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Sr Manager, Product Quality

Emergent BioSolutions
Gaithersburg, MD
Start date
Jul 27, 2022

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Marketing, Product Development/Management, Quality
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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Job Details

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 Manager position is responsible to provide product quality stewardship of our products from introduction throughout the lifecycle. As the product quality expert, the Sr Manager will build the strategy to proactively minimize product quality risks through early detection and mitigation during product development, technology transfer, commercial operations, and product discontinuation. 

The Sr Manager is the Quality liaison between Regulatory Affairs and Operations (internal and/or contract manufacturer) to ensure regulatory compliance of manufacturing and testing processes (including contract labs). The role enables efficient communication and decision making related to the quality of our products.


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

•    Proactively manage product quality risks ensuring they are proactively mitigated, actioned, and escalated to senior management
•    Assess data trends and provide product quality insights regarding product stability, process monitoring, and other key quality system outputs
•    Act as Quality advocate and single point of contact for global program strategy teams to ensure consistent quality approach to GMP manufacturing, testing, release, and regulatory filings
•    Act as Quality expert for product quality history through lifecycle
•    Maintains Product Quality Monographs and Supply Chain Maps in compliance with investigational product and commercial marketing applications
•    Authors Global Annual Product Quality Review, coordinating with leads of contributing chapters, and manages commitments to closure
•    Provides lead quality review of CMC sections of Regulatory submissions and response to queries. Facilitates management and closure of post marketing regulatory commitments.
•    Lead Stability Review Boards to enable primary Quality oversight of the stability program including ensuring annual commitments are met
•    Primary Quality oversight of reference standard program with a focus on ensuring supply
•    Facilitates Product Specification Committee
•    Supports process lifecycle and analytical lifecycle management initiatives
•    Partner with other Quality colleagues on significant product quality impact assessments, particularly for notifications to management, BPDRs, recalls, etc
•    Facilitates global changes with respect to the product
•    Provides support where needed in the creation of Quality Target Product Profiles and product characterization and comparability assessments in line with regulatory expectations
•    Supports Health Authority inspections and compliance

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. 


•    B.S / B.A. degree in biological /chemical sciences, or a related pharmaceutical sciences field or equivalent experience in regulated industry.
•    8 years cGMP experience within quality in a biotech, pharmaceutical, or bio-pharmaceutical manufacturing environment, ideally pre-clinical phases through commercial
•    Previous experience working with FDA/ EU and participating in regulatory agency inspections preferred.
•    Candidate must exhibit strong interpersonal and collaborative / facilitative skills
•    Strong oral and written communication skills
•    Ability to work independently and in a team setting with minimal supervision
•    Ability to make sound decisions regarding compliance-related issues with minimal supervision
•    Strong Leadership, high level of personal/departmental accountability and responsibility


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.

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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