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Vice President, Policy

Healthcare Distribution Alliance
Arlington, Virginia 22203
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Healthcare Distribution Alliance

The Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA) is the national organization representing primary pharmaceutical distributors — the vital link between the nation’s pharmaceutical manufacturers and pharmacies, hospitals, long-term care facilities, clinics and others nationwide. Our members include 36 national, regional and specialty primary distribution companies who are not just distributors, but are technology innovators, information management experts, security specialists and efficiency professionals. Their expertise streamlines the supply chain to ensure safety and efficiency, while also achieving cost savings for our nation’s healthcare system.

Additionally, the HDA Research Foundation, HDA’s non-profit charitable foundation, serves the healthcare industry by providing research and education focused on priority healthcare supply chain issues.

Job Summary:

This newly created senior staff position that will formulate and drive policy development and provide leadership and strategic direction on policy matters impacting the healthcare distribution industry. You will work collaboratively with staff to develop and execute a policy agenda on a wide range of issues such as distribution logistics, emergency preparedness, reimbursement and international trade. You will provide information, data, and technical assistance to an array of important stakeholders, including members, policymakers, journalists, and other organizations.


Position Responsibilities:

  • Stay abreast of economic, public policy and social issues; assess the impact on the healthcare distribution community.  


  • Develop research and policy agendas in collaboration with HDA member company representatives, HDA staff and external policy experts as needed.  


  • Serve as a key facilitator among member companies to develop and implement policy goals and strategies. 


  • Work closely with the HDA Communications team to develop strategies that help shape policy debates and respond to supply chain threats and challenges. 


  • Lead the development of and conduct research on various public policy issues and oversee the development of an annual research plan, with appropriate benchmarks; and identify appropriate data sources and reference literature.


  • Collaborate with the HDA Research Foundation to support incremental research activity undertaken to ensure continuity with overall HDA goals and strategies, as well as current public policy issues.




  • College degree (B.A. or B.S.) required. Advanced degree preferred.
  • Ten years corporate or trade association experience in government relations managing issues and staff with a thorough understanding of government, legislative, regulatory and political processes.
  • Experience with pharmaceutical/pharmacy supply chain issues.
  • Strategic thinker that can develop tactics to address a diverse slate of issues in an ever-changing environment.
  • Superior oral and written communication skills, with the ability to persuasively communicate complex concepts and programs at the highest levels of business and government.
  • Excellent interpersonal and teambuilding skills.
  • Ability to develop and maintain strong internal and external relationships while advancing the association’s policy positions.



First impressions matter in our hiring process, so please email a cover letter highlighting your qualifications for this position and salary requirements, along with your resume, to HRQ5@hda.org


HDA is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe that diversity of background and perspective are strengths, and seek to continue to grow a diverse, highly committed, skilled and collaborative staff. We encourage candidates from various backgrounds to apply.

Posted: 2021-04-09 Expires: 2021-05-09

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Vice President, Policy

Healthcare Distribution Alliance
Arlington, Virginia 22203

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