Director, Technology Product Innovation (Level 9)

CSL Behring
September 10, 2021
King of Prussia, PA
Job Type


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

Diffusion Labs is a new capability and center for CSL, responsible for exploring breakthrough opportunities made possible by advances in digitization, information, and technology. These opportunities have a multi-year time horizon with the potential for extraordinary and differentiating returns for our business. Focus areas include guiding donors and patients through the complexity of care, differentiating our therapies through evidence and technology, connecting with innovators and scientific leaders on finding new cures, and mobilizing the digital enterprise.

The Horizon 3 Index leader will focus on our stretch goal for digital transformation of digital differentiation of novel therapies, vaccines, and donor services. Our quest is to go digital by design enabling us to extend the enterprise towards patient engagement, clinical decision support, real world evidence, and external innovation networks. Diffusion labs will be a user-centric practice, and all practice leads will be expected to establish a deep empathy for our patients and our internal users in order to anchor to the largest problem spaces facing our company. This role will oversee a disciplined portfolio of experimentation to accelerate our journey enabling prudent use of our limited resources. and will work collaboratively with leaders in Digital Experiences, Insights and Analytics, Information, and Technology.

Main Responsibilities and Accountabilities: 


Manage the opportunity funnel and the agenda for horizon three initiatives, a portfolio of digital technology capabilities focused on long-term growth options for the corporation. Balance an understanding of patients (and our company’s) problem spaces with a long-term vision to fuel investment decisions. Examples could include clinical decision support and simulation of human physiology.


Provide thought leadership in digital futures in order to guide and fuel technology ventures across Diffusion Labs. Deep partnership will be required with other practice leads to prototype ideas and scale the ideas that gain traction.


Draw direct accountability to CDIO, CFO, Global Leadership Group Sponsors, and the Digital Advisory Board.


Manage the book of business (investments, stakeholders, and probabilities) associated with the Horizon 3 portfolio


Manage a network for technology research collaborations, focused on specific breakthrough opportunities.


Create and own the Venture capital model (what do we invest in, and how do we go the extra mile to make it successful)


Bachelor’s degree or equivalent; education preferably concentrated in Computer Science, Human Computer Interaction, Decision Science, or related field. Advanced degree preferred.


8+ years' relevant IT experience including specific experience in product management, human computer interaction, interactive design, and complex systems

3+ years' managerial experience and/or demonstrated leadership experience

Experience managing IT projects at the intersection of innovative technology advancements and the business within a global environment

Comfort collaborating with executives at the CXO level internally and externally

Pharma/Biotech or similarly regulated environment experience desirable

Demonstrated ability to influence at all organizational levels through clear, concise, and impactful verbal and written communication skills.

Ability to build, mentor and grow a high performing and cohesive team

Adaptable to handle a fast-paced working environment

Exceptional listener and collaborator

Special Training

Ability to work across a range of countries and cultures.

Ability to work with thought leaders

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