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CSL Behring Associate Director, Process Engineering Material Science in Marburg, Germany

Associate Director, Process Engineering Material ScienceGermanyR-1146982010 CSL Behring L.L.C.

About CSL

With operations in 35+ nations and 22,000 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!

Job Description

For our department global Engineering in Marburg we are currently looking for a:

Associate Director Process Engineering Material Science (m/f/d) – R-114698

The Associate Director, Process Engineering Material Science is a subject matter expert for existing technical material science for direct and indirect product contact and is a key team member in the evaluation of change to materials. The Associate Director, will lead innovation & review of potential materials to support improvements or new product pursuits.

What you can expect:

  • Lead product/process innovation initiatives by providing global material science expertise for direct and indirect product contact such as equipment, additivies, etc.

  • Supports cleaning and waste solvent treatment technology owner with material science expertise

  • Supports medical device introduction from a material science perspective

  • Responsible to develop and implement global material standardization and implement new or different materials that address potential considerations of sustainability, accessibility, cost and/or safety.

  • Manages vendor relationships, assesses, from Process Engineering perspective, vendor material changes and identifies potential improvements to relay to the vendor partner.

  • In partnership with Quality will work to qualify new product, both direct and indirect, contact materials.

  • Manages the E&L (extractables & leachables) process in partnership with Quality. Has deep expertise/knowledge of direct/indirect product contact material influencing plasma proteins and product characteristics

  • Develops and delivers strategies for material science innovation with the introduction of new material inputs, equipment, processes or sequencing

What you bring:

  • Degree in Engineering, Chemistry or other related technical field of study. Advanced degree preferable

  • 10 years or more working in Pharmaceutical industry

  • 5 years or more working experience with vendor relationship management

  • Significant exposure to GMP environment

  • Demonstrated experience in process improvement development & execution

  • Significant experience material science and engineering in the pharmaceutical industry with preferred plasma protein science background

  • Strong communication and conflict management skills to influence project professionals and stakeholders, including non‐specialists, at all levels in the organization

  • Demonstrated experience in managing, organizing, developing and deploying best practice frameworks, processes, tools and templates in an Operations context, in alignment with Enterprise standards

  • 5 years or more experience working within a global matrix organization, and ability to work across a range of countries and cultures.

  • Involvement in cross-functional, multicultural and international teams

  • Fluent English and German skills; both written and spoken



State/Province : Hesse

City : Marburg

Street Address : Emil-von-Behring-Straße 76

Primary Location : CSL Behring Marburg

Full Time/Part Time : Full Time

Equal Opportunity Employer

CSL is an Equal Opportunity Employer. If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, please click below.

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.