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Sr. Director, Quality

Company: Emergent BioSolutions
Location: Lansing
Posted on: August 15, 2019

Job Description:

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 Senior Director of Quality is responsible for managing all Quality activities at one or more Emergent sites, e.g., Baltimore Bayview, Baltimore Camden, Canton, Gaithersburg, Hattiesburg, Lansing, Rockville, and Winnipeg.


Quality Organizations at each site location(s) report directly to the Sr. Director of Quality. This position is responsible for the promotion of quality awareness and continuous improvement at the site. The Sr. Director Quality is responsible for all quality assurance systems and the implementation of corporate policies and procedures at the specified site(s). He/She will ensure that internal processes and metrics are aligned to create a high level of product quality and consistency. He/She will substantially strengthen quality systems, determining the appropriate infrastructure and resources required to achieve business objectives at the site(s). The Sr. Director Quality is a key member of the Site Leadership Team. This role is responsible for helping to lead teams across the site in an integrated way that supports the delivery of site business goals.

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

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

    Additional responsibilities include:

    • --- Provide leadership and strategic direction to the specified quality site(s)
    • --- Develop staff to enhance capacity and ensure continuity of the Quality function
    • --- Ensure the proper interface of the quality function to product development, manufacturing, engineering/maintenance, and other areas as required
    • --- Establish strong relationships with internal and external customers-to build, enhance and ensure quality awareness.
    • --- 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.

      Education, Experience & Skills

      • 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 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.

        Physical/Mental Requirements

        Type/keyboard, visual acuity, good eye/hand coordination, stand, walk, sit, twist/turn, climb, reach outward, reach above shoulder, hand dexterity, bend, squat/kneel, sense of feel, sense of hearing, sense of smell, lift/carry 25lbs, and pull 25lbs. Use phone, copier, computer, copier, and hand tools. Organize/coordinate, analyze/interpret, calibrate precise measurements, problem-solve, make decisions, supervise, plan, communicate, prepare written communications, and prepare transaction documents. Work around noise above conversation level, in hot/cold temperatures, where ventilation is needed, in multiple locations, and with restricted access to laboratory.

        Emergent BioSolutions is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability, Protected Veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by 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.

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