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Title:  Value Stream Lead

Requisition ID:  63842
Date:  Feb 2, 2024

Dublin, Leinster, IE

Department:  Operations


At West, we’re a dedicated team that is connected by a purpose to improve patient lives that has been at the center of our Company for more than a century. Our story began when Herman O. West solved the problem of supplying penicillin in mass quantities to the US Government during World War 2. Through our work to deliver thousands of life-saving and life-enhancing injectable medicines to millions of patients daily, West’s indelible mark on the healthcare industry has just begun. A name started our story. How will yours help write our future?  


There’s no better place to join an inclusive community of professionals with opportunities for lifelong learning, growth and development. Supported by benefit programs, we empower the physical, mental, emotional and financial health of our team members and their families.  


We believe in giving back to help those in need in the communities where we live and work. And are equally committed to creating a healthier environment and planet through our sustainability efforts.  


Responsible for the day-to-day Operation of the Business Unit and delivery of annually agreed KPI’s. Reports directly to the Business Unit Manager. Provide a link between all 4 shifts and respective PGl’s and act as central point of contact for all relevant business unit support functions. Support the Business Unit from a Data Analysis perspective.



  • Ideally have a Degree in Engineering (Preferably a Degree in Plastics Engineering) and at least 3-4 years relevant experience in the injection moulding industry.
  • Must be able to manage, motivate, direct, coach & develop employees effectively to meet organizational goals
  • Must have a very good knowledge of Injection mould tooling and design.
  • Must have a very good knowledge of Injection Moulding (standard process and Multi component), Processing, Ancillary equipment and automation systems.
  • Preferably have worked in the Medical, Pharmaceutical or high volume regulated manufacturing environment.
  • Must have ability to lead a project team and liaise with/manage key Customers.
  • Must have an in-depth knowledge of Statistical Process Control (SPC) and Design of experiments (DOE) and demonstrate use of same.
  • Should have a good knowledge of the principles of WCM, JIT, SMED, and Kaizen.
  • Must have knowledge of EU-GMP
  • Must have knowledge in computer systems; integrated manufacturing systems; word processing and spread sheets. 
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as the ability to accurately document work performed.
  • Must be able to work independently on own projects while working concurrently with all departments.
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Must be able to travel as required by the position.
  • Must be able to organize and prioritize tasks; must be detail orientated and self-motivated.
  • Must be able to deal with all levels of employees and work across various departments.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Liaise with Planning, Production, Tooling, Quality & Engineering to allocate production on a shift by shift basis
  • Liaise with NPI teams, to ensure successful transition of relevant programs from NPI to operations
  • Provide essential productions reports required to monitor performance of the Business unit including:
    • Support the Business Unit from a Data Analysis perspective.
    • Cycle Time and monthly scrap Review.
    • Subject Matter Expert in QAD, OEE, and other relevant production related systems
    • Cycle Counting, coordinate RM count, analysis, 
    • Work with planning function in preparation of production forecast.
    • Monitoring of integrity of OH Hold + Dev Eng. Material.
    • Prepare & present OEE data analysis & countermeasures at weekly meetings.
    • Prepare & Present OEE & Scrap data at monthly meetings.
    • Prepare data for customer reviews.
    • Prepare data for weekly Operational Meetings.
  • Responsible in conjunction with Business Unit manager for establishing performance metrics for the Business unit.
  • Co-ordination of production activities within the Business Unit to ensure on time in full delivery to the Customer.
  • Continuously drive improvement projects to deliver competitive advantage for both the Business and customer
  • Responsible for managing and resolving quality issues in a timely manner
  • Liaise and provide technical feed back to the customer on a weekly basis 
  • Compliance to all site Environmental, Health and Safety requirements training, and regulations. 
  • Compliance to all local site company policies, procedures and corporate policies. 
  • Perform additional duties at the request of the direct supervisor.
  • Act in accordance with the company’s guiding principles and adherence to the corporate Code of Conduct.

Delegation of Duties: 
When absent from the site duties and responsibilities will be delegated to the following designates

  • Job Title:  Business Unit Manager
  • Job Title:  Production Group Leader  




West embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We foster an environment where all individuals are safe, treated fairly, valued and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status or other applicable legally protected characteristics. Where permitted by law, employment with West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. or any of its subsidiary or affiliate companies, is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of post-offer background screening and/or drug screening.  

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