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The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) Data Strategy Program Manager in Rockville, Maryland


Summary of the Position:

The Data Strategy Program Manager is a non-supervisory position responsible for technical project management and program integration of Enterprise Data Strategy initiatives. The incumbent will serve as the strategic, technical, and analytics lead on data strategy projects to integrate business objectives with technical IT capabilities. We’re seeking someone who understands the power of data and enjoys building new capabilities. The Data Strategy Program Manager’s primary objective is to ensure that USP’s data assets are developed and available for strategic and operational analytics. This position will support a transformation of USP into a data informed organization. The incumbent will work directly with Strategists, Analytics Experts, IT professionals, and Business leaders in a fast-moving and dynamic environment. The Data Strategy function is part of the Strategy, Pricing, and Analytics.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • This role will be the domain expert in USP data and its relationship to external regulatory and pharmaceutical industry data.

  • Utilizes SQL and python to develop, prep, and validate data sets for use.

  • Leads analytics transformation process by working cross-functionally with IT and business stakeholders to assess business needs, develop, and implement new data management processes and data assets for the organization. This position manages project integration across the program.

  • Leads the design, build, and deployment cycle for data assets.

  • Translates business data needs into technical requirements, developing and delivering proposed solutions to support data accessibility and the advancement of analytics at USP. This position is a key point of contact to strategic and operational analytics teams.

  • Supports implementation of analytics best practices for data source governance by collaborating with the Data Quality Manager to employ data management processes using data prep/management tools.

  • Responsible for enabling user adoption and usage of data assets

Basic Qualifications:


Bachelor’s degree in relevant field (e.g. Information Systems Management, IT Project Management, Analytics, Science, Mathematics, Computer Science, Business) or equivalent experience.


At least 5 years of hands-on experience working with data, including two of those years on data analysis.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior work experience in life science industry or degree program in life sciences

  • Master’s degree preferred (Information Systems Management, IT Project Management, MBA, Analytics)

  • Strong project management skills and experience leading cross-functional projects required

  • Strong business acumen and experience translating business needs into technical project outputs required

  • Advanced technical proficiency in the following:

  • Data Systems and Tools: Oracle RDBMS or SQL generally, python (numpy, pandas packages)

  • Data Visualization/ Analytics: Tableau or any similar tools such as Power BI, Cognos, OBIEE, Qlik

  • Technical Preferred: Python, Alteryx, experience working with API’s a plus

  • Ability to explain complex technical issues to a non-technical audience

  • Self-directed and able to handle multiple concurrent projects and prioritize tasks independently

  • Strong ability to influence others without direct authority

  • Able to make tough decisions when trade-offs are required to deliver results

  • Comfortable working with all levels of the organization including C-level stakeholders

  • Strong communication skills required: Verbal, written, and interpersonal

Supervisory Responsibilities


USP offers an impressive benefits package, including:

  • Generous paid time off – 15 paid holidays, 10 sick days and 15 vacation days per year to start

  • An annual 401(k) contribution, beginning after 1 year of service, of 10% of pay (base and bonus) every pay period that vests immediately

  • Comprehensive individual and family healthcare plans with affordable premiums and low annual deductibles.

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 brings together more than 1,100 talented professionals across five global locations to deliver its mission to strengthen the supply of safe quality medicines and supplements worldwide.

USP is proud to be an equal employment opportunity employer (EEOE) and affirmative action employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other protected class. We are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities.

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.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Job Category Accounting & Finance

Job Type Full-Time