Government and Industry Affairs Manager

Government and Industry Affairs Manager

Johnson & Johnson | sydney, NSW, AU

Posted 8 days ago

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Job Description
  • Lead and shape external partnerships to drive healthcare policy at J&J
  • Excellent development opportunities
  • Great Place to Work® Certified - 2022



Caring for the world, one person at a time has inspired and united the people of Johnson & Johnson for over 130 years. We embrace research and science bringing innovative ideas, products and services to advance the health and well-being of people.
Johnson & Johnson is the world's most comprehensive and broadly-based manufacturer of health care products, as well as a provider of related services, for the consumer, pharmaceutical, and medical devices markets. There are more than 265 Johnson & Johnson operating companies employing approximately 130,000 people and with products touching the lives of over a billion people every day, throughout the world. If you have the talent and desire to touch the world, Johnson & Johnson has the career opportunities to help make it happen.
Thriving on a diverse company culture, celebrating the uniqueness of our employees and committed to inclusion. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.



How you can help.

In this role you will be leading the stakeholder engagement for the Government Affairs and Policy function by partnering across the business to influence and create third-party policy and advocacy relationships with stakeholder groups to drive favourable outcomes in the external environment. You will be responsible for driving J&Js reputation with key decision makers and opinion leaders through strategic partnerships, external forums and company events. You will also provide research support and analysis in the political and policy space.


What you’ll do.

  • Support the development and maintenance of relationships with external stakeholder groups and constituencies involved in shaping dialogue on policy issues, including patient groups, medical professional organisations, think tanks, industry bodies and trade associations.
  • Develop and maintain understanding of current policy issues affecting the Medical Devices and Pharmaceuticals businesses and prepare high quality written briefing materials for executives.
  • Work closely with other GA&P ANZ team members to support efforts to proactively shape stakeholder dialogue on key policy issues which impact the business, patient care and consumer outcomes and access to healthcare.
  • Maintain in-depth knowledge of current political trends and implications for the company and provide internal counsel on political matters, including the monitoring of parliament and relevant parliamentary inquiries
  • Develop, maintain and oversee the Australian strategy for sponsorships and partnerships including working with administrative, legal and compliance stakeholders to manage internal approvals process and development of agreements. Maintain compliance databases and reporting where required.
  • Support internal reporting on GA&P activities and prepare reports and presentations where required.


Who you are.

  • A track-record of industry experience in communications, stakeholder engagement or politics. This can be experience in a Ministerial Office, Government Agency, public sector or consultancy with an in depth understanding of the regulatory, reimbursement and government health policy environment.
  • You possess a strong understanding of the health policy issues and the Australian political environment, with strong networks across the key political offices and the public service.
  • Demonstrated experience in stakeholder engagement, working collaboratively with industry groups or individuals to drive positive outcomes aligned with the business’s objectives
  • Ideally tertiary qualifications in communications, public policy, or related fields.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain strong networks and ability to influence and persuade others.
  • You are highly analytical, a strong collaborator and a problem-solver focused on developing policy, shaping government relations strategies, understanding business implications, and recommending actions.
  • Ability to bring teams together across matrix style organisations  and able to lead projects confidently.
  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills.

Every application is reviewed by the Talent Acquisition team and candidates will receive notification of the outcome of their application.


Closing date: Thursday, 10th of November 2022


Being part of Johnson & Johnson can change everything, including YOU


Great Place to Work ® Certified– 2022   

Great Place to Work ® Certification recognises employers who create outstanding employee experience. The certification process is recognised worldwide as the global benchmark for identifying outstanding workplaces.   

  Johnson & Johnson - Australia and New Zealand was certified as a Great Place to Work® in ANZ in its first year of participation.  


Johnson & Johnson is an equal opportunity employer who supports inclusive, flexible and accessible working arrangements for all. This includes persons with disabilities, culturally, religiously and linguistically diverse people, diverse age groups, diverse sexual orientation, and gender. We are committed to working in partnership with and support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and organisations by recognising and respecting the diversity of cultures, identity, heritage, languages, lores, and social and spiritual systems practiced. We draw pride and strength from you, your colleagues and the world we care for—all backgrounds, beliefs and the entire range of human experience—coming together to bring health to billions.  


As a leading global healthcare provider, Johnson & Johnson has implemented a COVID-19 Vaccine Policy in Australia which requires all staff to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 in order to commence work, unless they have a valid exemption.


Overseas based candidates: This role is only open to candidates with the appropriate work rights/visa for Australia or New Zealand. For those with temporary visas, it is company discretion as to whether we can consider your application.