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Managing Director- Government Affairs, Healthcare & Life Sciences

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FTI’s Approach to Public and Government Affairs

FTI Consulting combines public policy, capital markets and industry-specific expertise to offer a unique capability for clients operating at the critical intersection between business and government. We are one of the world’s most highly regarded communications consultancies with a 30-year track record of serving as trusted advisors to management teams and Boards of Directors seeking to seize opportunities, manage crises, mitigate political risk, navigate market disruptions, articulate their brand, stake a competitive position, and preserve their permission to operate.


Role & Responsibilities

As a Managing Director in the Government Affairs sector in Washington, DC, you will provide senior-level counsel and assist clients in developing multi-faceted government affairs and communications strategies to shape and inform the political and policy environment. A successful Managing Director will be confident in an entrepreneurial environment, have the ability to secure and build strong client relationships, develop new business opportunities, stay abreast of industry and political developments, as well as help continually innovate the firm’s offerings.


Qualified candidates must possess and demonstrate an excellent command of (1) the political environment including the legislative, regulatory and policy issues that have the potential to impact our clients (2) the Healthcare & Life Sciences industry; and (3) the competitive landscape surrounding corporations in that space. Other qualifications and responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to:


Client Delivery

• Provide expert communications and/or political advocacy counsel to clients in line with their respective business priorities

• Manage overall quality and delivery of work on multiple accounts in a dynamic, fast-paced environment

• Oversee client budgets, business strategy, and be accountable for client account profitability


Business Development

• Generate and lead new business development efforts

• Identify emerging opportunities to add greater value for clients

• Recognize and apply global and regional social, economic, political and other impactful policy trends, and translate those insights into actionable ideas

• Possess, develop and maintain relationships with Members of Congress, congressional staff, administration officials, applicable trade associations, journalists/media outlets, think tanks and relevant industry leaders to enhance and grow business


Practice Leadership

• Effectively lead account teams on complex client communications challenges

• Actively manage, develop, inspire, and motivate staff to excel

• Anticipate potential challenges and evaluate strategies with senior management


What Are We Looking For?

• BA or BS from accredited college or university

• Congressional, Executive Branch and/or trade association experience

• 10+ years of relevant experience developing and executing healthcare & life sciences public and government affairs communications strategies

• Media affairs experience and expertise; current relationships with industry-focused journalists

• In-house corporate communications and/or communications firm experience a plus

Superior strategic thinking, writing, and presentation skills required

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