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Title:  Sr. Manager, Global Warehouse

Requisition ID:  49687
Date:  Jun 8, 2022
Location: 

Exton, Pennsylvania, US

Department:  Logistics and Trade
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

The Global Warehousing Senior Manager is a new position at West. This new role is responsible for developing and leading a Center of Excellence (COE) for warehousing and shipping operations. This position is accountable for the development, implementation, and continuous improvement of the global materials management strategies, processes, and system standards that enable best-in-class performance. The Global Warehousing Senior Manager serves as subject matter expert and change champion for warehouse management, guiding local and regional warehouse management teams located globally to realize set supply chain transformation targets. Identify warehousing improvement opportunities and ensure business process improvement methodologies and best practices are shared and utilized to achieve tangible business results.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead a Global Warehouse Management process and design improvement program and lead key transformation projects.
  • Act as innovation leader and change champion for warehousing processes and technologies, distribution center and warehouse layouts and designs, and material conveyance and storage solutions.
  • Define common warehouse design and process standards, and metrics that enable best-in-class performance. Define and implement warehouse management process maturity roadmap across value streams and sites in alignment with West’s management systems and standards.
  • Serve as subject matter expert for materials management on process development and implementation (people + process + capabilities (tools & IT solutions) across all sites.
  • Lead warehouse management system design and implementation globally utilizing cutting-edge technologies. Be part of global platform team to provide support for issue resolution, change management and trainings.
  • Work with global and local SCM teams to identify warehousing and shipping improvement opportunities to achieve West’s Supply Chain transformation target. Identify the best practices for warehouse design, warehousing and shipping processes, and material conveyance and storage solutions and share globally.
  • Own global technology roadmap for warehousing and material conveyance system solutions.
  • Benchmark performance of local warehouse processes and set ups, develop process improvement methodology and establish capability roadmaps to drive continuous improvement of the warehousing process and design.
  • Develop an assessment process to evaluate compliance of the local processes to the global standard. Work with regional and global leaders to implement corrective actions when and where necessary to regain compliance.
  • Act as content leader for warehousing and distribution competency models and talent development programs.

 

Basic Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain, Logistics, Engineering or Business
  • 8+ years of supply chain experience, 5 years of management responsibility in SCM management and Warehouse Management.  Experience in Demand Planning and Forecasting or Distribution Replenishment Planning is a plus.
  • Strong ability to collaborate with senior leadership across countries and sites.
  • Strong ability to project manage, defining business process issues, analyze operational efficiencies, implement creative solutions and measure delivery results, in the areas of supply chain and warehouse management.
  • Experience with SAP (S4Hana) and SAP Warehouse Management System.
  • Ability to drive change through influence, building trust and confidence across the organization.
  • Understanding of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), FDA and other regulatory requirements.
  • Experience working in a fast paced, complex supply network, multi-national company with a matrixed structure.
  • Must be able to read and write fluently in English.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Advanced degree in Engineering or Supply Chain management highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities building highly effective teams with a global mindset.
  • Strong leadership and ability to influence.  Ability to anticipate and lead through ambiguity.
  • Ability to work in a matrix environment and build strong relationships by being transparent, reliable, and delivering on commitments.
  • Ability to provide creative ideas or alternatives to optimize the supply chain network and create value.
  • Strong understanding of global supply planning principals (financial and material flows, linkages, lead times, systems, supply network planning, budgeting, business acumen, inventory, accounts payable processes) and experience using SAP.
  • Has a continuous improvement mindset, strong strategic and analytical thinking, leverages data for problem solving and rapid decision making.  Able to go into a site warehouse, observe, identify areas for opportunity, work with the team to action and hold account.
  • Skilled in achieving results and managing others indirectly to achieve corporate and site objectives
  • Excellent communication skills, strong overall presentation and influencing skills, assertiveness, and ability to interact and gain support of senior management
  • Ability to create and foster a team-based environment to create and maintain cooperative relationships across the organization.
  • 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 policy at all times
  • Able to comply with the company’s quality policy at all times.

Travel Requirements:

  • Must be able to travel 30-35% of the time, including internationally visiting local warehouses.

 

Physical & Mental Requirements:

  • Make independent and sound judgments.
  • Multitask, work under time constraints, problem solve, and prioritize.
  • Maintain confidentiality and resolve conflicts.
  • Use written and verbal communication skills.
  • Read and interpret data, information, and documents to analyze and solve problems.
  • Learn and apply new information and new skills.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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