Jazz Pharmaceuticals

Director, Global Advocacy

US-PA-Philadelphia | US-DC-Washington D.C.
1 month ago
Job ID
# of Openings


Jazz Pharmaceuticals is an international biopharmaceutical company focused on improving patients’ lives by identifying, developing and commercializing meaningful products that address unmet medical needs. We are continuing to expand our commercial product portfolio and our research and development pipeline in therapeutic areas that can leverage our unique expertise.

Our therapeutic areas of focus include sleep and hematology/oncology – areas in which we have a deep understanding of the patient journey and a suite of products and product candidates to address critical needs.

We are looking for the best and brightest talent to join our team.  If you’re looking to be a part of a company with an unwavering commitment to improving patients’ lives and being a great place to work, we hope you’ll explore our career openings and get to know Jazz Pharmaceuticals. 

Position Profile

Jazz Corporate Affairs & Government Relations team, seeks a qualified candidate for the position of Director of Global Advocacy. Responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to: 

  • Develops and implements an Advocacy Relations strategy across key therapeutic areas that is prioritized and managed for the long term, focuses on improving patient outcomes, identifying unmet needs, public policy areas of mutual interest and is aligned with Jazz’s business objectives.
  • Familiar with regulatory codes (global, regional, national IFPMA, EFPIA) and guiding principles for working with and engaging all third-party stakeholder organizations to ensure legal compliance training and standards are met.
  • Pro-actively advances prioritized collaborative alliances with patient, advocacy and health care provider organizations in support of Jazz's health policy agenda.
  • Leads routine engagement with advocacy organizations and other stakeholders, including identifying and developing an understanding of their health policy positions and goals, and exploring opportunities to align with Jazz's business strategies and plans for key milestones.
  • Establishes leadership in relationship management with all relevant stakeholders; creates a core competence within the company in relationship management; builds effective external relationships and capitalizes on opportunities to shape the external business environment; effectively positions Jazz as a pharmaceutical partner of choice among collaborators.
  • Identifies and leads an integrated set of initiatives aligned to improve the patient and community experience with Jazz therapies and their associated disease states: hematology/oncology and sleep.
  • Assess and represent Jazz at global, national and regional congresses and prepares other Jazz leaders to do so as well.
  • Advances the Jazz patient advocacy strategy by incorporating key local community insights. Monitors for trends and opportunities and provides insights back to the business to further inform strategic priorities.
  • Manages across the Corporate Affairs team to ensure alignment on decision-making, resource allocation and implementation.
  • Ability to develop and manage an internal cross-functional Advocacy Relations guidance team to further prioritize and resources brand-specific initiatives pre-launch, launch and beyond.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities 

  • At least 10 years of experience in health care advocacy.
  • Experience in one or more of the following high priority therapeutic areas: Hematology Oncology, Sleep Disorders.
  • Understanding of pharmaceutical policy issues and trends in government policy.
  • Familiar with regulatory codes for third-party interactions to ensure legal and compliance standards.
  • Strong presentation, oral, and written communication and negotiation skills.
  • Proven collaborative and coalition building skills.
  • Sound judgment, initiative, and the ability to work on multiple tasks in a fast paced environment with a minimum of supervision.
  • High degree of ethics and ability to build effective working relationships both internally and externally.
  • Experience working successfully in a team based environment.

Required/Preferred Education and Licenses

  • Bachelor’s degree is required

Description of Physical Demands

  • Occasional mobility within office environment.
  • Routinely sitting for extended periods of time.
  • Constantly operating a computer, printer, telephone and other similar office machinery.

Description of Work Environment

  • Work indoors in normal office environment with little exposure to excessive noise, dust, fumes, vibrations and temperature changes.
  • Frequent computer use at workstation.
  • May move from one work location to another occasionally.
  • Responsibilities may require a work schedule that may include working outside of “normal” work hours, in order to meet business demands.
  • Occasional public contact requiring appropriate business apparel.

Jazz Pharmaceuticals is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.


Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later.
Share on your newsfeed

Connect With Us!

Coming Soon!!