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Manager, Manufacturing Operations

Emergent BioSolutions
Lansing, MI
Start date
Mar 9, 2023

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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.

The primary responsibilities associated with the role of Manager of Manufacturing Operations (PPD Focus) are listed as follows. 
•    Workforce management and development of direct reports within the Manufacturing Operations function (both salaried and hourly personnel) 
•    System owner responsibilities for the PPD Production system per the essential functions listed below
•    Train and familiarize with the Bulk and ILP Integrated Process Teams to serve as a backup lead to these operations.
Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Key Job Responsibilities:
•    Align departmental vision to site strategy and manage the implementation of strategic changes within the manufacturing function
•    Annual departmental goal setting 
•    Performance Management: routine 1-1’s, mid-year assessments, and year-end evaluations
•    Personnel Development: individual development plans centered on behavioral and leadership competencies
•    Establishing & maintaining employee/team engagement
•    Personal Development: development against core leadership competencies through your individual development plan
•    Establishing and maintaining a safe work environment through the application of our behavior-based safety and 6S+ programs
•    Workforce scheduling and planning relative to product flow, facility utilization and project/quality system work
•    Review and management of monthly departmental spend within budget


Key Skills / Competencies:
•    Driving workforce engagement
•    Building effective teams
•    Coaching/teaching/mentoring – modeling the desired behaviors/competencies within function and teams
•    Managing conflict/conflict resolution
•    Building trust and rapport with the workforce
•    Promoting a healthy work environment (i.e. safe, empowered, learning oriented, focused on continuous improvement)
•    Ensuring accountability (Behaviors, Performance, etc.)
•    Effective communication
•    Understands and applies a broad range of financial management principles to ensure decisions are fiscally responsible
•    Experience with complex, cross-functional project planning and execution
•    Strong collaboration skills within cross-functional/matrixed team environment
•    Effective meeting facilitation
•    Strong risk management skills (identification, mitigation, elevation, etc.)
•    Experience with regulatory submissions particularly process and or facility/equipment improvements
•    Quality System experience (i.e. Deviations – root cause investigations, CAPA, Change Control)
•    Owner of PPD Production
o    Responsible for the efficiency, effectiveness and overall compliance of the system
o    Oversight of cross-functional process team including management of workload through visual management practices
o    Ensuring/Maintaining inspection readiness for the production system/facility
o    Managing relationships with internal/external customers and suppliers
o    Routine on the floor presence with staff and team members (Gemba walks)
o    Review & approval of quality system documentation
o    Management of key risks and prioritization & oversight of continuous improvement efforts


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’s degree in science or engineering related field (i.e. life sciences, chemistry, chemical engineering, biochemical engineering, etc.)
•    A minimum of three (3) years of supervisory responsibility required in an industry related environment (preferred)
•    A minimum of five (5) years of experience working in a cGMP manufacturing environment with knowledge CFR requirements
•    Demonstrated experience with teaching/coaching of direct reports in a technical and leadership environment
•    Strong communication skills: oral/written and listening
•    Personal Competencies: Self-awareness, Integrity, Team player, Continuous Learner


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.

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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