Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) – the national association representing America’s pharmacy benefit managers – is seeking a Senior Director, Policy who will support PCMA’s policy activities and policy development for the industry’s strategic positioning in the market and to help achieve government affairs results. She/He/They will work with member companies to help develop policy positions and relevant materials, including talking points, policy briefs, and infographics. Ideally, the candidate will also be a PharmD able to lead on clinical issues, as well as advise PCMA colleagues on policy related to clinical standards and measures. She/He/They must understand the substantive policy issues associated with PBMs and how PBMs fit into the overall national health care policy debate.

Senior Director, Policy Responsibilities:

  • Assisting the VP, Policy in monitoring and providing timely and insightful reports on developments and trends specific to the industry’s public policy priorities.
  • Assessing the prescription drug and health care policy, economic, and industry landscapes to help formulate and recommend positioning for the industry.
  • Working collaboratively with member company representatives to develop consensus industry positions on issues, with a focus on clinical matters, including helping to staff member company committees.
  • Recommending arguments, research, and other ways to buttress industry positions and policies.
  • Developing and drafting arguments to support or oppose legislative, regulatory, or other policies; drafting or overseeing the drafting of legislative language, in concert with outside counsel, as needed.
  • Collaborating across PCMA departments to inform policy development and achieve PCMA and industry objectives.
  • Establishing and maintaining a network of contacts in the healthcare arena, including in trade associations, advocacy organizations, and others, as directed.
  • Drafting issue briefs, blogs, web postings, and talking points; developing policy and advocacy white papers; drafting written testimony and statements for the record; visualizing arguments as infographics and developing the basis for infographics.
  • Providing a substantive backstop for industry lobbyists on arguments and issues.
  • Representing the industry on clinical matters at standards-setting organizations and as requested by the VP of Regulatory Affairs, at FDA.


The Senior Director, Policy must be an excellent writer and analyst, and a self-directed, strategic thinker who enjoys working in a collaborative, nimble organization, and who has demonstrated the ability to connect policy to strategic positioning for the industry.

A minimum of 5 years of experience in relevant pharmacy benefits management, pharmacy, insurance, or pharmaceutical policy or regulation is necessary.  A clinical background is highly preferred.

The ideal candidate should have the following qualifications:

  • A demonstrated understanding of the PBM, specialty and retail pharmacy, and insurance industries, including clinical services and activities, and related policy issues.
  • The ability to assess the impact of proposed policies on PBM businesses.
  • A solid understanding of the regulatory and legislative processes as an underpinning for policy analysis, including analysis of proposed legislation and statutory language and an ability to redline or draft legislative language.
  • The ability to assemble and synthesize relevant facts and expert opinions to support policy arguments, and to construct persuasive, concise, credible messages.
  • Excellent oral, written, and presentation skills.
  • Interpersonal skills, including the ability to understand diverging points of view within the industry and help build consensus, and to work with relevant groups and networks across PCMA and its member companies.
  • A desire to work collaboratively with colleagues as an integral part of an action-oriented, decision-making team.
  • A proven track record of delivering accurate, persuasive, high-quality work, including demonstrated experience drafting advocacy materials.
  • Relationships in the Washington, DC policy community and the ability to develop and maintain relationships with key people and organizations.
  • Excellent prioritization and organizational skills; keen attention to detail; the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines while managing multiple projects and priorities simultaneously.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.


A bachelor’s degree is required. A PharmD is preferred.


A competitive compensation package will be offered to attract the most qualified candidates.


Ideally, this position is based in Washington, DC, but could be a fully remote position. PCMA staff currently work remotely and onsite in a newly adopted hybrid work model at PCMA offices in the Penn Quarter area of Washington, D.C.


Interested individuals should forward a cover letter and resume to

PCMA believes that organizational and employee success requires a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce, and a culture that embraces and encourages different perspectives.  We recognize the inherent value in employing a workforce with a range of experiences and it is our commitment to embrace every person’s uniqueness and to provide a professional work environment where everyone is welcome and treated with dignity and respect.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.



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