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Title:  Sr. Spec, Project/Master Scheduler, Containment Systems

Requisition ID:  50383
Date:  Jun 11, 2022
Location: 

Exton, Pennsylvania, US

Department:  Operations
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:

In conjunction with the Program/Project Manager(s), and with input from the cross-functional team, generate, publish and maintain an accurate Master Schedule, using MS Project, showing the tasks and resources required to deliver on-time, per supply chain requirements and milestones. This position will ensure that key deliverables of the Containment Capacity Programs are met and the organization is supported.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Providing advanced level Microsoft Project planning, scheduling, and oversight support for a variety of projects and activities.
  • Building relationships within a team of cross-functional co-workers to ensure cooperation and overall adherence to our scheduled commitments.
  • Conducting project planning meetings where input from stakeholders is solicited to identify tasks, milestones, activity durations, and resources to be included and updated in the schedule.
  • Baselining initial schedules in Microsoft Project and then maintaining schedules by monitoring, controlling, and updating progress and approved schedule changes throughout the lifecycle of the projects.
  • Identify critical path(s) and task dependencies
  • Providing scheduling support to technical subject matter experts in installation/validation efforts; ensuring schedules, requirements, and quality deliverables are met; and assisting with resource management, task management, etc.
  • Designing and executing Microsoft Project reports (basic or complex) to stakeholders, as requested.
  • Contributing to or taking the lead in recommending, analyzing, and documenting project planning, process improvement, and best practices requiring idea generation and discussions, forward thinking, and thorough, clear, and concise technical writing with the goal of improving the stakeholders’ access to critical information in the scheduling system.
  • Providing excellent customer service involving attention to detail, and prompt communication with all contract resources.
  • Leading and/or participating in planning the daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, and yearly tasks for the program execution team(s).
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Basic Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in a Business, Finance or Accounting, Science, Engineering, IT discipline; equivalent experience may be accepted in lieu of a degree.
  • Minimum 5 years related, progressive experience
  • 3+ Years experienced as a Project Scheduler for multi-year high profile projects with attention to detail
  • 3+ Years working in a cross functional manufacturing environment interacting with senior management.
  • Proficiency with MS Project/MS Project Server
  • Experience creating and editing dependencies as well as Critical Path
  • Experience using SharePoint and MS Teams

 

 

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Holds advanced Microsoft user certification(s) for MSP or other comparable certification
  • Holds the PMI Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP) certification or other comparable certification
  • Able to be aware of all relevant SOPs as per Company policy as they are related to the position covered by this Job Description
  • Microsoft Power BI
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as the ability to accurately document work performed.
  • 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 up to 15% of the time

 

Physical & Mental Requirements:

  • Ability to work independently on own projects while working concurrently with all departments.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize tasks, must be detail oriented and self-motivated. 
  • Must maintain the ability to work well with others in a variety of situations
  • Must be able to multi-task, work under time constraints, problem solve, and prioritize
  • Must also be able to maintain confidentiality and resolve conflicts in scope of work
  • Ability to make independent and sound judgments
  • Read and interpret data, information and documents
  • Observe and interpret situations
  • Learn and apply new information or new skills
  • Work under deadlines with constant interruptions

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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