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


Summary of the Position

The Program Manager is an individual contributor role in the Global Biologics Department in the Strategic Operations Function reporting to the Function Director that is responsible for program managing ongoing internal projects and external collaborations that directly support biological standard early product pipeline development. The Program Manager will use scientific knowledge and experience and program management skills to manage workplans, timelines, deliverables, and project transfers to ensure operational alignment and linkages to strategic goals for a comprehensive pipeline of next-generation biological standards across different therapeutic areas which is critical for the implementation of the biologics strategy. The Program Manager will liaise with internal and external collaborators and support contract and resource management. Other responsibilities include contributing to development of program management methodology and tools.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Partner with global Biologics Leadership to drive programs to meet established objectives and appropriately utilize resources

  • Build and manage workplans, timelines, deliverables, and project transfers with a clear understanding of responsibilities across stakeholders and drive staff accountability

  • Report on performance to plan and overall metrics as part of performance management

  • Anticipate and identify issues and challenges, and manage resolution with team leaders

  • Collaborate with stakeholders across USP as needed to successfully implement projects

  • Liaise with external collaborators and contractors to manage timelines and deliver milestones. Assists with contracts including managing to preset milestones.

  • Lead the development of a robust project management approach to fulfill responsibilities and identify opportunities for process improvement

  • Leverage tools, technology, platforms to efficiently and effectively manage projects

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a science based discipline or relevant field

  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience project managing multiple, complex projects in life science industry or a research environment

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong project lifecycle and project management knowledge and skills

  • Ability to use scientific knowledge and experience to understand and deliver on scientific and business objectives

  • Ability to manage multiple projects at once and prioritize time effectively in a fast-paced environment

  • Attention to detail while keeping attention on the big picture

  • Ability to build effective work relationships and work collaboratively in a global setting

  • Ability to foster collaborative relationships with external partners with demonstrated relationship management skills

  • Strong stakeholder management skills with ability to mobilize stakeholders to results at all organizational levels

  • High comfort with navigating through ambiguity and frequent change, and course-adjusting in the moment

  • Demonstrated ability to distill project information and complexities into actions and meaningful outcomes

  • Demonstrated initiative and resourcefulness with good judgement about what can work

  • Strong influence, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills to drive program success

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with audience appropriate awareness

  • Advanced critical thinking and problem-solving skills

  • Proficient in project management software use

  • PMP or related certification together with demonstrated job application of knowledge is a plus

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 are protected.

About 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 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.

The following COVID-19 provisions will apply to selected candidate(s) hired:

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

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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 Project Management

Job Type Full-Time