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Spare Parts/ MRO Program Manager

CSL Behring
Kankakee, Illinois
Start date
Nov 16, 2022
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CSL Behring in Kankakee, Illinois has grown into a global biotechnology leader, motivated by that same promise to save and improve lives. We offer the broadest range of quality plasma-derived and recombinant therapies in our industry. We have recently been awarded America's Best Employers for 2022 by Forbes magazine.

Facilities Program Manager

This position is responsible for the oversight ot the Kankakee site spare parts program management including MRO. The role will lead and develop the spare parts strategy to service customer needs effectively and efficiently while meeting growth and profitability goals. Additionally, this resource will interface with the global asset management team to align best practices and ensure site service processes align with our global objectives. The Spare Parts/ MRO manager reports to the Director of Site Facilities/ IFM Program at the Kankakee site.


  • Provide a technical and analytical oversight of the site spare parts program and MRO system with a strategic approach to optimize process.

  • Manage storeroom spare parts vendor by documenting and tracking financial costs and other KPIs (cycle count accuracy, turns per year, stock outs, inventory value, etc.)

  • Review and approve change request for new/edited Material Master Data

  • Liaison between storeroom vendor and site departments requesting spare parts.

  • Subject matter expert for site spare parts program and MRO management

  • Using the spare parts list received from the equipment vendor, in consultation with the area Engineering SME, must determine which spare parts to maintain in inventory based on the agreed spare parts holding strategy

  • Confirm materials on material request forms are not duplicates of materials already in SAP

  • Investigate inquiries and resolve problems to improve spare parts availability.

  • Provide oversight of the process quotations and orders, complete the order cycle by following up with shipment department.

  • Coordinate the handling of any technical issues that develop in communications.

  • Develop a process/ preventive maintenance plan for some materials (i.e., motors, pumps, rotating equipment, etc.) to be maintained while in storage to ensure they do not become damaged and are suitable for use when needed.

  • Analyze inventory levels and make adjustment recommendations to the Critical Spare Parts program.

  • Work alongside other internal teams to develop, implement, and maintain a proactive sales and marketing approach for the distribution of parts and services.

  • Develop innovative solutions to improve the management of spare parts effectiveness and efficiency based on usage data of spare parts in past years.

  • Track spare parts consumption and replenishment requirements and facilitate MRO activities.

  • Work with spare parts management vendor to perform crib crawls and inventory accuracy count, utilizing best technology for part description standardization and eliminate duplicates in system.

  • Ensure proper max and min levels for critical spares.

  • Develop and manage process for parts obsolescence and critical long lead items.

  • Establish a process to update data on a regular basis. Perform data clean-up for all components, that have not been part the critical spares initiative

  • Establish a regular communication with vendors

  • Participate in developing Equipment Spare Part Lists for assets as it relates to shared spare parts across facilities

  • Provide a single point of contact to the customer/ value streams for post-project support

  • Analyze storeroom performance and work with facilities to drive improvement

  • Create and distribute weekly/monthly updates and analysis regarding spare parts management, as well as customer feedback.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of part compatibility and suitable replacements of common items


  • 5+ years’ experience of working in a technical role within chemical or pharmaceutical industry is highly preferred.

  • Good understanding and demonstrated spare parts inventory management in a computerized system. Experience with SAP is preferred

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills including the ability to work effectively with vendors, staff and users at all levels.

  • Wide ranging skills in such areas as planning, leadership, decision-making and administration.

  • Ability to provide study reports, technical documentation, and/or strategic plans for senior leadership and technical staff members.

CSL makes all employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, pregnancy, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military status, protected veteran status (specifically status as a disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, armed forces service medal veteran, or active duty wartime or campaign badge veteran) or other classification protected by applicable US federal, state or local law. CSL complies with all applicable employment laws, including but not limited to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, and the Immigration Reform and Control Act.

About Us

Our Benefits

We encourage you to make your well-being a priority. It’s important and so are you. Learn more about how we care at CSL.

About CSL Behring

CSL Behring is a global leader in developing and delivering high-quality medicines that treat people with rare and serious diseases. Our treatments offer promise for people in more than 100 countries living with conditions in the immunology, hematology, cardiovascular and metabolic, respiratory, and transplant therapeutic areas. Learn more about CSL Behring.

We want CSL to reflect the world around us

As a global organisation with employees in 35+ countries, CSL embraces diversity, equity and inclusion. Learn more about Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at CSL.

Do work that matters at CSL Behring!


As the third largest global biotechnology company with employees in more than 35 countries, CSL Behring is focused on serving patients with serious and rare diseases, including coagulation disorders, primary immune deficiencies, hereditary angioedema, respiratory disease and neurological disorders. We collaborate with patient and biomedical communities to improve access to therapies, advance scientific knowledge and support future medical research. 

CSL Behring's dynamic environment fosters innovation and attracts the best and brightest who share a commitment to helping save lives. People here are free to live their Promising FUTURES where they can fulfill their individual career aspirations and realize their potential. 

CSL Behring is committed to diversity and inclusion, both of which underpin our Values of patient focus, innovation, collaboration, integrity and superior performance. We believe that by harnessing and honoring the unique capabilities, experiences and perspectives of our people, we are better able to serve our patients.

CSL Behring operates one of the world's largest plasma collection networks, CSL Plasma. The parent company, CSL Limited, headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, employs more than 27,000 people, and provides its life-saving medicines in more than 70 countries. 
For more information visit Help us deliver on our promise to save lives and protect the health of people around the world. Promising FUTURES start at CSL Behring!

Stock Symbol: CSL

Stock Exchange: Australian Securities Exchange

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