Vendor Managements Sr. Manager, Project Delivery

Posted on May 4, 2021 by CSL Behring

Kankakee, IL 60901
Immediate Start
Annual Salary

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 the second largest influenza vaccine company 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!

Provide leadership and oversight to Vendor Relationship, Tier 2 & Tier 3 CAPEX projects for Kankakee site in collaboration with other Global Engineering and Kankakee site leads. Lead planning and execution of strategic capital investment to establish production capacity for a unique pharmaceutical product that will drive US market growth. Advise site leadership on execution strategy. Manage all program aspects including business case (ROI, NPV, and COGS), capital budgeting and spending, technology/vendor selection, contract negotiations, staffing, project execution and construction management. Ensure the effective management of KAN PMEPCM vendor relationships at CSL, building trust and cooperation between CSL and its vendor, minimizing risk and maximizing value from those relationships.

Manages the design, development, and implementation of strategic projects at the site level

  • Anticipates and plans for potential risks; develops corresponding contingency plans.

  • Sets up project meetings to review progress and shares information

  • Develops and deploys tactical plans and provides direction and leadership to develop and deploy their tactical plans.

  • Responsible for development of systematic approach of assessing vendors contributions and influence on success, determining tactics to maximize suppliers' performance and developing the strategic approach for executing on these determinations.

Drive innovation to reduce cost and schedule by ensuring Project Delivery Process, Flawless Project Execution, best practices, benchmarking, and industry learning are applied to all capital projects.

Proven experience in having E2E responsibilities from Engineering through Operational Readiness.

This position manages and contributes to the project progress throughout the project helping to expedite key activities across function, find solutions to key problems, and communicate project progress, issues, and solutions to management and to the project team.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

-Leads and directs highly complex, cross-functional high value capacity expansion projects with diverse project teams, in alignment with CSL strategic and operational priorities.

-Develop and drives supplier scorecards, KPIs and ongoing vendor performance improvement working with supply base both lagging and leading indicators.

-Looks for opportunities to innovate, either within product development or in process improvement.

-Meets customer service requirements by developing the basic work assignments and tactical plans to accomplish objectives, and/or contributes expertise to programs and projects

-Focuses on customers' requirements enabling a high standard of effectiveness

-Confronts and resolves conflicts effectively and coaches' others in these areas

-Allocates, distributes, and deploys resources in an effective manner based on the number of projects and workload priorities

-Anticipates problems and potential risks while creating contingency plans

-Transfers ideas and successes across boundaries

-Identifies and resolves relationship issues and uses effective mediation and conflict management, negotiation, and influencing skills

-Brings people together within and across functions so that they can build and share best practices

-Strong Project management including:

  • Documentation of meetings and discussion

  • Assignment and tracking of action items

  • Influencing skills to get key actions prioritized by the team

  • Anticipating and mitigating bottlenecks

  • Ability to break roadblocks and catalyze decision making

  • Assures effective prioritization of interdependent project activities.

  • Creates temporary performance (matrix) environments with effective governance frameworks enabling peak performance and team results.

  • Works closely with Sponsors, Steering Committees, and functional leaders to overcome obstacles to project success.

Strategic Initiatives:

-Works closely with site leaders, and the project team to assure communication and implementation of project management leading practices as appropriate.

-Highly effective project management with a keen understanding of interdependencies.

-Strong oversight of vendor and procurement management, including sequencing receiving, staging and installation activities.

-Working knowledge of:

  • EHS requirements, with particular focus on EHS by design and construction safety

  • Start-up processes and Commissioning & Qualification

  • Principles for Engineering Design in a regulated industry (GMP & GEP)

Builds Internal Project Management capabilities:

-Prepares Capital Appropriation Requests and presents them to senior management for approval. Capable of presenting regularly to Sr. Leadership on project performance.

-Prepares and/or supports the development of documentation such as PO's and project updates/status reports. Capable of running design coordination and stakeholder meetings.

-Oversees CSL Project Engineers and contract engineers in the execution of capital projects.

-Developing solutions to complex problems, which require the regular use of ingenuity and creativity. Assists site staff and stakeholder in conceptualizing projects.

-On projects, directing other engineers and technicians in specific assignments.

-Exercises independent judgment in developing methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria for obtaining results on new assignments.

-Ability to plan, coordinate and manage multiple projects in a program capacity. Capable of developing timelines, overseeing activities for the entire project team, and taking responsibility for project completion.

-Ability to provide input into and critique schedules for use by the end to end project team as well as develop detailed schedules for critical tasks.

Communication and Change Management:

-Regularly reporting and engagement with the CSL Supplier Relationship Manager (SRM) and senior leadership regarding supplier performance, CSL requirements and key issues

-Directs the transition to operations, including training and user adoption of related processes.

-Works closely with site leadership and functional management to define and deliver on expected deliverables and value.

-Assures access to subject matter experts with the requisite capabilities to support project definition and planning as required to successfully complete the project work.

-Assures effective team and internal/external stakeholder communication, keeping stakeholders informed of progress and issues to manage expectations on all requirements and deliverables.

-Assures that documentation is kept current, clear, and transparent and is communicated as appropriate.

-Escalates key decisions, issues, risks, and opportunities as required to achieve objectives.

-Helps to manage and build relationships with external partners, e.g., vendors, as appropriate.

-Represents projects at required internal and external meetings to assure that priorities are communicated and understood, and that progress/delays/issues/risks/opportunities are reported.

-Ability to lead and motivate remote and virtual teams and stakeholders

Situation Analysis and Initiation:

-Helps to translate CSL strategic and operational priorities into projects designed to deliver intended value by supporting the development of the Kankakee Site Development Strategy.

-Assures that situational analysis provides the data required to well characterize projects.

-Act as an internal advocate for the vendor, serve as an escalation point for the supplier, and facilitate coordination among internal Project Managers and core teams who interact with the vendor and encourage vendor to share i-innovations.

-Establish an ongoing business process review for opportunity identification with vendor to enable the achievement of key objectives by both parties and to align long term plans.

-Participate with the vendor regular executive strategic and business reviews and participate in the operational reviews

-Develop and validate supplier performance metrics, track performance and ensure any performance issues or opportunities are identified and acted upon.

-Oversee the necessary process performance management, to review performance against targets, agree required changes and action; and follow-up to ensure effective actions are taken.

-Responsible for regularly communicating to global stakeholders' key strategies

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