Director, Clinical Business Operations

CSL Behring
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
Jul 10, 2021
Pharm Country
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

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

Main Responsibilities and Accountabilities: 

1. Responsible for Assisting in streamlining the End to End Clinical Business Operations processes that support and enable the execution of the clinical strategy. The Director CBO will assist and provide input to strategic direction and optimization of globally aligned processes to support functions across CD 

2. Provide SME to assist in creation of proactive resourcing strategies and ESP/FSP engagement, help design business use case models through cost planning and modeling, internal/external partner engagement. Liaise with appropriate stakeholders 

3.The Director of CBO will engage both internal and external collaborations that utilize innovative solutions to streamline reporting, provide analysis and scenario planning in real time 

4. Assist in reviewing processes and outputs related to operational budget forecasts, POs, Invoices, Accruals, Actuals, Risk/sensitivity. Liaise with Finance 

5. Provides key business partner support to senior managers to ensure alignment of CBO processes to address current and future business needs 


Position Qualifications and Experience Requirements: 



Bachelor degree in Accounting, Finance or related discipline; MBA or other advanced degree in related field desirable  




  • At least 10 years’ experience within the Pharma / Biotech / CRO environment. 

  • Prior experience in any/all of the following disciplines: global sourcing, legal, clinical; program budget management, resource management, strategic planning preferred. 

  • Comprehensive understanding of Clinical Business Operations best practice, processes and standards as well as current regulatory requirements supporting clinical trial activity. 

  • Proven ability to work effectively both independently or in a team setting, and to meet set goals by managing own timelines. 

  • Involvement in cross-functional, multicultural and international clinical trial teams preferable. 

  • Knowledge of financial analytics and planning 




  • Excellent communication and analytical skills. 

  • Exhibits strong negotiation skills and is able to identify and engage internal and external expertise as needed. 

  • Proven networking skills and ability to share knowledge and experience amongst colleagues. 

  • Strong interpersonal skills and track record of staff management and effective leadership. 

  • Recognized leading expert in area of expertise tasked with managing large, complex project initiatives of strategic importance to the organization 

  • Recommends operational strategies and plans with direct impact on overall functional results  

  • Solves Problems that are complex and multi-dimensional, requiring significant conceptualizing of methods to develop new products and improve processes and systems  

  • Requires ability to influence others to accept new practices and approaches, and ability to influence executive leadership on matters of strategic importance 



  • Thinks beyond and helps teams respond to the external environment  

  • Builds bridges and proactively improves cross-business collaboration   

  • Unleashes outcomes and empowers team member accountability and decision making  

  • Ignites agility and leads effective organizational change  

  • Inspires the future and ensures teams buy into the strategy  

  • Cultivates talent and creates development opportunities