Senior Packaging Engineer

West Pharmaceutical Services

Senior Packaging Engineer

West Pharmaceutical Services

Eschweiler, Germany

West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of packaging components and delivery systems for injectable drugs and healthcare products. Working by the side of its customers from concept to patient, West creates products that promote the efficiency, reliability and safety of the world's pharmaceutical drug supply. West is headquartered in Exton, Pennsylvania, and supports its customers from locations in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. West's 2018 sales of $1.7 billion reflect the daily use of approximately 112 million of its components and devices, which are designed to improve the delivery of healthcare to patients around the world.

Position Summary:

As Packaging Engineer in our Research & Development Team, you will support strategic sourcing initiatives for West’s High Value Product packaging. In this role you will plan, organize and lead projects to support the development and qualification of sterile barrier packaging that enhances and preserves the value of West’s products. Additionally, you will manage technical projects and work with strategic suppliers to improve products and processes as well as sustaining current product offerings through redundant sources of supply. Working closely with key suppliers to provide technical support for West’s long-term supply chain strategy.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • You will drive R&D activities for various engineering projects to achieve project goals and objectives through the commercialization of offering from strategic suppliers;
  • Therefore, you will plan and execute sterile barrier packaging design verification activities and support process validation activities;
  • Beside performing gap assessments and evaluating risks with introducing packaging from alternate suppliers, you will develop actionable plans to mitigate those risks;
  • You will create and optimize packaging diagrams, site level procedures, conduct design reviews and author reports in compliance with West’s Product Development Process;
  • To reduce waste and improve efficiency, you will identify opportunities for continuous improvement in West’s commercial packaging and implement plans;
  • As a global subject matter expert in the areas of design and manufacture of packaging material, you will act as the technical point of contact for strategic suppliers and customers in coordination with procurement and commercial functions;
  • Commonly with the product development team and cross-functional workstreams you will maintain planned project milestones;
  • With your knowledge about sterilization you will assist in irradiation sterilization development projects from a packaging expertise perspective.

Qualifications:

  • You have successfully completed minimum a bachelor degree in Engineering or another technical or scientific area;
  • You are an experienced packaging engineer with several years of professional and project leadership experience within international, cross-functional teams;
  • In addition, you have a proven understanding of fundamental engineering principles and a passion for packaging design, materials, manufacturing processes, and test methodology;
  • Ideally you have experience in pharmaceutical handling and filling, and are familiar with pharmaceutical standards (cGMP);
  • You have effective problem-solving abilities and strong interpersonal skills;
  • As you work with international teams you have excellent English knowledge both written and spoken. German language knowledge is advantageous;
  • Be able and willing to travel internationally up to 20% of the time, mostly within Europa;
  • Having knowledge about irradiation sterilization is a plus.

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 disability or special need that requires accommodation, please send an email to peggy.tayloe@westpharma.com. 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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