Warehousing & Inventory Global Process Lead


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.

The Warehousing & Inventory Global Process Lead role (W&I GPL) ensures efficient end to end processes, to drive and maintain continual harmonization and optimization of Emergent Warehousing, Inventory Management and Material Flow through the Supply Chain.  Accountable for optimizing the utilization of warehouse space across the global supply network in, increase operational efficiency and reduce costs while meeting inventory management objectives. Enables Global Supply Chain strategies through achievements.


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

•    Assess and consolidate warehouse operations to gain synergy and leverage current “in-house” capacities.
•    Design material flow between warehouse facilities and manufacturing site warehouses, ensuring end-to-end transaction accuracy.
•    Ensure warehouse operations compliance with respect to EHS, QMS and Inventory Management.
•    Improved collaboration with procurement and planning to efficiently manage through-put of warehouse (being limited physical capacity).
•    Design, champion, and deploy the end-to-end process enhancement vision and directional objectives for warehousing and inventory management process.
•    Lead cross functional teams including facility stakeholders and functional resources to achieve strategic directions.
•    Partner with other functional GBPLs and stakeholders in developing process improvement priorities, strategies, and resource plans to improve margins.
•    Manage specific projects to align and improve operational effectiveness to the Global Supply Chain centralized strategy. 
•    Develop measurable KPI’s and monitor the framework to gauge the timeliness and effectiveness of the improvement teams.
•    Identify, qualify, and manage change impacts and their implications on deployed processes.  Key evaluator of Process Change Management.
•    Participate in yearly budgeting and prioritization exercises.
•    Identify and drive system enhancements, requirements, and initiatives through to completion with project KPIs and score carding to ensure proper communication throughout Emergent.
•    Ensures creation of process documentation, proper policies, procedures, work instructions and training materials for all operational processes to the Harmonization and Standardization strategy.
•    Ensures training material loaded and assigned in Veeva training system.
•    Participate in testing and acceptance for all process and relevant system changes.
•    Understands functions and features of SAP modules in scope. 

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 business, Supply Chain Management or other related field.

Experience & Skills
•    Minimum 5 years’ experience in Supply Chain or Manufacturing operations 
•    Prior Biopharmaceutical experience preferred.
•    SAP experience preferred.
•    APICS or ISM Certification desired.
•    Multi Plant experience beneficial.
•    Experience in Continuous Improvement, Visual management, and Lean principles / concepts.  Comfortable with process mapping and value stream management.
•    Must lead by example through strong work ethics and high standards.
•    Proficient with computer applications such as Microsoft Suite.
•    Works well within teams, able to lead meetings with customers, stakeholders, and consultants across all phases of project lifecycle.
•    Exercises judgment within broadly defined practices and policies in selecting methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.  Activities address various aspects of engineering and related areas.
•    Excellent written, verbal communication skills with comfort in presenting ideas, updates, and requests.
•    Experience with leading teams through process improvement initiatives and implementing those solutions.
•    Experience in matrixed work environments.
•    Experience with implementing process and system changes, especially within a pharmaceutical environment.
•    Able to interface with leadership and individual contributors.


Successful applicants for this position that are required to be onsite at any Emergent site at any time, must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment,  subject to legally required exemptions.

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