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Senior Director, Quality

Emergent BioSolutions
Baltimore (Bayview), MD
Start date
Mar 15, 2023

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Quality, Quality Control
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Job Details

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 Senior Director of Quality is responsible for managing all Quality activities at the Emergent BioSolutions facility located at the Baltimore Bayview manufacturing facility.  This position is the Site Quality Leader and serves a prominent role as part of the Site Leadership Team.

As the Bayview site is part of the broader Emergent manufacturing network, this role also plays a role in broader network initiatives and has influence in corporate quality initiatives.  The role reports directly through the Quality function with indirect reporting to the site General Manager.


This position is responsible for full oversight of the Bayview Quality Management System, ensuring Quality Systems are established, monitored, reviewed, and continuously improved.  The Sr. Director Quality is responsible to ensure that quality systems are current and in compliance with corporate policies and procedures.  He/She will substantially strengthen quality systems, determining the appropriate infrastructure and resources required to achieve and sustain relevant regulatory authority expectations.

Quality responsibilities within the scope of this job include the following: 

  • Quality Assurance
  • Quality Control
  • GxP Compliance
  • GxP Training
  • Document Control

Additional responsibilities include: 

  • Provide leadership and strategic direction to the site
  • Develop staff to enhance capability and ensure continuity of the Quality function
  • Ensure the proper interface of the quality function to manufacturing, engineering/maintenance, and other areas as required
  • Establish strong relationships with internal and external customers-to build quality aspects and objectives into new business initiatives
  • Collaborate with all departments to ensure that quality standards and GxP compliance are met and maintained.
  • Develop and monitor appropriate metrics to track quality and process improvement.
  • Develop the required site processes and competencies to ensure that quality standards are implemented in accordance with corporate goals.

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.



  • BS degree in (Biological) Science, Engineering, or Operations Management; Advanced Degree (s) preferred
  • Position requires a seasoned Quality Assurance professional with a minimum of 15 years of experience in GMP biopharmaceutical/vaccine companies
  • Must have a track record of success and a broad understanding of contemporary quality practices as they apply to product development/clinical manufacturing and commercial operations.
  • Should have an excellent understanding of Quality requirements in both the US and EU.  
  • Proven expertise in the design and implementation of quality processes in a world-class medical device/pharmaceutical/vaccine manufacturing organization 
  • Experience in development of an organizational culture that promotes and sustains quality as an element of superior business performance.
  • Significant experience and knowledge in Quality areas (Quality Assurance & Quality Control including Validation and proven expertise in the design and implementation of quality processes in a world-class pharmaceutical/vaccine manufacturing organization.
  • Must have technical knowledge of product design, manufacturing, process design and improvement.
  • Must have a track record of success and a broad understanding of contemporary quality practices to the position.
  • Ability to effectively relate the quality functions to the business as a whole.
  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills.


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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