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Program Manager, Global Engineering and Operations, (m/f/d)

Requisition ID:  35266
Date:  Sep 16, 2021

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: Kiefernweg, Germany or any other West site in Europe

Recruiter: Martina Erens

Contract Conditions: full-time; permanent

Start date: ASAP

Travel requirements: up to 15%


Position Summary:

In this high impact role, you will be responsible for supporting the delivery and execution of functional programs within our Operations. As Program Manger you will ensure the execution of large scale and impacting programs remain on track financially, scope is managed, and quality is delivered.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Multi-site projects for the development or optimization of products will be actively driven by you to ensure the achievement of the project goals, clear communication paths and milestone within the given timelines through all stages of the lifecycle
  • As an expert, you will communicate at all levels of the organization and ensure recognizing and engaging key stakeholders quickly and early in the process
  • You will be responsible for identifying and managing cross-project dependencies, risk and critical issues as well as compiling reporting status to all stakeholder
  • In your projects, you will maintain related data within the West Project Management System and be responsible to cultivate networks within and outside the organization and manage multidisciplinary teams
  • In close collaboration with the functional team members, you will lead the projects and ensure key messages, goals and objectives are communicated



  • You have successfully completed a bachelor’s degree in Engineering or equivalent with a minimum of 8 years of experience in the field of medical device and pharma manufacturing industries
  • You bring a depth and breadth of expertise in industry, Program Management and Business acumen
  • To manage projects, you have a track record of successfully managing global large-scale, high-risk programs and multiple globally dispersed individuals and disciplines
  • Proficient in Microsoft Applications, including Power BI, Excel, and Microsoft Project and experience with scheduling software to manage projects or programs
  • Green Belt preferred experience should be in leading commercialization of Medical Devices in compliance with FDA Title 21 DFR part 820 regulations
  • Ability to support and contribute in Lean Sigma programs and activities towards delivery of the set target



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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