Director, Manufacturing Sciences & Technology

Emergent BioSolutions
Rockville, MD
Jul 06, 2022
Jul 09, 2022
Full Time
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 SUMMARYThe 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. II. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONSReasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Business Routinely present our technical capabilities to external clients/customersRoutinely interface with clients/customers on project or program progressParticipate on Site Leadership Team to ensure appropriate alignment of resources to technical challenges and routine operational needsMaintain good working relationships with internal and external partners/customers with MS&T (Camden, Bayview, EPDG, QC, Mfg, etc.)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 resourcesOversee 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 mannerTechnical Lead development of standards including system, tools and templates across site for technology transfer through validation related activitiesPromote knowledge management and sharing of best practices related to tech transfer, formulation development and validation across sitesDrives 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 independentlyWorks effectively within quality systems to drive quality outputs and efficient project executionPrepares CMC section content for applicable regulatory submissions.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 cross-functional teamwork)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 goalsCapable of leading change in a positive manner through departmentAbility to identify and manage talent through requisite HR systems (hiring, compensation, performance management and development) in ways that provide value to both company and employees Manage the IPMP for direct reports and mentor associates to facilitate professional and departmental growthGood interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written)Effectively administer IPMP and monitor staff performance in alignment with defined expectations.Must possess ability to negotiate and influence others internally and externallyRequires vaccination against different viruses including Vaccinia virus.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 managements assignment of essential functions.III. MINIMUM EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, SKILLSA degree (Bachelor to Ph.D.) in a related field with a minimum of 8 years industry experienceExperience in managing scientists/engineers in a fast paced, challenging environmentProven track record of management and leadership effectivenessStrong knowledge of lean & QbD principles in a manufacturing environment with successful application experienceDiverse and demonstrated technical knowledge with strong risk management mindsetStrong technical and communication skills: oral/written and listeningPersonal Competencies: Self-awareness, Integrity, Team Player, AdaptabilityComputer skills (MS Office, JMP statistical software, Visio, MS Project)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.ABOUT EMERGENTProtecting 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.WE BELIEVE IN OUR VALUESStand shoulder to shoulder no matter whatWe combine our best thinking and communicate openly to support each other.Break through thinkingWe take smart risks, pursue innovation and challenge ourselves to constantly improve.Own it alwaysEvery person at Emergent is engaged and accountable for delivering on our commitments.Compete where it countsWe set the right goals and respect each other as we conquer them together.

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