Senior Manager, Government Affairs and Strategic Partnerships – AB and SK
City : Canada Posting Location 26
Category : Other
Industry : Healthcare
Employer : GSK
Posted Date: Jul 27 2023
**The ideal candidate will be based in Alberta and this position will require frequent travel within Alberta and Saskatchewan *
As the Senior Manager, Government Affairs & Strategic Partnerships in Alberta and Saskatchewan, you will lead the strategic priorities for GSK with the Government of Alberta and the Government of Saskatchewan, to drive policy and market access initiatives aligned to business objectives and position GSK as an industry leader and preferred business partner.
Details (Your Responsibilities): This role will provide YOU the opportunity to lead key activities to progress YOUR career, these responsibilities include some of the following:
Successful candidate must have the ability (expertise) to thrive in an ambiguous environment, have a sense of urgency, leadership and self-starting initiative to:
- Build strategic relationships internally and externally, and enable the right customer connections to achieve business objectives
- Develop strong customer relationships within key branches of the Ministry of Health, including the Drug plan as well other Ministries such as Economic Development, Red Tape, Finance and Premier’s office
- Develop and implement strategies to increase understanding of GSK’s business and issues amongst policy makers and influential third parties in Alberta and Saskatchewan
- Acts as a key spokesperson with government and third-parties on government and policy-related issues
- Shape the commercial environment to optimize opportunities and manage challenges to GSK business
- Tracks legislation/regulation proposed by government bodies and works with cross functional team to develop appropriate responses
- Work with IMC in achieving associated Policy & Market Access objectives
- Demonstrate strategic Regional Customer Engagement planning and execution to deliver Public reimbursement aligned to business objectives, in both pharmaceuticals and vaccines
- Co-ordinate and align regional reimbursement strategies with Market Access Strategists by ensuring regional insights are embedded
- Proactively identify mechanisms that lead to accelerated product performance post-reimbursement in appropriate patients
- Actively shares insights, knowledge and experience with members of the broader team, and contributes to collaborative efforts across the team
- Understand and develop opportunities for strategic partnerships in Alberta and Saskatchewan to drive policy Initiatives
We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:
- Bachelor’s degree completed
- Valid driver's license*
- Previous work in Government or calling on Government, preferably in Alberta and Saskatchewan
- Knowledge of Provincial & National drug policy framework
- Broad knowledge of healthcare issues and the pharmaceutical / Life Science industry
- Firm understanding of the unique pharmaceutical market, customer, patient and health care system
- Strong track record of delivering results in a quick-changing and high-energy environment
- Demonstrated ability to develop and execute comprehensive, innovative strategic action plans
- Proven ability to multi-task across a wide range of complex issues, and to lead complex projects to completion
- Exceptional project management and leadership skills in a cross-functional matrix team environment
- Proven experience in effective customer relationship management & contact planning
- Outstanding technical written and verbal communication skills, as well as presentation skills
- Outstanding interpersonal, communication, negotiation and influencing skills
- Ability to travel in both Alberta and Saskatchewan (ideally candidate will reside in BC)
*This position requires the employee to drive routinely on Company business and allows for the provision of a company – leased vehicle. However, to be eligible for this position and a company vehicle, GSK will need to obtain acceptable results from a license verification inquiry and drivers abstract review against its safe driver program requirements.
If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:
- MBA an asset
- Expertise in British Columbia political landscape
- Experience working in GSK therapeutic areas
- Expert knowledge of the territory and organization analysis
- Proficiency with Excel and analytics tools
GSK is a global biopharma company with a special purpose – to unite science, technology and talent to get ahead of disease together – so we can positively impact the health of billions of people and deliver stronger, more sustainable shareholder returns – as an organisation where people can thrive.
Getting ahead means preventing disease as well as treating it, and we aim to impact the health of 2.5 billion people around the world in the next 10 years. Our R&D focus is to deliver a new generation of vaccines and medicines using the science of the immune system, human genetics and advanced technologies to get ahead of infectious diseases, HIV, cancer and other immune-mediated and respiratory diseases. We do all this with a commitment to operate responsibly for all our stakeholders by prioritising Innovation, Performance and Trust.
Our bold ambitions for patients are reflected in new commitments to growth and a significant step-change in delivery over the next five years. This means more GSK vaccines and medicines, including innovative new products, will reach more people who need them than ever before.
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GSK is a global biopharma company with a special purpose – to unite science, technology and talent to get ahead of disease together – so we can positively impact the health of billions of people and deliver stronger, more sustainable shareholder returns – as an organisation where people can thrive. Getting ahead means preventing disease as well as treating it, and we aim to positively impact the health of 2.5 billion people by the end of 2030.
Our success absolutely depends on our people. While getting ahead of disease together is about our ambition for patients and shareholders, it’s also about making GSK a place where people can thrive. We want GSK to be a workplace where everyone can feel a sense of belonging and thrive as set out in our Equal and Inclusive Treatment of Employees policy. We’re committed to being more proactive at all levels so that our workforce reflects the communities we work and hire in, and our GSK leadership reflects our GSK workforce.
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