What Government Relations contributes to Cardinal Health
Government Relations monitors and influences state, federal and international public policy in support of the company's strategic agenda.
Government Relations liaises with government officials and political groups to promote the company's interests and manages the company's political action committee (PAC). In conjunction with the Legal function, this job family also educates business leaders regarding the current and potential impacts of public policies on the business.
The Manager, Government Relations reports to the Director, State Government Relations. The Manager, Government Relations role is essential to maintaining clear and frequent communications within the Government Relations team and all stakeholders. The Manager, Government Relations will promote a professional team environment.
What is expected of you and others at this level
Applies advanced knowledge and understanding of concepts, principles, and technical capabilities to manage a wide variety of projects
Participates in the development of policies and procedures to achieve specific goals
Recommends new practices, processes, metrics, or models
Works on or may lead complex projects of large scope
Projects may have significant and long-term impact
Provides solutions which may set precedent
Independently determines method for completion of new projects
Receives guidance on overall project objectives
Acts as a mentor to less experienced colleagues
Reporting to the Director, State Government Relations, the Manager, State Government Relations will work with Government Relations team, Regulatory, Legal, and business units to monitor and evaluate proposed state legislation and regulations, while identifying public policy issues, assessing the impact on Cardinal Health and our stakeholders, and developing recommendations and/or recommended solutions.
Prepares letters, testimony, and memos in collaboration with other company representatives, trade associations and stakeholders to achieve acceptable legislative language.
For assigned states, the Manager, Government Relations will act as the primary company liaison to develop and maintain relationships with Members of the legislature, state regulators and other state agencies.
Plan and organize meetings and tours with state legislators, regulators, key stakeholders, and others.
Manage contract lobbyists in assigned states (as applicable).
Manage trade association memberships in order to advance legislation favorable to corporate strategic initiatives.
Collaborates with other stakeholders to advance these positions.
Participate on ad hoc committees for trade associations to represent Cardinal Health's interests.
Participate in internal senior-level long-range planning and policy discussions to ensure broad understanding of the strategic drivers of the company's engagement on policy issues.
Prepare substantive written materials for the meetings and follow-up action items.
Present to business units and executive leadership regarding policy trends that may impact Cardinal Health.
Present to external groups on behalf of the company on key issues in the healthcare space.
Present to external groups on behalf of business units within Cardinal Health and provide government relations content and perpective.
Bachelor degree from accredited college or university preferred
Minimum of 5-7 years of hands-on experience including significant experience in policy analysis and the legislative/regulatory process.
State legislature or Capitol Hill experience preferred.
Candidates who are back-to-work, people with disabilities, without a college degree, and Veterans are encouraged to apply.
Cardinal Health supports an inclusive workplace that values diversity of thought, experience and background. We celebrate the power of our differences to create better solutions for our customers by ensuring employees can be their authentic selves each day. Cardinal Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, pregnancy, veteran status, marital status, creed, status with regard to public assistance, genetic status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.
Headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE: CAH) is a distributor of pharmaceuticals, a global manufacturer and distributor of medical and laboratory products, and a provider of performance and data solutions for healthcare facilities.We are a crucial link between the clinical and operational sides of healthcare, delivering end-to-end solutions and data-driving insights that advance healthcare and improve lives every day. With deep partnerships, diverse perspectives and innovative digital solutions, we build connections across the continuum of care. With more than 50 years of experience, we seize the opportunity to address healthcare's most complicated challenges – now, and in the future.As a global, growing company, we’re able to offer rewarding careers that let you make a positive impact on our customers and communities.