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The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) Portfolio Governance, Management & Evaluation Director in Rockville, Maryland


The Portfolio Governance Management and Evaluation (PGME) Director is a highly visible role responsible for facilitating the development of strategies and plans that set and guide the direction, and resulting impact, for the organization. Projects will be visible to the highest levels in the organization and involve working directly with executive team members and their leadership staff in support of a variety of topics, including, but not limited to USP’s impact strategy, organizational goal setting, portfolio evaluation and management, program or business unit strategy, process improvement, etc.

Roles and Responsibilities

Driving and Facilitating Strategic Dialogues

  • Provides thought leadership and creative insights to help identify, clarify, and resolve complex issues critical to organization’s strategic and operational success.

  • Establish and improve on strategy and priority setting processes.

  • Leads special projects identified by CEO and executive teams as high priority, ensuring that appropriate research and analysis are conducted.

Facilitating the Organizational Goal Setting, and the Development of Strategies and Plans

  • Lead the organizational goal setting process (e.g., SSPs), from the initial development of materials to guide ET brainstorming on next FY SSPs, until org goals are set, approved by the Board, and cascaded to the org

  • Manage and monitor the SSP quarterly reporting process, to the ET and the Board; Prepare ET meeting materials and flag items for ET discussion and deliberation

  • Ensure the development of high-quality strategic plans for Divisions and Performance cells

  • Ensure the development of high-quality annual plans – including critical metrics and milestones- for Divisions and Performance cells

  • Design processes to ensure input from across the organization into all planning activities

  • Continually revisit, seek feedback, and reflect on the strategy setting process (e.g., SSPs) and resulting plans to ensure learnings are incorporated and the process is continually improved

Working with Partners

  • Build and maintain high quality relationships with functional partners to facilitate surfacing and resolution of key issues related to portfolio management, ET leadership, and enterprise planning and evaluation

  • Ensure high quality engagement by other functions in Committee conversations and decisions

  • Establish high quality relationships – with ET and GLT members and leaders

  • Collaborates with departments and project teams to develop executive briefings, and communication messages and materials. Partners with Corporate Communications to ensure consistency of approach.

Evaluating, Measuring and Monitoring Performance

  • Participate in the definition, creation, and maintenance of tools (e.g., stage gating program development) to build portfolio views and ensure critical conversations with Committees (and engagement of other stakeholders) at appropriate times

  • Develop and maintain mechanisms (e.g., dashboards) that support synthesizing reporting of goals against plans

  • Continuously improve the quality of performance metrics and reporting

  • Establish formal and informal mechanisms to support Committee awareness of when performance challenges or resource needs exist

  • Proactively identifies opportunities in areas critical to execution of USP’s strategic and operational objectives that could benefit from special, project-level support.

Managing Risk

  • Owns an integrated perspective on overall risks

  • Maintain a perspective on all portfolios (multiple, complex) by establishing their use of work planning, forecasting, risk management and mitigation strategies.

  • Help identify and solve problems that present obstacles and challenges to the team, facilitating issue resolution with senior stakeholders on a timely basis

  • Ensure integration of dependencies and risks are managed effectively across projects.

Communicating and Reporting

  • Communicate portfolio progress to key constituents and ensure appropriate escalation to ET

  • Captures and shares knowledge and lessons learned from projects and other initiatives with appropriate audience(s). Creates documentation to preserve information, experiential data, and knowledge relevant to future projects.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required combined with experience in a relevant field.

  • Ten (10) years of relevant experience working on a diverse and complex portfolio of products in a consulting, pharmaceutical, health care, or quality environment.

  • Eight (8) years leading and managing a variety of complex projects.

Skills Sought

  • Demonstrated experience articulating issues, problem solving and presenting recommendations at the executive level

  • Demonstrated ability to successfully manage multiple high profile concurrent assignments in a timely manner

  • Strong proficiency creating content, processes, etc. utilizing MS365 tools (e.g., word, excel, ppt, etc.) to drive decision making

  • Ability and desire to work well with diverse employees in a cooperative and friendly manner

  • Strong time management, project management skills (i.e., proactive approach, deadline management, follow-up mechanisms, overview instruments), organizational skills and attention to detail

  • Strong professionalism, accountability, and helpfulness, and possesses a customer service mentality

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 Ext. Affairs, Regulatory, & Communications

Job Type Full-Time