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Title:  Senior Specialist, Publication Orientation

Requisition ID:  41881
Date:  Oct 23, 2021

Exton, Pennsylvania, US

Department:  TCS



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:

In this role, you will create, manage, and edit technical publications/documents/information (e.g., technical reports) with particular emphasis on quality/readability. This role will be responsible for managing the storage/use of project-created technical information and support the creation of technical information that promotes West business, e.g., enhanced market position.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support and drive West business through creation and management of external-facing technical and scientific information
  • Collaborate across the enterprise, working cross-functionally (e.g., Strategic Mktg.) to support use of newly created content for demand generation
  • Create, manage, and edit technical publications/documents/information (technical reports, technical bulletins, white papers, technical summary reports, regulatory-required information, posters, presentations, blogs) – assure timely execution of same
  • Manage database of project-created data and study reports and digital storage/use of same
  • Track, manage and communicate project timelines, progress, status, budgets, dashboards, and resource loading
  • Support conception, design, and execution of commercially oriented projects
  • Inspire, coach and mentor junior team members to enable their capabilities to create, manage, and edit technical documentation
  • Contribute to scientific review process through reviewing content for quality and readability purposes.
  • Other duties as assigned


Basic Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in a scientific field (e.g., Chemistry, Biology, Engineering)
  • Minimum 8 years of experience. Record as author of external publications preferred.


Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong science and study outcome understanding and ability author and edit high-quality to create high-quality technical publications
  • Understanding of, or ability to learn, West technologies and business strategies to enable representation of technical information and project tracking
  • Ability to survey literature, conferences, etc. and extract information relevant to West business (opportunity and threat) promote strategy based thereon
  • Expertise, or ability to develop expertise, in West processes for document creation/management
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment in managing multiple responsibilities
  • Ability to serve as a member of Scientific Review Committee
  • Proficiency in Word/Excel/PowerPoint
  • Ability to participate in industry-related councils
  • Able to be aware of all relevant SOPs 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 and quality policy at all times


Travel Requirements:

  • Must be able to travel up to >5% of the time


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.
  • Ability to challenge extant modes of operation







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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