Sr Manager, Facilities


Baltimore, MD, US, 21230


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.



Sr Manager of Facilities leads the day-to-day operations within the entire Facilities group. Individual provides direct oversight to the General Maintenance, Manufacturing Support, Metrology & Lyophilization groups. Ensures facilities, equipment, and infrastructure are operating in a state of control meeting cGMP requirements. Heavy focus also on personnel/team development, performance management, and client/regulatory facing activities (process equipment/systems operation).   



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


  • Manage the day-to-day operations within the entire Facility group. 

  • Provide direct oversight to the General Maintenance, Manufacturing Support, Metrology & Lyophilization groups  

  • Ensures facility and infrastructure systems are maintained in accordance with best industry practices 

  • Leads reliability centered maintenance and continuous improvement programs 

  • Ultimately responsible for all Quality Systems within the department (Deviations, CAPAs, Biennial and routine SOP revisions, Change Controls) 

  • Plans departmental goals and objectives with EFV Director 

  • Assign resources to projects and initiatives 

  • Responsible for departmental budgets 

  • Leads cross-functional teams in the planning and execution of semi-annual planned maintenance activities 

  • Utility and Maintenance System SME contact during audits 

  • Manages site capital initiatives on Plant Equipment  

  • Be active member of all site expansion project teams to provide EFV guidance 

  • Promotes professional development of staff through on-site and off-site coaching, mentoring, and training 

  • Reports to Director level position 


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.  



  • 10+ years experience in a pharmaceutical/process industry setting 

  • Employment history should show a progressive increase in responsibility 

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Science, Engineering, or related field is preferred 

  • A working knowledge of preventive and predictive maintenance technology (vibration, infrared, and ultrasonic analysis, etc.) 

  • Th ability to develop and manage good working relationships with internal departments, contractors, suppliers, and inspectors 

  • Experience with budget preparation and scheduling 

  • SAP (plant maintenance) and Lean/Six Sigma experience are a plus 

  • Prior cGMP experience is strongly preferred 

  • Prior experience with SAP preferred 

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Project, Word, and Excel 

  • Excellent organization and communication skills  

  • Project management skills are essential 

  • Must have the ability to multi-task and coordinate workload by priority.  

  • Must be customer service and quality driven 

  • Working knowledge of the following maintenance functions:  

  • HVAC/Refrigeration 

  • Boiler Operations/Steam Distribution 

  • Electrical  

  • Painting 

  • Carpentry  

  • Plumbing/Pipefitting  

  • General Mechanical Troubleshooting/Repairs 

  • Critical Utilities 

  • Campus Grounds upkeep  



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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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