Principal / Managing Director, Vaccine Policy

Avalere Health is seeking a Principal or Managing Director to join its Vaccines Team.

We rely on deep subject-matter expertise and understanding of the business issues facing our clients to assess how this changing policy landscape impacts the pharmaceutical industry, managed care plans, providers, and consumers. We provide analytic support and advisory services, including legislative strategy, regulatory analysis, and quantitative modeling of proposed and enacted policies to a wide range of clients across the healthcare industry.

Among Avalere’s many capabilities, its dedicated team of vaccine subject-matter experts serves as trusted advisors on strategy development and implementation to leading vaccine manufacturers and has deep relationships and experience in the larger policy and advocacy community. Additionally, it tracks vaccine global, federal, and state policy developments, generates evidence and quality strategies, supports new product commercialization strategy, and deciphers market access and reimbursement trends and challenges. This position would focus primarily on vaccine policy and market access.


  • Serve as a subject-matter expert on the vaccine manufacturing industry, vaccine policy and vaccine market access issues and strategy
  • Assist in leading cross-functional teams to solve complex client problems, and engage clients with novel solutions and ideas related to vaccine commercialization strategy
  • Work with subject-matter experts, technical staff, vendors/partners, client teams, and others to ensure the operational and financial success of projects and programs under management
  • Create both strategic and tactical recommendations for vaccine clients for both brand-level and above-brand priorities
  • Manage multiple clients and short- and long-term deliverables to ensure that all of Avalere’s knowledge and expertise are available to meet client needs
  • Solve complex client issues in a timely and appropriate manner with minimal management oversight and attention to resources
  • Conceptualize, design, and execute—from start to finish—a broad range of client projects involving diverse cross-functional (e.g., relating to analytics) and cross-practice (e.g., relating to policy, coverage and reimbursement) teams
  • Co-lead business development efforts with other Avalere subject-matter experts and account managers
  • Assist in the development and review of scopes of work, budgets, timelines, and other business documents
  • Develop and maintain a professional level of knowledge regarding Avalere’s and Inovalon’s services and products

Skills, Experience, and Other Job-Related Requirements

Education Requirements

  • A graduate degree in business, operations management, health sciences, finance, or economics; a combination of bachelor’s degree and in-depth relevant work experience is also acceptable

Skill Requirements

  • Subject-matter expertise should reflect an expert-level understanding of the vaccines therapeutic area and vaccine manufacturer policy, government affairs, market access, business units, brand teams, customer account teams (e.g. payers, providers, public sector), trade and distribution, and other commercial functions
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Proven ability to initiate and drive projects through to completion
  • Confidence and ability to influence team members and business partners toward common goals
  • Superior oral and written communications skills in order to clearly and effectively convey issues, reports, and other deliverables
  • Responsive, action-oriented demeanor
  • Ability to build trust and cultivate relationships with diverse internal and external stakeholders
  • Problem definition and resolution skills
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple project teams in parallel
  • Advanced Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook skills
  • A positive, professional, and solution-oriented attitude

Experience Requirements

  • 10–15 years of relevant work experience, which could include employment at a leading vaccine manufacturer in a combination of policy, government affairs, managed markets, marketing, or other commercial roles
*Avalere is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.