Senior Global Public Policy Manager

06 Dec, 2018


Senior Global Public Policy Manager

U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP)
Rockville, MD

The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) is a global nonprofit organization focused on improving global public health. We do this through 1). Science-based public quality standards; 2). Programs that enhance the capabilities of industry and government agencies to ensure the quality of medicines, supplements and foods; and 3). Advocacy initiatives that create broader awareness about medicine quality to help shape policy reforms and investment in quality.

Summary of the Position

The Senior Manager, Global Public Policy, will build a program to produce robust, compelling, evidence-based content that articulates the case for policy reform and investment in medicines quality. This content will provide the substantive basis and/or support for advocacy programs to advance medicine quality around the world.

Working collaboratively with colleagues across USP’s global organization, the policy content generated by the Senior Manager will be utilized in dialogues with policy makers and influencers. It will be delivered in multiple forums including through policy maker dialogues, and various communications channels. Synthesizing and explaining the technical and scientific rationale underlying USP’s policy perspectives will be essential.

This position reports to the Director, International Policy and Programs, and coordinates closely with colleagues across the USP Global External Affairs and Science Divisions. This role will focus on policy topics that are international and global in nature (including the US) but will not focus on policy topics that solely apply to the US.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Build and execute an evidence-based, stakeholder-informed, content development agenda.
  • Leverage the organization’s subject matter expertise in medicine quality to build and create an accessible foundation of policy materials that convincingly convey a sense of urgency to advance medicine quality. Examples of output include white papers, consensus statements, issue briefs, best practices and comparative analysis.
  • Connect medicine quality, and the solutions to assure it, to contemporary issues where gaps in medicine quality contribute to public health concerns. This includes topics such as access, substandard and falsified medicine, antimicrobials resistance, and ensuring quality in biomedical innovations.
  • Articulate for both expert and lay audiences, the role of science-based standards in ensuring quality, and the capabilities that are investment imperatives to help ensure quality and adherence to quality standards.
  • Execute a collaborative public policy development process across USP to develop policy positions consistent with USP’s mission.
  • Undertake secondary research that will help inform USP’s public policy positions. Manage sponsored research projects that are public policy in nature

Basic Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s degree required in relevant field.


  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in public policy including production of a range of materials in various delivery formats that articulate perspectives on public policy topics.
  • Prior experience working in healthcare in a science-based organization from the NGO, government or private sectors.
  • Experience with and knowledge of policy making processes.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Excellent synthesis skills
  • Experience working in a matrixed organization.
  • Experience working across geographies considered a plus.
  • Excellent and demonstrated written and verbal communications
  • Familiarity with modern communications technologies in digital media
  • Understanding of medicines quality and healthcare policy topics
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated initiative and successful management of multiple projects
  • Strong team building skills in the management of cross-functional teams
  • Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Advanced degree in law, medicine or other related fields preferred

USP offers an impressive benefits package , including:

  • Generous paid time off – 13 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 ($250/individual or $500/family)

The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) is a scientific nonprofit organization that sets standards for the identity, strength, quality, and purity of medicines, food ingredients, and dietary supplements manufactured, distributed and consumed worldwide. USP’s drug standards are enforceable in the United States by the Food and Drug Administration, and these standards are used in more than 140 countries.

Being a part of USP means belonging to a diverse culture made up of more than 1,000 talented professionals working together at five international locations. We share our expertise in science, IT, human resources, quality assurance, communications, administrative management, and more…all to support an overall mission dedicated to making a difference by providing standards and programs that help improve the quality of medicines, dietary supplements, and foods 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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Job posted: 2018-12-06