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Sr. Manager, Sourcing and Procurement Global Process Owner

Emergent BioSolutions
Gaithersburg, MD
Start date
Feb 21, 2024

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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 Sr. Manager for Sourcing and Procurement Excellence role is responsible for developing and implementing best practices throughout the organization related to sourcing and procurement processes, vendor management, metrics and reporting, cost saving tracking, and material/supplier risk analysis.  
This role will work closely with the Sourcing and Procurement Executive Team to drive corporate initiatives, track and report performance and progress, and build relationships with stakeholders across the business.

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

•    Develops and implements tools to assist in knowledge management and transfer within a geographically dispersed team, included KPI tracking, dashboards, etc.
•    Develops the organizational capabilities needed to support the short-, medium- and long-term needs and plans for SS&P
•    Responsible for developing performance metrics and service levels; oversees ongoing performance improvement efforts for the function.
•    Provide support to Strategic Sourcing Category Leads and key stakeholders to complete essential risk management deliverables such as performance monitoring, business reviews.
•    Fully embraces the use of Operational Excellence tools and initiatives within the group and develops a culture of continuous improvement.
•    Work to transform SS&P into a full-service support function – ultimately increasing the amount of information and visibility end-users have into the strategic sourcing and procurement processes.
•    Supply risk management, responsible for overseeing and guiding material and supply risk management for the enterprise, partnering with cross organizational groups to accurately profile risks.
•    Ensure adherence to company policy including Sourcing and Procurement policies, and contract policies.
•    Manage and maintain strategic procurement processes and standards including documentation, vendor reporting, and operational efficiency metrics.
•    Support contract management platform through period review, alignment of processes and data reporting.
•    Serve as Global Process Owner for Sourcing and Procurement
•    Government compliance and supplier diversity engagement.
•    Direct supervision for positions aligned and in support of this role as determined by Head of Sourcing and Procurement.

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 supply chain or business management, or equivalent experience
•    5-8 years of related experience within strategic procurement with understanding of global sourcing and procurement structure. 
•    Ability to work within a matrixed organization.
•    Experience leading and participating on cross-functional and /or global teams
•    Effective communicator with strong leadership and interpersonal skills
•    Excellent analytical problem-solving skills
•    Strategic and tactical thinking
•    Ability to collaborate with internal and external partners at multiple levels.
•    Ability to manage, prioritize and work cross functionally to influence behaviors and gain consensus  
•    Experience in Process Excellence or Lean principles and concepts  
•    Hands on experience with SAP preferred 
•    Proficiency in SmartSheet, PowerPoint, Excel, and Word; experience in report generation and data platforms like PowerBI a plus
•    Experience with spend analytics and sourcing systems
•    Procurement process knowledge, contract management, financial analysis, market analysis, supplier analysis, supplier diversity, supplier management, technology utilization, strategic planning and integrated supply chain experience 
•    High level cross-functional collaborator, both internally across company functions and externally with strategic suppliers. 


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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400 Professional Drive
Suite 400
United States

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