Company: Westfall Technik
Posted on: September 15, 2021
Westfall Technik is a global holding company
which provides innovative plastics manufacturing solutions to the
healthcare, consumer package goods and light industrial vertical
markets. The site locations, operating within the Westfall
Technik enterprise, are internationally aligned with unmatched
global reach in the industry. Our proprietary Stacked Integration
Model ™ enables us to operate leveraging a high degree of
specialization, extensive capacities in end-to-end design,
production and assembly, and first-class references in high-end
Competitive advantages such as vertical integration,
speed-to-market and advanced manufacturing systems allow us to
streamline our processes and be a complete solution provider
positively impacting our customers’ business. We are powered by
experienced people with diversified capabilities and
specialties. We pride ourselves in developing customized
solutions with precision and care. So, while there is complexity to
what we do; we simplify the process deliver a customer experience
is enjoyable and easy; providing a single point of
This simple phrase captures what Westfall Technik is all
about. The statement embodies the company’s commitment to
total support, complete manufacturing capabilities and its bold
approach. It is our internal rallying cry. It is our
philosophy. Nothing half-hearted.
Associates (and Customers) can be confident that this mantra
drives the organization to be nimble, scalable and comprehensive
----no matter how complex the customers’ challenge.
We look forward to having an interesting conversation with
Title: Program Manager
Position: Fulltime / Exempt
Location: Various Locations
Reports to: Sr. Director, Program
SUMMARY OF ROLE
Manages and coordinates critical customer programs across
multiple Westfall sites, including new customer projects, transfer
projects, sustaining engineering support, and site/company
Continuous Improvement Projects. Program Manager works directly
with Westfall Customers, and closely with Sales Team, Quoting Team,
Tooling Sites (internal and external), Site
Manufacturing/Engineering/Quality Teams, and Customer Service Team
to drive projects from award through validation and into
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Overall responsibility for large, multi-site customer programs
from award through production launch.
Drive innovation and technical development, including product
design concepts, automation concepts, capital equipment purchases,
new technologies, for critical customer programs.
Provide leadership guidance to customer, site project managers,
site manufacturing/quality engineers, external suppliers.
Deliver new projects through all phases of development and
production to meet company on time delivery, quality and
Develop full understanding of site procedures, systems, and
personnel to efficiently manage projects of varying scope.
Develop and maintain project plans, communication plans, action
trackers for all projects.
Responsible for the development and maintenance all site
related documents and systems (i.e. BOMs, mold numbers, item
masters, engineering project books, post- mortem meeting minutes,
Schedule and manage all customer and internal/site meetings as
Consulting with the customer's technical personnel on product
design, materials selection, and quality requirements.
Responsible for scheduling and executing customer validations
in conjunction with manufacturing and quality teams.
Work with external suppliers (i.e. tooling suppliers, resin
suppliers, automation/equipment suppliers, packaging suppliers) to
drive project success. Track all vendor activities to determine
priorities, manage resources, and assure on-time delivery.
Estimates or revises costs on existing or new molding/ assembly
programs and directs modifications and changes to existing molds
from customer revisions.
Responsible for tracking all active projects and communicating
status to senior management.
Facilitate technical and problem-solving discussions with
customers, suppliers, and internal Subject Matter Experts to
determine root cause of technical issues to solve problems.
Initiates and drives RFQ's for tooling purchases, tooling
repair process, qualification part orders, as well as tracking
delivery of all purchases related to tooling or
Continually seeks opportunities to increase customer
satisfaction by developing/building lasting client relationships
through building a knowledge base of each client's business,
organization and objectives.
Establish, track and report on performance to project budgets
using common finance metrics and planning tools.
Complies with all relevant ISO procedures and policies.
Complies with all safety procedures and policies.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS
Expert knowledge and experience in project management in a
GMP/regulated environment, medical device and consumer packaging
Bachelor's degree in Engineering preferred.
Solid knowledge and experience of injection molding tooling,
processing, quality, materials, or product design.
Demonstrated knowledge and experience with project management
tools/processes, i.e. Microsoft Project, action trackers, ERP
systems (IQMS preferred), quoting systems, etc.
Strong communication, and interpersonal skills required.
Computer skills, including Microsoft Office applications and
Solid Model CAD experience preferred.
Minimum of 10 years of experience in Project Management
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described here are representative of those
that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the
essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations
may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the
employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, use hand to
finger, or feel, reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear. The
employee must occasionally lift 25 lbs. when necessary.
The work environment is usually in an office within a
manufacturing facility with low to moderate noise level. The work
environment characteristics described here are representative of
those an employee encounters while performing the essential
functions of this job.
Westfall -Technik is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not
discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, color,
national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender
expression, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions,
religious creed, physical disability, mental disability, age for
individuals age 40 and over, medical condition (as defined by state
law (for example, cancer or genetic characteristics or HIV/AIDS),
marital status, military and veteran status, sexual orientation,
genetic information, citizenship status or any other characteristic
protected by federal, state or local law. Our management team is
dedicated to this policy with respect to recruitment, hiring,
placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, benefits,
employee activities and general treatment during
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