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Value Stream Lead, Fill/Finish

CSL Behring
Kankakee, Illinois
Start date
Mar 23, 2023

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Reporting to the Kankakee Manufacturing & Site Head will lead and direct a specific Value Stream at the Kankakee Site and all activities to achieve safety, quality, reliability and cost objectives within the Value Stream.


This role has full accountability for one or more Value Streams ensuring that high quality products are delivered on schedule and within budget. This individual will lead through a high degree of cross functional collaboration and communication within the Value Stream, performing activities such as creating a Value Stream plan with goals/tactics, leading the cross functional team, leading several Value Streams based people processes, and enabling a high degree of employee engagement for the Value Stream.


The role is a member of the Site Leadership Team providing leadership, supporting key site-wide goals and initiatives, mentoring, and guidance to achieve overall site business and activities. The role will have several manufacturing direct reports as well as overall accountability for the achievement of the value stream results (through put, quality, safety, cost), establishing operational plans with a short- to mid-term impact.

Key Responsibilities:

·        Provides leadership and direction as well as develops employees to meet both their career goals and the organizational targets

·        Lead one or more Value Steams to deliver against plan and achieve target for quality, safety, reliability and cost

·        Works within the CSL Operating Model to marshal the appropriate resources to drive the highest level of collaboration, effectiveness and efficiency of the value stream

·        Develops and implements strategies, policies and procedures to improve performance, product quality and efficiency in all manufacturing processes within the value stream

·        Ensure the implementation and ongoing operation of the value stream. This includes clear definition of responsibilities and accountabilities for all manufacturing responsibilities within the value stream.

·        Appraise Value Stream performance against objectives of quality, safety, reliability and cost; communicates progress at the site and global level

·        Plans and oversees maintenance programs, inventory controls and validation activities.

·        Ensure all manufacturing activities for the value stream comply with global compliance regulations, relevant acts, legal demands and CSL’s Code of Conduct

·        Ensure product and facility compliance with all relevant regulatory bodies in all target markets with a focus on regulatory compliance.

·        Ensure the value stream provides efficient, effective and compliant execution of quality responsibilities to assure that only materials and products that are safe and fit for purpose are released into the facility, transferred to other values streams, other sites or into the market.

·        Proactively manage internal and external relationships to deliver on goals

·        Manufacture products to a quality standard that ensures drug safety, especially regarding the pharmaceutical quality of products, including the execution of all necessary measures in the case of complaints and possible recalls.

·        Ensure the development of suitable measures for the limitation of possible negative impacts.

·        Ensure optimal inspection readiness, including appropriate preparation to enable a positive execution of any and all regulatory inspections and other third- party audits and the initiation of analysis of inspection results as well as corrective and preventative actions and ensuring that the responses to authorities are given in a timely manner and the commitments are consistent with operations at other CSL facilities.

·        Plan the optimal utilization of headcount (both permanent and temporary), equipment and material through effective production control techniques to achieve budget, product quality, compliance and timely supply objectives.

·        Plans, budgets and schedules facility modifications including estimates on equipment, labor, materials and other related costs.

Identify and implement continuous process, productivity, and cost improvements

·        Develop and implement effective processes and systems to ensure CSL’s products meet operational, regulatory and business plan schedules.

·        Collaborates with other functions to drive improvement in operating effectiveness and efficiency, improving production processes, methods and implement new initiatives.

·        Drive a culture of risk-based continuous improvement across the business to drive development and operational excellence.

·        Collaborates across the CSL-network to ensure consistent operating methods

·        Lead and drive strong business and financial competency in the management of manufacturing materials, COGs and the value stream P&L.

·        Direct the analysis of expenditure base to identify opportunities for cost reduction and productivity improvements.

Provide Value Stream Team Leadership

·        Provide leadership and guidance to a site-based Value Stream team to effectively executive site goals and tactics.

·        Set objectives and provide clear direction for execution.

·        Responsible for staffing decisions including the acquisition of top talent; develops talent through the creation of development plans and executes on such plans

·        Oversee the ongoing education and development of employees within the value stream

·        Collaborates with colleagues within CSL’s manufacturing networks

·        Build and sustain employee engagement by creating a culture of efficient execution and an environment in which individuals and teams can excel and continuously improve.


·        Bachelor’s Degree in Business/Business Management, Engineering, scientific, technology fields or equivalent in related subject

·        Master’s Degree preferred, MBA desirable


·        Minimum of 12 years’ experience in a pharmaceutical operation with specific experience in 2 of these areas: QA, tech services/engineering, supply chain, manufacturing operations including familiarity with regulatory compliance.

·        8 – 10 years’ managerial experience in a pharmaceutical, biotechnology, or biological industry

·        Strong managerial experience and track record in operational (plant) settings

·        Demonstrated experience in financial management and understanding of business value drivers.

·        Regulatory awareness / capable to lead FDA and MHRA inspections

·        cGMP Awareness

·        Strong influencing skills / communication skills / team building skills

·        Highly motivated / Results Driven / Robust and resilient / proven technical competency

·        Hands-on Operational Excellence experience

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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