advocacy strategies to address evolving policy and payment changes.

  • Directs development and updates to position statements and other written materials for policy advocacy and education of internal stakeholders on evolving healthcare policy landscape, IRA, Medicare Part B and D, 340B, and PBM reform.

  • Responsible for strategic direction of briefing materials for executive meetings with Executive Branch agencies and trade association board meetings.

  • In conjunction with the USPGA Therapeutic Policy Lead, works to optimize portfolio access and mitigate risk in response to the rapidly evolving U.S. payer landscape and policy changes. Collaborates in the development and implementation of strategies designed to secure coverage and reimbursement for products supporting business objectives.

  • Oversees USPGA responses to notice and comment opportunities from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and other Executive Branch agencies. Identifies opportunities for Executive Branch engagement on BMS priorities.

  • Requires deep knowledge of federal government policies that impact the pharmaceutical industry, as well as knowledge of how governments make decisions and what types of input can help shape those decisions. The position requires the integration of political, policy and government affairs expertise to develop and execute effective strategies.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field such as public affairs, health care policy, political science, public administration, public policy, economics, or related field.

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in government, government affairs, or policy. Direct experience working with Executive Branch of Government or legislative branches of government, key think tanks, or federal advisory groups such as MedPAC is preferred.

  • Experience in biotechnology/pharmaceutical industry is required.

  • Required to have managed a policy function/team.

  • Must be able to be effectively collaborate with global and commercial matrix partners. Strong business acumen, strategic mindset, executive presence, relevant experience in healthcare and knowledge of the US reimbursement system preferred.

  • Domestic travel required (up to 20%)


Around the world, we are passionate about making an impact on the lives of patients with serious diseases. Empowered to apply our individual talents and diverse perspectives in an inclusive culture, our shared values of passion, innovation, urgency, accountability, inclusion and integrity bring out the highest potential of each of our colleagues.

Bristol Myers Squibb recognizes the importance of balance and flexibility in our work environment. We offer a wide variety of competitive benefits, services and programs that provide our employees with the resources to pursue their goals, both at work and in their personal lives.

Physical presence at the BMS worksite or physical presence in the field is an essential job function of this role which the Company deems critical to collaboration, innovation, productivity, employee well-being and engagement, and enhances the Company culture.

To protect the safety of our workforce, customers, patients and communities, the policy of the Company requires all employees and workers in the U.S. and Puerto Rico to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless they have received an exception based on an approved request for a medical or religious reasonable accommodation. Therefore, all BMS applicants seeking a role located in the U.S. and Puerto Rico must confirm that they have already received or are willing to receive the full COVID-19 vaccination by their start date as a qualification of the role and condition of employment. This requirement is subject to state and local law restrictions and may not be applicable to employees working in certain jurisdictions such as Montana. This requirement is also subject to discussions with collective bargaining representatives in the U.S.

Our company is committed to ensuring that people with disabilities can excel through a transparent recruitment process, reasonable workplace adjustments and ongoing support in their roles. Applicants can request an approval of accommodation prior to accepting a job offer. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application or if you are applying to a role based in the U.S. or Puerto Rico and you believe that you are unable to receive a COVID-19 vaccine due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief, during or any part of the recruitment process, please direct your inquiries to Visit to access our complete Equal Employment Opportunity statement.

BMS will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records, pursuant to applicable laws in your area.

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