Associate Director, Global Government Affairs
Washington, DC 
Posted 1 month ago
Job Description

Vantive: A New Company Built On Our Legacy

Baxter is on a journey to separate our ~$5B Kidney Care segment into a standalone company. Vantive* will build on our nearly 70-year legacy in acute therapies and home and in-center dialysis to provide best-in-class care to the people we serve. We believe Vantive will not only build our leadership in the kidney care space, it will also offer meaningful work to those who join us.

At Vantive, you will become part of a community of people who are focused, courageous and don't settle for the mediocre. Each of us are driven to help improve patients' lives worldwide. Join us as we revolutionize kidney care and other vital organ support.

*Completion of the proposed separation of Kidney Care from Baxter into a standalone company (to be named Vantive) remains subject to the satisfaction of customary conditions.

Baxter Healthcare has an immediate opening for an Associate Director of Global Government Affairsto join our growing Kidney Care team. This position will work closely with the Head of Government Affairs, Kidney Care to effectively support our company with various federal agencies, embassies, and other external stakeholders. The Associate Director plays an integral role in creating and executing global advocacy strategies and will work in conjunction with internal Corporate Affair functions including Communications, Reimbursement and Stakeholder Advocacy.

Your role
  • This position will hold a central role in shaping and implementing strategies to direct regulatory and market access activities with governments around the world
  • Successful candidates will be responsible for representing our organization's interests on matters related to public policy, international relations, and business operations
  • The impact of this role will be measured by the ability to link into and support advocacy efforts around the global
Your team
  • The Associate Director for Global Government Affairs will be an integral part of the U.S. government affairs team and will report directly in the Head of Government Affairs
  • The U.S. Government Affairs team is focused on changing public policy in the U.S. and around the world to increase patient access to life saving and live sustain treatment and to incentivize healthcare innovation
  • The U.S. Government Affairs team is based in Washington, DC
What you'll be doing
  • The Associate Director for Global Government Affairs will focus on international markets while engaging with governments and other collaborators on key issues that impact business interests and brand reputation
  • Identify and engage with key partners, policymakers, and regulatory bodies at international level
  • Track legislative and regulatory developments that may impact the company's operations and proactively engage with relevant authorities to advocate for favorable policies
  • Monitor major international events for the purpose maximizing external engagements for the government affairs team and the organization's executive leadership
  • Collaborate with business partners (Marketing, Regulatory, Medical, Communications) on product launches, supply chain logistics and assessing regulatory burden
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with key government officials and advocate on topics such as intellectual property, taxation, pricing, reimbursement, market access, and trade
  • Leverage external relationships to gain insights into emerging trends, legislative priorities, and geopolitical risks that may impact the organization's business operations
  • Collaborate with internal functions, including legal, compliance, policy, and regulatory teams, to ensure adherence to applicable laws and regulations across global markets
What you'll bring
  • Bachelor's degree in Political Science, International Relations, Law, Business Administration, or a related field
  • Experience (5+ years) and leadership in government affairs, public policy, or related fields, with a focus on international business and regulatory compliance
  • Familiarity with global political and regulatory environments, particularly in key markets relevant to the organization's business operations
  • Strong analytical skills and critical thinking capabilities, with the ability to anticipate and respond effectively to emerging challenges and opportunities
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to convey complex ideas clearly and persuasively to diverse audiences
  • Ability to work collaboratively across functional teams and influence decision-making at all levels of the organization

Baxter is committed to supporting the needs for flexibility in the workplace. We do so through our flexible workplace policy which includes a minimum of 3 days a week onsite. This policy provides the benefits of connecting and collaborating in-person in support of our Mission.

We understand compensation is an important factor as you consider the next step in your career. At Baxter, we are committed to equitable pay for all employees, and we strive to be more transparent with our pay practices. The estimated base salary for this position is $176,000 to $264,000 annually. The estimated range is meant to reflect an anticipated salary range for the position. We may pay more or less than of the anticipated range based upon market data and other factors, all of which are subject to change. Individual pay is based on upon location, skills and expertise, experience, and other relevant factors. This position may also be eligible for discretionary bonuses, and/or long-term incentive. For questions about this, our pay philosophy, and available benefits, please speak to the recruiter if you decide to apply and are selected for an interview


The successful candidate for this job may be required to verify that he or she has been vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to reasonable accommodations for individuals with medical conditions or religious beliefs that prevent vaccination, and in accordance with applicable law.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Baxter is an equal opportunity employer. Baxter evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, disability/handicap status or any other legally protected characteristic.

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Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5+ years
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