1+ months

Sr Director, Strategy - Global Manufacturing Operations

Lansing, MI 48933
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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 protect life.

I: Job Summary

Provide leadership for Manufacturing Operations across the Enterprise with a focus on One Operations leading harmonization of processes across manufacturing network. Work under the direction of the SVP, Manufacturing Operations and in close partnership with site leaders and managers. Evaluate and make recommendations on manufacturing strategy, annual goals and objectives, and long-range investment plans. Drives innovation around manufacturing systems and technology. Work in partnership with Business Units, global OPEX, SCM, Quality and Engineering. Manage the harmonization of global manufacturing processes across Emergent sites.

II: Responsibilites (Include key responsiblities only. This should not be an all encompassing list)
Evaluate and make recommendations on strategic decisions with significant impact to Emergents manufacturing network. Examples include, but may not be limited to:
Manufacturing strategic philosophies (for example, site missions based on integrated supply chains vs. missions based on technology platforms)
Manufacturing policies
Capacity utilization, expansion, and rationalization
Make/buy facilitates site selection process
Mergers and acquisitions
Identifies manufacturing opportunities, bottlenecks and synergies. Provides recommendations and solutions including financial analysis and basic modeling.
Coordinate with supply chain management to ensure that manufacturing policies are consistent with supply chain policies (i.e. target inventory levels are set with common understanding of OTIF targets and expected supply variability)
Assists BUs and SCM with external CDMO selection, tech transfer, and provides manufacturing expertise to assist in external CDMO management.
Develop and implement processes / frameworks that allow manufacturings strategic direction to be regularly refreshed with the corporate planning cycle
Develop common procedures and systems for dissemination of key information across the manufacturing sites
In collaboration with OE, develop and deploy governance systems to allow for efficient management of the Emergent manufacturing network, KPIs, and Hoshin Plans
Provide leadership on integration projects, i.e., SAP, plant maintenance,
Leads cross functional teams as owner of Mfg Technology Roadmap

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of work performed by those in this job. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties, and other duties may be assigned.

III: Education, Experience & Skills
15+ years experience in manufacturing processes preferably in biopharmaceutical and commercial processes in manufacturing
B.S. degree or equivalent experience in engineering, biopharma or pharmaceutical manufacturing. An M.S, or MBA degree is preferred.
Strong, clear experience in strategic management, planning and execution. A strong leader, communicator, and influencer.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Skills in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures.
Experience in formulating, developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.

Successful applicants for this position must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Individuals with qualifying medical issues or sincerely held religious beliefs or practices that may prevent them from getting the vaccine may request an exemption from the vaccine requirement.

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 candidate.

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 values the diversity of our workforce. Emergent does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, physical or mental disability, military service or veteran status, genetic information or any other characteristics protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Information submitted will be used by Emergent BioSolutions for activities related to your prospective employment. Emergent BioSolutions respects your privacy and any use of the information submitted will be subject to the terms of our Privacy Policy<> .

Emergent BioSolutions does not accept non-solicited resumes or candidate submittals from search/recruiting agencies not already on Emergent BioSolutions approved agency list. Unsolicited resumes or candidate information submitted to Emergent BioSolutions by search/recruiting agencies not already on Emergent BioSolutions approved agency list shall become the property of Emergent BioSolutions and if the candidate is subsequently hired by Emergent BioSolutions, Emergent BioSolutions shall not owe any fee to the submitting agency.


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.

Our drive towards this vision informs all of our actionswhether it is our approach to product development, manufacturing, encouraging employee health and wellness or giving back to the communitywe strive every day to achieve this shared goal.


  • Stand shoulder to shoulder no matter what
    • We combine our best thinking and communicate openly to support each other.
  • Break through thinking
    • We take smart risks, pursue innovation and challenge ourselves to constantly improve.
  • Own it always
    • Every person at Emergent is engaged and accountable for delivering on our commitments.
  • Compete where it counts
    • We set the right goals and respect each other as we conquer them together.


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Posted: 2022-03-11 Expires: 2022-07-01
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