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Title:  Program Manager Engineering (m/f/d)

Requisition ID:  56320
Date:  Nov 12, 2022

Eschweiler, North Rhine-Westphalia, DE

Department:  Engineering


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.


Location: Eschweiler, NRW

Contract details: Permanent, Full-Time

Travel requirements: 5 – 10 %

Start date: asap

Contact person: Katharina Steffens


Job summary:

As a Program Manager, you will manage technical project elements of capital projects and provide clear direction, highlighting risks and/or complexity while achieving milestones and targets. You will ensure a consistent approach to the planning and execution of all technical projects at the Eschweiler site, following the global guidelines for the execution of technical projects. You will support the teams on site and lead all phases of the projects until final handover to the end users.

You will act as an interface with customers and external support services, such as suppliers and contract vendors, to facilitate the development and execution of assigned projects.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Planning, management and implementation of technical projects
  • Leading project management through budget plans, schedules, resource plans, project controlling, and documentation
  • Permanent monitoring and reporting of projects regarding funding, resources, risks and milestones
  • Definition and control of the necessary change management and the associated communication to support the success of the project
  • Cross-functional networking with Operations, Engineering and Health, Safety & Environment, as well as cross-functional coordination of technical projects
  • Ensuring GMP aspects, current technical standards, local building codes and regulations, and safety standards for the buildings 



  • Successfully completed bachelor's degree, master's degree or diploma in the field of Economics or Engineering
  • Broad experience in project management of a manufacturing company, including operational planning and analysis
  • Good knowledge of EU safety and building regulations as well as manufacturing and process automation
  • Fluent German and English language skills, both verbal and in writing
  • Knowledge of SAP and MS Office as well as experience with ISO 9000, Lean and cGMP
  • Independent, structured and organized way of working, good time management
  • Strong communication and negotiation skills, hands-on mentality
  • Acting as a problem solver as well as analytical and strategic thinking



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  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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