The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America’s (PhRMA’s) international department seeks an experienced, influential and visionary leader and team player with excellent relationship building, management, policy analysis and communication skills to serve as the Executive Director of its new Beijing, China office. China is a dynamic and complex market for the innovative biopharmaceutical industry, and the second largest pharmaceutical market with total sales of $142 billion in 2019 and projected sales of $174 billion by 2024. In addition, China is an increasingly important market for U.S. pharmaceutical manufacturers with exports to the market averaging 20% growth each year. Consistent with PhRMA’s mission, the Executive Director will seek to advance polices that protect biopharmaceutical innovation and increase patient access to innovative medicines.
The Executive Director, China Office, will lead government, policy and public affairs for PhRMA in China and will report to the Deputy Vice President in Washington, D.C., who is responsible for PhRMA’s China program. The Executive Director will be responsible for identifying, hiring and building a team of staff and consultants as well as managing all administrative matters related to PhRMA’s China office, including staff, consultants, budget and annual work plans. This position will be fully integrated with the PhRMA international department in Washington and work in close partnership with the Research & Development-Based Pharmaceutical Association Committee (RDPAC) in Beijing. The Executive Director will work with the Deputy Vice President in Washington, D.C., to design and implement government and public affairs strategies for the market, recognizing emerging challenges and identifying opportunities to shape policies aligned with industry’s core policy objectives.
The Executive Director’s responsibilities will include:
Professional Experience / Requirements
Who we are
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 $900 billion in the search for new treatments and cures, including an estimated $79.6 billion in 2018 alone.
What we offer
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.
Equal Opportunity Employer
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.