1+ months

Corporate Affairs Lead, Upjohn

San Jose, CA 95123
The Corporate Affairs Lead will be responsible for developing and coordinating the execution of government relations, public policy, patient access and communication strategies to shape Upjohn operating environment in the Philippines. The candidate will also be responsible to support capabilities building for the GM and the leadership team and to advise on policies related to originator drugs, pricing and reimbursement, and design/execute innovative ideas to lead strategic projects in the Philippines.

The candidate will report to the General Manager of Philippines, Melissa Comia, and functionally to the ASEAN Corporate Affairs Lead, Mathew Thomas.


+ Ensure the development and implementation of corporate and public affairs strategic and tactical plans to support Upjohn's objective in the Philippines

+ Identify partnership opportunities with government, public and private sectors around NCDs, design and deliver programs that address patient access to quality originator medicines in the Philippines, and advance business goals

+ Act as an expert in the Philippine market:

+ Anticipate potential issues, effects of government, competitors, NGOs, and other external action and reaction to brand, address policy and reputational issues, crisis management

+ Identify and anticipate impact of business development opportunities on pricing, reputation, policies

+ Embed external environment assessment, policy objectives and stakeholder engagement plan into country strategic operation plan development and execution.

+ Manage pricing policy challenges related to off-patient medicines (e.g., procurement, pricing, and tender) and create strategies to mitigate onerous policies.

+ Identify priority public policy, government affairs, and public health/patent access and communication opportunities to maximize value to the business

+ Support in executing the value narrative for Upjohn Philippines and its brands

+ Coordinate with local counterparts from legal, compliance, commercial and medical and with the regional corporate affairs ASEAN lead to ensure alignment across initiatives and issues.

+ Support GM in building connection with local trade associations and patient advocacy groups to advance key policy priorities in the Philippines

+ Offer counsel to GM and support CA capabilities building initiatives

+ Develop Philippines public affairs strategy and track effectiveness

+ Ensure activities are in full compliance with Pfizer policy and legal obligations

**Key Organizational Relationships**

+ General Manager and Commercial Leadership Team

+ Enabling and Platform Functional Leads

+ Regional Corporate Affairs Team


+ Minimum 8-10 years' experience in Philippines public policy and/or market access, government relations, public affairs, corporate affairs, legal affairs, communication, media relations.

+ Philippines health care industry or highly regulated industry knowledge preferred

+ Strong interpersonal skills: Ability to communicate effectively, professionally, and persuasively, to communicate at highest level of government and business and with internal cross functional teams

+ Intellectually curious

+ Ability to work in a matrix environment

+ Proven track record of coalition building in complex environment

+ Hands-on crisis and reputation management experience

+ Strong organization, prioritization and project management skills.

+ Innovative and process driven with regards to problem solving and results oriented.

+ Must be able to work 1) under pressure, 2) both independently and in a team environment, and 3) with all levels of the organization as well as government officials.

+ University degree in political science, science, law, pharmaceutical science or health economics highly desirable.


Pfizer is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction in which it operates.

Public Affairs & Communication


Posted: 2020-04-27 Expires: 2020-07-01

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