Director, Program Management


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, Program Management, is a new role within the Corporate Strategy & Transformation function. This role will join an emerging team in shaping leadership governance and driving forward critical enterprise priorities. Reporting into the Senior Director, Transformation & Governance, this role will work in close partnership with business leaders across the organization.

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

•    Establish and manage complex strategic and operational plans inclusive of timelines, milestones, issues, risks, and actions 
•    Develop and maintain strong working relationships with key stakeholders to drive coordination and alignment with Emergent’s corporate goals/objectives and related priorities 
•    Develop executive-level deliverables for leadership visibility and endorsement 
•    Support facilitating cross-functional leadership meetings and working sessions 
•    Partner with colleagues across broader corporate strategy and development function to identify and manage interdependencies and impacts across other relevant priorities 
•    Support management of integrated roadmap to capture progress against transformation efforts and strategic initiatives 
•    Provide program management support across broader corporate strategy and transformation initiatives as needed 
•    Proven ability to successfully handle ambiguity and navigate a rapidly changing environment 
•    Collaborative, all hands-on deck mentality 
•    Humility balanced with high expectations for self and passion for work 
•    Proactive and results-driven, with excellent organizational skills and presentation development/analytical capabilities 
•    Ability to build relationships and engage effectively with stakeholders at all levels, including executive team 
•    Ability to maintain objectivity and complete discretion with confidential information 

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. 


•    BS/BA required; advanced degree preferred
•    Significant project management experience leading complex, transformational initiatives, with at least 5 years of experience working in the Pharma industry  
•    Management consulting experience preferred but not required  





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