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Managing Director, Public Affairs, Healthcare & Life Sciences

FTI Consulting

Washington, District of Columbia
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FTI Consulting-Strategic Communications

Managing Director, Public Affairs,

Healthcare & Life Sciences

Washington, DC



FTI’s Approach to Public Affairs

FTI Consulting combines public policy, capital markets and industry-specific expertise to offer a unique capability for clients operating at the critical intersection between business and government. We are one of the world’s most highly regarded communications consultancies with a 30-year track record of serving as trusted advisors to management teams and Boards of Directors seeking to seize opportunities, manage crises, navigate market disruptions, articulate their brand, stake a competitive position, and preserve their permission to operate.

Role & Responsibilities

As a Managing Director in the Healthcare & Life Sciences sector in Washington, DC, you will provide senior-level counsel and assist clients in developing multi-faceted communications strategies to shape and inform the political and policy environment. A successful Managing Director will be confident in an entrepreneurial environment, have the ability to secure and build strong client relationships, develop new business opportunities, stay abreast of industry developments, as well as help continually innovate the firm’s offerings.

Qualified candidates must possess and demonstrate an excellent command of (1) the Healthcare & Life Sciences industry; (2) the competitive landscape surrounding corporations in the space; and (3) legislative and regulatory issues that have the potential to impact our clients.

Other qualifications and responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to:

Client Delivery

  • Provide expert communications and/or advocacy counsel to clients in line with their respective business priorities
  • Manage overall quality and delivery of work on multiple accounts in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
  • Oversee client budgets, business strategy, and be accountable for client account profitability
  • Business Development
  • Generate and lead new business development efforts
  • Identify emerging opportunities to add greater value for clients
  • Recognize and apply global and regional social, economic and other impactful policy trends, and translating those insights into actionable ideas
  • Possess, develop and maintain relationships with applicable trade associations, journalists/media outlets, think tanks and relevant industry leaders to enhance and grow business


Practice Leadership

  • Effectively lead account teams on complex client communications challenges
  • Actively manage, develop, inspire, and motivate staff to excel
  • Anticipate potential challenges and evaluate strategies with senior management


About FTI Consulting

FTI Consulting, Inc. is a global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations protect and enhance enterprise value in an increasingly complex legal, regulatory and economic environment. With more than 4,400 employees located in 26 countries, FTI Consulting professionals work closely with clients to anticipate, illuminate and overcome complex business challenges in areas such as investigations, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory issues, reputation management, strategic communications and restructuring. Our professionals are some of the most experienced leaders in their fields including: certified turnaround professionals, forensic accountants, corporate investigation specialists, intellectual property specialists, former political leaders, former chief executives, Nobel Laureate economists, banking and securities professionals, certified public accountants, e-discovery professionals, corporate, financial and crisis communications specialists, chartered financial analysts and industry experts.

FTI Consulting continually strives to offer employees and eligible dependents, including domestic partners and eligible domestic partner children, a competitive and comprehensive benefits package.



What Are We Looking For?

  • BA or BS from accredited college or university
  • 10-12 years of relevant experience developing and executing healthcare & life sciences communications and advocacy strategies
  • On-the-record media affairs experience and expertise; current relationships with industry-focused journalists
  • Congressional, Executive Branch and/or trade association experience preferred
  • In-house corporate communications and/or communications firm experience a plus
  • Superior strategic thinking, writing, and presentation skills required

FTI Consulting does not accept unsolicited resumes from external firms or agencies. FTI Consulting will not be responsible for placement fees associated with unsolicited resumes.

FTI Consulting is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, protected veteran status, religion, physical or mental disability, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation. Position Classification: Exempt.

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