CSL Plasma
Director, Manufacturing (Fill Finish)
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Location: US-NC-Holly Springs Map
Posted: 02/08/2021
Closing: 03/07/2021
Degree: 4 Year Degree
Type: Full-Time
Experience: At least 10 year(s)
CSL Plasma
Job description
About CSL

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



Job Summary:

The incumbent is accountable for leading, directing, and managing all aspects of the Fill/Finish Manufacturing business unit in Holly Springs, NC.  This includes accountability for achieving safety, supply, and quality targets and optimizing manufacturing productivity and output for Fill/Finish Manufacturing. Management duties include directing aspects of personnel, facility, process, and equipment for a large scale manufacturing facility. This individual will serve as the leader coordinating the department for both process development and commercial material production. In addition, this leader will be expected to participate and represent the department in various health authority inspections as needed.   Finally, this leader will also sit on the site leadership team and will be responsible for playing a key role in the overall leadership of the Holly Springs Site.

Direct functional responsibility includes commercial operations, the start-up and ongoing operations of the Small Scale Filling Facility (formerly CTM) as well as the ongoing expansion of Fill/Finish.  The individual will also provide subject matter expertise to all Contract Manufacturing Fill/Finish organizations as needed. The holder of this position will lead and direct all manufacturing aspects of major capital projects in the Fill and Finish area, and support as required Fill and Finish capital projects at other Seqirus Sites.



Major Responsibilities:

  • Directs multiple teams of manufacturing staff to ensure manufacturing in accordance with schedule / customer requirements within the agreed financial constraints and according to the relevant.
  • Accountable to achieve supply targets.
  • Ensures compliance in accordance to Seqirus’quality, compliance, safety, GMP, and regulatory standards at all times
  • Sets department policy regarding staffing, hours, and job junction to deliver on planned projects and production goals.
  • Responsible for ensuring the GMP requirements for facility and documentation for commercial material production. Works with QA/Compliance group for GMP certification of the facility and equipment. Works with the QA Raw Materials group in specifying the GMP materials needed for commercial material production
  • Responsible for ensuring that all staff are properly trained in their duties
  • Devises solutions for problems of complex scope which affect multiple areas within manufacturing. Develops operational processes and production protocols. Oversees the design, execution, and analysis or results from experiments to ascertain that high quality data is generated. Plays a key role in troubleshooting problems in manufacturing operations
  • Assumes full responsibility as the department representative on capital projects. Makes conceptual contributions to project strategies and achievements. Directs manufacturing staff in the execution of capital projects



Minimum Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s degree in chemical/mechanical/systems engineering, microbiology or cell engineering or equivalent is required.    Master’s degree or PhD preferred.
  • Minimum 10+ years’ related industry experience required
  • At least 7 years of production management experience preferred
  • Demonstrated knowledge of GMPs and FDA requirements
  • Strong demonstrated team leadership skills
  • Strong project management skills preferred
  • Manufacturing Financial Knowledge – understanding of manufacturing financial accounting (budgeting, bills of materials, variances, recoveries, depreciation, working capital, etc.) and analytical skills to identify problems and opportunities.
  • Continue improvement orientation/ Ability to successfully lead change

Director, Manufacturing (Fill Finish)