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Title:  Supply Chain Specialist Production Planning (m/f/d)

Requisition ID:  65758
Date:  May 25, 2024

Eschweiler, North Rhine-Westphalia, DE

Department:  Supply Chain

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.  


Location: Eschweiler, NRW, Germany
Reason for open role: Replacement
Contract Details: Full-time, temporary for 2 years as a parental leave replacement
To be filled from: Immediately

Contact Person: Katharina Steffens


Your main tasks

  • Planning of production orders using all machine and mold capacities
  • Optimizing the use and maintenance of the planning system
  • Identifying backlogs and developing solutions
  • Creation and modification of master data, work plans and parts lists in SAP
  • Documentation and scheduling of future tools and machines
  • Developing key figures and helping to monitor the cost budget
  • Planning and coordinating logistics tasks and their interfaces
  • Improving workflows and interface processes, also with regard to reporting

Your profile

  • Completed studies in business/technology with a focus on logistics or sound commercial/technical training with experience in production planning/work preparation
  • Good IT skills (MS Office), SAP skills (PP, MM, SD)
  • SAP S/4 HANA knowledge desirable
  • Good organizational and planning skills
  • Analytical thinking and acting
  • Commitment, flexibility and dedication
  • Assertiveness and result orientation
  • High degree of team and customer orientation
  • Very good written and spoken German and English skills


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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