Manager – Office of the CEO, PhRMA

Reports to: Senior Director

Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) is seeking a Manager to support the operations of the Office of the CEO. S/He will work in partnership with and report to the Senior Director and will work closely with PhRMA colleagues, member companies and external consultants.

Principal Duties And Responsibilities

The Manager will:

  • Coordinate and run the daily schedule of the CEO;
  • Assist the Senior Director in managing correspondence, including organizing and prioritizing. S/He will draft, review and/or proofread correspondence and send on behalf of the CEO, as
  • Track/report business expenses for both Senior Director and CEO and submit weekly reports, process contracts, purchase supplies, create/submit check requests and invoices for the CEI Office;
  • Assist in managing the day-to-day operations of the CEO office, including answering phone and vetting calls, submitting requisite building forms for visitors, greeting visitors, and procuring materials;
  • Prepare daily and evening folder of materials requiring CEO review;
  • Collaborate daily with Senior Director to ensure alignment on end of day results and deliverables;
  • Assist during Board and Annual Planning Meeting;
  • Manage projects as assigned by Senior Director.

Key Success Factors
PhRMA seeks a collaborative, proactive, self-starter who has a strong team focus paired with the ability to work independently.  The successful candidate for this role will be flexible and responsive, have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, exceptional attention to detail, strong organizational skills, and the ability to anticipate/prioritize needs and work effectively under pressure. The successful candidate will have excellent decision-making skills and be able to make sound judgment calls that best supports the office of the CEO. This position is highly visible and both internally and externally facing; accordingly, the role requires exceptional professionalism, maturity, discretion and diplomacy.


  • High School Diploma, though Bachelor’s preferred;
  • 5-7 years of experience supporting a senior executive;
  • Strong relationship building skills, professional presence and diplomacy;
  • Strong MS Office Suite skills;
  • Ability to anticipate and prioritize needs for executive being supported;
  • PhRMA requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before entering a PhRMA office, unless an exemption applies. Proof of vaccination or eligibility for a religious or medical exemption on the first day of work is mandatory

More Information

Who we are

The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) represents the country’s leading innovative biopharmaceutical research companies, which are devoted to discovering and developing medicines that enable patients to live longer, healthier and more productive lives. Since 2000, PhRMA member companies have invested more than $1 trillion in the search for new treatments and cures, including $91.1 billion in 2020 alone.

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What we offer

In addition to a highly competitive salary, generous 401(k) employer contribution and a platform of extensive benefits, PhRMA is committed to the development and overall wellbeing of our team members. We offer traditional (medical, dental, vision, flexible spending, life, AD&D, LTD, STD, LTC) and enhanced benefits such as parental leave, health advocate service, back-up childcare, commuting and financial & estate planning benefits.

Certified as a CEO Cancer Gold Standard employer by the CEO Roundtable and having been named one of Washington’s Healthiest Employers, PhRMA provides a fitness subsidy, on-site fitness facility and fitness classes, an annual health fair and extensive employee wellness seminars, events and challenges.

We are committed to the growth and development of our team members and offer many learning opportunities such as tuition reimbursement at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, industry on-site and off-site training, PhRMAcademy lunch and learn sessions, presentation skills, performance management and other management/professional develop programs. Corporate social responsibility is also important to us at PhRMA. Our team members participate in organization-wide community service activities and charitable athletic events.

We are committed to supporting our family of professionals at PhRMA and strive to create programs that help our team members manage the challenges of balancing a fast-paced career with their own personal goals.

Equal Opportunity Employer

PhRMA provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, genetic information, disability, matriculation, political affiliation or veteran status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws governing non- discrimination in employment.