Manager, FP&A, Vaccines


Gaithersburg, MD, US, 20879

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.


Excited to grow your career? The successful candidate will be a key member of the team supporting the Vaccines Business Unit, which is comprised of the Medical Countermeasures, R&D, and Travel Health functions, and will broadly support these groups with the Director of FP&A. Position scope also includes financial modeling, product costing, analytics and presentation preparation. We are looking for someone with strong business partnering skills, who is a self-starter, great communicator, and enjoys collaborating with people with a diverse set of talents, in a dynamic environment.



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


  • Partner with Director FP&A to identify areas of challenge and opportunity to improve business value through insightful analysis, positioning to senior management and at times developing and implementing action plans
  • Partner with functional leaders to deliver proactive, data-driven advice that influences investment decisions.  Develop cost/benefit analysis for decision making on go/no-go decisions
  • Draw on actual results, outlook, and risks & opportunities in tandem with active collaboration with Corporate Finance and the Business to shape recommendations on forward looking financial forecast
  • Provide insightful reporting for various levels/areas of the Business that links the past and present to future expectations for key value drivers of the Business
  • Oversee the preparation and review of the function financial results, present financials to the leadership teams, lead the preparation and review of function forecasts and budgets, monitoring and raising flags to leadership for areas of focus. 
  • Serve as a liaison with the rest of the finance and accounting group to ensure that the functions have the appropriate support on operational transactions, accounting positions, and other issues that arise.
  • Where appropriate, partner with key customers and vendors who support the Business Unit and become part of the relationship management team, whether informally or formally (e.g. Steering Committee)
  • Drive process improvement through technology solutions and help to continuously improve business systems to deliver faster, reliable data.
  • Manage the longer-term planning activities (5 years +) of the functions
  • Support the integration of any business acquired which falls into the function
  • Assist Director, Financial Planning in supporting other areas of the Vaccines Business Unit as required


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.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a business related major required; Master’s in Business Administration or related advanced business degree is strongly recommended
  • A minimum of 8 years’ experience in a financial and/or analytical role; biotech/pharma. industry related experience preferred
  • Planning and analysis experience is required
  • Experience working in a matrixed environment is a plus
  • Demonstrated ability to draw on external best practices relative to metrics and KPIs that can drive value and or insights for Emergent while also drawing on external or internal best practices to improve overall FP&A processes
  • Strong analytical, financial modeling and critical reasoning skills
  • A strong team player who is able to work across multiple functions and disciplines. Must be skilled at being able to influence peers (levels above and below Director) in other functional area to opine on accounting positions and drive results.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills that will allow them to express the key points in a clear manner
  • Ability to effectively present complex information to Senior Management.  Must possess the courage to challenge senior leaders on assumptions and present opinions in an articulate and professional manner.
  • Strong desire to work in a fast-paced, matrix environment
  • MS Office experience is required; expertise in Excel and PowerPoint required


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.


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

Nearest Major Market: Washington DC