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Senior Director, Global Procurement CoE Head (m/f)

Date: Oct 4, 2021

Location: Amsterdam, NL, 1019

Company: Teva Pharmaceuticals

Who we are

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!

Your responsibilities

The Global Procurement COE Lead will have the responsibility to improve the end-to-end efficiency and effectiveness of Source to Pay (S2P) processes through proven process improvement methodologies (ie. Lean Six Sigma, Business Process Management, etc.). In this position, you will apply project management principles in leading cross-functional initiatives aimed at achieving sustainable and measurable business results, focused on continuous improvement and operational excellence.  Accountable to drive change management processes and ensure that all implemented processes are compliant with external regulations and internal Teva procedures. 


Implement and ensure execution of key global projects and programs and initiatives against timeline and deliverables, including identifying bottlenecks, resolving issues and driving towards effective and standardized completion, are going to be one of your main responsibilities. In that respect, the role will directly manage specific senior stakeholder relations (inside and outside Procurement) in all regions. In addition, you will be responsible to develop and manage a comprehensive set of benchmark metrics that convey success metrics for Global Procurement, evaluate performance and drive towards best in class performance in alignment with the Procurement mission and vision. Therefore, your key responsibilities will be: 


  • Accountable for Global Procurement’s Programs, internally focused such as L&D or cross-functional such as with Legal or Finance or Supply Chain. Includes stakeholder’s relations and ensuring a cadence of relationship management activities such as quarterly reviews of in-flight and planned or proposed programs.
  • Provide a single point of accountability for GP’s S2P programs. 
  • Developing and driving transformational S2P processes, oversee milestones and timelines and proactively secure execution in a timely manner.
  • Collaborate with other Global Procurement teams and other functions to ensure a seamless linkage across the Source-to-Pay process. 
  • Developing and managing a comprehensive set of metrics and reporting capabilities that convey the success metrics of Global Procurement metrics.
  • Responsible for process mapping and root-cause analysis activities that lead to the identification of process “wastes”, structural inefficiencies and process improvement opportunities. 
  • Identifying and launching new Procurement Programs and initiatives to improve efficiency,  effectiveness and drive results and compliance.
  • Ensuring all programs and processes are documented (incl. RASCIs) and employees are trained.
  • Responsible to ensure that staffing and expenses remain within budget.
  • Accountable to ensure that all the teams work is organized, synchronized, that staff is coached and has learning opportunities, for succession planning and recruiting and termination.


Amsterdam (NL), Zagreb (CRO) or Tel Aviv (IL)

Your profile

  • At least Bachelor's degree in a relevant field (supply chain, purchasing, engineering, business)
  • 10+ years of experience in Source to Pay (S2P) processes; along with at least 5 years of experience in people management
  • Project management and process improvement experience;  Six Sigma/BPM experience required
  • Pharma industry experience is strongly preferred  
  • Required experience in a global environment, leading cross-functional teams and managing multiple simultaneous high visibility projects
  • Working knowledge of financial and managerial accounting principles
  • Experience in Ariba or other S2C/P2P solutions is an advantage 
  • MBA or relevant Master’s degree is an advantage 
  • Professional certification in purchasing or supply chain is desirable, e.g. from ISM (CPSM, CSM, CPM), from APICS (CPIM, CIRM), from EPIM
  • Fluency in English, along with strong communication skills
  • Proven leadership capabilities and strategic thinking; ability to develop and execute strategies; excellent senior stakeholder management skills 



Sub Function

Process and Operations

Reports To

VP Global Procurement Operations

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