Job Posting Details

Innovative Medicines Canada

Director, Government Affairs

Job Description

Innovative Medicines Canada is the national association representing the voice of Canada’s innovative pharmaceutical industry. The association advocates for policies that enable the discovery, development and delivery of innovative medicines and vaccines to improve the lives of all Canadians and supports the members’ commitment to being a valued partner in the Canadian healthcare system. The association represents more than 45 companies contributing to a strong Canadian economy by employing 13,000 Canadians directly, supporting over 30,000 jobs in total and driving over $19 billion in annual economic activity. Guided by the Code of Ethical Practices, all members work with governments, private payers, healthcare professionals and stakeholders in a highly ethical manner.

Reporting to the Executive Director, Government Relations, you will work closely with the team to develop and implement an integrated government relations, communications and stakeholder relations strategy. You will build relationships and liaise principally with federal parliamentarians and officials to advocate on issues of importance to the pharmaceutical industry. You will monitor activities in the federal and/or provincial and territorial health files, proactively contribute to the development of Industry positions, and respond appropriately to the environment. You will also support various member-based teams, and provide analysis and recommendations on existing and proposed legislative and regulatory actions. You will work closely with colleagues across the organization to ensure all government relations activities are aligned with the Association’s strategic priorities, and continuing to deliver value to members and Canadians.


As the ideal candidate, you possess excellent written and verbal communications skills, and the organizational awareness, political acuity and good judgment to effectively position Innovative Medicines Canada with a diverse group of stakeholders and government officials in a politically charged and fluid environment.  You are an engaging and effective advocate in your dealings with governments, and display great comfort in operating in a fast-paced, challenging and often ambiguous environment.  You are knowledgeable of the health care sector and have a deep understanding of federal, provincial and territorial relations.  Creative, strategic and analytical, you embrace complexity and challenge with energy, enthusiasm and a bias to action.  Your ability to communicate in both official languages is a prerequisite for this position.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please submit your application and related materials to and state “Director, Government Affairs, IMC” in the subject line of your e-mail.

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Contact for Position
John Caminiti
Innovative Medicines Canada
Ottawa ON


Job Location

Job Level & Type
  • Senior Level
  • Full Time Permanent Staff Position

Listing to be posted until:
Saturday, April 28, 2018