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Communications & Corporate/External Affairs

Government Affairs & Policy Lead

  • Titel Government Affairs & Policy Lead
  • Functie Communications & Corporate/External Affairs
  • Sub functie Government Affairs & Policy
  • Categorie Senior Manager, Government Affairs & Policy (P8)
  • Locatie Manila, National Capital, Philippines
  • Gepost
  • Referentie 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

At Johnson & Johnson, we believe health is everything. Our strength in healthcare innovation empowers us to build a world where complex diseases are prevented, treated, and cured, where treatments are smarter and less invasive, and solutions are personal. Through our expertise in Innovative Medicine and MedTech, we are uniquely positioned to innovate across the full spectrum of healthcare solutions today to deliver the breakthroughs of tomorrow, and profoundly impact health for humanity. Learn more at https://www.jnj.com/.

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