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Title:  Inventory Specialist

Requisition ID:  60221
Date:  Mar 26, 2023

Scottsdale, Arizona, US

Department:  Supply Chain



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:

Coordinates the efforts to ensure inventory levels and reporting are accurate.  Coordinates the flow of materials through any applicable warehouses to ensure prompt supply to production.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Generate, perform, enter and reconcile daily inventory cycle counts
  • Generate, perform, & process SAP virtual inventory
  • Collaborate with material handlers and provide training as needed to ensure accurate goods movements
  • Conduct accurate inventories as scheduled for internal and external warehouses
  • Coordinate the material readiness process from the Warehouse to ensure prompt supply of materials to production areas
  • Analyze inventory levels and material locations on a monthly basis utilizing systems technology
  • Identify and discards expired materials
  • Work with the SC Specialist to coordinate the flow of material to and from external warehouses as applicable
  • Ensure that raw material Kanban levels are being followed and executed as designed
  • Identify and implement cost savings ideas in all areas of the business that the incumbent is responsible to manage.
  • Liaise with internal and external customers and other departments as appropriate.
  • Participate in special project teams as assigned.
  • Perform special studies as requested or required within all areas of responsibility.
  • Consistently abide by and promote the plant safety program, quality and lean initiatives, training program and SOP’s.
  • Create inventory adjustments
  • Compile the end of month inventory reconciliation
  • Increase the inventory accuracy.
  • Develops and maintain a database for inventory projection.
  • Review obsolescence risks and coordinate the destruction process.
  • Perform all other duties as requested or assigned relevant to the position/company


Basic Qualifications: 

  • High School Diploma, Bachelor's Degree in business or related field preferred.
  • Experience: 3-5 years of warehouse/inventory control experience
  • Attain and/or maintain forklift and electric lift operator certifications


Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Previous manufacturing work experience preferred 
  • Support and contribute to continuous improvement programs and activities







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  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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