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Director of Federal Government Affairs

Boston Scientific's hybrid workplace includes remote and onsite roles. By applying to this position, you will have the opportunity to discuss your preferred working location with your Talent Acquisition Specialist.

Remote Eligible:  Onsite
Onsite Location(s): 

Washington, DC, US, 20001

Additional Location(s):  N/A

Diversity - Innovation - Caring - Global Collaboration - Winning Spirit - High Performance

At Boston Scientific, we’ll give you the opportunity to harness all that’s within you by working in teams of diverse and high-performing employees, tackling some of the most important health industry challenges. With access to the latest tools, information and training, we’ll help you in advancing your skills and career. Here, you’ll be supported in progressing – whatever your ambitions.


Reporting to the Senior Vice President of Global Government Affairs, the Director of Federal Government Affairs at Boston Scientific Corporation (BSC) is responsible for developing, managing, and executing the company’s policy and advocacy agenda at the federal and, at times, international level to ensure an optimum operational environment and enhancing patient access to existing and emerging BSC technologies.  This position requires an independent strategist with deep understanding of the legislative process, agency rulemaking procedures, and public policy.  The Director develops and maintains key relationships in both Congress and the Administration to drive policy issues impacting market access, regulatory approval, efficient tax policy, reimbursement for BSC technologies, ensuring global supply chain resiliency, and various strategic policy issues impacting the company. 


Core Responsibilities:

  • This individual is one of three Directors responsible for developing and executing federal advocacy strategies in coordination with the company’s executive leaders, business units, corporate functions, and regional teams.


  • The Director leads independent engagement with Members of Congress, their staff, and Administration and Agency personnel to articulate the Company’s mission, values, and business principles. 


  • The Director is a facilitator who connects company business leaders on the ground to key government agencies and officials.


  • The Director serves as a liaison and drives advocacy strategy in stakeholder coalitions and trade associations, including AdvaMed, MDMA, NAM, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, other business councils, and maintains leadership roles in associations, organizations, and with constituent groups.


  • The position handles management, in a multi-domain environment, of policy development that reflects corporate strategic priorities. The individual in this position will collaborate regularly with State and International Government Affairs team members, manage internal cross-functional teams (including subject-matter experts and communications), and government affairs consultants. 



  • Minimum of bachelor’s degree.  10+ years of applicable experience in public policy with a Trade Association, Congress, an Agency, or other similar group.  Healthcare experience preferred.


  • Must be able to engage with a variety of stakeholders comfortably, confidently, and independently, including Health officials, political leaders and staff, physicians, corporate divisions, and business units (executives, regulatory affairs, HEMA, sales, operations, marketing, legal, compliance, clinical, etc.)


  • Must be a strong collaborator and effective decision maker, working within a dynamic and highly matrixed environment with minimum supervision.


  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as organizational and project management skills.  Must be able to communicate effectively to diverse audiences. 


  • Must have a strong ability to analyze, negotiate, and solve complex problems.


  • Capability to prioritize and execute multiple complex projects simultaneously.


  • Aptitude to thrive in a fast-paced, lean operating environment.


  • Ability to ensure compliance with all applicable laws, regulations, and regulatory guidelines with healthcare professionals, payers, advocacy, and other business partners.



Requisition ID: 560411

As a leader in medical science for more than 40 years, we are committed to solving the challenges that matter most – united by a deep caring for human life. Our mission to advance science for life is about transforming lives through innovative medical solutions that improve patient lives, create value for our customers, and support our employees and the communities in which we operate. Now more than ever, we have a responsibility to apply those values to everything we do – as a global business and as a global corporate citizen.


So, choosing a career with Boston Scientific (NYSE: BSX) isn’t just business, it’s personal. And if you’re a natural problem-solver with the imagination, determination, and spirit to make a meaningful difference to people worldwide, we encourage you to apply and look forward to connecting with you!


At Boston Scientific, we recognize that nurturing a diverse and inclusive workplace helps us be more innovative and it is important in our work of advancing science for life and improving patient health. That is why we stand for inclusion, equality, and opportunity for all. By embracing the richness of our unique backgrounds and perspectives, we create a better, more rewarding place for our employees to work and reflect the patients, customers, and communities we serve. Boston Scientific is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.


Boston Scientific maintains a drug-free workplace. Pursuant to Va. Code § 2.2-4312 (2000), Boston Scientific is providing notification that the unlawful manufacture, sale, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of a controlled substance or marijuana is prohibited in the workplace and that violations will result in disciplinary action up to and including termination.


Please be advised that certain US based positions, including without limitation field sales and service positions that call on hospitals and/or health care centers, require acceptable proof of COVID-19 vaccination status.  Candidates will be notified during the interview and selection process if the role(s) for which they have applied require proof of vaccination as a condition of employment.  Boston Scientific continues to evaluate its policies and protocols regarding the COVID-19 vaccine and will comply with all applicable state and federal law and healthcare credentialing requirements.   As employees of the Company, you will be expected to meet the ongoing requirements for your roles, including any new requirements, should the Company’s policies or protocols change with regard to COVID-19 vaccination.

Nearest Major Market: Washington DC

Job Segment: Compliance, Public Policy, Regulatory Affairs, Supply Chain, Project Manager, Legal, Operations, Technology

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