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Sr Director, Corporate Strategy

Emergent BioSolutions
Gaithersburg, MD
Start date
Jul 27, 2022

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Marketing, Strategic Marketing
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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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 Sr. Director, Corporate Strategy reports to the SVP, Corporate Strategy, Governance, Product & Portfolio Management and is responsible for partnering in the development, execution and monitoring of the corporate strategy, driving strategic initiatives, partnering with commercial assessments for M&A, supporting M&A financial modeling. The Sr. Director will both lead project teams and individually execute entire projects, thereby utilizing a broad set of skills including issue and data analysis, financial modeling, problem solving, project management, and communication. The Sr. Director will work closely with the SVP of Corporate Strategy, Governance, Product & Portfolio Management, executive team, and senior leaders to develop and implement recommendations. This position is an individual contributor with the potential to manage direct reports.

Our focus is on thought leadership and strategic inflections, as we are responsible for helping our senior management to identify the overall company direction. We are not just leading projects; we are working to help colleagues identify how we grow as a “One Emergent” team and as a company. 
Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

•    Utilize background in commercial analysis and forecasting to identify, design and execute integrated analytics which inform the corporate performance within a projected strategic planning horizon.
•    Support Business / Corporate Development in identifying and assessing commercial attractiveness and economic feasibility of external development opportunities. 
•    Perform management consulting as the Corporate Strategy team leads key growth initiatives.
•    Refine and execute the annual strategic planning process with the Executive Management Team and other senior leaders.
•    Identify, assess and lead new initiatives and opportunities, such as new market entry, creation of new products/services, or internal business performance improvement.
•    Lead investigation and resolution of ad-hoc strategic questions on a rolling basis.
•    Support Corporate Development on potential partnerships, licensing and/or acquisition opportunities for cross-business unit M&A opportunities.
•    Create, write, and communicate briefings, presentations, and memos for senior management.
•    Apply financial principles to the evaluation of new business opportunities and initiatives.
•    Interpret, analyze, and evaluate business plans, operating/financial plans, research reports, SEC filings, deal memos and proposals, and company press releases. 
•    Monitor and evaluate the emerging landscape of public health threats in partnership with the Commercial Assessments team to advise executive management on future growth opportunities.
•    Facilitate monitoring and execution of strategic plans, including measuring success, identifying gaps and recommending solutions.
•    Ensure harmonization of corporate strategy and goals with business unit and functional strategies and goals.
•    Support the preparation of reports and presentations to the Executive Management Team, Strategic Operations Committee and Board of Directors.
•    Lead and develop direct reports and teams, while enhancing each functions’ skillset.

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. 


•    BS/BA required; Advanced degree, such as MBA or PhD preferred
•    Minimum of 12+ years in the pharmaceutical/biotech industry, with at least 8 years of experience in strategy consulting and/or corporate strategic planning as well as experience developing and implementing business plans, commercial research plans, forecasts and strategies
•    Experience in financial forecasting and valuation, market research/analytics, brand/strategic marketing, competitive intelligence, and/or business development/due diligence
•    Payer market experience a plus
•    Some track record of M&A and/or licensing experience a plus (1–2 years or 5+ transactions)
•    Strong quantitative and qualitative analytical capabilities, including ability to build models
•    Able to lead and influence in complex and ambiguous environment that is fast changing
•    Maturity and executive presence to organize, lead, and motivate ad hoc teams and navigate and develop relationships at all levels in the organization
•    Strong oral and written communication skills—be able to synthesize complex and diverse information and distill down to the key “so what’s.”
•    Proven track record of delivering value to organizations in a proactive manner


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.

Information submitted will be used by Emergent BioSolutions for activities related to your prospective employment. Emergent BioSolutions respects your privacy and any use of the information submitted will be subject to the terms of our Privacy Policy .

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.


Emergent BioSolutions is a global life sciences company whose mission is to protect and enhance life. Through our specialty products and contract development and manufacturing services, we are dedicated to providing solutions that address public health threats. Through social responsibility, we aim to build healthier and safer communities. We aspire to deliver peace of mind to our patients and customers so they can focus on what’s most important in their lives. In working together, we envision protecting or enhancing 1 billion lives by 2030. For more information visit Find us on LinkedIn and follow us on Twitter.

Stock Symbol: EBS


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