Manager, Quality


Hattiesburg, MS, US, 39402


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.

This position is responsible for the day to day management and effective application of all the Quality Assurance and Quality Control functions at the Hattiesburg, Mississippi location.


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

•    Provide oversight of Quality Assurance and Quality Control operations including Deviation, CAPA, Document Control, Product Testing, Batch Record Review, Product Release, and Change Control. 
•    Collaborate with the Management Representative to ensure the product is managed within the regulations for change control, deviations, etc. as applicable.
•    Support Medical Device Regulation (MDR) certification
•    Maintain a document control system for Quality System documents and associated documents used and generated on the site that are compliant with regulations to support business operations.
•    Ensure Emergent documentation retention requirements are applied to GXP documents.
•    Provide oversight for training personnel and management of training processes and content.
•    Represent Quality Assurance and Emergent during regulatory and ISO inspections.
•    Represent Quality Assurance and Emergent for customer relation activities.
•    Review contract negotiations for potential customers (specific to review of sections pertaining to product disposition and customer shipment dispositions), as needed.  
•    Quality Assurance approver in reviewing various compliance documentation such as deviations, CAPAs, audits, change controls, validation & technical study protocols and other cGXP compliant documentation.
•    Complete FDA inspection response reports, monthly response updates and coordinated response and gap analysis teams, as needed.
•    Provide Quality oversight and final disposition of product for distribution.
•    Provide Quality oversight and final disposition of shipment dispositions.
•    Development, management and maintenance of quality systems.
•    Provide Quality oversight of product inquiry and product complaint system.
•    Define quality metrics relevant for Management Review.
•    Prepare trend reports and summaries for routine Quality Management Review.
•    Communicate metrics, trends, and data summaries to senior management as part of Management Review, using a variety of media: intranet, reports, and presentations
•    Maintain metrics within predetermined limits.
•    Align site with Global processes.
•    Identify opportunities for continuous improvement in compliance, business, and safety practices; then plan and implement improvements.
•    Manage employees with various experience levels with capability to develop new leaders, individual contributors, and technical experts.
•    Interact with contract, corporate, ISO and governmental agency auditors.
•    Conduct personnel interviews, performance reviews, develop and administer development plans, follow-up on personnel issues, and provide feedback to group.
•    Plan and track all budgetary requirements.  Responsible for resource management and resource modeling for equipment, instrumentation, supplies, and personnel.
•    Provide routine reports regarding budgetary updates and variances against approved budgets.
•    Responsible for identifying defects and have the authority to report device defects at any time. 
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 Degree in Biological Science or similar science.
•    Minimum of 8 years of Medical Device (ISO 13485:2016 and 21CFR 820s) Quality experience with increasing responsibilities. 
•    Previous experience in management of quality systems and Quality department. Highly desirable to have minimum of 5 years of supervision experience. 
•    Previous experience working with FDA  and participating in regulatory agency inspections.
•    Must have SOP, investigation, and project protocol writing skills and demonstrated ability to critically evaluate content of such documents.
•    Must have personnel management skills.
•    Highly desirable to have prior experience with developing and maintaining department budgets.
•    Must have good verbal skills.  The ability to communicate clearly and extemporaneously to a variety of audience types.  Must be able to act as representative for the function and develop others to communicate effectively.
•    Must have good written communication skills.  The ability to tailor communications to all levels in department, and prepare appropriate updates to senior management and executive management.  Must have effective communication skills for “upward” and “downward” audiences.
•    Must be able to prepare reports for internal metrics and technical content; and prepare reports and data summaries for FDA review.  Must determine appropriate content and criticality of information.
•    Must be able to critically evaluate data summaries and conclusions. 
•    Proficiency in MS Office products or comparable word-processing and spreadsheet skills are required.
•    Must possess cGMP knowledge across all QA functions.
•    Must have a full competence of National and International Medical Device Regulations and Standards.


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: Hattiesburg