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Title:  Global Strategic Sourcing Manager Resins/Injection Molding (Exton, PA / US Remote)

Requisition ID:  62209
Date:  Sep 22, 2023

Exton, Pennsylvania, US

Department:  Procurement



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.


Job Summary:

The Global Strategic Sourcing Manager Resins & Injection Molding is a high-impact, highly visible position that will develop and execute global plans utilizing the strategic sourcing process. This position serves a key strategic role at West, providing overall resin & plastics injection molding strategy to support internal global manufacturing sites and external plastics molding suppliers for CM & Devices business.


The Global Strategic Sourcing Manager Resins & Injection Molding develops, leads, and executes corporate sourcing initiatives and global strategies for all the resins, injection molded parts, PVC and tubing that deliver value to the business by improving quality, mitigating supply risks, reducing total costs, and focusing on continuous improvement. This position leads cross-functional teams & interfaces with specific functions within the company based on the category to understand needs, considering key business objectives and corporate priorities. The role is responsible for performing complex data analysis, analyzing global plastics spending, evaluate resin hedging programs, conducting market research, risk mitigation strategies, supplier negotiations, and implementing progressive programs that provide the company with a competitive advantage. This role will be reporting to Sr. Director Global Strategic Sourcing CM & Devices.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage companywide resin & plastics molded components spend and the related supply base in support of plant, business unit, and corporate goals (Service, Quality, Cost, Working Capital).
  • Build business relationships and work with key business partners/leadership to gain a solid understanding of strategic direction, supply requirements, business objectives, and priorities to develop global or regional category-specific supply strategies. 
  • Provide resin market and industry intelligence to help inform and shape overall plastics & molded parts strategy.
  • Work closely with the Businesses/Plants to identify and execute strategic sourcing plans to achieve annual cost savings of 5%+ for this category group.
  • Negotiate contracts on behalf of the company with Year-Over-Year (YOY) productivity expectations.
  • Facilitate plastics raw material projects across appropriate plant functional areas from start to completion, including proper communication to suppliers, identification of metrics with measurement of success.
  • Lead supplier selection processes in alignment with business partners and negotiate contracts up to final authorization.
  • Utilize experience in injection & extrusion molding and understanding of the relevant manufacturing processes and capabilities, materials, and its applications.
  • Develop and/or maintain an in-depth global market knowledge of plastics commodity, supplier technologies, and related industries: including cost drivers, global execution, leverage across multiple manufacturing locations, and understanding specific supply issues. 
  • Maintain and review supplier performance to ensure conformance to supplier management goals (cost, quality, delivery) Ensure timely resolution of all disputes.
  • Develop and lead sourcing strategies for categories, and deliver effective Requests for Proposals (RFP), as necessary.
  • Act as a subject matter expert resource to the internal sites purchasing and external contract manufacturing for commodity direction & strategy implementation.
  • Provide guidance to R&D (technical and commercial) and Engineering teams regarding new industry trends and provide market intelligence.
  • Lead the risk management and supply continuity programs for the category.
  • Manage contracts and suppliers through supplier scorecards, periodic business reviews; active monitoring of supplier performance and risk, measuring contract compliance and other key metrics to ensure targets are being met and value is being delivered to the business under the supply agreements.
  • Perform category management activities and contract life-cycle management to include reviewing/renewing expiring contracts, updating pricing and commercial terms. Proactively address marketplace changes managing any known or potential business impacts
  • Provide commodity guidance and build an annual budgeting plan for the plastics resins and injection molding category.
  • Collaborate with finance on the annual budget process by providing reliable cost estimates and realistic forecasts.


Basic Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in a Business, manufacturing, engineering, or technical curriculum
  • Ten plus years of progressive business experience in sourcing/supplier/category management or related functions.


Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Master’s degree in a Business, manufacturing, engineering, or technical curriculum, or equivalent.
  • 11+ years of progressive business experience in sourcing/supplier/category management or related functions, preferably with manufacturing, industrial, chemical or MedTech industry.
  • Medical device or manufacturing experience highly preferred
  • Ability to work with senior leadership teams at manufacturing sites and global headquarters.
  • Strong influencing, change management, and negotiation skills.
  • Present and advocate sourcing cases to a variety of audiences with self-confidence.
  • Ability to respectfully communicate to and challenge senior leadership.
  • Openness for new initiatives, fast learner, proactive.
  • Ability to lead teams and build effective working relationships both internally and externally.
  • Strong analytical capabilities.
  • Self-starter and independent worker.
  • Proficiency in English.
  • Able to be aware of all relevant standard operating procedures as per Company policy as they are related to the position covered by this Job Description
  • Support and contribute to Lean Sigma programs and activities towards delivery of the set target
  • Able to comply with the company’s safety & quality policy at all times


Travel Requirements:

  • Must be able to travel up to 20% of the time


Physical and Mental Requirements:

  • Sedentary - exerting up to 10lbs/4kgs of force occasionally, and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to life, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body.  Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. 







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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