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POST DATE 9/18/2017
END DATE 11/5/2018

Depomed, Inc. Newark, CA

Newark, CA
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)


strong City /strong Newark br strong State /strong California [CA] br strong Title /strong Sr. Director State Government Affairs br strong Job ID /strong 996XX br strong Date Added /strong 8/21/2017 br strong Department /strong Legal p /p strong Description /strong p /p The Sr. Director of State Government Affairs will lead and execute the work of Depomed’s state government affairs activities across the nation as an individual contributor for now. This role will serve as the company’s registered lobbyist in key states, when necessary, hire contract lobbyists, when necessary, and be responsible for all the company’s government relations, public policy strategy, and advocacy related activities at the state level throughout the U.S. This position can be field-based or headquarter-based in Newark, CA. br br br ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS br •Lobbying – spending time in priority states meeting with key legislators and developing relationships that can be accessed to benefit the company’s objectives br •Building and leveraging relationships with governors and staff, and agency heads and other executive branch key leaders. br •Educating state policymakers on Depomed as a responsible company, our products, and policy stances to build advocates br •Communicating personally with state policymakers in a professional, informed manner with respect to issues affecting Depomed br •Providing concise, comprehensive written and verbal updates to Depomed’s senior executive management. br •Articulating Depomed’s positions to influence legislators and others with authority to make decisions that affect the company using data, science, and facts as foundation for persuasion. br •Creating annual legislative and policy objectives in coordination with VP of Government Affairs to ensure alignment with corporate goals and tracking progress against goals. br •Managing contract lobbyists and sharing information, educating them on Depomed’s issues. br br ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES br •Lead the implementation of corporate policy objectives throughout the states and build rapport and support for the Company and products. p /p