Senior Manager Global Procurement for Equipment, R&D, CAPEX (m/f/d)

25 March | Position with re­spon­si­bil­i­ties | 100%

Senior Manager Global Procurement for Equipment, R&D, CAPEX (m/f/d)

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!


CSL Behring is a global biotherapeutics leader driven by its promise to save lives. In Bern more than 1500 employees develop and deliver life-saving therapies to treat people with rare and serious medical conditions worldwide.

For our Global Procurement function we are looking for a

Senior Manager Global Procurement for Equipment, R&D, CAPEX (m/f/d)

As a successful Senior Manager Global Procurement for Equipment, R&D, CAPEX you manage the regional global EMEA of one Global Category. With this, you are responsible for the development and execution across CSL Behring and Seqirus (the entire CSL Group,) for the allocated categories and region to ensure best value for CSL while managing risk and maintaining compliance in sourcing practices. Also, you support and execute projects within the European region on time and in budget.

You support global sourcing or bid activities, lead regional sourcing projects and activities and build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders of the CSL Group and with key regional vendors. 

In detail, your responsibilities include:

  • Developing and implementing 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

  • Driving 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

  • Leading complex business negotiations with major key suppliers and provide advice for regional sourcing as required

  • Establishing and managing 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

  • 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

  • Leading, motivating and developing employees within the Procurement organization 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

  • Build and maintain effective professional relationships with senior, internal stakeholders and senior external executives within large vendors to deliver upon Procurement’s objectives

  • Leading and participating in global transformation projects and continuous improvement initiatives to ensure the delivery of targeted benefits

You possess a forward-thinking mindset, continuously seek to gain and develop relevant knowledge and skills and contribute to the business growth by your proactive and positive stakeholder management skills and the creation of common goals.

You contribute to the success of the function with the following competencies:

  • University degree in Procurement, Engineering or Supply Chain Management or a related field, a postgraduate business degree is highly regarded

  • Minimum 8 years experience in strategic sourcing or relevant experience in sourcing production and R&D equipment and services

  • Maintaining an external and strategic focus for self and the team environment and ensuring teams are set up for collaboration

  • Creating an accountable working environment

  • Ensuring clarity around the strategy and instilling personal flexibility in self and team

  • Effective Hiring and coaching capabilities and strong ability to organize and lead global teams

  • Strong project management skills with the ability to plan tasks, assign resources, manage progress, remove barriers, manage change, resolve conflict, build consensus, and motivate team members across multiple projects concurrently

  • Solid Category Management, Strategic Sourcing, and Supplier Relationship Management knowledge

  • Excellent written and spoken English language skills; good German language skills would be a plus

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