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Title:  Project Manager, Commercial (CS and Demand Planning)

Requisition ID:  39522
Date:  Nov 25, 2021
Location: 

Exton, Pennsylvania, US

Department:  Project Management
Description: 

 

 

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:

This role will drive alignment and decision-making across all departments and functions from Customer Success, Demand Planning, Sales and stakeholders in Finance and Supply chain. This is an ideal role for someone who is passionate to drive customer impact, transform the customer experience, and pioneer new ways of operating. This role calls for a balance of leadership, influence skills, people management, and supportive individual contributions. You must be able to work well under pressure and deadlines and must be flexible, thriving in ambiguity and uncertainty.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate best practices of Project Management, with the goal to not only deliver projects of high quality and value to the organization, but also adhere to agreed-upon schedule, resources, budget, and scope.
  • Lead critical Commercial/Customer success projects and be the voice of the CS leadership team.
  • Act as program champion and head of a cross-functional team; develop bottoms-up plans and proactively manages program risks, to successfully deliver all program deliverables.
  • Solve problems and manage crises effectively and independently. Act as information conduit between Customer Success core team and leadership.
  • Facilitate communication and collaboration between all teams, both internally and externally, to ensure efficient operation and a positive work environment.
  • Oversee strategic Commercial/Customer Success initiatives from development through successful execution under the guidance of the leadership team.
  • Assist and communicate with executives in decision-making, program management, and initiative implementation.
  • Serve as proxy to the CS leadership/Sr Director, effectively influencing and driving strategy alignment across field Sales, customer facing delivery leadership, Demand Planning, and other supporting functions.
  • Review, design, and execute on improvements to structure, determine knowledge and skills gaps and help address them.
  • Ensure that the West project management process & methods are implemented on all projects.
  • Maintain clear communication paths with stakeholders.
  • Performs other duties as assigned based on business needs.

 

Basic Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s in engineering, Materials, Chemistry, or equivalent technical degree. MBA/Master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum 10+ years of professional experience.

 

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s or Masters’ Degree in Business, Engineering, Technology, or related field or equivalent experience.
  • 10+ years of professional experience in management consulting, business/sales planning, sales excellence and/or product management experience.
  • 7+ years of people management experience, building, developing, and retaining top professional talent, modeling diversity and inclusion behaviors.
  • Demonstrated experience proposing, creating, and managing executive level proposals and presentations.
  • Professional experience in program and project management.
  • Engagement expertise, storytelling skills and passion for delighting customers, advocating on their behalf, creating great customer experiences, and understanding the linkage between these experiences and business success.
  • Leading change that drives adoption; experience with large-scale transformations and know that driving change is about bringing people and customers along on the journey, not telling them where to go.
  • Exhibits regular, reliable, punctual, and predictable attendance.
  • Conforms with and abides by all regulations, policies, work procedures, instruction, and all safety rules.
  • Support and contribute to Lean Sigma programs and activities towards delivery of the set target

 

Travel Requirements:

  • Must be able to travel to domestic & international customers as well as West manufacturing locations as project requirements & business needs require.

 

Physical & Mental Requirements:

  • Must be able to communicate effectively, speak in front of groups, express & exchange ideas and understand direction. 
  • Maintain the ability to work well with others in a variety of situations.
  • Able to multi-task, work under time constraints, problem solve, and prioritize.
  • Able to learn and apply new information or new skills.

 

Competencies/Authorities

  • Non-US only where required for certain levels

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Apply.Accommodation@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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