Vice President, Public Policy
Location:
Washington , District of Columbia
Posted:
July 08, 2016
Reference:
16005135/2-en-us

McKesson is in the business of better health and we touch the lives of patients in virtually every aspect of healthcare. We partner with payors, hospitals, physician offices, pharmacies, pharmaceutical companies and others across the spectrum of care to build healthier organizations that deliver better care to patients in every setting. We believe in the importance of strong, vital organizations because we know that patients can only be healthy when our system is healthy.


Every single McKesson employee contributes to our mission—by joining McKesson you act as a catalyst in a chain of events that helps millions of people all over the globe. Talented, compassionate people are the future of our company—and of healthcare. At McKesson, you’ll collaborate on the products and solutions that help us carry out our mission to improve lives and advance healthcare. Working here is your opportunity to shape an industry that’s vital to us all.


We understand the importance of a system that works together. Your expertise, drive and passion can help us improve everything we touch, from providers to payors to pharmacies. Join our team of leaders to begin a rewarding career.


Wherever you contribute here at McKesson, you will have the ability to make a real impact in the lives of others.

 

Position Description
Experienced public policy professional will have primary responsibility for leading and managing the development of the company's engagement in the public policy process at the federal, state and local levels. Integrating deep policy expertise with business acumen to drive competitive advantage and grow markets, this role will both originate policy solutions as well as align with the broader community of policy influencers.
  • Strategically assess public policy landscape, trends and public policy proposals with respect to their actual or potential impact on the company's businesses
  • Proactively recommend public policy positions that are aligned with business unit and corporate objectives
  • Lead the development of regulatory and policy comment letters to government agencies and Congress in close consultation with internal subject matter experts and external stakeholders
  • Develop/strengthen network of relationships across the company to ensure a deep knowledge of each business and alignment of public policy and business objectives
  • Lead and manage a team of senior policy advisors across all business units and corporate strategy to anticipate public policy issues, leverage resources and minimize potential conflict in developing comprehensive recommendations and company positions
  • Collaborate closely with SVP, policy communications, federal and state advocacy teams to provide timely and insightful analysis on pending policy matters and build alternative substantive proposals to advance the company’s interests and competitive position, including building support from external organizations, policymakers and government agencies
  • Lead McKesson participation in the policy and regulatory activities of trade associations and coalitions (e.g., NACDS, HDA) working with our federal, state and communication teams in impacting policy positions of external influencers
  • Manage department relationship with external policy consultants, academia and think tanks
  • Participate and present in internal senior-level long-range planning and policy discussions and with customer groups to ensure broad understanding of the strategic drivers of the company’s engagement on policy issues
  • Partner closely with Policy Communications and Stakeholder Engagement team to ensure consistency of messaging and management of substantive policy and priorities in all meaningful regulatory, legislative and political advocacy and communication efforts
  • Development of white papers, testimony and other such advocacy materials for sophisticated policy audiences
  • Lead development of policy updates for executive leadership and corporate board
  • Direct, support and manage the Director, Public Policy
    Identify, retain, coach and develop future leaders for McKesson; demonstrate success in delivering overall improvement of department function
  • Serve on the Public Affairs Leadership Team and support SVP in execution or advancement of department priorities and special initiatives


Qualifications

Minimum Requirements
10 years experience in related legislative, regulatory and public policy fields with increasing managerial and budget responsibilities
 
Critical Skills
  • Wide-ranging substantive expertise in healthcare policy as opposed to a direct legislative advocacy role
  • Strategic and analytical thinking; strong project management and problem-solving skills; sound judgment and a willingness to resolve issues and problems in a timely manner
  • Deep knowledge of healthcare markets and the business climate
  • Exceptional and effective communication skills, both written and oral, for internal and external audiences at all levels; ability to develop rapport and credibility across the organization
  • Superior analytic skills -- ability to distill critical elements of complex issues and persuasively promote ideas and proposals
  • Established track record of working with regulatory and reimbursement policy experts and developing technical comments on agency rulemakings, policies and guidances
 
Additional Knowledge & Skills
  • Skilled in setting aggressive, measurable performance goals and objectives for oneself, a team and the function
  • A relentless focus on outcomes/results as evidenced by track record and a passion to drive resolution of challenges that stand in the way
  • Flexibility to react to and constructively manage rapidly changing policy and business environments
  • Success in a small department demands teamwork, collaboration, ability to juggle multiple responsibilities with high quality execution in a fast-paced, detail-oriented environment
  • A role model for adherence to McKesson’s ICARE and ILEAD principles
 
Education
Bachelor’s degree in business, political science, government, health sciences or related field or equivalent experience.  Advanced degree in related field highly preferred
 
Physical
General office demands.
 
Benefits & Company Statement
McKesson believes superior performance – individual and team – that helps us drive innovations and solutions to promote better health should be recognized and rewarded. We provide a competitive compensation program to attract, retain and motivate a high-performance workforce, and it’s flexible enough to meet the different needs of our diverse employee population.

We are in the business of better health and we touch the lives of patients in virtually every aspect of healthcare. We partner with payers, hospitals, physician offices, pharmacies, pharmaceutical companies and others across the spectrum of care to build healthier organizations that deliver better care to patients in every setting.

But we can’t do it without you. Every single McKesson employee contributes to our mission—whatever your title, whatever your role, you act as a catalyst in a chain of events that helps millions of people all over the globe. Talented, compassionate people are the future of our company—and of healthcare. At McKesson, you’ll collaborate on the products and solutions that help us carry out our mission to improve lives and advance healthcare. Working here is your opportunity to shape an industry that’s vital to us all.

McKesson is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer – minorities/females/veterans/persons with disabilities.

Qualified applicants will not be disqualified from consideration for employment based upon criminal history.
 
As an equal opportunity employer, McKesson Corporation unites the talents and contributions of all to advance the power of healthcare. Learn more about our opportunities at www.mckesson.com/careers
 
Agency Statement
No agencies please.
 
A little about us:
McKesson is in business for better health.

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