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Global Category Director - Facilities Management & Real Estate

CSL - Australia
Broadmeadows, AU
Start date
18 Nov 2023
Closing date
7 Dec 2023

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Operations, Facilities Management
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)

Job Details

This role leads multiple global Category Management teams and is responsible for overseeing the development and execution of category management strategies across the entire CSL group to ensure best possible value for CSL while managing risk and maintaining compliance in procurement practices.

This will be selectively directly involved in major global sourcing or bid activities, driving key transformational projects and building and maintaining relationships with key senior stakeholders internal to CSL Group up to board level and within large, global vendors.

This team will directly or indirectly lead one or more global teams including 3-5 Category Support roles and, or other Category Manager roles. The team will be geographically distributed across 3 to 4 locations.

Main responsibilities :

Develop Plans aligned to CSL Global and Procurement Strategy

Develop and deploy the category strategy for Facility Management and Real Estate.

Develop and implement 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.

Drive coordination across sites and commercial operations to ensure consistence operational execution and standards. Support sourcing decisions with clear business case models and staffing plans.

Develop strategies for year over year cost improvements across CSL.

Solve complex development opportunities across the current facilities management models and related staffing. Influence top CSL managers on newly proposed strategies that will drive efficiency and effectiveness across manufacturing and corporate office sites.

Establish and Maintain Effective Category Management and Bid Management

Drive 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.

Lead complex and business negotiations with major key suppliers and provide advice for regional sourcing as required. Develop long term strategies to ensure supplier sustainability and continuity while implementing a partnership with the supplier to drive year over year continuous improvement.

Conduct business with integrity, in accordance with the highest ethical standards.

Supply Performance Management, including management of Key Performance Indicators

Responsible for 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.

Develop Talent

Lead, motivate and develop 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.

Manage Key Internal and External Stakeholders and Partners Relationships

Build and maintain effective professional relationships with senior, internal stakeholders and senior external executives within large vendors to deliver upon Procurement’s objectives by ongoing discussions and participation in formal teams and groups with senior leaders in CSL and external vendors to manage supplier performance, issues, procurement improvement initiatives and other broader business issues.

Drive Innovation

Be the ignition of innovation within the categories in scope. Influence the business unit to innovate and drive the digital agenda within the capacity. Lead and participate in global transformation projects and continuous improvement initiatives as required to ensure the delivery of targeted benefits.

Background education and past experiences
  • Master’s degree in technical disciplines / Supply Chain Management / Procurement preferred or related field.
  • Post graduate business degree, MBA highly regarded.
  • Minimum 12 years’ experience in strategic sourcing or relevant experience in the business areas in scope
  • Minimum 2 years senior leadership experience, preferably of a global team
  • Relevant graduate degree highly desirable
  • Working knowledge or experience in Integrated facility management and Real Estate.
  • Understanding of the pharmaceutical industry or related industry preferred but not essential.
  • Business trips minimum 20%

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 and inclusion. Learn more about Diversity & Inclusion at CSL.

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Brief Company Description; 

Driven by Our Promise

Delivering on promises is what we do at CSL.

Over a century ago in Melbourne, Australia, we made a promise to save lives and protect the health of people who were stricken with a range of serious and chronic medical conditions. Today, as a leading global biotech company, that same promise has never been stronger. We develop and deliver innovative biotherapies and influenza vaccines that save lives, and help people with life-threatening medical conditions live full lives. We are driven by our deep passion to serve hundreds of thousands of patients and other stakeholders around the world.

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CSL - Australia
+61 3 9389 1911
45 Poplar Road

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