1+ months

Director, External Supply Operations-(REMOTE)

Gaithersburg, MD 20877

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.

The Director, External Supply role is a highly visible hands-on position that will have sole responsibility for managing all aspects of Emergents external manufacturing partners accountable for end-to-end supply chain and customer fulfilment supporting both Commercial and Medical Countermeasure Business Lines. Works closely with Quality, R & D. Technical Operations, Regulatory Affairs, and Sales Operations delivering on our commitments and exceeding Customer expectations while upholding Emergents high level of customer service, compliance standards and product requirements. Using Operational Excellence principles, develops strategic plans to improve productivity, quality, and efficiency of operations.

Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Accountable for end-to-end supply chain of Externally Manufactured Products and the development / maintenance of the operational model ensuring a compliant and cost-effective system for both domestic and international partners.
Demonstrate strong business acumen interfacing with site and corporate positions within the organization including C-level, understanding customers needs and formulate effective solutions exceeding expectations
Implement system to monitor the health of the system, report performance metrics related to operations, quality, cost, and customer service
Coordinate efficient implementation of product/process changes at contract sites and efficient coordination between external manufacturers and Project Management / Product Development
Seek input to provide recommendations and formulate action plans for open issues based on industry best practices and hold issue owners accountable to hitting delivery targets
Represent business at S & OP and S & OE meetings providing supply analysis, options, mitigations and recommendations to address any supply chain gaps within the portfolio
Provide assistance with capital projects involving modifications at external manufacturers for new capabilities and manufacturing improvements
Manage 3PL and external warehouse activities to support customer and business demands
Advance EBSs strategic areas of focus while ensuring a continuous improvement mindset. Key areas including leadership / employee development, advancement of best-in-class business processes, operational excellence, financial discipline / data driven decision making and quality / compliance
Lead or assist with Global supply chain projects and initiatives as required
Uphold Emergents core values, commitment to quality and corporate responsibility

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.

Bachelors Degree in Supply Chain or Operations Management
8-10 years of related experience within medical device, combination drug device, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, or contract manufacturing industry required
Minimum 5 years of Management experience
Ability to work within a matrixed organization
Multiple disciplines in CMO management, aseptic fill operations under cGMP manufacturing, assembly & packaging, distribution both domestic and international
Working knowledge of International distribution regulations and requirements including but not limited to controlled substances, customs documentation, import / export VAT and tax considerations etc.
Solid understanding of US and European regulations including application in the day-to-day environment
Demonstrated strengths in relationship management that results in optimum service and performance
Effective communicator with strong leadership and interpersonal skills
Strategic and tactical thinking with excellent analytical problem-solving skills
Ability to collaborate with internal and external partners at multiple levels.
Ability to manage, prioritize and work cross functionally to influence behaviors and gain consensus
Experience in Lean principles and concepts
Hands on experience with SAP preferred
APCIS Certification preferred
Skills in a second language German or French beneficial

Successful applicants for this position that are required to be onsite at any Emergent site at any time, must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment, subject to legally required exemptions.

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.



  • Biotechnology
Posted: 2022-05-25 Expires: 2022-08-26

Before you go...

Our free job seeker tools include alerts for new jobs, saving your favorites, optimized job matching, and more! Just enter your email below.

Share this job:

Director, External Supply Operations-(REMOTE)

Emergent BioSolutions Inc.
Gaithersburg, MD 20877

Join us to start saving your Favorite Jobs!

Sign In Create Account
Powered ByCareerCast