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Director, Succession (Level 09)

CSL Limited

This is a Full-time position in King of Prussia, PA posted October 25, 2021.

Director, Succession (Level 09)

United States of America R-139626 2012 CSL Behring L.L.C.

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

This role is responsible for ensuring CSL has pools of ready now and ready soon successors for senior executive and critical roles.

Accountable for creating succession management process, calendar, policies, and tools to align with CSL’s culture and business operational needs.

Works alongside HR leadership to develop the overall strategy, focusing on identification, development, and readiness of key leaders within the organization.

Creates tools and training to teach and support HR business partners (HRBPs) in developing success plan options and executing succession management process deliverables.

Aggregates and analyzes succession plans to identify cross-team succession planning options, identifying success and opportunities across the organization.

Collaborates heavily with Strategic Workforce Planning and L&D leaders.


  • Execute the company-wide succession planning process ensuring it is dynamic and achieves talent development, progression, and retention outcomes; design and communicate effective talent review and succession planning resources for business and regional meetings and activities
  • Drive adoption and implementation of Succession Management practices and solutions
  • Build and evolve the required competencies and collaboration across the HRBP, DEI, L&D, and TA communities
  • Ensure DEI objectives are integrated and achieved
  • Manage HRBP annual talent review process for EKT and GLG-1 talent, leading up to GLG talent review.

    Workday functionality owner for succession management processes in partnership with HR Systems

  • Influence Global Mobility practices to enable key talent movement
  • Analyze and present succession management outcomes
  • Act as the subject matter expert on all succession management-related topics, consulting with HRBPs, leaders, and other key stakeholders
  • Collaborate with L&D to ensure well-connected development plans exist and are executed for EKT and successors


Bachelor’s degree in HR or a related field of business is required.

Master’s degree in a human resources , organization development, or MBA is preferred


Minimum of 10 years’ experience in a for-profit, business environment

Minimum of 10 years’ experience in talent management, HRBP, or org development positions

Minimum of 8 years’ experience leading global initiatives

Deep knowledge of leadership, management and employee development strategies and contemporary practices and technologies

Experience influencing executives, leaders, and peers from various cultures and professions

Working Conditions

(Physical & mental requirements.)

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.

The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms

Travel Requirements

10 % travel in both domestic and international locations


State/Province Pennsylvania

City King of Prussia

Street Address 1020 First Avenue

Primary Location CSL Behring King of Prussia

Additional Locations CSL Limited Australia-Broadmeadows;CSL Behring Marburg;CSL Behring Boca Raton;CSL Limited Australia-Parkville;CSL Behring Bern

Full Time/Part Time Full Time

Equal Opportunity Employer

CSL is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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