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Communications & Corporate/External Affairs

Government Affairs & Policy Lead

  • Titre Government Affairs & Policy Lead
  • Fonction Communications & Corporate/External Affairs
  • Sous-fonction Government Affairs & Policy
  • Catégorie Senior Manager, Government Affairs & Policy (P8)
  • Lieu Manila, National Capital, Philippines
  • Date de mise en ligne
  • Référence 2406174782W
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The candidate will be responsible for effective internal and external interactions to position J&J as a credible stakeholder to the Government of Philippines and shape the policies and legislations of strategic importance to J&J. This position will mainly lead GA&P work for J&J Innovative Medicine and J&J MedTech. They will represent GA&P function on the Philippines leadership team across the business sectors. The successful candidate will be outstanding in their skills in terms of demonstrating the ability;

  • To craft the favorable policy environment towards a healthcare ecosystem that will recognize and reward the value of J&J innovation across the business sectors

To enhance the corporate reputation as a company’s advocate, while accelerating the patients’ better access to innovative medicine and medical technology.

Essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Supervise and analyze the government’s policies, regulations or legislations and identify issues that may impact the company
  • Delivering high-quality and visually engaging content on policy and political analysis to the J&J business leaders
  • Develop and completes the strategies and tactics to shape the policy in agreement with J&J’s Philippines business across sectors (J&J Innovative Medicine, J&J MedTech)
  • Provide advice and collaborates with business leaders on governmental issues, while leading crisis management and developing contingent strategies
  • Shape government policies and decisions that are critical to business such as, but not limited to, pricing, reimbursement, regulatory, intellectual property rights, business practices and healthcare reform issues
  • Closely work in collaboration with internal (global, regional and local) teams under the matrix organization
  • Collaborate with the external partners such as government, policy makers, academia, industrial association, patient groups and NGOs
  • Develop and implement the crisis management initiatives for the protection of the company's reputation
  • Proactively engage in and contribute to broader J&J teams in Philippines, SEA Regional leadership, SEA, APAC and Global GA&P organizations in key initiatives

In addition to the above, the candidate would be

  • Participating (where relevant) in APAC-level projects and collaborative initiatives
  • Engage actively in worldwide GA&P projects, ad-hoc teams, or annual events


Required Professional Knowledge & Skills

  • Understanding of the political system and policy development processes.
  • Experience in the health care industry, e.g. Good contact with both central and local healthcare authorities.
  • Proven track record to master sophisticated regulatory and policy issues, and to translate them into clear and concise messaging and direct relevant to J&J businesses.
  • Critical thinking, eye for business, strong analytical skills combined with critical and creative thinking
  • Possess negotiations, professional writing, communication and project management skills with the ability to prioritise multiple projects under deadline pressure.
  • Proven drive for results, empower and positively influence individuals both inside and outside of the organization.
  • Phenomenal teammate who seeks to become an integral part of an industry-leading government and public affairs group.
  • Strong organizational skills, adept at handling sophisticated array of projects/issues big being words if needed.
  • Experiences in leading and influencing cross-functional teams of authorities
  • Ability to interact with and brief senior executives in a clear and concise manner
  • Ability to work collaboratively and establish positive working relationships with colleagues and external partners.
  • Working proficiency using IT applications relevant to the role, including knowledge of document sharing platforms and cloud-based services and virtual conferencing.

Expected Personal/Leadership Behaviors

  • Operate as a role model by ensuring everything they communicate and undertake is consistent with the J&J Credo, demonstrating the leadership demonstrating and driving a culture of ethics and compliance in every aspect of work.
  • Demonstrate high level of energy, sense of urgency, positive and proactive demeanor.
  • Have ability to navigate and demonstrate sophisticated organizations through a collaborative, teamwork-based approach.
  • Participate in and integrating closely within the local, SEA regional and APAC GA&P leadership teams.
  • Have passion for innovation and for turning obstacles into opportunities.
  • Demonstrate ability to influence and empower others in an engaging and inclusive manner.
  • Demonstrate curiosity, result-orientation and self-awareness
  • Demonstrate strong international, multi-cultural sensitivity and experiences.
  • High sense of urgency, adaptable to meet constantly evolving priorities in a fast-paced environment.

Desired Qualifications:

  • At least 8+ years of professional experience- preferably in the healthcare sector
  • Experience in working with political systems, policy issues, and government (Healthcare policy is preferred)
  • Experience with analytical and creative approach to policy issues
  • Proven coalition-building and external representation and negotiation skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Bachelor degree required, Master is preferred
  • Dedication to ethical business practices

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