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Title:  Material Control Specialist

Requisition ID:  56712
Date:  Nov 22, 2022

Williamsport, Pennsylvania, US

Department:  Operations



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:

Responsible to coordinate all inbound and outbound freight and parcel shipments.  Arrange and schedule carriers for all shipping orders.  Prepare the plant shipping schedule per customer order requirements and provide all necessary shipping paperwork. Perform receiving of all inbound materials and supplies. Maintain a high level of transaction and documentation accuracy. Perform cycle counting of all inventories and proper inventory maintenance. Assist in daily shipping and receiving functions.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure daily SAP transactions are complete and accurate. Investigate and resolve inventory and transactional errors.
  • Monitor silo levels and schedule silo material deliveries.
  • Prepare shipping schedule using releases from customer service and delivery-due lists from the SAP System.
  • Prepare all necessary shipping documents and labels, collect certifications from QA, and coordinate any special shipping requirements (tailgates, air bags, pictures, scan or fax documents, etc.).
  • Check shipments and deliveries for accuracy.
  • Keep records and coordinate shipments of inventories held at a 3rd party warehouse.
  • Work closely with ASR, Planning, QA, and Manufacturing on shipping and inventory issues.
  • Basic filing and record keeping of all Material Control documentation.
  • Responsible for UPS and Federal Express shipments and MP2 receiving of items and supplies.
  • Perform cycle counts and research errors for root cause and correction.
  • Assist in daily receiving and shipping activities as needed.
  • Perform all tasks needed to assist Finance with month-end and year-end close.
  • Perform receiving of inbound raw materials in SAP, issue labels, and resolve discrepancies.
  • Monitor and order pallets.
  • Schedule shipments w/ carriers or freight forwarders per customer requirements.
  • Arrange carriers for inbound shipments as needed.
  • Review and code freight invoices for accuracy.
  • Provide freight estimates upon request.
  • Initiate freight claims and coordinate resolution of carrier equipment issues.
  • Actively participate and comply with all West HSE programs and regulations.
  • Maintain a neat and orderly work environment in accordance with West 5S program.
  • Other duties as assigned


Basic Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • Experience: 1-2 Years in the traffic or shipping/receiving areas with emphasis on material control, traffic, freight routing, rating and auditing of freight bills, etc. 
  • Must complete all certifications and training as required for this position, including forklift training.



Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Must be familiar with computers and various software programs.
  • Familiarity with SAP, Master Control or similar systems and databases, a plus.
  • Basic understanding of:
  • standard inventory management practices
  • standard shipping and export documentation
  • warehouse operation and management


Travel Requirements:

  • Must be able to travel up to 5% of the time


Physical & Mental Requirements:







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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