Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) is seeking a Chief of Staff (CoS) who will support PhRMA’s Policy, Research and Membership leadership team in the performance of their duties, initiatives, and responsibilities. This position reports to the Executive Vice President, Policy working closely with the Policy and Research leadership team. This is a highly visible position that will be both internally and externally facing. The CoS will serve as the department’s point of contact for a broad set of cross-functional priorities within PhRMA and help the EVP ensure alignment and coordination across strategic goals and objectives to create an environment of collaboration, teamwork and excellence.
The Chief of Staff will:
PhRMA seeks a creative, collaborative strategist who is passionate about access to medicines and addressing the healthcare challenges we face today. Key success factors for this role include experience working with and inspiring confidence in senior executives, having a long-term vision, political acumen, sound judgment and impeccable ethics and integrity. S/He will be highly organized, adaptable, a creative problem solver, be able to reprioritize/shift gears quickly and be comfortable in a high-pressure environment. Exceptional interpersonal, communication and diplomacy skills are a must as is the ability to synthesize, simplify and translate complex healthcare issues both verbally and in writing to broad audiences.
The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) represents the country’s leading innovative biopharmaceutical research companies, which are devoted to discovering and developing medicines that enable patients to live longer, healthier and more productive lives. Since 2000, PhRMA member companies have invested more than $600 billion in the search for new treatments and cures, including an estimated $79.6 billion in 2018 alone.
In addition to a highly competitive salary and bonus program, various opportunities for reward and recognition and a platform of extensive benefits, PhRMA is committed to the development and overall wellbeing of our team members. We offer traditional (medical, dental, vision, flexible spending, life, AD&D, LTD, STD, LTC) and enhanced benefits such as parental leave, a wellbeing program, back-up care, health advocate service, employee assistance program and commuting benefits. We also offer a robust 401k plan with employer contributions upon the first day of hire and immediate vesting, a generous paid time off plan, seven paid holidays (plus inauguration day), half day Fridays preceding holidays and a paid winter break.
We are committed to the growth and development of our team members and offer many learning opportunities including an integrated on-boarding program, best-in-class leadership programming, tuition reimbursement at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, industry on-site and off-site training, and other management/professional development programs. Corporate social responsibility is also important to us at PhRMA. Our team members participate in organization-wide community service activities, fundraising drives and charitable athletic events.
We are committed to supporting our family of professionals at PhRMA and strive to create programs that help our team members manage the challenges of balancing a fast-paced career with their own personal goals.
PhRMA provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, genetic information, disability, matriculation, political affiliation or veteran status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment.