Pfizer Director, Public Affairs, Americas Region in New York, New York


  • The Director for Public Affairs for Latin America will lead the development and execution of strategic public affairs initiatives to support Pfizer's Consumer Health business and other businesses in Latin America. In addition, they will also manage a portfolio of countries to serve as the primary point of contact for in-country Corporate Affairs leads for issues across all businesses.


  • Develop and lead implementation of an above-country, strategic public affairs plan to shape the policy environment and position Pfizer with key stakeholders with the goal of enabling the execution of growth strategy in the region for PCH and other businesses.

  • Ensure clear action plans are in place with measureable deliverables and metrics and ensure adequate alignment with in-market public affairs and country leadership.

  • Represent Pfizer in PCH-related trade associations, such as ILAR, and other regional or country-specific organizations including shaping the agenda, leveraging existing opportunities or creating new ones, and mobilizing resources. Ensure proper communication and coordination internally with relevant colleague.

  • Identify external opportunities and platforms to strategically deploy Pfizer leadership. Development and execution of C-suite briefing.

  • Manage a portfolio of countries (country list TBD) and serve as the primary point of contact for in-country Corporate Affairs leads for issues across all businesses. Ensure proper coordination with

  • Proactively monitor elections, emerging trends, and other political or economic developments in the regional and country-specific policy environment and prepare informational materials for management as well as response strategies for the countries in the portfolio.

  • Provide strategic direction to in-market teams in the creation and execution of local public affairs strategy and/or direct support to in-market teams, as needed.

  • Recruit and train high caliber in-country corporate affairs leaders.


Education and Experience

  • Bachelor degree required. Advanced Degree in public policy, international affairs, political science, and/or law strongly preferred.

  • Significant experience in public affairs, government affairs, trade policy and/or health care. Experience in Latin America preferred. Must have a minimum of 10 years' experience in combined public policy, government relations, and public affairs. Experience in another regulated industry and emerging markets a plus. Exposure to the international public affairs environment a must.

  • Exceptional command of English language and executive writing is required. Fluency in Spanish is required.

Strategic and Innovative Thinking

  • Exceptional understanding of role of public affairs in driving business goals; Demonstrated ability to develop and execute effective, innovative and practical public affairs solutions and comprehensive plans that deliver results. Strong understanding of business strategy and key drivers of commercial success

  • Demonstrated ability to develop and deploy appropriate "public affairs" tools (advocacy, lobbying, stakeholder engagement plans, etc.)

  • Strong grasp of the public policymaking process, including the ability to identify emerging issues and opportunities, and to develop and implement measurable tactical plans.

  • Strong business acumen and deep understanding of trends and facts that impact Pfizer's business & highly skilled in conveying recommendations to business leaders

  • Recognized as a creative and independent thinker who clearly articulates public policy ideas and recommends sophisticated concrete solutions

  • Highly skilled at anticipating, identifying, and addressing emerging issues and related risks that could impact Pfizer's business

Insight, Influence and Inclusion

  • Exceptionally strong executive presence and interpersonal acumen, highly substantive and collaborative

  • Adept at navigating complex environments through range of internal and external stakeholders

  • Outstanding ability to build relationships and use influence with key constituencies

  • Demonstrated ability to succinctly convey relevant information at the right time and with the proper context and seek input as needed

  • Builds relationships and uses influence effectively in a variety of settings. Highly skilled at advocacy influence within internal/external matrix organizations

  • Outstanding oral and written communications skills, including demonstrated ability to develop C Suite communications

Seizes Accountability, Acts Decisively and Holds People Accountable

  • Well organized, highly motivated, creative and analytical problem solver

  • Demonstrated the ability to manage change, operate with ease in a dynamic environment and in navigating ambiguity to drive decisions

  • Proven experience in developing and driving strategies, with measurable results

  • Recognized by business leaders as a key thought partner in proactively managing risk/opportunities and assessing impact of the policy environment on business strategy

  • Consistently sets ambitious, tangible, measurable goals. Focuses on goals and outcomes. Makes timely decisions, takes initiative and operates with a sense of urgency and responsiveness

  • Exceptional ability to manage and leverage matrix relationships in a fast-paced dynamic environment

  • Established track record of collaboration, innovation, and coalition building in complex environments. Seeks to consistently raise the quality of strategies to drive goals

  • Leads the recruitment, development, and retention of corporate affairs talent to support the needs of the organization. Coaches in-country leaders to be strategic and proactive in their approach to corporate affairs and the business


  • Role will require balancing work in both Madison, NJ, and New York Headquarters.

  • International travel required.

EEO & Employment Eligibility

Pfizer is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status. Pfizer also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and IRCA. Pfizer is an E-Verify employer.

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Additional Offer Details:

  • Last Date to Apply for Job: 10/20/17

  • This job is Pfizer Exempt US Grade: 15

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