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Title:  Senior Specialist, R&D

Requisition ID:  55124
Date:  Sep 11, 2022

Singapore, Singapore, SG

Department:  R&D



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 are responsible for the development of new and improved packaging components for the pharmaceutical industry mainly made from rubber-, aluminium- and plastic materials or from a combination of these materials.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead and execute the development of new primary packaging solutions
  • Core project team member and technical lead of assigned R&D projects related to elastomer and container closure components
  • Prepare and obtain approval for project time schedules and ensure compliance with these plans and related budgets
  • Ensure project outcome is aligned with the various internal and external stakeholders (marketing, quality assurance, production, regulatory and other functions), by exchanging understanding and aligning on the expressed requirements
  • Accountable that product development projects activities, project communication and documentation are following internal customer requirements and expectations
  • Apply best practice pharma development and production validation concepts covering mainly but not limited to the following development aspects: product design, prototyping, consideration of economic aspects, QTTPs/CQAs, Quality by Design, risk analysis, quality control strategies, verification and validation
  • Identify, design and execute relevant experiments that stress the capability of the product and process using for instance statistical methods to verify viability
  • Initiate and maintain appropriate communication with facilities and departments to support good relations and maximize achievements through a cooperative environment
  • Support in the implementation / roll-out of the newly developed products into our production processed and in cooperation with the global functions of WEST
  • Communicate project status to e.g. upper management by reports and presentation on a routine basis or on demand within established deadlines
  • Proactively maintain awareness of technology and competitive business trends
  • Ensure that product development projects and activities are following local, regional and best practice requirements on Health, Safety, Environment and meet other applicable authority requirements. All internal change control procedures inclusive e.g. adequate risk assessment / FMEA are to be followed strictly
  • Other duties as assigned


Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum o Bachelor`s or Master`s degree in Mechanical Engineering
    • More than 8 years of work experience
    • More than 3 years of work experience in product development or a comparable area
    • Knowledge about rubber or plastic manufacturing technologies
  • Desirable:
  • Experience in a similar position within the manufacturing industry, preferably as product, process or QA Engineer
  • Work experience in the life science industry or another highly regulated, international environment


Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Business fluent in English
  • Project management skills
  • Ability to collaborate well with people across different countries
  • Knowledge of Solidworks and/ or similar design software
  • Support and contribute in 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. i.e. cGMP requirements, ISO 15378, ISO 9001.


Travel Requirements:

  • Must be able to travel up to 15% of the time



  • Strong problem-solving aptitude and analytical skills with fundamental understanding of the first principles of engineering and with a desire to do hands-on work.
  • Must be self-motivated, have strong attention to detail, ability to work independently and in team settings
  • Must have planning and technical skills needed to successfully execute a complex product development project
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication competencies and the ability to build effective internal and external relationships







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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