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Director Global Material Development, R&D (m/f/d) in der Städteregion Aachen
Referenznummer: acjobs-st-67016

West Pharmaceutical Services Deutschland GmbH &Co. KG - Vollzeitbeschäftigung
Start ab sofort - Online seit dem 23.11.2020


Welcome to West! Established in 1923, West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. has become a global leader in innovative solutions for injectable drug administration. Eachevery day, West manufactures more than 112 million products that are used to help improve health care for millions of people around the world. our team of 7,500 employees in 16 countries to help us write the next chapter of our success story. We are constantly looking for new talentspeople who won’t settle for second best. Thinkers. Doers. Enthusiasts. As an employee, you will experience a collaborativedynamic global working environment,your development is our priority. West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of packaging componentsdelivery systems for injectable drugshealthcare products. Working by the side of its customersconcept to patient, West creates products that promote the efficiency, reliabilitysafety of the world's pharmaceutical drug supply. West is headquartered in Exton, Pennsylvania,supports its customerslocations in NorthSouth America, Europe, AsiaAustralia. West's 2018 sales of $1.7 billion reflect the daily use of approximately 112 million of its componentsdevices, which are designed to improve the delivery of healthcare to patients around the world.
Make a difference as a Director Global Material Development, R&D (m/f/d)For West's Packaging Components team, we are seeking a self-motivatedresults-oriented Director of Global Material Development to developexecute a strategy around elastomer based materialscoatings in primary packaging materials. The successful candidate will play a critical role in advising senior management in defining West's material strategy.

Definedevelop new elastomer formulations to be used as primary packaging material in medical devices for injectable drug products
Defineexecute a multi-year strategic plan for elastomer development aligned with the packaging components strategy
Act as subject matter expert (SME) for all material (mainly elastomer, plasticcoatings) related questionsproblems
Manage R&D laboratory that supports all R&D activities of the R&D Kiefernweg Eschweiler team
Supportmaintain the life cycle management of active elastomer formulations. This includes alternative raw materials as well as customeroperations support
Scientific understanding of the materialstheir potential interaction with drug products. Stay up-to-date with trendsnew materials by building up an external network with suppliers, knowledge centersuniversities
Stay on the leading edge of the technology areaspharma/biotech market trends
Defineexecute a material research roadmap
Managecoach a team of 4 direct reports (3 Material Managers, 1 R&D Lab Manager with 2 Lab Technicians)

M. Sc./Engineerequivalent in Chemistry, Material Sciencessimilar
Minimum 10 years of relevant professional experience in material development, process developmenta similar role
Knowledge of rubber chemistry and/or rubber processing would be an asset
Knowledge of analytical techniques to understand the chemistryextractables of elastomeric formulations
Strong managementorganizational skills as well as very good communication skills
Fluency in English is required; German language skills would be a plus (the willingness to learn is important)
Abilitywillingness to travel globally

Internationality – As an American company, we live a global cooperation within international structures
Philanthropy – We value an appreciativefriendly work environment as well as flat hierarchies
Market-appropriate remuneration – We offer an attractive, market-oriented remuneration, including company social benefitspurchasing benefits
Social engagement – We support local aid organizations through various actions organized by our employees
Diversity – We at West value the wide range of our employees who make up our company
Safety – Occupational safety is our highest priority; we offer secure jobs in a sustainable industry
Development opportunities – Our employees benefitan extensive range of trainings as well asa constanttargeted employee development
Family-friendly culture – We attach great importance to reconciling private lifework; flexible working hours are a matter of course for us

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