Principal MES Consultant

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Werum IT Solutions is the world’s leading supplier of manufacturing execution systems (MES) and manufacturing IT solutions for the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industries. Werum’s PAS-X software product is run by more than half of the world’s top 30 pharmaceutical and biotech companies as well as many mid-sized drug manufacturers. Founded in 1969, Werum is headquartered in Lüneburg, Germany, and has locations in Europe, America, and Asia. Werum is part of the Körber Group’s Business Area Pharma Systems.

The Business Area Pharma Systems provides high quality solutions for the production, inspection and packaging of pharmaceutical products and units seven internationally successful companies under one roof.

The Körber Group is an international technology group with around 10,000 employees all over the world. It unites technologically leading companies with more than 100 production, service and sales locations and offers its customers solutions, products and services in the Business Areas of Körber Digital, Logistics Systems, Pharma Systems, Tissue and Tobacco.

For our location in Parsippany we are looking for

Principal MES Consultant


  • Help clients set objectives and strategies for manufacturing IT
  • Select and implement suitable technology to streamline all manufacturing-related operations and help optimize their strategic benefits
  • Advise clients in planning, monitoring and execution of program rollouts
  • Direct and organize the implementation of MES systems for clients
  • Monitor changes or advancements in technology to discover ways the company can gain competitive advantage
  • Control business development according to company goals and prepare reports to upper management
  • Organize and teach best practice product workshops at customer sites
  • Develop, monitor and implement client’s deployment plan
  • Control client’s implementation approach and identify improvements
  • Devise and establish IT policies and systems to support the implementation of strategies set by upper management
  • Build relationships with clients and identify potential new business opportunities
  • Manage IT initiatives and collaborate with in-house technical staff
  • Identify the need for improvements, changes or new staff and report to upper management


  • A degree in IT/Computer Science or relevant field
  • Ten (10) years of experience in the life sciences industry on large scale applications
  • Second language required
  • Willingness to travel a minimum of 50%
  • Excellent understanding of GMP/GAMP principles
  • Outstanding knowledge of the life science industry
  • Sound understanding of the PAS-X application
  • Strong experience in Computer System Validation (CSV) for manufacturing systems
  • Ability to communicate and present effectively to various levels of leadership
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Experience in controlling information technology budget
  • Superior analytical and problem-solving capabilities
  • Solid understanding of data analysis, budgeting and business operations
  • Sound experience in project management; a certification (PMP/IPMA) is a plus