Senior Director Government Affairs & Policy – Middle East – Johnson & Johnson (Dubai)
Analyze policy, develop J&J’s policy positions, and implement agreed strategies.
Employees of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies work with partners in health care to touch the lives of over a billion people every day, throughout the world.
The senior director will oversee and lead the GA&P function for all of the J&J businesses in Middle East (Pharmaceuticals, Medical Devices and Consumer).
Develop programs for partnering with relevant stakeholders such as governments, academia and others mainly at a national level.
Proven track record of delivering results in a complex business environment.
Leadership Experience: Excellent leadership skills.
Key responsibilities: Provide active support to the operating companies on defined health policy issues in cooperation with other functions.
The opportunities and issues for the consumer business and access to OTC medicines will also have to be demonstrated or rapidly gained in post.
Proud to be an equal opportunity employer.
Clearly structured, logical, convincing and able to develop well written concise documents.
A master’s degree or PhD is an additional asset.
With $70.1 billion in 2015 sales, Johnson & Johnson is the world’s most comprehensive and broadly based manufacturer of health care products, as well as a provider of related services, for the consumer, pharmaceutical, and medical devices and diagnostics markets.
Demonstrated experience operating in a highly regulated environment.
This position is the enterprise lead for Government Affairs & Policy (GA&P) for Johnson & Johnson (J&J) in Middle East (GCC and Levant).
Has a strong collaborative approach and puts aside self-interests.
We embrace research and science — bringing innovative ideas, products and services to advance the health and well-being of people.
A university degree is required.
Lead effectively multi-functional meetings, working groups, etc. People management Qualifications Qualifications: Fluent in Arab and English (written and spoken).
And our culture is interconnected by the shared values of Our Credo . It’s a culture that celebrates diversity and diverse perspectives.
Develop relationships with leading opinion formers in the field of health care management and financing.
Experience in government affairs and policy is required.
Build relationships with identified stakeholders and engage business leaders in influencing the external environment.
Johnson & Johnson Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc. is recruiting for a Senior Director Government Affairs & Policy Middle East to be located in Dubai, UAE.
There are more than 265 Johnson & Johnson operating companies employing approximately 126,500 people and with products touching the lives of over a billion people every day, throughout the world.
Knowledge of issues such as market access and health technology assessments, regulatory and legal systems, intellectual property and its role in R&D, access to medicines, pricing and the challenges in the medical device and diagnostics field would also be valuable.
Excellent relationship building skills, with an ability to build good working relationships within a matrix environment: both cross-sectoral at country level and globally.
Support managing directors (MDs) roles in industry associations.
Caring for the world, one person at a time has inspired and united the people of Johnson & Johnson for over 125 years.
Contribute to advocacy plan implementation on specific issues mainly at country level.
Collaborate with other J&J functions such as legal, regulatory, R&D, product groups and business units to promote the Government Affairs strategic objectives.
Experience in running public relations programs and servicing contracts with public affairs agencies.
Existing contacts with senior government officials in the region.
Excellent influencing skills and executive presence, with the ability to quickly establish credibility across external stakeholders.
Embody the J&J Credo in all internal and external interactions and conduct business in compliance with ethical and legal requirements.
This position will also supervise GA&P resources in Saudi Arabia.
Deep understanding as an insider of the political and policy-making processes in the GCC and Levant countries systems (formal and informal).
Experience of working with trade associations and similarly related bodies is critical for the role and demonstrating interaction with non-governmental organizations could be equally valuable.
Thriving on a diverse company culture, celebrating the uniqueness of our employees and committed to inclusion.
Able to understand a business, an industry sector, a region, or a particular market.
The ability to build up such a contact base in the GCC and Levant countries where necessary would be valuable.
It helps employees achieve an effective mix between work and home life and supports their efforts to have a positive impact on their communities.
Ensure leadership positions with trade associations to ensure that J&J business interests are driving the industry agenda.
Support the planning and management of events and the selection of suitable platforms to advocate for company positions.
Experience ideally in the healthcare arena with particular reference to one of the following sectors: pharmaceuticals, medical devices and diagnostics, consumer goods.
High degree of intellectual curiosity and out-of-the-box strategic thinking ability.
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