Director, Supply Chain


Baltimore, MD, US, 21230


We go where others won’t, taking on some of the biggest public health challenges to protect and enhance millions of lives, and create a better, more secure world. Here, you will join passionate professionals who advance their scientific, technical and professional skills to develop products designed-to protect and enhance life.

Reporting to the Global VP of Supply Chain, this role is responsible for all supply chain activities at the site – including Supply Planning, Production Scheduling, Inventory Management, Procurement, Warehousing, and Logistics.  This role will orchestrate the flow of materials through the site - through solid line reporting, dotted line reporting, or stakeholder influence.

The Director, Site Supply Chain is a member of the local site leadership team (SLT) and will interact with internal and external stakeholders, including Emergent customers.
Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

General Responsibilities:
•    This role is an active member of the Site Leadership Team (SLT).
•    Works with other members of Global Supply Chain and site leadership to develop strategic plans for the site.
•    Supply Chain subject matter expert and key point of contact for audits, inspections, and external visits to the site as the SC leader.
•    Ensure compliance with all relevant GXP, Environmental, Safety, Financial (including Sarbanes-Oxley), and other regulatory requirements.
•    Develops operational plans in collaboration with other site management to ensure alignment of SOP, site and cross-department goals and establishment of effective project plans and resource allocation.
•    Develops and manages annual cost center budgets.  Prioritizes and justifies relevant capital expenditures.

Core Supply Chain Activities
•    This role is responsible for all supply chain activities at the site – including Supply Planning, Production Scheduling, Inventory Management, Procurement, Warehousing, and Logistics.
•    Maintain collaborative relationships with Manufacturing, Quality, Validation and Facilities Maintenance to assure the complete scope of Supply Chain activities remains connected with other tangential business operations and compliant with Quality requirements.
•    Lead Site Supply Planning activities as part of the S&OP process.
•    Maintain standard operating procedures and work instructions (process flow diagrams and instructional guides).
•    Develop and monitor KPI’s to ensure effective site operations.
•    Manages risk and loss prevention.

Continuous Improvement:
•    Drives Right First Time.  Support implementation of effective systems.
•    Optimizes management and use of company material, human and other resources by increasing efficiency and reducing waste.

Culture and Leadership:
•    Builds a culture that achieves employee engagement, efficiency, effectiveness, accountability, customer service, productive work relations, and sound communications 
•    Manages and empowers staff by building a culture that attracts, sustains, and motivates a diverse staff of top-quality people devoted to our core values.
•    Leads culture management and related initiatives. 
•    Participates in selection of key leaders and in leadership development initiatives. 
•    Supports training and professional development of employees. 

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 functions. 


•    Incumbent must possess at a minimum, a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a supportive course of study with augmenting experience to support this matrixed role.  Degrees in Supply Chain or Operations Management along with related experience from the armed services is a plus.  
•    APICS/CPM Certification desired.

•    10+ years of demonstrated Supply Chain Management experience.
•    A progressive increase in role of Management responsibility within the Supply Chain Organization.
•    Extensive knowledge of cGMP and Global Regulatory requirements.
•    Prior Biopharmaceutical or Medical Device experience required.
•    Experience with Global Trade preferred

•    The ideal candidate will have excellent written and oral communication abilities.  Must be able to present complex theoretical concepts and empirical performance data effectively in both oral and written formats, for audiences ranging from senior executives to entry level employees.
•    Strong leadership skills, both with direct reports and peers, with emphasis on relationship development and implementation of company culture improvement initiatives.
•    Exceptional integrity and a team player who has shown the ability and track record of winning the confidence and trust of colleagues and the respect of the broader business community.
•    Excellent Analytical skills with solid attention to detail required.
•    The ability to effectively maintain a culture of continuous improvement using Operational Excellence practices and processes is essential.
•    Extensive experience with desktop software applications (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio)
•    SAP experience preferred.


Per CDC guidelines, Emergent strongly recommends that all employees working on site are vaccinated to help ensure their safety, as well as the safety of fellow employees. This includes the use of good judgment when determining when the CDC guidelines advise that you stay home when ill. 

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.

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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 actions—whether 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.


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

Nearest Major Market: Baltimore