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Title:  Sr. Manager Supply Chain

Requisition ID:  59869
Date:  Sep 16, 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:

In this role, the Sr. Manager, Supply Chain will be responsible for the efficient coordination and management of all procurement, warehousing, and planning for the SOC facility.  Sr. Manager, Supply Chain will develop the supply chain management strategy and build the processes which will guarantee the efficient movement and storage of raw materials, work-in-progress inventory, and all finished goods from point of origin to point of consumption.  Supply Chain Manager and Warehouse Supervisor will report directly to the Sr. Manager, Supply Chain


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Define and implement comprehensive strategies for all aspects of the SOC to reduce costs, mitigate risk, improve quality, shorten lead times and reduce inventories.
  • Provide exceptional leadership to the Supply Chain team.
  • Create structure, develop personnel, give direction, integrate/leverage global capabilities, and hold team members accountable
  • Collaborate with Management, Engineering and Operations to improve Product Lifecycle Management.  Spearhead initiatives to introduce products on time, on budget and in full.
  • Challenge existing suppliers and seek out future potential supply partners.
  • Continuously develop/enhance supply chain productivity and operational processes.  Implement industry best practices for forecasting, sourcing, risk mitigation, inventory and vendor management.
  • Support the GMP efforts in the plant as they relate to the facility. 
  • Ensure that established policies, rules and regulations, and procedures are followed.
  • Serve as a member of the site leadership team and participate in the decision-making process.
  • Other duties as assigned


Basic Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Master’s degree preferred
  • Must have extensive prior supply chain experience, preferably in a manufacturing environment
  • Must have at least 5 year of experience in a manager or senior manager level role
  • Must have a minimum of 10 years of progressive experience within Supply Chain
  • Must have extensive experience with capital expenditure and project related work.
  • Prefer effective organizational, trouble-shooting, problem solving and interpersonal skills.


Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Must be able to communicate effectively with others (both verbally and in writing)
  • Must be able to effectively use SAP, MS Project, and MS Office programs such Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Must possess good negotiation and conflict resolution skills
  • Working knowledge of the principles of electricity, electronics, mechanical and plant operating systems
  • Must be able to read blueprints & schematic drawings; knowledge of such items as plant systems and related equipment/utilities appropriate to this role.







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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