Director of Advocacy Relations

Mis à jour: January 20, 2023
Emplacement: Somerset, NJ, United States
Identification d’emploi: 147238


Can you reach people with just a few words?

You express all of your ideas effortlessly and have the skills to distill other people's ideas into their best possible form. Your messaging is not only clear and concise, but your medical expertise allows you to convey high-level scientific knowledge in meaningful and comprehensible communications. Does this sound like you? The Director of Advocacy role with Syneos Health may be the perfect place for you.


The Director of Advocacy Relations will lead the organization’s advocacy strategy to support our client’s growth in new and existing areas and deepen the impact of the services that it delivers.

This position will interact with external partners, including but not limited to national and regional advocacy organizations, patient and professional organizations and advocacy consultants. In addition, this position will interact with all internal business units.

  • Spearhead our client’s strategic efforts with key national, regional and state organizations
  • Build and enhance relationships with key patient advocacy organizations, advocates and leaders across the Urea Cycle Disorder community, serving as the main point of contact
  • Develop, maintain, and execute program-specific and general advocacy engagement plans that align with and enable the company to achieve corporate goals
  • Provide effective leadership over the development and execution of the advocacy function
  • Develop and leverage high level relationships with external customers and stakeholders to achieve our client’s development and commercialization objectives, including stakeholder mapping, patient focused development, competitive intelligence, landscape assessment
  • Provide an advocacy plan of action for new product launches and participate on launch teams

Job Requirements

At Syneos Health, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace. If your experience doesn’t align perfectly, we encourage you to apply anyway. At times, we take into consideration transferrable skills from previous roles. We also encourage you to join our Talent Network to stay connected to additional career opportunities. 

Along with demonstrated initiative, resourcefulness and a results-oriented mindset, the ideal candidate has: 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in related scientific field. Master’s degree preferred
  • Minimum of 15 years’ experience in the healthcare or pharmaceutical field, developing initiatives with healthcare professionals and patient advocates
  • Registered Dietitian (RD) preferred
  • Knowledge of current public policies or policy proposals, practices, trends and developments affecting our client’s businesses
  • Ability to develop strong networks with individuals, patients and provider groups who influence public policy and participate in industry coalitions
  • Understanding of national and state legislation and regulatory affairs (including Medicare and Medicaid/CMS/FDA) that influence commercial payer initiatives affecting access to pharmaceutical products

Interviews may be conducted in person at an on-site interview location. For any in person interviews, local Covid safety guidelines will be followed.

At Syneos Health, we believe in providing an environment and culture in which our people can thrive, develop and advance. We reward and recognize our people by providing valuable benefits and a quality of life balance.

Why Syneos Health? Our employees voted Syneos Health as the overall winner in MedReps’ Best Places To Work In Medical Sales Awards. Join a game-changing global company that is reinventing the way therapies are developed and commercialized. Here, you’re essential in solving and executing against today’s toughest commercialization challenges facing the world’s leading healthcare companies. From the very beginning, you’ll be supported by team members who, like you, aren’t afraid to try something new. You'll gain exposure and work in a dynamic environment to create better, smarter, faster ways to get biopharmaceutical therapies to patients.

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Syneos Health companies are equal opportunity employers. 

As a healthcare company we have an important responsibility to protect individual and public health. Except in those locations where state or local law impacts this vaccination requirement, this position will require individuals to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as part of their job responsibilities unless an exemption can be confirmed based on a medical condition, sincerely-held religious belief, or other reasons recognized by applicable law. Submission and approval of an exemption request does not necessarily guarantee that an accommodation can be provided for any specific job. 


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