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Procurement Specialist

Date: Feb 11, 2019

Location: Ayutthaya, TH, 13210

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

Location:                                Ayutthaya, Thailand

Result oriented with proven success in the areas of Global sourcing, Materials procurement, Vendor development. Having expertise in procurement with through understanding of supply markets, Trends, Cost drivers along with business understanding of pharmaceutical industry.

Works closely with key stakeholders to develop effective sourcing strategies and ensure implementation including negotiation and execution of supply agreements and quality agreements.

Develops strategic relationships that leverage supplier capabilities, ensure continuity of supply and reduce total cost of ownership. Create and implement a continuous improvement sourcing approach for key spend areas. Leads and manages direct reports to achieve group objectives.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Supplier development, relationship building and partnership maintenance -Foster and develop relationships with key suppliers to ensure alignment of key business, quality and compliance objectives. This includes periodic visits to key suppliers to manage continuous improvement activities apart from new vendor development.
  • QOTIF – Ensure delivery of products are in accordance with targets such as exceeding the set targets of Quality on Time in Full to avoid stock out at site locations.
  • Inventory – Work closing with planning team in procurement of input materials at right time with right quantity and avoid accumulation of nonmoving stock. Rejections are to be handled with care to avoid recurrence of such rejections. Meet year on year targets of allowed inventory levels by managing procurement end to end.
  • Price Savings – This role is expected to have complete understanding of market price trend for the raw materials used in the production process to achieve set savings target on year on year basis.
  • Secure Supply – Expected to be up to date on market situation and ensure security in supply by introducing right alternate suppliers by closely monitoring the movement of both local and international supply markets. Expected to maintain multiple sources for sourced products at all the times while meeting regulatory compliance requirements
  • Regulatory Understanding – Expected to have reasonable understanding on the regulatory requirements relating to procurement, supplier selection, dealing with problems etc.,


  • B. Tech (Chemical Engineering) or equivalent
  • Have background in Pharmacy manufacturing is preferable
  • Experience 3 to 6 years.
  • Excellent Command in English (Listening / speaking / writing) is required
  • Strong communication and influencing skills
  • Robust knowledge of the Procurement fundamentals
  • Expertise in negotiation
  • Comfort to work in cross functional teams
  • Proficiency with Microsoft office tools
  • Experience in use of ERP Tools such as SAP
  • Self motivated



Sub Function


Reports To

Plant Director and Senior Director, Regional Cluster Head

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.