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The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) Program Manager, Science Case Management in Rockville, Maryland


The Program Manager is an individual contributor role, based in the Compendial Operations Department in the Case Management Function, that support leaders in USP’s science division to plan, coordinate and ensure completion of projects and standards on time within budget and within scope. Working in a global, matrix environment the role will actively collaborate with cross-functional stakeholders across Divisions at all organizational levels within a governance structure to develop, implement and manage a synchronized operational production plan. In this role the incumbent will balance routine program management work with cross-functional business process development and new capability building responsibilities.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Develop standards production plans in collaboration with cross-functional team and manage plan performance

  • Lead/manage cross-functional teams, including improvement initiatives and new capability building, to synchronize operational work and resolve roadblocks

  • Apply project management best practices to fulfill responsibilities

  • Assume a strategic partner role on programmatic work with stakeholders within the Global Science and Standards Division

  • Develop and manage project timelines, milestones, and work plans

  • Predict resources needed to reach objectives and manage resources in an effective and efficient manner

  • Provide tailored project updates on a consistent basis to various stakeholders about strategy, adjustments, and progress

  • Measure project performance to identify areas for improvement.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in relevant field

  • Three (3) to Five (5) years of relevant experience in life science industry or healthcare environment

  • Three (3) to Five (5) years of experience managing multiple, complex programs

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated ability to manage cross-functional teams within a global governance

  • Ability to handle and provide data driven solutions

  • Able to effectively prioritize and efficiently manage multiple concurrent projects

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

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

  • High business acumen abilities - can understand and deliver on business objectives

  • 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

  • Experience with MS Project and other project management software

  • Results driven with demonstrated successful outcomes.

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.

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.

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 Project Management

Job Type Full-Time