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Director, Patient Insights and Advocacy US (Oncology) at Millipore Corporation

Director, Patient Insights and Advocacy US (Oncology)

Millipore Corporation Washington, DC Full-Time
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Your role:

The Director, Patient Insights and Advocacy US (Oncology) is responsible for development and implementation of strategic engagement/relationship and collaborations with patient advocacy organizations, provider organizations, and other external non-government stakeholders to drive initiatives that promote the awareness, development, and accessibility of EMD Serono therapies.

Accountability for supporting development and execution of a US strategy to achieve priorities with external stakeholders relevant to our portfolio and corporate position; Serving as liaison with external non-government stakeholders and facilitating collaboration with such groups by other functions; working with Commercial, Medical, R&D, and other functions to ensure that priorities and investments with external non-governmental stakeholders align with the company’s overarching business goals; and managing a budget to accomplish advocacy objectives. Accountability for oversight and/or management for key stakeholder collaboration/projects and programs. You will report to the Head, Global Patient Insights and Advocacy, with a secondary report into the Head, US Government Affairs and Policy. You will develop an integrated strategic advocacy plan that meets EMD Serono’s therapeutic area, business, and policy objectives and priorities in the US. You will oversee program development with key patient, professional, disease and consumer groups: responsible for appropriate pull through and engagement with various functions within the US organization. You will liaise with key patient groups on policy priorities relevant for EMD Serono. You’ll also serve as ambassador to, and build goodwill with, key external non-government stakeholders (e.g., American Cancer Society, National Comprehensive Cancer Network, etc.) through personal relationship building at leadership and staff levels.

Who you are:


  • Undergraduate Degree required
  • English fluency
  • Minimum of 7 years in healthcare industry, including advocacy relations, public policy, government affairs, or similar experience
  • Experience working with patient advocacy organizations
  • Experience staffing senior leadership in external engagement
  • Ability to serve as company ambassador with senior representatives of external stakeholders
  • Experience working with global colleagues
  • Strong understanding of EMD Serono therapeutic areas – especially oncology – including stakeholder environment and key business, medical, research, and policy trends
  • Working understanding of pharmaceutical business, drug development process, US healthcare delivery system, and the reimbursement landscape for pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and hospital and physician services
  • Ability to initiate and maintain partnerships with key external stakeholders
  • Ability to work cross-functionally to identify and prioritize company goals to accomplish with patient/physician groups
  • Ability to develop strategies and execute tactical plans to advance company priorities in the government and/or stakeholder realm
  • Normal and routine office duties


  • Masters’ Degree
  • Fluency in languages other than English is an asset


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