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The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) Associate Director, Legal & Compliance in Hyderabad, India


Who is USP?

The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) USP is an independent scientific organization that collaborates with the world's top experts in health and science to develop quality standards for medicines, dietary supplements, and food ingredients. USP's fundamental belief that Equity = Excellence manifests in our core value of Passion for Quality through our more than 1,100 talented professionals across five global locations to deliver the mission to strengthen the supply of safe, quality medicines and supplements worldwide.

Brief Job Overview

The Associate Director, Legal & Compliance will be part of USP’s Global Legal Affairs (GLA) and Global Compliance & Ethics (GCE) team and will functionally report to Dy General Counsel, Global Legal Affairs and Director, Global Compliance & Ethics. Administratively, the incumbent will report to Sr Director – Operations, Legal & CS of the organization.

A leadership role where the incumbent will work with various stakeholders to drive legal and compliance strategy for the organization. This is a generalist role where the incumbent will work on every practice area such as legal affairs, contracting, litigation, taxation, customs, labour law and many more. The role will require the incumbent to manage the corporate legal, compliance and trade compliance departments. A role where proactiveness is everything. This role is an opportunity to mentor a wonderful, highly collaborative and diverse team. This position will be a hands-on supervisory position to manage day to day activities of the legal, compliance and trade compliance team.

In this role, the incumbent will be required to build relationships with the various stakeholders and team members to support global legal, global compliance and trade compliance activities. Such interactions will include planning and strategy to build and implement a global contracting support, implement the use of legal technology, build a compliance culture and facilitate the adoption of requisite policies, oversee the trade compliance function of the organization and provide day to day legal, compliance and trade compliance advise to stakeholders in India and US.

How will YOU create impact here at USP?

  • Act as the Associate Director, Legal & Compliance for USP India and work with the Global Legal Affairs, Global Compliance & Ethics team on legal and compliance matters, strategies, goals, risk mitigation and other priorities set in these divisions.

  • Assist Dy General Counsel and the Global Legal Affairs team in managing international corporate legal and entity management aspects.

  • Act as the head of Compliance for the organization and in collaboration with the Global Compliance & Ethics team, drive the compliance strategies, risk management, training and drive the compliance framework of the organization. Liaise with the Global Trade Compliance team on trade policies, import and export transactions, customs law and other foreign trade practice areas.

  • Lead a team of lawyers, compliance specialists, trade compliance specialists and assisting them in navigating day to day issues. Effectively manage their growth in the organization.

  • Act as a liaison between USP’s Counsels and stakeholders for review and management of all corporate legal and compliance matters.

  • Structure legal, compliance and regulatory framework for new business opportunities in collaboration with the stakeholders and offer risk mitigants to ensure statutory and regulatory compliances.

  • Structure, review and finalize transactions which need legal, compliance or trade assessments.

  • Advise Dy General Counsel, Sr Director, Operations, Legal & CS on the disputes that may come up from time to time.

  • Liaising with Compliance, Risk and Quality team for finalizing and roll out of governance policies relating to IT, HR, privacy & data protection, anti-bribery and other organizational policies.

  • Being up to date on the relevant laws and collaborate with global internal stakeholders for advising on compliances.

  • Manage and interact with external counsels and ensure minimal dependency on external counsels and strive to manage the legal advice in-house.

  • Assisting global and site affinity groups in their day-to-day legal work.

  • Functioning as part of the wider global legal and compliance team in USP including engaging with global stakeholders and undertaking global projects, initiatives or transactions as may arise.

Who USP is Looking For?

The successful candidate will have a demonstrated understanding of our mission, commitment to excellence through inclusive and equitable behaviors and practices, ability to quickly build credibility with stakeholders, along with the following competencies and experience:

  • Minimum 10 years post qualification as an in-house lawyer handling corporate law, compliance and other legal matters.

  • A.LL.B (Hons) or a Bachelor’s degree in law from a National Law School or a reputed law college with strong academic credentials.

The incumbent should have experience in leading a team of lawyers. Ability to adapt and provide flexible and pragmatic solution driven approach is a must. Excellent knowledge and in-depth understanding of corporate laws and procedures. Experience in contracting and intellectual property laws. Ability to lead negotiations and collaborate with stakeholders in structuring of new business plans from legal standpoint. Should have prior experience in implement and managing the compliance framework. Willing to work in the digital and information age and should have preparedness to use technology tools. Expertise in identifying & mitigating the legal risks and comprehend business challenges in new areas of law. Articulate and possess good communication and drafting skills.

Additional Desired Preferences

  • Member of Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) would be an added advantage.

  • Outstanding organizational skills and ability to work systematically and cross-functionally, driving assigned tasks to completion.

Supervisory Responsibilities



USP provides you with the benefits you need to protect yourself and your family today and tomorrow. From company-paid time off, comprehensive healthcare options to retirement savings, you can have peace of mind that your personal and financial wellbeing is protected.

COVID-19 Vaccination Policy (will apply to the selected candidate(s) hired):

As a condition of employment with the United States Pharmacopeial Convention's (USP) duty to provide and maintain a workplace free of known hazards, all employees and contingent staff hired after July 1st, 2021, must be fully vaccinated unless a reasonable accommodation is approved. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

USP is proud to be an equal employment opportunity employer (EEOE) and affirmative action employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment in all aspects of our work—from the standards we make to the partnerships and conversations we cultivate. An environment where every employee feels fully empowered and valued irrespective of, but not limited to, personality, race, ethnicity, physical and mental abilities, education, religion, gender identity and expression, life experience, sexual orientation, country of origin, regional differences, work experience, and family status. We are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities.

Note: USP does not accept unsolicited resumes from 3rd party recruitment agencies and is not responsible for fees from recruiters or other agencies except under specific written agreement with USP.

Job Category Legal

Job Type Full-Time