Sr Manager, Global Protective Services


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.

I: Job Summary 

Lead and manage Global Protective Services operations at designated sites.  Primary responsibilities include employee scheduling, first-line supervision, budget and infrastructure management, project management, performance management, personnel development, and management of contract security contracts. Responsible for enriching the culture of the department and living the Emergent Core Values.  Plan, develop, and execute projects to successful completion on time and within budget and produce clear and concise written work. Develop global executive protection plans and lead all executive protection assignments. Effectively communicate with both internal and external stakeholders while professionally representing the company. 

II: Essential Functions 
•    Lead inter-site best practices for security operations
•    Create project plans, cost and timeline baselines, track and monitor project progress including financials, schedule, resource constraints, risks, and other appropriate project performance indicators
•    Prepare and manage budgets
•    Develop global security metrics used to track progress against department and company goals
•    Perform global program assessments against company and industry standards and drive continuous improvements for identified gaps
•    Develop and conduct global employee training programs on security and emergency management
•    Prepare and deliver presentations to all levels of the organization to include project and budgetary information
•    Ability to negotiate difficult matters and facilitate cross functional project teams 
•    Provide leadership company-wide in the resolution of security related issues
•    Create an environment of continuous improvement, driving process and resource efficiency
•    Lead subordinates to achieve goals in accordance with company culture
•    Conduct performance reviews, develop and administer enhancement plans, and follow-up on personnel issues
•    Manage contract security vendor contracts to include ensuring appropriate staffing and performance
•    Develop plans and lead global executive protection for Board of Director meetings and at other times as needed
•    Have a working knowledge of all security systems
•    Assure communication of key Company/Department initiatives and objectives to staff
•    Provide proactive and timely updates to reporting manager, associates, peers, and other stakeholders
•    Perform global program assessments and drive continuous improvements for identified gaps
•    Develop working relationships with appropriate Federal, State, and Local law enforcement agencies 
•    Represent Global Protective Services and Emergent during regulatory agency inspections. Interact with contract, corporate, and governmental agency auditors
•    Manage global emergencies and critical incidents
•    Conduct global investigations following established protocols and procedures; write and review incident reports
•    Conduct global site security audits & threat and vulnerability assessments as needed for Emergent properties. Use collected data to develop Site Master Security Plans 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of work performed by those in this job. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties, and other duties may be assigned.
III: Education, Experience & Skills
•    Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent education and training required
•    Minimum of 5 years of experience in security, law enforcement, or security systems experience required
•    Must have good written and oral communication skills. 
•    Prior experience with developing and maintaining budgets
•    Strong Standard Operation Procedures (SOP) development, investigation and protocol writing skills, and demonstrated ability to critically evaluate content of such documents
•    Strong organization and time management with the ability to adhere to deadlines
•    Proficiency in MS Office products (Excel, PowerPoint, Word) 
•    Ability to obtain certification in Defensive Tactics, CPR, First Aid, AED, and Concealed Weapons Permit  
•    Successfully meet minimum requirements for Physical Agility Testing and pass medical physical/ drug screening
•    Valid driver’s license 
•    Ability to work effectively with people of diverse backgrounds and promote a positive working environment, spirit of cooperation and positive reactions to change and conflict resolution
•    Able to travel globally, work an irregular schedule, evenings, weekends, or holidays as needed, additional hours during peak times or as required 


Successful applicants for this position must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Individuals with qualifying medical issues or sincerely held religious beliefs or practices that may prevent them from getting the vaccine may request an exemption from the vaccine requirement.

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