Responsible for contributing to global government affairs and public policy (GGA&P) strategies, including: engagement on projects to shape the market ahead of planned gene therapy launches to facilitate patient access to these therapies once approved; coordinating the development of best practices across the European and the US GGA&P teams, and helping manage critical federal, state and European projects; and developing and leveraging relationships with internal stakeholders to enhance ideal cross-functional alignment with the GGA&P team on relevant issues. Specific responsibilities include the following: (1) Execute GGA&P strategies across the US and EU to support public payer access strategies in the U.S. and public affairs strategies in the E.U., including through: designing and conducting research and analysis of existing and emerging policy and regulatory issues that can affect patient access to gene therapies; analyzing emerging issues and providing input into an assessment of how bluebird should respond, as well as coordinating cross-functional engagement in decision making and execution; attending external meetings, workshops, and conferences on behalf of the GGA&P team, summarizing outputs for cross-functional bluebird teams in terms of relevance to bluebird business interests, and recommending next steps/future engagement opportunities; acting as a primary coordinator between the US and EU GGA&P teams to identify opportunities to relay best practices, lessons learned, and gain operational efficiencies within the department; performing administrative and legal tasks in collaboration with the Finance, Compliance and Legal Department (e.g. commercial contracting). (2) Drive operational activities for the GGA&P team, including those related to: annual strategic and tactical planning; tracking and communicating GGA&P progress toward annual goals; tracking all corporate, brand, functions and departments membership to Non-Governmental Organizations and support the Global Government Affairs team in enhancing the dialogue with internal stakeholder to develop a coherent cross-functional narrative to be used with relevant NGOs; and assisting in the development and implementation of GGA&P toolkits, policy briefs, and FAQs for both internal and external use.
Must have Master’s degree in Regulatory Affairs, Public Policy, Law, or a closely related field and 2 years of experience working on public affairs or policy issues in the life science industry. Experience must include drafting, formatting and editing policy briefs, tool kits, patient guides/manuals, hand-outs, and reports for internal and external use.