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Title:  Inventory Specialist

Requisition ID:  61372
Date:  May 16, 2023

Tempe, 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:


Seeking a highly motivated, self-starting individual with strong communication skills for this inventory specialist role. You will collaborate with our internal warehouse team and Corporate Cost Accounting on cycle counts, our QA department to ensure all QA Hold items are in the right area in the warehouse and location in SAP, and the pack out/production teams to monitor and count inventory items that have been issued to production but not consumed.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Primary responsibility will be to support the cycle counting process and report results back to our Cost Accounting team helping to avoid a year end physical count.
  • Assist with promoting and developing positive team communication between the warehouse, production and pack out teams to improve inventory accuracy and reduce the number of items that need to be reviewed monthly for reserve.
  • Support the transition to the Chandler warehouse by regularly monitoring inventories versus production needs, and helping the Supply Chain team to keep proper stock on hand to support production while still ensuring adequate space is available to store product at the primary warehouse located onsite.
  • Work with Quality to develop a robust process for the communication of QA Hold items improving accuracy in support of internal, customer and 3 party audits.
  • Assist in the resolution of MRP and inventory / planning discrepancies.
  • Provides a “Customer Service” attitude when interacting with internal and external customers while accomplishing work, production, and achieving quality standards.
  • Maintains a clean, orderly, and safe workstation and environment at all times.
  • Conforms with and abides by all regulations, policies, work procedures, instruction, and safety rules.
  • Exhibits regular, reliable, punctual, and predictable attendance.
  • Performs other duties as assigned based on business needs.


Basic Qualifications: 

  • Education or Equivalent Experience: Completed High School or GED.
  • Minimum 1 to 3 years of experience.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Organizational and problem-solving skills.


Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Recent and relevant experience performing the functions listed above in SAP.  S/4 Hana experience is a plus.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Excel, Outlook, Word & PowerPoint.
  • 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 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.


Travel Requirements:

  • Travel: 0 - minimal


Physical & Mental Requirements:

  • Medical Device manufacturing requires strict adherence to standards. Working environment is a manufacturing facility, which houses plastic injection molding machines. Must tolerate fumes and particulate generated from various plastics. Work areas are equipped with adequate lighting, cooling/heating and equipment that are in a good working condition. Must work constructively in an environment that may be stressful due to competing resources while at all times maintaining company confidentiality.
  • Must be able to work scheduled work week, plus overtime and/or irregular hours as required to complete assignments. May stand or sit for extended periods of time. Must transport oneself to and from other areas of the facility and travel to other divisions when necessary. Must have good visual acuity. If specifically necessitated by customer requirements, must be able to see with or without corrective lenses and distinguish color differences for product and safety issues.







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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