LATAM Government Affairs Manager

Gateway Recruiting
Ciudad de México
MXN 400,000 - 600,000
Descripción del empleo

Job Responsibilities:

As a LATAM Government Affairs Manager, you have the opportunity to tap into your curiosity and collaborate with some of the most innovative and diverse people around the world. Here, you will make an impact by:

  • Establishing, maintaining, and executing a government affairs agenda to include maintenance of a bipartisan contact network and a strategic policy communications program with elected and appointed government officials, primarily focusing on federal government officials in Mexico, Brazil, and Latin America countries.
  • Lobbying directly on specific health care proposals and bills to influence passage, defeat, or amendment of measure, or introduction of legislation as well as a variety or regulatory issues in different countries when applicable.
  • Drafting communications to key personnel, including executive leadership and other managers, outlining the implications of proposed and current legislation and regulations, as market development opportunities and geopolitical overview.
  • Communicating with regulatory and legislative bodies including testifying at or drafting testimony for public hearings to enlist support for company interests including business development and economic incentive opportunities.
  • Preparing testimony, regulatory comments, and other communications intended to affect the outcome of legislation and regulations in which the company has an interest.
  • Work closely with and leverage industry associations, business coalitions and interest groups to pursue policy, legislative, regulatory and trade goals, drive growth, protect the company and raise the Health Care company’s public profile.
  • Collaborating with the Global Government Affairs team to draft and maintain internal and external communications and manage related communication platforms relative to the company’s government relations function and corporate political action committees.

Qualifications/Experience:
Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher (completed and verified prior to start) from an accredited institution.
  • Eight (8) years of experience working in government, as a public servant in a relevant government department or agency, and/or as a government relations liaison with a major multinational company or industry trade association in a private, public, government, or military environment

Additional Preferred Qualifications:

  • Understanding and preferably experience of Mexican, Brazilian, and Latin American public health care systems from a legislative and executive perspective.
  • Knowledge of government procurement and/or regulatory liaison
  • Experience as a senior legislative aid in a congressional office (e.g., Legislative Director)
  • Healthcare experience
  • Background and familiarity with Latin American health care, environment, trade, and other legislative and regulatory issues.
  • The ability to quickly grasp various government dynamics and address a variety of legislative and regulatory issues facing the company, its industry, and customers’ industries, and how these impact the company.
  • The ability to build and maintain strong bipartisan relationships.
  • A global perspective and the ability to understand the implications of policy proposals on the global marketplace especially throughout America and their implications on businesses.
  • Knowledge of healthcare bids and tender process, direct sales, and indirect sales via distributors.
  • Proficiency in additional languages (primarily Spanish, but also English, and Portuguese)
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