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Director, Manufacturing Sciences & Technology Location:
Rockville, MD, US, 20850
Those who join Emergent BioSolutions feel a sense of ownership
about their future. You will excel in an environment characterized
by respect, innovation and growth opportunities. Here, you will
join passionate professionals who advance their scientific,
technical and professional skills to develop products designed-to
The leader of the Manufacturing Sciences & Technology department
is responsible for managing a diverse range of projects and people
that spans from technology transfer activities to post
commercialization improvements. The complexity of the work demands
a solid technical background across a variety of scientific
disciplines and fundamentals (manufacturing process technologies,
biopharmaceutical best practices, lyophilization, formulation
development, validation, statistical analysis, regulatory
submissions, etc.). Additionally, this role has asset and cost
center management responsibilities that requires a fundamental
understanding of budget management including both OPEX and CAPEX
forecasting and planning.
More specifically on the technical side, this department
provides technical support across several development programs and
continuous improvement initiatives covering both processes and
methods. Members of this department work closely with technical
representatives from other Emergent sites, Customers, as well as
cross functional teams on the Rockville site. The nature of these
initiatives is often technically challenging and requires strong
leadership attention to quality, time and budget.
Most importantly, strong people leadership skills are essential
for the leader of this department. This position includes leading a
team comprised of engineers and scientists covering a diverse range
of experience and education levels. It is essential that this
leader creates and engaging workplace with a strong focus on
developing and empowering people. This leader will have involvement
on relevant steering and core teams to ensure proper alignment of
team resources and prioritization of work.
Business Participate on Site Leadership Team to ensure
appropriate alignment of resources to technical challenges and
routine operational needs
Maintain good working relationships with internal and external
partners/customers with MS&T (Camden, Bayview, EPDG, QC, Mfg,
Responsible for working with applicable Project Managers to
ensure departmental resources are appropriately allocated based on
work scope and technical needs.
Ensure fiscal responsibility by developing and monitoring
spend-to-budget as well as effective management of assets and
accurate/timely allocation of resources
Oversee development and maintenance of management processes
including, but not limited to: Employee job descriptions,
Integrated Performance Management Process (IPMP) documentation,
staffing models, resource allocation models.
Track and report status on KPIs relevant to department
activities/responsibilities and ensure commitment to key
stakeholders are met in a timely and quality manner
Technical Lead development of standards including system, tools
and templates across site for technology transfer through
validation related activities
Promote knowledge management and sharing of best practices
related to tech transfer, formulation development and validation
Drives and implements industry leading practices and identify
leading edge innovations for division related to method/process
validation, technology transfer, life cycle approach utilizing QbD,
Six Sigma and LEAN principles.
Use sound judgment and data analysis skills to resolve problems
and make routine and advanced decisions independently
Works effectively within quality systems to drive quality
outputs and efficient project execution
Prepares CMC section content for applicable regulatory
Assess new regulations and guidance on qualification/validation
to ensure compliance.
People Management/Employee Development
Builds a strong working environment that promotes our core
values and progresses our culture in a positive manner (healthy
Must be able to set and communicate department vision &
direction that aligns to company & site strategy including setting
of short and long-term department and individual goals
Capable of leading change in a positive manner through
Ability to identify and manage talent through requisite HR
systems (hiring, compensation, performance management and
development) in ways that provide value to both company and
Manage the IPMP for direct reports and mentor associates to
facilitate professional and departmental growth
Good interpersonal and communication skills (oral and
Effectively administer IPMP and monitor staff performance in
alignment with defined expectations.
Must possess ability to negotiate and influence others
internally and externally
The above statements are intended to describe the nature of work
performed by those in this job and are not an exhaustive list of
all duties. Nothing in this job description restricts managements
right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job
at any time which reflects management’s assignment of essential
MINIMUM EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, SKILLS
A degree (Bachelor to Ph.D.) in a related field with a minimum
of 8 years industry experience
Experience in managing scientists/engineers in a fast paced,
Proven track record of management and leadership
Strong knowledge of lean & QbD principles in a manufacturing
environment with successful application experience
Diverse and demonstrated technical knowledge with strong risk
Strong technical and communication skills: oral/written and
Computer skills (MS Office, JMP statistical software, Visio, MS
PHYSICAL/MENTAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT CHARACTERISTICS
There are physical/mental demands and work environment
characteristics that must be met by an individual to successfully
perform the essential functions of the job.
This information is available upon request from the
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform all essential functions.
Emergent BioSolutions is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color,
religion, gender, age, national origin, disability, Protected
Veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic
protected by federal, state or local law.
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ABOUT EMERGENT Protecting and Enhancing 1 billion lives by 2030
focuses our energy to improve the quality of life for individuals
around the world, giving them the opportunity to experience the
fullness of life.
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it is our approach to product development, manufacturing,
encouraging employee health and wellness or giving back to the
community—we strive every day to achieve this shared goal.
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Stand shoulder to shoulder no matter what We combine our best
thinking and communicate openly to support each other.
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and challenge ourselves to constantly improve.
Own it always Every person at Emergent is engaged and
accountable for delivering on our commitments.
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other as we conquer them together.