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IT Project Manager

United States Pharmacopeia
Rockville, MD
Start date
Nov 9, 2022
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Summary of the Position

This position is responsible for the management of IT projects involving the development and implementation of business processes in technologies to meet identified business needs, acquiring, and utilizing the necessary resources and skills, within agreed parameters of cost, timescales, and quality. This role involves the adoption and adaptation of project management methodologies based on the context of the project and selecting appropriately from predictive (plan-driven) approaches or adaptive (iterative/agile) approaches.

Roles and Responsibilities

Takes full responsibility for the definition, approach, facilitation, and satisfactory completion of medium-scale and large-scale projects (typically with direct business impact and firm deadlines).

Identifies, assesses, and manages risks to the success of the project.

Ensures that realistic project plans are maintained and ensures regular and accurate communication to stakeholders.

Adopts appropriate project management methods and tools whether predictive (plan-driven) approaches or adaptive (iterative/agile) approaches.

Ensures quality reviews occur on schedule and according to procedure.

Manages the change control procedure and ensures that project deliverables are completed within agreed cost, timescale, and resource budgets, and are signed off.

Provides effective leadership to the project team and takes appropriate action if team performance deviates from agreed tolerances.

Monitors and controls resources, revenue and capital costs against the project budget and manages expectations of all project stakeholders.

Ensures end results are of the highest caliber with a clearly articulated scope and quantifiable business benefits.

Leads and manages projects often involving multiple internal and external constituents and matrix partners.

Manages scope and risk to ensure commitments are achieved within agreed upon time, cost, and quality parameters.

Monitors, controls, and validates financial forecast, resources, and capital costs against the project budget and provides on-going reconciliation of resources and other related project expenditures in alignment with project stakeholders expectations.

Develops communication plans and appropriate vehicles to execute on responsibilities.

Represents the project in briefings to sponsors, key stakeholders, governance, and inter-department forums.

Defines and tracks project milestones while developing, maintaining, and reporting on an overall integrated project schedule and delivery plan.

Develops the project charter, integrated project plan, resource plan, risk plan, and related project management artifacts; publishes periodic project status reports.

Basic Qualifications

Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business, or related field.

Minimum of five (5) years of relevant project management experience of which three (3) years should be hands on project management in an IT environment managing a variety of complex projects.

Skills Sought

Communicates fluently, orally and in writing, and can present complex information to both technical and non-technical audiences.

Plans, schedules, and monitors work to meet time and quality targets.

Facilitates collaboration between stakeholders who share common objectives.

Selects appropriately from applicable standards, methods, tools, and applications.

Understands the importance of security to own work and the operation of the organization.

Seeks specialist security knowledge or advice when required to support own work or work of immediate colleagues

Experience in implementing stakeholder engagement/communications plans.

Experience in dealing with problems and issues, managing resolutions, corrective actions, lessons learned and the collection and dissemination of relevant information.

Experience in collecting and using feedback from customers and stakeholders to help measure effectiveness of stakeholder management.

Experience in developing and enhancing customer and stakeholder relationships.

Demonstrated experience successfully managing multiple projects within agreed to scope, schedule and budget

Demonstrates exceptional interpersonal skills, communication skills, facilitation skills, and the ability to assess and manage client expectations

Preferred Qualifications

PMP certification

Possess a high level of business acumen; understanding the business need for each project and the ability to make decisions based on what is best for the organization

Leadership proficiency in managing large, matrix work teams of internal and external partners and customers

Demonstrated experience successfully managing multiple projects within agreed to scope, schedule and budget

Possess exceptional interpersonal skills, communication skills, facilitation skills, and the ability to assess and manage client expectations

Proven ability to manage subcontractors from RFP stage through evaluation, selection, contracting, and execution of work plans.

Advanced understanding of the IT project lifecycle as well as various project methodologies, and the ability to select the appropriate methodology for a particular project.

High degree of comfort with ambiguity

Supervisory Responsibilities


The following COVID-19 provisions will apply to selected candidate(s) hired:

As a condition of employment with United States Pharmacopeial Conventions (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.


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.

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 contractors legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Job Category Project Management

Job Type Full-Time


USP is an independent, scientific nonprofit organization focused on building trust in the supply of safe, quality medicines. We are working to strengthen the global supply chain so that the medicines people rely on for health are available when needed and work as expected. We do this through establishing public scientific standards and programs that help ensure billons of people around the world have access to safe and quality products.

USP aspires to be a diverse, inclusive, innovative, and engaging organization that empowers and engages staff and volunteers to contribute to its mission to improve global health. We are committed to creating a culture where every employee feels fully empowered and valued irrespective of, but not limited to, personality, race, ethnicity, physical and mental abilities, education, religion, gender identity and expression, life experience, sexual orientation, country of origin, regional differences, work experience, family status, and where they can contribute their full potential to accomplish our mission.

At USP, you’ll join a talented and diverse team of 1,200 scientific, technical and public health professions, working in state-of-the-art facilities and collaborating with the world’s leading experts from industry, academia, healthcare, and government to address public health challenges and advance cutting-edge innovation.

Whether you’re helping to establish new USP standards, creating key resources to address emerging health issues, or providing critical technical assistance in the developing countries, you’ll be inspired by the positive impact your work has on building public trust and a healthier tomorrow.

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