Inovio Pharmaceuticals Vice President, Government Affairs in
Plymouth Meeting , Pennsylvania About INOVIO
INOVIO is a biotechnology company focused on rapidly bringing to
market precisely designed DNA medicines to treat and protect people
from infectious diseases, cancer, and diseases associated with HPV.
INOVIO is the first and only company to have clinically
demonstrated that a DNA medicine can be delivered directly into
cells in the body via a proprietary smart device to produce a
robust and tolerable immune response. Partners and collaborators
include Advaccine, ApolloBio Corporation, AstraZeneca, The Bill &
Melinda Gates Foundation, Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness
Innovations (CEPI), Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
(DARPA)/Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical, Biological,
Radiological and Nuclear Defense (JPEO-CBRND)/Department of Defense
(DOD), GeneOne Life Science/VGXI, HIV Vaccines Trial Network,
International Vaccine Institute (IVI), Medical CBRN Defense
Consortium (MCDC), National Cancer Institute, National Institutes
of Health, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases,
Ology Bioservices, the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy,
Plumbline Life Sciences, Regeneron, Richter-Helm BioLogics,
Roche/Genentech, University of Pennsylvania, Walter Reed Army
Institute of Research, and The Wistar Institute. For more
information, visit www.inovio.com.
Head of Government Affairs and Policy is responsible for
providing INOVIO?s U.S. and ex-US Business with support on all
legislative, reimbursement and advocacy strategies. This position
is responsible managing the strategic development and execution in
all access channels for US and ex-US Private and Public markets,
which includes Federal and State Governments, 3PL?s, Wholesalers,
Vaccine Distributors and ex-US entities for INOVIO medicines. They
will also work with US and international vaccine stakeholders to
position INOVIO as a trusted healthcare partner, capturing
commercial opportunities where relevant. This person will work
closely with functional leadership company-wide in a high-profile
role that is both strategic and executional in nature. It is also
the responsibility of the VP Government Affairs to assure that the
government affairs infrastructure is prepared and equipped to
support future growth of the INOVIO portfolio.
Essential job functions and duties
Develop and execute Government Affairs strategy and manages
relationships with US Federal and State Government entities, along
with ex-US purchasing entities.
Develop and manage US and ex-US government contract and pricing
recommendations and ensure all processes are managed in compliance
with the government standards
Develop and execute all aspects of US and ex-US Public and
Private Distribution model strategy with wholesalers and
distributors to broaden access points for INOVIO products for the
customers while being compliant with all regulations.
Work closely, end to end, with Inovio drug/device manufacturing,
contracting and regulatory affairs teams
Identify, analyze and communicate how potential changes in
legislative, regulatory, policy, and political environments (both
near and long term) could affect day-to-day operational business
activities and impact patient access to medications;
Identify, analyze and communicate how existing legislative and
agency action does or could impact the business;
Identify and provide appropriate influence in the development of
legislation and policies relevant to INOVIO
Develop and execute advocacy strategies supportive of INOVIO?s
Partner with the INOVIO Legal function on various matters
including interpretation of existing and potential laws and
Provide strategic support and guidance to the Business
Leadership Team regarding policies that do or could affect INOVIO?s
product life cycle, including in the areas of product development,
regulatory submissions, distribution and reimbursement;
Represents INOVIO within industry trade associations and
Ensures that the company is compliant with all federal and state
registration and lobbying disclosure laws associated with
interactions with US government officials
Minimum Bachelors Degree in Business or Life Sciences with an
MBA strongly preferred
15 years of senior level Government Affairs of experience with
Pharmaceutical or Biotech industry with vaccine and both sales and
marketing in the US; ex-US experience is desired but not required
,with 12 years of operational & strategic management experience
Proven experience in networking and negotiating at the executive
level in the vaccines field.
Proven experience in building strategies for how to work with
government officials, key opinion leaders and vaccine stakeholders
Proven experience in negotiating commercial agreements with
distributors, logistics providers and new commercial partners.
Established network and relationships with personnel responsible
US Government vaccine procurement
Strong leadership skills with proven ability to manage/
influence internal and external stakeholders.
Entrepreneurial planner and builder ? opportunity to identify
and capture business opportunities.
Strong vision and demonstrate a high level of energy and
Pro-active and performance oriented
Collaborates across the enterprise
Multi-tasking skills and effectively prioritizes
Exceptional persuasive and perception skills
Ability to work with cross functional teams.
A solid working knowledge of existing laws, regulations and
policies applicable to the pharmaceutical industry.
Strong knowledge of the current U.S. healthcare landscape
including how Medicare (particularly Part D)/Medicaid and other
reimbursement programs operate.
Ability to develop good relationships with staff from the key
lawmaking committees within Congress.
Capitol Hill and/or Administration experience is preferable.
Strong commitment to ethics and compliance.
Strong written and verbal communications skills.
Requires spending significant time in Washington DC
INOVIO Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is committed to a policy of equal
employment opportunity. In keeping with our policy, INOVIO will
recruit, hire, train and promote into all job titles the most
qualified individuals, without regard to race, color, creed,
gender, gender identity and expression, religion, marital status,
registered domestic partner status, age, national origin or
ancestry, military or veteran status, physical or mental
disability, medical condition including genetic characteristics,
sexual orientation, or any other consideration made unlawful by
federal, state, or local laws.
A current US work authorization is required. The above
statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of
work being performed by people assigned to this classification.
They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all
responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so
classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside
of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.
INOVIO offers an attractive benefits package and is an equal
Important notice to employment businesses/agencies
INOVIO does not accept referrals from employment agencies unless
written authorization from the INOVIO Human Resources department
has been provided. In the absence of written authorization, any
actions undertaken by employment agencies shall be deemed to have
been performed without our consent and therefore INOVIO will not be
liable for any fees arising from employment agency referrals in
respect to current or future position vacancies at INOVIO.
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