Director, Operations & Culture (Remote)


Gaithersburg, MD, US, 20879


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.

The Director, Operations and Culture is a vital role within Quality, Ethics and Compliance.  Reporting to the VP, Quality & Compliance Strategy and Governance, this role will plan, coordinate, and execute the operational priorities of the business in support of the function’s established vision, strategy and objectives. The incumbent is responsible for managing all business operations for the function and for leading the enterprise quality culture program. The successful candidate will possess a combination of organizational and problem-solving skills while demonstrating a high level of self-motivation and enthusiasm. 


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

  • Plans and facilitates leadership team meetings such that stakeholders are properly prepared, effective, and focused on the most relevant topics
  • Organizes, tracks and reports annual objectives for the function
  • Designs, plans, coordinates and executes town hall meetings
  • Collaborates with business partners to ensure control of budget, resources, time
  • Leads and/or manages special projects and initiatives, as appropriate
  • Designs, leads and executes enterprise and facility-level initiatives to strengthen quality culture
  • Creates succinct and inspiring communications that convey key messages to various stakeholder audiences including senior leaders 

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 management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time which reflects management’s assignment of essential functions. 



  • A university degree with approximately 10 years of relevant work experience. Various career paths could provide appropriate perspective, including diverse exposure within pharmaceutical/ biotechnology/ CDMO industry or business consulting
  • Strong working knowledge of quality and compliance principles in the pharmaceutical/ biotech/ CMDO industry
  • Excellent planning, prioritization, organizational, and project management skills 
  • Ability to establish, influence and work effectively with various business partners
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and tasks in a dynamic environment
  • Excellent critical thinking, problem-solving and negotiation skills
  • Strong verbal, graphical and written communication skills with ability to present to various audience levels including senior management
  • Advanced proficiency with MS Office and SmartSheet tools


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: Washington DC