Sr Director, Supply Chain (Warehousing)

Baltimore (Camden), MD, US
Feb 12, 2021
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
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.

Reporting to the Global VP of Supply Chain, this role directs and is responsible for a network of both site and remote functional workstream workers. In support of our matrixed model the role will lead through both solid and dotted line reporting structures. This role will be based out of our Maryland Central Warehouse in Elkridge, MD visiting our MD site network (Bayview, Camden, Rockville) routinely. This matrixed center led role will work closely not only with the network warehousing teams and sites outside of MD, but also directly be responsible for site materials management leaders in MD as a point of contact for the 3 Maryland site leads. It is a key partner, supporter and resource of the site Sr. Leadership teams in MD. This role will assume solid line control of all warehousing activities across all Emergent sites as a horizontal work stream owner.

The Sr. Director of Supply Chain role is key to the success of our corporation. Interfacing with internal and external partners to achieve strategic product supply requirements is a must. The successful candidate will ensure that issues regarding new/existing products are resolved in a timely and cost-efficient manner with an assurance of harmonization in practices and system adoption across our network. One of the key requirements for the successful candidate will be a disciplined time management skill set to ensure site success while leading and realizing best demonstrated practices across a specific work stream under management.

The role works closely with Fellow Global Supply Chain Peers, Site Manufacturing, Quality, Regulatory Affairs, and Sales Operations in a matrixed reporting environment. Using Operational Excellence principles, develops strategic plans to improve productivity, quality, and efficiency of operations. Delivers on Global Supply Chains core value proposition of Spend Value, Efficiency and De-Risking of the end to end supply chain.

Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
General Responsibilities:
  • In our Center-led model the candidate will be responsible for oversight management for the three Maryland sites (Bayview, Camden, Rockville). All Production Planning, Procurement and Master Data activities and personnel will report to this role through a dotted line responsibility
  • This role will ensure all Supply Chain work streams operate in accordance with cGMP regulations, and Life Sciences operational BDPs.
  • In our Center-led model this role will assume solid line leadership for all Emergent Warehousing, Inventory Control and Logistics teams across the Emergent network of manufacturing facilities.
  • This role actively works and manages finished goods adhering to serialization requirements as directed in DSCSA & EU FMD.
  • He/She will be an active participant on the Camden Site Leadership Team executing to the site's 5 year growth strategy, and defined SLAs.
  • Role will support / implement the Enterprise's Harmonization initiatives for Supply Chain and other adjacent operations as needed.
  • Responsible for all Transportation and Logistics as required to support the shipment of licensed product as well as other materials including pre-clinical / clinical products, equipment etc.
  • Accountable for Department Cost Center performance.
  • Drive financial performance of business units by pro-actively identifying risks and opportunities in the supply chain and recommending solutions.
  • Developing strategic Plans supported by Capital Expenditure and Operational Expense budgets.
  • Primary liaison for all Contract Manufacturing activities including developmental BOM costing, scheduling, issue resolution, change implementation, performance monitoring and development of teams, etc.
  • Supply Chain Management SME for Regulatory inspections for ongoing Manufacturing Operations and PAI submissions.
  • Facilitate Sales & Operations Planning (S & OP) for 24 month rolling forecast of Manufacturing activities and Delivery expectations as driven by current demand.
  • Maintain, adapt, and implement robust Cold Chain shipping solutions as required.
  • Provide system oversight for Sarbanes Oxley process controls for Supply Chain Management responsibilities.
  • Encourage implementation of Industry Best Practices for Supply Chain activities.
  • Develop and Maintain Master Production Schedule including oversight and adherence to forecast and delivery schedule in preparation to run monthly Operations Meetings and participate in Monthly S&OP processes.
  • Provide support and guidance to site Value Stream Management Committee
  • Maintain business operation procedures and work instructions (process flow diagrams and instructional guides) for critical GSC activities.
  • Develop effective metrics, KPI's and monitoring programs to assure constant vigilance.
  • Maintain collaborative relationships with Manufacturing, Quality, Validation and Facilities Maintenance to assure the complete scope of Planning activities remains connected with other tangential business operations and compliant with Quality requirements.
  • Primary liaison for CDMO business support of contracted products.

Culture Management and Leadership Development:
  • Collaborate with Global Supply Chain Peers and Site Leadership Team to build effective teams through common understanding of Company goals, objectives, communication tools and committee structures.
  • Actively support Leadership Development Programs through participation and ensuring participation of area management under scope of responsibility.
  • Integrate Situational Leadership II principles and Performance Management tools throughout Manufacturing Operations Management.
  • Create a culture that achieves employee engagement, efficiency, effectiveness, accountability, customer service, productive work relations and sound communications.
  • Actively drive communication of expectations and tools with respect to critical business activities, including: Job Descriptions, Performance Management (IPMP) plans, Career Ladder expectations, time and project resource allocation management, operational and capital budget management, and targeted career development through succession planning.

  • Ensure maximum compliance with current Good Manufacturing Practices, Good Distribution Practices, 49 CFR Dangerous Goods, MiOSHA, OSHA, USDA, and other areas of mandatory regulatory oversight.

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.

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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