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Here at West, we are working by the side of our patients and customers to help contribute to a healthier world. Meet one of our team members, Rusli Kartadinata, and read his story to learn how he grew in his career at West from a Production Engineer to his current role as the Associate Quality Manager across Asia Pacific.
Tell us about your current role at West
I currently work as a Regional Quality Associate Manager in Asia Pacific. I support regional quality projects, technology transfers as well as China DMF (Drug Master File) submissions with two members on my team.
Can you share some background on your career path at West to date?
I’ve experienced an interesting nine years at West. I joined West in 2011 as a Production Engineer in the Operations department, where I was responsible for the Finishing and Metal production area, and then moved to the molding and trimming production area as a Senior Production Engineer. In 2017, I moved to Quality and took the role of Associate Quality Control Manager, where I was able to develop different skills such as Lean Six Sigma and ISO 9001 auditor. West provided me many useful training courses such as Leading Others, Leadership and People Management to help me grow from an individual contributor to a manager. Most recently, I have been promoted to my current role, Associate Quality Manager, supporting our Asia Pacific region.
What drives you to keep pursuing more opportunities, and do you feel well supported by West in your pursuit?
I’m a firm believer in a lifelong journey of learning. Thanks to the variety of roles I’ve held, as well as opportunities such as projects, mentoring and training courses given by West, I’ve enjoyed fruitful growth for my career and will keep working hard and continuously learning.
What do you like most about working for West?
West is a global company with people coming from different backgrounds, enabling me to have a different perspective on daily work, and providing the opportunity to learn more about different cultures across the world.
When you think about our mission to improve patient lives around the world, how do you think you help accomplish that mission within your role?
As One West Team, we come together to deliver for our customers and help them address their challenges. Most importantly, when we work as a team, everyone has the same mindset to achieve the best outcome, and most importantly, to improve patients’ lives.
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