Manager, Procurement


Winnipeg, MB, CA, R3T 5Y3


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.



Remote/Onsite Opportunity


Emergent BioSolutions is currently seeking a Manager, Procurement for our Winnipeg site. The successful candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain or relevant field or sufficient professional experience and 5-8 years of demonstrated procurement responsibilities with an understanding of global sourcing and procurement structure. Must have the ability to work within a matrixed organization, have experience leading and participating on cross-functional and/or global teams, be an effective communicator with strong leadership and interpersonal skills and have the ability to collaborate with internal and external partners at multiple levels. SAP experience is preferred. In addition, this individual will possess a strong work ethic and a commitment to excellence and innovation.




Emergent BioSolutions is dedicated to one simple mission—to protect and enhance life.

As a global specialty pharmaceutical company, Emergent offers specialized products to healthcare providers and governments to address medical needs and emerging health threats.


We value the diversity that each employee brings, and while we look for people who share our Core Values, we thrive on difference as well. With hundreds of talented employees working around the globe, Emergent is a growing organization with a wide variety of scientific, technical and professional career opportunities worldwide.




Serves as the site level manager of the Sourcing and Procurement department.  This role reports directly to the Head of Sourcing and Procurement and is responsible for ensuring goods and services are sourced in a cost effective, timely and compliant manner.  Ensures departmental, site and company goals are met.  Provides leadership for direct reports at the site and participates in global Sourcing and Procurement initiatives and projects as required; including tracking measurables, KPI’s and specific transformational projects within the Sourcing and Procurement function. 




  • Lead the procurement team and sourcing activities in accordance with cGMP, GCC and SOX regulations
  • Create, and manage purchase orders for raw materials, consumables, equipment and services required for the site.
  • Manage direct reports and contribute to departmental growth, budgeting, as well as ensuring a constructive work environment
  • Provide guidance to buyers to achieve goals in accordance with established policies, cost, and schedule guidelines
  • Facilitate contract process with end users and Legal Department, including negotiation of contracts with site suppliers as needed.
  • Work closely with site Supply Chain team to ensure support for site manufacturing process
  • Create and revise departmental SOPs as required
  • Lead teams for early purchasing involvement through supplier selection process including capabilities assessment, technical evaluation, and cost/price analysis
  • Actively pursue cost reduction opportunities in accordance with overall procurement strategies
  • Partner with Quality Department on qualification of suppliers as required
  • Works with other Emergent sites and leaders to optimize processes and procedures
  • Other projects as required or directed by Global Sourcing and Procurement Dept.


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. 



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain or relevant field required, or sufficient professional experience
  • 5-8 years of demonstrated Procurement responsibilities with understanding of global sourcing and procurement structure.
  • Ability to work within a matrixed organization
  • Experience leading and participating on cross-functional and /or global teams
  • Effective communicator with strong leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent analytical problem-solving skills with Strategic and Tactical thinking
  • Ability to collaborate with internal and external partners at multiple levels.
  • Ability to manage, prioritize and work cross functionally to influence behaviors and gain consensus  
  • Prior pharmaceutical experience preferred
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, and Word
  • Experience with spend analytics and sourcing systems; experience with Ariba is a plus
  • SAP Experience preferred



  • Citizenship/Permanent Resident or Valid Work Permit.
  • Successful Completion of a Criminal Record Check.


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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
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