Director, Government Affairs - Canada

Job Description

Do you want to join us in helping to fight the world’s most threatening diseases and enabling access to care for more people around the world? At Siemens Healthineers, we pioneer breakthroughs in healthcare. For everyone. Everywhere.

We offer you a flexible and dynamic environment with opportunities to go beyond your comfort zone in order to grow personally and professionally. Sound interesting? Then come and join our team as Director, Government Affairs - Canada. As a member of the Siemens Healthineers team, you will be responsible for developing the company’s government relations, public policy strategies, as well as assisting on the implementation of market access and the company’s market development efforts as it relates to the business in Canada. 

Our global team: We are a team of 66,000 highly dedicated employees across more than 70 countries passionately pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in healthcare to help improve people’s lives around the world. As a leader in the industry, we aspire to create better outcomes and experiences for patients no matter where they live or what health issues they are facing.

Our culture: We are part of an incredible community of scientists, clinicians, developers, researchers, professionals, and skilled specialists pushing the boundaries of what’s possible, to improve people’s lives around the world. We embrace a culture of inclusivity in which the power and potential of every individual can be unleashed. We spark ideas that lead to positive impact and continued success.

Our impact:

• 70% of critical clinical decisions are influenced by the type of technology we provide.

• More than 31 million Canadians benefit from Siemens Healthineers products every year.

• An average of 85,000 Canadians per day receive treatment or tests from a Siemens Healthineers device.

• Siemens Healthineers participates in 30 healthcare research collaborations in Canada and around the world.  

The Director, Government Affairs - Canada is based on site in Oakville, ON. Reporting directly to the Vice President, Government Affairs, Americas, the successful candidate will create, manage and lead the company’s Canada government affairs and public policy function. This position will also be involved in the company’s commercial business development, and regulatory strategies for Siemens Healthineers’ diagnostic imaging, laboratory diagnostics, advanced therapy and oncology portfolio of the company.  The successful candidate will assist in growing the public policy function and supervise relevant regional projects. 

This is a role well suited to an ambitious professional, looking for the next step in their career.

As the Director of Government Affairs, your responsibilities will include:

  • Advise and counsel the company's executives on public policy and governmental matters, including pending legislation/regulations and policy initiatives and their potential implications to the company.
  • Develop, in partnership with company executives and business area stakeholders, the company's government relations and public policy strategy and agenda as it relates to the company’s strategy and help prioritize actions and resources.
  • Develop relationships with trade organizations, strategic industry groups and patient advocacy organizations in order to influence legislation, regulations and public policy that affect the industry and advance the company’s interests.
  • Develop relationships with the central government and relevant provincial governments, as well as administrative agency persons and other organizations to educate such persons on issues of importance to the company such as expanding access to Siemens Healthineers’ products in certain markets, reimbursement of products, and regulatory approvals of technologies.
  • Develop thought leadership and influence commercial strategies. 
  • Work with leaders of government and industry to influence public policy, monitor government initiatives and advocate for specific plans to advance the company's objectives.
  • Manage and balance external and internal resources.

We are seeking candidates with over 10 years of legislative, governmental agency and/or trade or industry association experience and experience within the private sector in increasingly responsible Government Relations/External Affairs roles.

As the Director of Government Affairs you will have:

  • Experience in healthcare government policy and its impact on the private sector
  • Knowledge and ability to appropriately influence the political/policy process, including working with and managing external consultants;
  • Experience in legislative and public policy making processes including in both the central and provincial governments as well as Administrative Agencies;
  • Experience in developing partnerships with trade association and other industry partners in order to push an agenda;
  • Formulating and implementing business development, government relations and external affairs policies;
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze key regulatory and policy issues in light of the company’s strategic goals and to focus on those issues that advance (or could potentially inhibit) the company’s competitive business interests.
  • Demonstrated ability to partner effectively with internal business stakeholders.
  • Record of achievement and accomplishment.
  • Bilingualism (French/English) would be an asset.

We are looking for dedicated and talented people who tackle ever-changing challenges, customer needs, and questions from colleagues with clever concepts and creativity. We embrace change and work with curious minds re-inventing the future of work. Join us and let us focus together on what’s truly important: making lives better with new ideas and the latest technologies around the world.

In our continued commitment to prioritize colleague health, comply with customer/business partner requirements, and help preserve our business continuity, Siemens Healthineers requires employees, contractors, and business partners to be fully vaccinated with relevant dose(s) of a Health Canada approved vaccine for all new hires by their start date. “Fully vaccinated” means it has been 14 days after receiving the full series of a COVID-19 vaccine or combination of COVID-19 vaccines approved by Health Canada (i.e. two doses of a two-dose vaccine series, or one dose of a single-dose vaccine series), and which may include, at the Company’s discretion, any further doses in accordance with Health Canada guidelines.  will only be granted for medical reasons or on the basis of a protected ground under applicable human rights legislation.

Organization: Siemens Healthineers

Company: Siemens Healthcare Limited

Experience Level: Experienced Professional

Job Type: Full-time

Siemens is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Upon request, Siemens Canada will provide reasonable accommodation for disabilities to support participation of candidates in all aspects of the recruitment process. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.

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