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The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) (Senior) Talent Acquisition Partner - Global (PQM+) in Rockville, Maryland


(Senior) Talent Acquisition will be a key resource for the Promoting the Quality of Medicines Plus (PQM+) Program as the project grows, ensuring that the project meets it’s recruiting objectives and is well positioned from a staffing perspective to implement its mission. This position will sit within USP HR, but will be a dedicated resource to PQM+ and will support PQM+ global/domestic recruiting efforts on a daily basis, liaising between USP HR and PQM+ hiring managers through the full lifecycle of recruiting for a variety of programmatic, technical, communications and operational positions. Primary responsibilities will include partnering with PQM+ hiring managers to effectively and proactively source, recruit, screen and provide a preliminary evaluation of short-listed candidates. This person will follow-up to ensure short-listed candidates are interviewed by the appropriate interview panel, and will keep both PQM+ and USP Human Resources up to date regularly on the status of recruitments. He/she will actively use their recruitment expertise to find innovate ways to source candidates with quick turnaround times.

The successful (Senior) Talent Acquisition Partner will have strong relationship management and networking skills, be acutely customer-focused, articulate, and demonstrate initiative in all aspects of work. This person ideally will have knowledge of both USAID funded programs and the technical areas where PQM+ works. Organizational awareness, ability to use sound judgment and sharp interviewing/assessment skills are necessary to the success in sourcing, screening, and recommending candidates who possess necessary qualities to succeed at USP. A keen desire to ensure our candidates have excellent interactions with USP in every way at every stage is paramount.

* Role will be initially a Fixed-Term role for 12 month assignment; duration/extension subject to business need and contract funding

Roles and Responsibilities include:

  • Conducts full lifecycle recruiting for assigned searches beginning with a strategy meeting with the hiring manager to discuss process and strategic sourcing approach through to identification of finalist for referral to USP HR Compensation for offer negotiation

  • Executes agreed upon recruiting strategies and actively sources candidates

  • Creates an effective sourcing strategy based on business needs and identify candidates through standard and creative methods

  • Evaluates the resumes of prospective candidates and determines degree of skill match; recommends or declines appropriately and forwards qualified candidate resumes to the hiring manager for review;

  • Tracks candidate activity from initial resume submittal to hire in the applicant tracking system (ATS);

  • Coordinates receiving and evaluating of interview feedback and advises hiring manager in the final selection process;

  • Informs HRBP, Compensation & Benefits and others as needed when a successful candidate is identified so HR can begin compensation discussions with the candidate;

  • Liaise closely between PQM+ and USP HR as reference checks are carried out, verification of educational credentials, and coordinate background investigation of selected candidate;

  • Keeps abreast and actively follows up with other members of USP HR in negotiating and making verbal and written offers of employment to finalist candidate;

  • Works with colleagues to prepare weekly reports to monitor recruitment activity, tracks vacant positions, recruiting strategies/sources, and costs;

  • Other HR recruiting responsibilities as assigned and coordinated with PQM+ and USP HR.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree or equivalent combination of education and experience required

  • Demonstrated full-lifecycle recruitment experience working with USAID-funded programs:

  • Talent Acquisition Partner - 5-7 years of professional recruiting experience

  • Senior Talent Acquisition Partner - 7+ years of professional recruiting experience to include informal/formal leadership and strategic project experience

  • Experience in cold calling, candidate development and directly sourcing candidates from a variety of media including standard sourcing tools (social networks, corporate websites, general job boards, professional associations, agencies, college postings and alumni organizations, open houses) to build candidate pipelines

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office is required, as is familiarity and experience with applicant tracking systems

Preferred Qualifications

  • Global Recruitment experience within health sciences, biotechnology and/or pharmaceuticals industry

  • Experience in behavioral and/or competency-based interviewing techniques

  • Working knowledge and understanding of employment laws and regulations (EEO & OFCCP, recruiting sources and strategies, and on-boarding programs

  • Advanced ability to understand complex requirements and effectively communicate with hiring managers and candidates

  • Strong partnership and relationship building skills with the ability to adjust to multiple changing, and often competing, priorities

  • SPHR/PHR certification and/or recruiter certifications such as AIRS, CDR, LinkedIn Recruiter a plus

  • Ability to help build a pipeline of diverse candidate to help company achieve AAP goals

  • Excellent time management, communication, and project management skills

  • Superior verbal and written communication skills

  • Must be able to work independently as well as in a team environment

  • Strong ability to use social media and other technology platforms as well as social networking, sourcing techniques.

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.

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.

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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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 Human Resources

Job Type Full-Time