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Emergent BioSolutions, Baltimore: Program Manager, Operational Excellence

August 07, 2020 4:13 PM | Joyce La Padula (Administrator)

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 Industrial Engineer Program Manager, Operational Excellence supports the development and deployment of the site OE strategy. This individual works with a broad range of Emergent leadership, management, staff and stakeholders to drive process improvement, the development of Emergent OE capabilities, and support efforts dedicated to Emergent’s OE/Lean business and cultural transformation.


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

Leads and drives OE-related practices and interventions, in particular those associated with Tier 1-3 meeting effectiveness, problem-solving, waste reduction and first-time-right execution.

Introduces, facilitates, trains and assures sustainability of 6S practices across all physical work spaces.

Act as a coach mentor on Lean Continuous Improvement culture, techniques and best practices.

Provides advice and support to leadership in the selection and prioritization of site OE deliverables and projects.

Facilitates the development, training and implementation of Lean Transformation Roadmap activities.

Execute communication strategy in support of the site’s Operational Excellence culture.

Acts as Project Manager for planning and execution of Operational Excellence projects leading cross-functional teams of site leaders, management and subject matter experts.

Facilitates Operational Excellence activities and Kaizen events.

Facilitates the Hoshin planning process and incorporates Lean Transformation roadmap capabilities into Hoshin plans.

Provide advice and guidance to site management on the effectiveness and efficiency of site Operational Excellence activities.

Act as a change agent promoting excellence and innovative thinking with employees at all levels of the organization.

Facilitates and manages cross functional projects and kaizen events.

Design and deploy sustainable systems for tracking and reporting of results from Operational Excellence activities, including progress to plan and financial impacts.

Participates as a member of the Operational Excellence Core team with representatives from all sites.

Support peers at other sites in Operational Excellence deployment.

Support the harmonization of Operational Excellence systems across sites.

Leads and supports cross-functional Operational Excellence training and development.

Develop, maintain and analyze Operational Excellence reporting metrics.

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 engineering, business, or science with demonstrated practical experience with Lean fundamentals and Lean Strategy deployment. Equivalent combination of skills, training, and experience considered

Has served 3-5 years in a full-time dedicated OE role

3 to 5 years’ experience in deploying or managing projects in a regulated environment such as cGMP

Strong facilitation and presentation skills

Strong written and oral communication skills

Demonstrated skill and experience in problem solving and analysis

Solid knowledge of lean concepts and tools

Ability to produce results through influential authority

Ability to read and understand a P&L statement

Strong interpersonal coaching skills

Strong skills in adapting lean tools to suit operational requirements


The physical/mental demands are representative of those that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an individual would encounter while performing the essential functions of the job.


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