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Title:  Manager of Portfolio Execution

Requisition ID:  38068
Date:  May 18, 2022

Exton, Pennsylvania, US

Department:  Operations



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:

Manage Portfolio Optimization and Network Programs for the America's.  Responsible for supporting our customers, plant and corporate resources to ensure key strategic projects are executed on time.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Accountable for managing Portfolio Optimization Process.  Supporting the plants and product management in reviewing items in our portfolio.  Enabling the review and disposition of item identified with cross functional teams.  Executing on disposition to include creating change controls, follow up with approvals, database, supply chain task as needed. 
  • Support the creation of product strategy documents that describe business cases, high-level use cases, technical requirements, revenue opportunities and cost (operating margins).
  • Communicates with internal and external stakeholders to ensure that client commitments are followed through during design and deployment.
  • Ensure the use of Program Management Best Practices to manage overall scope, time, and budget. Drive accountability and execute programs to achieve committed milestones & deliverables.
  • Participate in working groups within the Project Management Department to resolve highly complex operational issues or improve department processes.
  • Support the execution of Network Programs for the America’s Region.  This includes, Plant Product Transfers (NetOps), risk assessments, TTEP execution and managing customer approvals. 
  • Lead and support continuous improvement projects throughout the region.  Projects should be focused on waste reduction and generate cost savings through operational efficiency gains.
  • Maintain clear communication paths with all functional stakeholders and be the voice and guardian of the overall key programs within the regional Network for effective integration and execution.
  • Lead and manage within the complexity of the Network across 6 sites in 2 countries aligned to common goals.
  • Co-chair timely, efficient, and action-oriented Project Team meetings and responsible for coordinating highly complex team operations and communication.
  • Partner with project leaders to develop, gain approval, and execute on the project strategy
  • Leads the development of project milestones and schedule values/billings project (operating margins).
  • Conforms with and abides by all country specific regulations, policies, work procedures, instruction, and all safety rules.


Basic Qualifications: 

  • Education or Equivalent Experience: Bachelor's in Chemical/Electrical/Mechanical/Industrial Engineering or other Science based program, Finance, Supply Chain Management
  • Strong Business Knowledge and Pharma Key Customer exposure
  • Knowledge and understanding of financial data
  • + 8 years in an Operational Role


Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong project management skills with the ability to deploy solutions in a global environment.
  • Influence - ability to influence effectively across multiple functions and regions
  • Driving execution - through determining action steps and milestones required to implement a specific business initiative; adjusts activities or timelines as circumstances warrant.
  • Customer Intimacy
  • Collaboration
  • Business savvy
  • Relationship building and Contributing to team success
  • Strong analytical, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Conflict Management
  • Ability to work in a matrix environment


Travel Requirements:

  • 20% - 30% travel


Physical & Mental Requirements:

  • Work in a manufacturing environment, subject to extreme heat and cold as well as loud noise.
  • Work in an office environment.  At times must sit for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to effectively communicate and comprehend complex ideas and concepts.







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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