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The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) Senior Director, Digital & Data Services in Hyderabad, India


Who is USP?

The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) is an independent scientific organization that collaborates with the world's top authorities 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 1,300 hard-working professionals across twenty global locations to deliver the mission to strengthen the supply of safe, quality medicines and supplements worldwide.

At USP, we value inclusivity for all. We recognize the importance of building an organizational culture with meaningful opportunities for mentorship and professional growth. From the standards we create the partnerships we build, and the conversations we foster, we affirm the value of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging in building a world where everyone can be confident of quality in health and healthcare.

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 an environment where every employee feels fully empowered and valued irrespective of, but not limited to, 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.

Brief Job Overview

The Sr. Director of Digital and Data Services will establish and lead USP's India Digital and Data Services capabilities in collaboration with USP’s Digital & Innovation division, global Analytics teams, and Global Information Systems teams. The objective of the role is to advance the data management capabilities, enhance the potential for data-driven decision-making, foster innovation, and accelerate the growth of USP's digital products, such as USP-ID and Medicine Supply Map. This role will functionally report to the US-based Sr. VP of Digital & Innovation and administratively report Sr. VP and India Site Head.

How will YOU create impact here at USP?

In this role at USP, you contribute to USP's public health mission of increasing equitable access to high-quality, safe medicine and improving global health through public standards and related programs. In addition, as part of our commitment to our employees, Global, People, and Culture, in partnership with the Equity Office, regularly invests in the professional development of all people managers. This includes training in inclusive management styles and other competencies necessary to ensure engaged and productive work environments.

The Sr. Director of Digital and Data Services has the following responsibilities:

  • India D&A hub management

  • Develop the India D&A hub with a view of short to long-term organizational goals for data and analytics.

  • Manage the growth of the team, instill USP culture, and drive visibility of the India Digital and Data Services capability across the organization.

  • Team management

  • Build and lead the Digital and Data Services team with subject matter expertise in niche areas where USP plays a market leading role (e.g. Chemical Informatics).

  • Collaborate with HR to drive leading practices for talent attraction and retention.

  • Stakeholder management

  • Cultivate and foster partnerships with function heads and lines of business to drive strategic initiatives and enhance business value.

  • Work with relevant internal departments to develop integrated solutions and sustainable processes for growth.

  • Represent the Hyderabad hub as a key member of the Leadership Team for the Digital & Innovation division.

  • Ecosystem build

  • Promote a culture of data-driven decision-making, continuous improvement, proactive stakeholder engagement, and a bias for action across all team members.

  • Lead development of and adherence to data governance initiatives to ensure data quality, accuracy, and security.

  • Collaborate with IT teams to ensure data infrastructure, systems, and tools are optimized to support efficient data collection, storage, and analysis.

  • Drive data architectural improvement initiatives for new and legacy systems.

  • Thought leadership

  • Create and drive thought leadership content, seeking speaking opportunities to enhance the India Digital and Data Services hub's presence within USP and relevant talent markets.

  • Provide strategic input to USP’s Data Integration Office (DIO) on industry best practices for data governance.

  • New initiatives

  • Operate in a build-learn-iterate model to identify and prioritize new digital initiatives based on USP’s focus areas.

  • Support USP’s digital product development ambitions.

  • P&L management

  • Define and manage budgets, and set cost optimization targets for team.

Who is USP 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:

  • Master's degree in Management, Statistics, Computer Science, or a related field.

  • Minimum 10 years of experience in data analytics and / or data science, with a minimum of 5 years of experience in a leadership or managerial role.

  • Experience in building and leading a Center of Excellence (CoE).

  • Proven track record of successfully leading analytics teams to deliver impactful insights and data-driven recommendations.

  • Strong understanding of data governance principles and practices, having experience in leading data governance & data management programs.

Additional Desired Preferences

  • Industry certifications in the pharmaceutical space.

  • Domain expertise in the pharmaceutical or healthcare industry.

  • Knowledge of regulatory standards in the pharmaceutical space.

  • Experience in a global organization, including in a GCC set-up.

  • PhD in a relevant technical field.

  • Leadership skills, including people management, solution-oriented mindset, excellent communication and collaboration skills.

  • Ability to bridge the gap between the analytics teams and enabling technical stakeholders.

  • Ability to facilitate trust and credibility with ecosystem players, clients and internal teams.

  • Effectively lead teams through change & transitions.

  • Entrepreneurial mindset. Go-getter and ambitious.

  • Negotiation and persuasion skills. Win-win approach.

  • Constant learner who consistently looks for ways to improve, re-strategize (if the situation so demands), re-focus.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Yes. Develop, manage and lead a team of 16 to 20 people. Team would consist of a mix of following resources: Data Architect, Data Engineers, Data Analysts, Data Quality and Data Governance Engineers, Data Scientists, ML Engineers, and Visualization Engineers.


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

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 Information Technology

Job Type Full-Time