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Title:  Project Manager, R&D

Requisition ID:  35482
Date:  Oct 3, 2021

Dublin, Leinster, IL

Department:  R&D



Working at West means having an opportunity to work by the side of our patients and customers, our global team members and the communities in which we operate – which all help contribute to a Healthier World.


At West, we are by the side of patients. The work we do impacts patients’ lives each and every day – our products are a critical part of healthcare delivery and we are proud of the role we play to improve patient health. We work by the side of our team members. We come together as one global team to deliver for our customers and help them address their challenges. We are a diverse, close-knit community of professionals, where everyone has a voice and opportunity to learn and grow through mutual trust and respect. With a 95 year plus history, we have a track record for success, which includes reported sales of $2.14B in 2020. We serve by the side of our community. Giving back is in our DNA—our team members across more than 50 sites globally are involved with hundreds of charities that have special meaning to them through our West Without Borders team member-led giving program.


Job Summary:

In this role, you will lead development tasks, simultaneously varying from new product development to support existing designs. Be involved in the design of new mechanical and electromechanical medical devices. Coordinating, facilitating discussions between all functional groups and communicating with internal and external customers.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead and execute ongoing projects.
  • Review and analyze customer and business requirements, find solutions to meet customer needs.
  • Provide technical knowledge of system engineering and its application to developing cost effective, reliable and high-quality solutions that address customer and business needs.
  • Manage integration, performance and usability tests as part of product development.
  • Participate in applicable risk management activities, Identify potential risks and find solutions to prevent these and/ or solve these.
  • Create, maintain and update Design History File content.
  • Initiate, perform and approve R&D technical design reviews.
  • Work in collaboration with team members, project manager and functional groups.
  • Overall responsibility of device/system performance, quality and technical implementation.
  • Support test methods activities for R&D projects.


Basic Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor of science in Biomedical/Mechanical/Materials engineering from a 4 years college.
  • Experience: 4-7 years’ experience leading medical device development projects starting customer requirement document, regulatory submission to transfer to production.
  • Design history file creation and maintenance.
  • Working under GMP environment.
  • Experience with MSOffice programs, CAD and Statistical software.


Preferred Knowledge, languages, Skills and Abilities:

  • Work under constant pressure to deliver
  • Decision making
  • Self-driven, work independently
  • Good communication skills
  • Technical abilities
  • Creativity
  • High learning curve
  • Organized
  • Multitasking



















Travel Requirements:

  • Must be able to travel up to 10-20 % of the time



  • R&D documents creation, editing and approval including DHF documents
  • Approve lab documents as R&D representative (protocols, reports, procedures)
  • Design and execute R&D tests
  • Generate risk documents







West is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.  If you have a special need that requires accommodation in order to apply to West, please send an email to kimberley.eby@westpharma.com.  Where permitted by law, an offer of employment with West Pharmaceutical Services, or any of its subsidiary or affiliate companies, is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of background screening and/or a pre-employment drug screening.

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