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Title:  Senior Supply Planner (m/f/d)

Requisition ID:  52365
Date:  Jul 27, 2022

Eschweiler, North Rhine-Westphalia, DE

Department:  Supply Planning



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.


Contract details: Permanent, Full-Time

Travel requirements: up to 20%

Start date: asap

Contact: Martina Erens


Job Summary:

This role will lead the short and mid-term supply planning activities for the assigned site, coordinating recommended actions between functions globally at a corporate and site level.  The scope of this role is appropriate for the experience level in revenue, quantity, scale, and/or complexity.  The role includes collaboration with site Supply Chain to execute Master Production Plans, Customer Relationship Management, Master Data Reviews, Standard Reporting, Lead Time, and Inventory Management.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with Customers, Customer Success and Plant Supply Chain in managing execution of customer orders inside and outside standard lead time for Make-to-Order items
  • Resolve imbalances between detailed production schedule and customer demand; recommend network options to support
  • Identify short and mid-term network capacity constraints and working with Global Supply Planning and Plant Supply Chain to balance demand and supply, provide analysis
  • Participate in teams on the execution of transfer activities; meeting with impacted Plant Supply Chain, Global Supply Planning Managers and other Departments as needed to manage production shifts between locations, master data updates, inventory builds, Sales Orders adjustments etc.
  • Evaluate short and mid-term planning runs for inconsistencies, troubleshoot, and provide direction to Plant Supply Chain to resolve issues
  • Analyze standard KPI trends on regional and plant level
  • Manage monthly execution meetings focusing on yearly KPI targets and monthly trends to drive actions



  • Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain or Business related concentrations
  • Minimum of 5 years' experience in supply chain or similar discipline 
  • Basic understanding of MRP, master production schedules, rough cut capacity plans, and resource plan
  • APICS Certified
  • Lean, Agile or Six Sigma a plus.
  • Project Management certification is a plus.
  • Fluency in English, oral and written, a sound knowledge in German is appreciated
  • Strong analytical skills





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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