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


(Senior) Talent Acquisition is a key mission enabler at USP and we’re seeking an exceptional recruiter to join our team. Our new team member will lead their hiring managers through the full lifecycle of recruiting for a variety of professional, technical, scientific, and administrative positions. Primary responsibilities involve deep partnership and with business leaders and hiring managers to effectively source, recruit, evaluate, interview, and select top talent to meet the organization’s talent needs. This person will also lead or participate in Talent Acquisition/HR projects that will strengthen USP offerings and branding as an employer of choice.

Position Summary:

The successful (Senior) Talent Acquisition Specialist will have strong relationship management and networking skills, be acutely customer-focused, articulate, and demonstrate initiative in all aspects of work. 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.


  • Conducts full lifecycle recruiting for assigned searches beginning with a strategy meeting with the hiring manager to discuss process and strategic sourcing approach

  • 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;

  • Collaborates with the HRBP, Compensation & Benefits and others as needed in establishing salaries;

  • Checks references, verifies educational credentials, and coordinates background investigation of selected candidate; negotiates and makes verbal and written offers of employment;

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

  • Will lead day to day immigration efforts, partnering with outside legal counsel and internal counsel and employees to facilitate the visa and green card processes

  • Other HR projects as assigned.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree or equivalent combination of education and experience required

  • Demonstrated full-lifecycle recruitment experience working in corporate or agency environments:

  1. Talent Acquisition Specialist - 5-7 years of professional recruiting experience

  2. Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist - 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 with applicant tracking systems (ATS)

Preferred Qualifications:

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

  • Knowledge of immigration process a plus

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

  • Considerable 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 technology orientation and skills related to social networking, sourcing techniques. Experience with UltiPro/UKG is a plus

COVID-19 Provisions

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 1 st , 2021 are required to be fully vaccinated unless a reasonable accommodation is approved. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.


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 is protected.

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 Human Resources

Job Type Full-Time