Manager, External Supply Operations


Dublin, IE


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.


Manager, External Supply Operations role is a highly visible position that will have primary responsibility for managing products through external manufacturing partners for Emergent.  Responsible for end-to-end supply chain, customer fulfilment and supporting products for both Commercial and Medical Countermeasure Business Lines.  Works closely – in a matrixed and virtual environment - with Global Supply Chain, External Quality, External MSAT, Logistics, Regulatory Affairs, and Sales Operations to deliver Emergent’s commitments and to exceed customer expectations.  

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

General Responsibilities:
•    Point of contact for External Manufacturing Operations activities including: scheduling, issue resolution, change management implementation, performance monitoring, supplier development, etc.
•    Serve as a lead or supporting member on internal teams, serving as a Supply Chain representative
•    Responsible for component, production, and delivery planning to ensure on-time, in-full and uninterrupted supply
•    Responsible for creating and maintaining data in SAP system in accordance with procedures, while executing transactions to support Supply Chain operations
•    Responsible for analyzing risk within the Supply Chain, developing mitigation plans, and implementing solutions
•    Maintain collaborative relationships with supporting functions to ensure complete scope of planning activities remains connected with other business operations requirements
•    Engage in performance management process to drive consistency between company and department goals as well as personal objectives 
•    Support External Manufacturing by engaging with component and raw material suppliers to deliver in support of finished goods production
External Manufacturing Operations Management:
•    Responsible for monitoring external manufacturer supply/service agreements to ensure compliance 
•    Responsible for scheduling work at external partners in accordance with supply plans, contract requirements, and Quality to ensure uninterrupted flow of goods and services
•    Represent External Supply and present at S&OE/S&OP meetings
•    Develop, monitor, and report on metrics and KPIs to drive supplier performance 
•    Establish jointly owned continuous improvement programs with suppliers
•    Responsible for SAP inventory transactions to ensure accuracy of all Emergent purchased materials located at external manufacturers
•    Encourage implementation of industry best practices for Supply Chain activities
•    Responsible for managing the coordination of deliveries while maintaining compliance with applicable import/export laws
•    Familiarity of domestic and international distribution regulations and requirements

Culture Management:
•    Collaborate with support departments to build effective teams through mutual understanding of company goals, objectives, tools and committee structures
•    Live Emergent’s core values and operate within a culture of accountability
•    Ability to effectively maintain a mindset of continuous improvement 

•    Ensure compliance with current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP), Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), and other areas of mandatory regulatory oversight
•    Support through initiation, management, and completion of applicable Quality records - including deviations, CAPA’s and change controls
•    Create / revise departmental Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)

Approximately 5% to 10% [May include some international travel]

The above statements are intended to describe the nature of the work performed by those in this job and are not an exhaustive list of all duties. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time which reflects management’s assignment of essential functions. 
•    Bachelor’s Degree: Supply Chain, Operations Management, Biochemistry, Engineering, or another related field
•    Minimum 5 years of related experience within medical device, combination drug device, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, or contract manufacturing required
•    Experience working in a cGMP environment
•    Ability to work within a matrixed organization
•    Hands on experience with SAP preferred 
•    Effective communicator with strong leadership and interpersonal skills
•    Strong leadership skills with particular emphasis on relationship development and implementation of company culture improvement initiatives
•    Ability to collaborate with internal and external partners at multiple levels
•    Ability to manage, prioritize and work cross functionally with team-oriented focus to influence behaviors 
•    ASCM or other accredited Supply Chain Certification preferred
•    Must have continuous improvement mindset with strong LEAN principles and practices - Six-sigma/LEAN certified preferred 
•    Experience with industry-standard software applications (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, etc)



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