Director Government Affairs & Public Policy

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Date: May 27, 2023

Location: Washington D.C., WA, US

Company: Terumo BCT, Inc.

Requisition ID:  30574  


At Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies, our 7,000+ global associates proud to come to work each day, knowing that what we do impacts the lives of patients around the world.


We make medical devices and related products that are used to collect, separate, manufacture and process various components of blood and cells. With our innovative technologies and service offerings, we touch a patient’s life every second of every day and are committed to continuing to increase the number of patients we serve.


With some of the best and brightest minds in the industry, an unmatched global footprint, comprehensive benefits and a distinct culture, Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies is a great place to work, grow and be part of a team that is focused on making a difference. Consider joining our team and unlock your potential. 

JOB TITLE: Director, Government Affairs and Policy, North America




Working without significant direction, role will proactively engage to shape regulatory and legislative standards for the medical device industry and products that we deliver to have a beneficial impact on the patients that we serve today and could serve tomorrow, bringing into account a strong lens of patient access and equity.  The role will develop and implement the organization’s government affairs strategy and advocacy for North America, to build strong networks and sustainable relationships with political and policy stakeholders and position Terumo BCT as a key stakeholder in policy issues of strategic importance to our business.




  • Build and execute a coherent, integrated government affairs strategy for Terumo BCT, aligned to business priorities;
  • Design, lead and manage the implementation of Government Affairs plans/projects - which are to be integrated with other functions;
  • Provide expert counsel and identify specific actions related to opportunities and threats presented by government policy for identified business units, product teams and senior management;
  • Ensure regular engagement and input across the organization to create an integrated government affairs plan;
  • Integrate Government Affairs into the strategic business planning processes;
  • Develop and disseminate regular reports of key government affairs engagement and progress to leadership;
  • Interpret key developments in government health, economic, science and innovation policy, identify the opportunities and threats to our business and develop appropriate plans to influence and engage in health policy development in line with Terumo BCT’s strategic and commercial objectives;
  • Develop briefing documents that highlight policy issues around each clinical area of concern to ensure consistent approved messaging when engaging with any external stakeholders;
  • Represent Terumo BCT on the Government Affairs committees of key Trade Associations
  • Communicate regularly and update the other Terumo entities in North America to share and align Government Affairs and policy activities and initiatives; and
  • Create and formalize an engagement program for senior leaders at Terumo BCT to meet and engage with senior policy makers in federal and state governments.


  • Engage with a range of political stakeholders including senior politicians, representatives and other stakeholders, representing Terumo BCT on a variety of topics to highlight policy considerations and identify opportunities for mutually beneficial solutions and aligned health policies;
  • Develop effective networks and relationships with key external stakeholders including, but not restricted to federal and state representatives, key committee members and relevant advisors;
  • Identify key policy stakeholders and engage with these individuals so that they can have a more informed debate about issues, policy gaps/disjoints and opportunities;
  • Engage with external stakeholders to identify areas of mutual interest, leading to the facilitation of events;
  • Facilitate introductions and meetings between appropriate Terumo BCT executives and policy makers;
  • Take accountability for maintaining expertise and up to date knowledge and networks, for example through attending political events or similar such conventions; and
  • Work with the communications and market access teams to build and nurture strong partnerships and sustainable, compliant relationships with media and patient associations, seeking to ensure a common set of messages across stakeholder groups on specific topics of interest.



Bachelor’s degree or equivalent of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job may be considered.



Minimum 12 years experience with specific knowledge of and experience in either pharmaceutical or med tech industry or healthcare policy.  In addition, the candidate should have Government/Public Affairs/Government advocacy and Lobbying experience and in-depth knowledge of government policy in relevant areas.   Experience as external consultant highly valued.


  • Expertise and current command of the detail and direction of government policy
  • High level of verbal and written communication skills with the ability to articulate complex concepts
  • Broad knowledge and awareness of current affairs and ability to influence
  • A proven record of demonstrating strategic, creative thinking resulting in tangible business outcome
  • Highly skilled in establishing and building networks with key policy makers
  • Proven record as a team player who is adept at working cross-functionally within a matrix organization
  • Ability to plan and manage project outcomes



Typical Office Environment requirements include: reading, speaking, hearing, close vision, bending, sitting, and occasional lifting up to 20 pounds.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential duties of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.




Target Pay Range:  $212,300.00 to $265,400.00  -  Salary to be determined by the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities of the applicant, internal equity, and alignment with market data
Target Bonus on Base:  30.0%


At Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies, we provide competitive total reward offerings that consist of compensation, benefits, recognition, along with a wealth of other well-being, work-life and recognition programs which support in unlocking the potential for you and your family. Included in our expansive list of benefits offerings are multiple group medical, dental and vision plans, a robust wellness program, life insurance and disability coverages, also a variety of voluntary programs such as group accident, hospital indemnity, critical illness, pet insurance and much more. To help you save for retirement, we offer a 401(k) plan with a matching contribution and for work-life balance we have vacation and sick time programs for associates. For us, it’s about protecting the personal welfare of our associates and their families, helping to achieve personal goals and offering those extra touches for convenience, security and overall peace of mind.


  • Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies is part of Terumo Group, founded in 1921 and headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.
  • In 2019, Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies reached $1 billion in revenue.
  • We employ nearly 7,000 associates globally, with global headquarters in Lakewood, CO, U.S., and regional headquarters in Brussels, Buenos Aires, Singapore and Tokyo.
  • We manufacture devices, disposable sets and solutions at our facilities in Belgium, India, Japan, Northern Ireland, the U.S. and Vietnam. Our global presence enables us to serve customers in more than 130 countries.
  • Our core values help set our direction, guide our actions and keep us true to our corporate mission of contributing to society through healthcare.
    • Respect – Appreciative of others
    • Integrity – Guided by our mission
    • Care – Empathetic to patients
    • Quality – Committed to excellence
    • Creativity – Striving for innovation
  • We contribute to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS), raising $1.3 million USD since 2007.


We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer.  All applicants will be afforded equal opportunity without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, order of protection status, national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability unrelated to ability, military status or an unfavorable discharge from military service.


Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies is committed to providing a safe, healthy and secure working environment. Our Colorado campus locations are tobacco-free workplaces and we maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing and detailed background verification. Absent accommodation permitted by applicable law, as a condition of employment with Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies in the United States you must be fully COVID-19 vaccinated and provide valid proof of vaccination to the company.

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