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Senior HRBP Teva Global Operations, Europe

Date: May 14, 2019

Location: Amsterdam, NL, 1019 GM

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!

For our Teva Global Operations division, we are looking for a Senior HRBP Europe, Teva Global Operations (TGO). You will be providing end-to-end HR leadership for TGO colleagues (including pharma, Teva Active Pharmaceutical Ingriedents sub-division, and the Global Functions) in the assigned region.

The position adds value to Teva and TGO by:

  • Defining and operationalizing an integrated people strategy (including org effectiveness) for the pharma operations region, aligned with the global network and region operations strategies, to ensure the sites and region have the right capabilities, with effective levels of engagement/enablement, productivity, and governance required to execute the TGO strategy and achieve desired business results.
  • Partnering closely with the Region Operations Head, other TGO OLT members, Region Global Functional Leads, and the TGO HRBPs to define and develop the next generation of capabilities required – both technical and leadership capabilities – to ensure a robust talent pipeline to enable TGO’s strategy in the context of the broader Teva strategy. Ensuring the provision of HR service delivery to TGO colleagues within the Region, leveraging Teva’s global HR infrastructure, ensuring alignment with company policies and procedures in a “One Teva” mindset, and ensuring compliance with country labor/employment laws.

Job Description


Critical areas of accountability:

1) Business Partnering & Region People Strategy

  • Collaborates closely with Pharma Region Head to define and implement business-specific programs to ensure a culture of safety, compliance, and high performance, high engagement and enablement within the sites, and org effectiveness.
  • Defines a long term human capital plan, aligned with the network strategy, to deliver the right capabilities in the right locations with effective governance to identify and mitigate risk in order to ensure Teva supply continuity. Breaks the long term human capital plan into component and achievable parts with relevant metrics and milestones.
  • Establishes, in partnership with the Region Head and Region Strategy Lead, a tone for performance and continuous improvement within the region. Ensures HR programs are aligned to motivate and reward the Teva cultural norms (safety, compliance, OpEx) and achievement of business goals.
  • Supports senior leaders in effectively deploying performance management and rewards processes/practices to drive required levels of employee accountability for desired performance results and ensure retention of top performers.
  • Assures delivery of financial commitments and productivity improvements in partnership with the Region Head and RLT through headcount /COL tracking, execution of network strategy, and proactively identifying and addressing areas of opportunity (including the migration of functional capabilities to LCCs).
  • Ensures the sites and Global Function L3 leaders have the right level of HR partnering (site HR heads and Segment HRDs) to deliver people strategies and tactics to ensure achievement of business objectives and performance goals.


2)  Talent Management & Organizational Capability

  • Implements TGO talent strategy within the region (in partnership with the OLT and TGO HRBPs); translates talent strategy into relevant actions which can include regional actions (at the manufacturing sites for pharma and TAPI, at the R&D sites for TAPI, and at a global or regional level for the GF L3s based in Europe).
  • Directly responsible to develop and execute a plan to define, prioritize, and deliver current and future talent and capability requirements for the pharma region and sites. Provides coaching to other region-based TGO L3s and their HR partners to ensure the same is achieved for the TAPI manufacturing and R&D sites and the Global Functions led from the region.
  • Ensures TGO talent and succession practices are effectively operationalized within the region.
  • Coaches TGO leaders, their leadership teams, and HR colleagues to ensure the appropriate level of focus is placed on assessing talent capabilities, planning succession, and taking action to develop talent.
  • Assures consistency, rigor, and accuracy in the application of TGO talent and organizational practices.


3) HR Service Delivery

  • Collaborates with HR colleagues regionally and globally to ensure that business decisions and actions are fully executed per the agreed upon plans. Partners with HR colleagues across countries and regions to ensure seamless and flawless execution, irrespective of what countries/regions those actions need to be implemented.
  • Collaborates with HR colleagues to ensure Teva HR standards and any TGO-specific HR expectations are applied in decision making and all hire-to-retire actions.
  • Represents TGO (including pharma, TAPI and GF) in the regional HR forums and coordinated the execution of TGO HR agenda through HR European Leadership team




  • Demonstrated leadership experience as well as a proven track record leading HR teams within a manufacturing organization (prerequisite, "must have"), ideally leading from an HR perspective a manufacturing site of  a substantial size
  • Demonstrated experience influencing colleagues and deploying priorities across multiple countries and cultures.
  • Demonstrated experience developing relationships and leading processes with remote business partners and HR colleagues.
  • Demonstrated capability in aligning leadership around organization direction, design, and governance/decision rights.
  • Demonstrated ability to leverage business acumen and interpersonal savvy to influence very senior business leaders.
  • Demonstrated track record of developing and implementing a workforce/talent strategy to achieve differentiated business outcomes.
  • Demonstrated track record of success in developing and driving organizational effectiveness and improvement initiatives (e.g., high performing teams, large scale transformation/change initiatives, etc.).
  • Has matrix management skill, ability to define resource requirements and pull from support functions, and deliver the results despite the absence of any actual execution authority.
  • Experience in business leadership roles outside of the HR function is highly desired.



  • Advanced understanding of pharma and/or API manufacturing and the TGO Global Functions.
  • Advanced knowledge of all facets of Human Resources – including talent acquisition, total rewards, talent assessment and development, culture and employee engagement, and performance management.
  • Advanced knowledge of labor/employee relations, and local/national/regional regulations.
  • Appropriate academic background in HR/IR, OD/IP, STEM, or business, preferably with advanced HR/IP degree or HR certification.
  • Ability to conduct business (verbally and in written communications) fluently in English.


Human Resources

Reports To

  • Direct line - VP of Human Resources, Europe
  • Dotted line - VP of TGO, Europe

Teva’s Equal Employment Opportunity Commitment

Teva Pharmaceuticals is committed to equal opportunity in employment. It is Teva's global policy that equal employment opportunity be provided without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, ancestry, veteran status, national or ethnic origin or any other legally recognized status entitled to protection under applicable laws.