Corporate Affairs Director for Health Policy and Advocacy

Washington, DC, USA
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Job Description

Grifols has been a leader in the healthcare industry since 1909 by creating innovative products and services based on the values of ethics, quality and responsibility. Grifols' activities focus on fulfilling the needs of its patients as well as healthcare professionals working in therapeutics, pharmacy, diagnostics and blood banking. For more than 100 years, Grifols has developed, manufactured and marketed product designed to improve human health. Grifols manufactures plasma derived biopharmaceutical products of proven efficacy, quality and safety. For more information, please visit our website:



This position will lead in the development and advancement of the company's public relations and public policy objectives with a focus on US Federal and State health policy and advocacy. This position is part of a team that is global in scope and will collaborate and align with global healthcare policy initiatives. While the primary focus of the position is US health policy and advocacy, the position is involved in all aspects of Corporate Affairs activities including corporate philanthropy, social impact and patient affairs.


Primary Responsibilities for Role


● Lead the development and implementation of health policy strategies in the US to advance patient access to the company's plasma derived medicines

● Monitor and evaluate health policy developments that have potential to impact the company's business positively or negatively.

● Conduct regular meetings with elected officials at the state and Federal level to increase awareness about the unique nature of plasma medicines

● Develop legislative champions for the plasma industry who are well informed and supportive of patient access to plasma therapies

● Prepare and disseminate executive communications, key messages, Q and A documents, issue briefs, and strategic plans as they relate to achieving the company's policy objectives

● Collaborate with corporate philanthropy / social impact colleagues to establish wholistic approaches to raising awareness about the unique nature of plasma therapies

● Create, execute against and report on KPI's for the company's health policy objective

● Prepare and disseminate comments, position papers, briefs, letters and written testimony to policy makers and regulators

● Maintain knowledge of industry issues and development that affect the public perception of the industry and the company

● Represent the company at industry trade association committee and working group meetings

● Manage Corporate Affairs staff related to US health policy and advocacy

● Manage consultants and lobbyists at Federal and state level to advance the company's interests

● Assist with development of public policy positions and public relations strategies for Grifols

● Coordinate and engage with global colleagues as it relates to health policy positioning to ensure consistent approaches and practices

● Contribute to the overall mission of Grifols Corporate Affairs Department


This job description is intended to present the general content and requirements for the performance of this job. The description is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements. Managers and supervisors may assign other duties as needed.


Skills/Qualifications/Education: (To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, education, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions) 


● Bachelor's degree; Master's degree in relevant field such as public affairs or public health preferred

● Minimum 7 years’ experience in health policy through trade association, private sector or other relevant position; Capitol Hill experience preferred

● Extensive health policy and advocacy experience

● Confident and clear presenter

● Ability to present complex issues and topics in a clear and succinct manner

● Strong working knowledge of US healthcare system including Medicare, Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act, among others

● Ability to grasp technical and scientific concepts for translation into policy papers and advocacy materials

● Excellent writing skills are a must

● Ability to work well across US and EU time zones, in cross-functional groups and teams, and across a variety of cultures and backgrounds

● Willingness to travel a must

*Depending on the area of assignment, directly related experience or a combination of directly related education and experience and/or competencies may be considered in place of the stated requirements. Example: If a job level requires a Bachelor’s degree plus 4 years of experience, an equivalency could include 8 years of experience, an Associate’s degree with 6 years of experience, or a Master’s degree with 2 years of experience.