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Technology Cat Lead (Software) at CSL Behring

Technology Cat Lead (Software)

CSL Behring King of Prussia, PA Full-Time
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About CSL

With operations in 35+ nations and ~27,000 employees worldwide, CSL is driven to develop and deliver a broad range of lifesaving therapies to treat disorders such as hemophilia and primary immune deficiencies, and vaccines to prevent influenza. Our therapies are also used in cardiac surgery, organ transplantation and burn treatment.

CSL is the parent company of CSL Behring and Seqirus. CSL Behring is a global leader in the protein biotherapeutics industry, focused on bringing to market biotherapies used to treat serious and often rare conditions. CSL Behring operates CSL Plasma, one of the world's largest collectors of human plasma, which is used to create CSL’s therapies. Seqirus is one of the largest influenza vaccine companies in the world and is a transcontinental partner in pandemic preparedness and a major contributor to the prevention and control of influenza globally.

We invite you to take a look at the many career possibilities available around the globe and consider building your promising future at CSL by becoming a member of our team!

Job Description

This role leads a global Category and is responsible for the development and execution of category management strategies across CSL Behring and Seqirus (the entire CSL Group) to ensure best possible value for CSL while managing risk and maintaining compliance in sourcing practices. 

This will be directly involved in major global sourcing or bid activities, driving key transformational projects, and building and maintaining relationships with key senior stakeholders internal to CSL Group and within large, global vendors.  

Job Description


Develop Plans aligned to CSL Global and Procurement Strategy 

  • Develop and implement annual action plans for relevant categories based on the Procurement Strategy and other relevant business strategies within CSL to ensure clear objectives and action plans for Global Category Management Lead roles resulting in the reduction of the total cost of ownership and risk, while increasing innovation, customer service, compliance, and quality.  

  • Focus on the development of operational plans in conjunction with the respective business unit with a strategic long term focus of future operating models or process over the next 3 to 5 years.  

  • Take a leadership position and drive collaborate with the respective business unit on complex problem resolution, investigative data analytics, process reengineering and establishment of a sustainable program that will fill a global need while being consistent within all Company areas affected.  

  • Take a leadership role in the development in conjunction with the business for new models for infrastructure and application development, deployment and long term sustainability.  

  • Maintain significant business relationships information technology partners to ensure the best solutions are being proposed to CSL that will drive innovation and the best in class financial models for selected solutions are developed and maintained. Develop year over year cost reduction models and develop/implement projects that drive the consolidation of suppliers across all of information technology.  


Establish and Maintain Effective Category Management and Bid Management 

  • Drive value from the global category(s) by defining and implementing effective category management strategies; establishing and managing Councils for business-critical commodities aligned with the evolving business requirements and are effectively leading key sourcing activities, including negotiations, that to deliver lower cost of ownership, lower risk, higher quality, and better supply performance.  

  • Lead complex and business negotiations with major key suppliers and provide advice for regional sourcing as required. Develop long term strategies to ensure supplier sustainability and continuity while implementing a partnership with the supplier to drive year over year continuous improvement.  

  • Conduct business with integrity, in accordance with the highest ethical standards and in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations and anti-bribery requirements and supports diversity and inclusion by promoting utilization of small, disadvantaged and/or diverse suppliers. Ensure that Conflicts of Interest are not present with supplier selection and the sourcing process is free from all potential Conflicts of Interest.  


Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) 

  • Establish and manage SRM processes with suppliers within the category as per supplier segmentation, including risk management strategies in accordance with global policies, to enhance relationships and innovations with suppliers to deliver required supply, quality, service, continuous improvement, and innovation while minimizing costs for CSL and develop processes to measure value beyond savings in line with CSL’s values and Procurement strategy.  

  • Implement Global procedures to ensure execution of sourcing activities in compliance with CSL Sourcing Policy, Code of Responsible Business Practices, and all other compliance standards.  

  • Strictly adhere to the CSL Supplier Risk Management policies and procedures. Utilize the CSL Supplier Risk Management tools as appropriate.  


Supply Performance Management, including management of Key Performance Indicators  

  • Responsible for monitoring Supply Performance KPIs and conducting regular Operational Reviews as per Procurement’s Governance processes with supporting analysis and reporting from the Centre of Excellence and ensuring any Category Management roles within the team also review and manage Supplier performance to meet agreed standards.  


Develop Talent 

  • Lead, motivate and develop employees within the Procurement organisation including effective long-term talent development, succession planning and performance managing with a focus on supporting employees to meet or exceed performance expectations while demonstrating CSL Values. 


Manage Key Internal and External Stakeholders and Partners Relationships 

  • Build and maintain effective professional relationships with senior, internal stakeholders and senior external executives within large vendors to deliver upon Procurement’s objectives by ongoing discussions and participation in formal teams and groups with senior leaders in CSL and external vendors to manage supplier performance, issues, procurement improvement initiatives and other broader business issues.  


Drive Innovation 

  • Lead and participate in global transformation projects and continuous improvement initiatives as required to ensure the delivery of targeted benefits.  


  • Bachelor’s degree in Procurement / Supply Chain Management preferred or related field 

  • Post graduate business degree, MBA highly regarded 

  • Experience in Information Technology or equivalent experience preferred 


  • Minimum 12 years’ experience in strategic sourcing or relevant industry experience 

  • Minimum 2 years senior leadership experience, preferably of a global team or demonstrated influencer of global process and/or teams.  

  • Relevant graduate degree highly desirable  

  • Demonstrated experience in Hardware and Software licensing metrics and models 

  • Working knowledge of telecom and mobile licensing and pricing structures 

  • Experience and knowledge of various infrastructure and application design and connectivity 

  • Understanding of the pharmaceutical industry or related industry preferred but not essential 

Travel Requirements 

  • Domestic travel as required (10-30%) 

  • International travel as required (20-30%) 

Travel requirements will vary depending upon where the incumbent is based.  


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