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Sr Director, Ethics & Compliance

Emergent BioSolutions
United States
Start date
Feb 5, 2024

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Regulatory, Legal/Compliance
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time
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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.

Senior Director of Global Ethics & Compliance to lead the development of key elements of Emergent Biosolutions global compliance program, and act as a Business Partner provide compliance advice, training, and support to the Government Medical Countermeasures (MCM) business.  Additionally, they will be the primary owner of the Anti-Bribery/Anti-Corruption program and will help drive Emergent’s Third Party Risk Management program. This position reports to the Senior Vice President, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer and may be based in one of Emergent’s offices located in the USA, Canada, or Remote.This position will have broad familiarity with the US and International laws and Codes of Practice governing the activities of pharmaceutical manufacturers.


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

  • Serve as the primary lead to execute Emergent’s global compliance program objectives within the Government MCM business. 
  • Establish strong relationships with and serve as an advisor, business partner and trusted resource to the MCM business stakeholders (e.g., Government Procurement, Government Product, Government Affairs, Medical Affairs and Business Operations teams).
  • Lead the development and delivery of selected elements of Emergent’s enterprise-wide compliance program, specifically the Anti-Bribery and Corruption (ABAC) and Third-Party Risk Management (TPRM) programs.
  • Ensure compliance with international laws and regulations related to ABAC.
  • Conduct risk assessments to identify potential areas of vulnerability and implement preventive measures.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to assess, monitor, and manage risks associated with external partners.
  • Establish due diligence processes for third-party relationships, ensuring compliance with industry standards.
  • Conduct monitoring and auditing of prioritized risk areas. Partner with the business to address findings.
  • Provide support for compliance investigations related to potential violations of policies, laws or regulations and oversee corrective actions with the business 
  • Maintain sound knowledge of the US and International laws, regulations, and industry codes of practice relevant to Emergent’s MCM business activities. Work closely with Legal to monitor the external environment for any changes, determine the potential impact of changes on the compliance program, and oversee any necessary revisions 
  • Partner and communicate regularly with other members of the Compliance team to ensure consistency and efficiency in approach across Emergent’s other business units.

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. 



  • Education: Advanced degree required
  • Experience: 5+ relevant compliance with most recent experiences serving in a global in pharma, biotech or related environment.
  • Knowledge: Demonstrated knowledge of relevant laws governing the business activities of international pharmaceutical companies (e.g. UK Bribery Act, FCPA, GDPR) and industry codes relevant to the commercialization of pharmaceuticals
  • Skills: Savvy with digital and tech-enhanced communications and learning platforms. Comfortable developing metrics to empower continued evolution of the compliance program.
  • Abilities: Demonstrated sound judgment and acts with integrity and ethics in all dealings, possesses humility, self-awareness, sense of humor, and openness to various perspective. Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English required
    • Has strong organizational awareness, business acumen and ability to:    
      • lead and influence without direct authority 
      • enlist the support of various business functions as needed to achieve objective
      • collaborate, encourage cooperation and teamwork across functions 
      • interact effectively at all levels to influence culture and business practices
      • the creative and flexible in order to effectively communicate 
      • balance a strong commitment to customer service and corporate ethics
      • effectively prioritizes and work in a fast-paced environment 
      • handle multiple complex and confidential tasks
  •     Preferred Qualifications
    • knowledgeable in other compliance risk areas (e.g. trade controls, privacy) relevant to the pharmaceutical industry 


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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Suite 400
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