Government Affairs Manager

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Establishes and maintains excellent relationships with key customers, at executive level in public and private sectors. Establish dialogue with public policy makers, influencers, funding and reimbursement authorities to drive new therapy models of care. Ensures Malaysia’s policy/legislation does not unfairly limit or hinder access to Baxter products and promotes a positive policy/legislative environment to create access to, support and promote Baxter products, while establishing Baxter’s position as a credible partner. Work with the Business Unit Heads and Country General Manager to develop and execute strategies aligned with the business objectives. Support overall business through new business development opportunities. Support New product launch plan. Lead communication/ PR projects.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Builds and maintains strong professional relationships with key influential, government officials, policy makers and legislators who have significant input into the future direction of issues affecting Baxter
Ensures Baxter is represented positively to current and potential customer base and broader areas of clinical, political, economic and industry influencers.
Effectively monitors and analyze state political activities, policies, guidance, compliance, regulations and media coverage relating to health issues of interest to Baxter business and communicate internally.
Develop and implement comprehensive key account plans and strategies based on an assessment of the country’s business objectives
Develop program for issues management and to ensure consistent messaging with key internal and external stakeholders
Develop and align credible and sustainable key messages consistent with company-wide platforms to address business issues
Increases the company’s visibility and credibility with key government and policy audiences by educating opinion leaders on the company and its products, setting up facility tours, and arranging for Baxter senior executives to meet with government officials and participate in high-profile events.
Develops as necessary, written analyses, advocacy and background materials in support of Baxter objectives
Actively participates in trade, industry and policy associations within assigned region to shape positions and actions in furtherance of the company’s goals and strategies
Market assessment intelligence through understanding market, analyzing data, competitors’ products etc to identify Baxter’s business opportunities
Cooperate with BUHs to manage KOL development program and expert panel discussion. 
Any project assigned.
Ensure all business activities comply with Baxter’ business code of conduct and ethical standards
Education and/or Experience:
5–8 year experience in business development in public and private sectors and/or government affairs arena service
BS degree and advanced degree preferred in law, public administration, healthcare economics, business, public health administration, public policy, or other related fields.
Experience in successfully building and leading cross-functional teams and projects.
Experience in building relationships with senior level executives and government officials and healthcare providers
Ability to identify key opportunities and develop a plan to promote Baxter capabilities.
Ability to develop a strong value proposition and clearly articulate at executive level.
Thorough understanding of the Malaysia administrative processes and knowledge of key players.
Ability to work across the government arena on issues of impact to Baxter – product reimbursement, access and protection as well as corporate taxation, human resources and facilities management.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Interpersonal, judgment and negotiation skills and political acumen to interface well with key policy makers, state legislative and executive administrative officials, major policy, trade and industry organizations and Baxter executives.
Strong capability to formulate and implement strategies.
Ability to manage multiple projects and execute collaboratively in a matrix environment.
Ability to manage GA budget within a matrix organization
Business Development experience
Reasonable Accommodations

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