(Senior) RS Planning and Management Analyst (1193-679)
This is a hands-on, non-supervisory position responsible for providing operational support for Reference Standards (RS) development across Global Laboratory Operations (GLO) units. The incumbent will coordinate reporting, analyze data, and maintain documents and reports related to RS development. This position directly impacts on-time delivery of USP’s Reference Standards by providing workload, resource and capacity management support throughout the RS development cycle. The ideal candidate will be detail-driven, self-motivated, and able to work both independently and as an integral team member, collaborating effectively with colleagues at all organizational levels. Knowledge of USP’s organizational structure and Reference Standards development process will be helpful.Roles and Responsibilities
- Assist in developing models and visual dashboards to analyze work load capacity vs. demand in all areas of RS development to manage and track throughput, compile forecasts and projections for RS release, and recommend reallocating resources as needed
- Create, update, and automate multiple routine and ad hoc reports to communicate project priority, performance vs. targets, “work-needed” alerts, and progress toward on-time RS release, RS investigation status, and other RS-related projects
- Assign projects to specific groups and individuals in collaboration with GLO management
- Perform in-depth root-cause analyses of backorder triggers and work load capacity vs. demand discrepancies to identify and report opportunities for improved resource management
- Support cross-departmental and cross-divisional activities as related to RS development; work with management and coworkers to develop, improve, and standardize project-related processes
- Manage RS inventory changes—handle RS item deletions, RS disposal forms
- Provide assistance for special projects upon request
Basic Qualifications (Analyst):
- Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of four (4) years of relevant professional experience.
- Science or Information Technology degree required.
Basic Qualifications (Senior Analyst):
- Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of five (5) years of relevant professional experience.
- Science or Information Technology degree required.
- Superior interpersonal skills: professionalism, accountability, helpfulness, delegation, and customer service
- Excellent facilitation, conflict resolution, and team building skills in the management of cross-functional teams
- Advanced computer competence (MS Excel, MS Access, MS Project or similar; data modeling and visualization applications, i.e., Tableau; and experience implementing and using workflow management systems such as ORACLE MRP or other BPM (business process management) system
- Demonstrated ability to influence without direct authority.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Demonstrated ability to successfully manage multiple concurrent projects in a timely manner.
- Excellent critical thinking and problem solving skills
- Demonstrated ability to succeed as an individual contributor to in a team environment
- Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
- Familiarity with scientific/technical terminology preferred.
- USP experience and/or experience in the pharmaceutical industry a plus
- Project management certification or experience a plus
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.Job Location Rockville, Maryland, United States Position Type Full-Time/Regular