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Assoc Dir, Biologics Manufacturing - 2926

Date: Sep 20, 2022

Location: West Chester, Pennsylvania, US, 19380

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 Associate Director, Biologics Manufacturing, will lead a number of critical support functions for the Teva Biologics Manufacturing Facility located in West Chester, PA and will sit on the site Manufacturing organization leadership team.  Areas of responsibility include technology transfer, continuous improvement projects, deviation investigations and CAPA management, and materials management.  Each of these areas is currently led by an area manager; the Associate Director, Manufacturing, will consolidate these four teams and provide leadership, guidance, and ensure work of these groups is in alignment with the overall business strategy.  While this is primarily a leadership role, direct involvement in development and delivery of complex business objectives is also expected.  This is a full time in-person role; within the framework of Teva’s flexible work policies, regular presence on site is required.


  • Lead a matrix team of investigators from manufacturing; develop junior investigators, review investigations to ensure reports and conclusions are scientifically sound, well written, and have established root cause, and that CAPA’s are aligned with root cause and manufacturing strategy.
  • Identify, lead and coordinate, and deliver continuous improvement business projects in manufacturing operations; provide senior leadership with updates and recommendations to drive better quality, compliance, and manufacturing efficiency.
  • nvestigate deviations from all departments, perform thorough product impact assessments, utilize root cause analysis tools and work cross functionally to implement effective CAPAs; prepare high quality investigation reports and other technical documents.
  • Lead the technology transfer process from the development organization into the Biologics Manufacturing Facility; ensure all quality, compliance, and business requirements are met prior to introduction of new products.
    • Applies broad scientific/technical expertise and knowledge and practices in other related disciplines. Is recognized as an expert in own area within the organization
    • Develops scientific/technical solutions to complex problems which require the regular use of ingenuity and creativity.
    • Work is performed without appreciable direction. Exercises considerable latitude in determining scientific/technical objectives of assignment. Completed work is reviewed from a relatively long-term perspective for desired results.
    • Guides the successful completion of major programs and function in a project leadership role. Serves as best practice/quality resource within and outside own discipline.
    • Interacts with senior internal and external personnel on significant scientific/technical matters often requiring coordination and negotiation between organizations.
    • People and area manager/leader, scheduling activities, ensuring compliant and high quality successful completion of manufacturing campaigns.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS/MS degree in science, engineering, or a related life science field of study
  • 15+ years’ experience cGMP manufacturing in the pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, or biotechnology industry
  • Minimum 5 years direct people management experience


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Work experience that demonstrates subject matter expert level mastery of one or more core areas associated with biologics manufacturing (upstream processing, downstream processing, drug product filling).
  • Thorough knowledge of global regulatory requirements and understanding of current Good Manufacturing Practice (CGMP) in the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Work experience that demonstrates the ability to analyze complex problems and develop solutions that are both technically sounds as well as aligned with regulatory compliance and business strategy.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and influencing communication skills


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