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OPEX Site Leader

Date: Feb 10, 2021

Location: Haarlem, NL, 2031 GA

Company: Teva Pharmaceuticals

Company Info

Teva is a global pharmaceutical leader and the world's largest generic medicines producer, committed to improving health and increasing access to quality health solutions worldwide. Our employees are at the core of our success, with colleagues in over 80 countries delivering the world's largest medicine cabinet to 200 million people every day. We offer a uniquely diverse portfolio of products and solutions for patients and we've built a promising pipeline centered around our core therapeutic areas.  We are continually developing patient-centric solutions and significantly growing both our generic and specialty medicines business through investment in research and development, marketing, business development and innovation. This is how we improve health and enable people to live better, healthier lives. Join us on our journey of growth!

Job Description

The Operational Excellence Site Leader leads a local team (1-2% of the site population) and is responsible for driving change by implementation of the global Teva Production System standards and coaching local management and team members to achieve a step change in the performance of the site in terms of quality, service and cost competitiveness while engaging and empowering the site employees.

  • You will manage a team that will help lead the change at the site
  • You will have the site responsibility for OPEX transformation and embedding global standards
  • You will build capabilities at the site
  • Stakeholder management and coaching
  • Develop site rollout plan post involvement of global transformation team
  • Bring structure and knowledge of methodology to guarantee rigor
  • Help site management with the setting of ambitious targets
  • You will provide deep lean expertises for the company
  • You will coach, train and facilitate line management and change agents
  • Responsible to share knowledge of best practices
  • Ensuring local project follow up, regular feedback to central team, rising the flags, proposing the project plan changes
  • You will be implementing the Production System KPIs and reporting the progress of the site implementation


  • Relevant university degree (technical, pharmaceutical, chemical. Industrial engineer)
  • Minimum five years experience as team leader in a Lean environment, preferably in TEVA Manufacturing or another pharmaceutical company.
  • Project management experience and excellent time management skills, Lean expert Experience as a team leader in several functions (e.g. Manufacturing. Quality. Validation, Supply Chain is an advantage).
  • High energy and enthusiasm to lead conflict resolution and team building
  • Understands dynamics and culture of the company and the site
  • Strong leadership and project management skills
  • Strong collaboration skills are required to coordinate activities
  • Demonstrated effective communication and organizational (change management) skills

Pre-Employment Screening

Teva will carry out appropriate verification and legally permitted vetting prior to the confirmation of any offer of employment. More information on this verification and vetting will be provided if you reach this stage of the application process.



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Operational Excellence

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