The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) Expert Committee Manager in Rockville, Maryland
Summary of the Position
This is a non-supervisory position that ensures the continuity of meetings and activities of, and relationships with, USP’s Council of Experts’ (CoE) Expert Committees and related groups. Activities include compendial projects that support program units, expert volunteers, and the development and revision of USP’s standards.
Roles and Responsibilities
Manages Expert Committees and their related groups (Expert Panels, Subcommittees, Collaborative Groups, etc.) by developing agendas, producing briefing books, tracking action items, taking minutes, and meeting outputs (including tracking action items and logging meeting progression).
Effectively communicates with program unit leads and works cross-functionally to manage and coordinate program-specific projects.
Coordinates cross-functional support of meetings for Expert Committee and Expert Panel Meetings held on-site at USP’s Meeting Center and serves as the representative of USP.
Contributes to Expert Committee Operations projects including process improvements, identifying system gaps and opportunities, and implementing tactics.
Coordinates documentary and reference standards to new or revised standards from development through ballot preparation cross-functionally within USP. As needed, assists preparation of summaries of USP’s decisions (commentaries) as USP’s official response in collaboration with Global Science & Standards Division staff as needed.
Contributes to Volunteer and Compendial Operations teams that are integral to the USP standard-setting mission and benefit the USP organization through Call for Candidates, volunteer meetings, and Stakeholder interactions.
Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in a related science and/or certification, with applicable work experience
A minimum of five years with a combination of relevant project management skills and/or scientific background
Prior experience in a scientific based industry or association
Excellent project planning and project management skills
Ability and desire to work well with diverse employees and customers in a cooperative and friendly manner
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Excellent critical thinking and problem solving skills
The ability to influence without direct authority
Excellent facilitation, conflict resolution, and team building skills in the management of cross-functional teams
Ability to handle multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment and recognize issues potentially requiring upper management awareness and input
Advanced computer competence (MS Office programs, MS Project, MS Access, etc.)
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
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Job Category Professional Programs
Job Type Full-Time