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The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) Senior Pharmaceutical Systems Manager in Rockville, Maryland


Summary of the Position

The Senior Pharmaceutical Systems Manager is responsible for developing evidence-based approaches, assistance in activities to support thought leadership activities, and developing as well as implementing the USP Global Health activities on pharmaceutical services. The individual will assist the technical director for all pharmaceutical related activities including but not limited to Quality Assurance, Business planning – Manufacturing, Supply Chain and Private Sector pharmacies. The success of this role will be measured through the assistance to develop white-papers, opinion pieces and other content, proposal development and new business support, and technical support to country offices to enhance the organization’s visibility and relevance, as well as representing USP in global working groups and at conferences. The position will report to the Director, Global Health Technical Program, and work collaboratively across the GHMS division.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Technical Support:

  • Identify/Review and Develop technical approaches to GHMS core areas to improve systems-based approaches and thought leadership for pharmaceutical

  • Identify new and adjacent areas in pharmaceutical sector for GHMS to contribute by identifying needs, developing plans

  • Prioritize and develop selected technical areas of expertise/experience/interest

  • Engage with other experts on technical program impact

  • Improve visibility of GHMS work by identifying conferences, writing abstracts, making presentations

  • Support director on key technical areas (Quality Assurance, Business planning - Manufacturing, Supply Chain and Private Sector) prioritized by GHMS

  • Identify data supporting technical areas

  • Generate evidence/insights/literature review

  • Develop draft concept notes

  • Support development of other technical documents - blogs, journal articles, whitepapers, etc.

  • New Business Technical Inputs

  • Study ongoing and Identify areas to prioritize for technical offerings by reviewing donors, including GFATM, World Bank, Gates, USAID, and others to identify unmet needs and propose solutions

  • Liaise with the new business unit to support day-to-day needs

  • Synthesize RFI/RFP/Concept note ask and develop draft technical outputs for discussions

  • Programmatic/Administrative Support

  • Partner with Director in donor-funded/sub-role programmatic activities relevant to pharmaceuticals

  • Support donor engagement/prime engagement by attending/leading areas

  • Liaise with consultant and USP staff to support

  • Support development of JDs/review and program coordinators on day-to-day needs

  • Managerial Role

  • mentor junior or in-country staff/students

  • support onboarding of new staff that need technical orientation

Basic Qualifications

  • BS in public health, biological/physical sciences, pharmaceutical science or closely related field.

  • 8 years of experience in pharmaceutical management, supply-chain or services.

  • Demonstrated experience engaging with and contributing to global pharmaceutical stakeholders and systems agenda and programs

  • Demonstrated success working effectively leading a multidisciplinary and international project team.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters degree in pharmaceutical sciences preferred

  • Prior experience in pharmaceutical Quality Assurance, Manufacturing, Supply Chain and Private Sector Engagement in resource-poor settings

  • Experience working with medicine regulators on pharmaceutical regulatory issues

  • Expert in pharmaceutical systems, supply chain and last mile dispensing services.

  • Demonstrated experience in working on donor led or funded pharmaceutical management activities

  • Deep understanding of key global players working on pharmaceutical services

  • Results driven with demonstrated successful outcomes.

  • Demonstrated experience of working/collaborating with some of these stakeholders.

  • Excellent oral, written and presentation skills.

  • Ability to travel up to 25%.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Not applicable

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 Technical Programs

Job Type Full-Time