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Site EHS Head

Date: Jan 23, 2021

Location: Debrecen, HU, 4042

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 Purpose

Champion a sustainable EHS culture to ensure employee Safety & Health and to protect the Environment, in order to enable compliant operations and business effectiveness.

Main Responsibilities & Deliverables:


Lead EHS Regulatory Compliance

Provide guidance to the site to ensure compliance with all applicable requirements. Oversee the development delivery and delivery of corrective and preventative actions.


Assess and Mitigate Risks

Identify EHS risks and define proactive mitigations. Ensure that site investment and changes in processes, equipment and systems are carried out in accordance with the concepts of EHS by design and relevant EHS requirements and cGMP.


Design and Implement Annual EHS Plan

In collaboration with the site leadership team coordinate, implement, monitor and update the site EHS plan.


Monitor, Analyze and Share EHS Information

Provide necessary information and data to site managers and supervisors, Global EHS and other internal and external stakeholders, in order to support the achievement of EHS objectives and enhance Teva’s reputation.


Promote a Sustainable EHS Culture

Create and maintain an EHS culture throughout the site that inspires a proactive attitude and a firm belief that ‘target zero’ is achievable. Create a space where people can speak openly and are encouraged to present new ideas about EHS stewardship.


Provide Expertise, Guidance, Coaching and Training

Develop and implement training programs, provide coaching, expertise and guidance to managers and employees of the site.


Lead Continuous EHS Improvement

Lead continuous improvement in EHS using Operational Excellence principles and visible-felt leadership to achieve 'target zero' goals and to enable compliant operations and business effectiveness.


Lead the Site EHS Team

Identify, recruit, develop and retain qualified EHS professionals to provide EHS services to the site. Implement managerial practices to ensure the EHS team’s high performance.


Site Leadership Team Member

Serve as an influential member of the site leadership teams, who impacts decision making and takes an active role in promoting cross-site initiatives, team work and collaboration across site functions.


Member of the Global Network & Professional Community

Bring global best practices into the site and actively share the site perspective, knowledge and lessons learned to contribute and support a best-in-class professional level of EHS globally.


Manage Relations with Regulatory Agencies, the Local Community and external suppliers

Develop trusted and proactive relationships with regulatory agencies, local community and external suppliers to promote compliance and social responsibility, in Teva's business interest.

Profile requirements:



Master's Degree in Engineering or related sciences.

Advantage: Degree in safety/industrial hygiene/ergonomics/environment or their professional certifications.


Professional and leadership experience:

  • 10+ years practical experience with site EHS programs or have implemented or ran other programs in a highly regulated environment, i.e. Production/ Quality/ Engineering.
  • Process safety or chemical engineering, practical experience of performing complex risk assessments and knowledge of applicable regulations relating to upper tier SEVESO facilities.
  • Extensive people management experience in a senior manager role, to include  experience with Management Systems such as ISO 9001; ISO 14001; OHSAS 18001.
  • Knowledge of EHS best practices. International experience is an advantage.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of local current and upcoming legislation. Demonstrates  trusted and proactive relationships with regulatory agencies.
  • Knowledge of cGMP requirements for products, processes and systems. Customer focus and ability to adjust plans to the changing needs of customers. Holds a broad perspective and understanding of the site business and processes and translates this into EHS terms (and vice versa) e.g. Annual EHS plan.
  • Demonstrates track record of leading, coaching and developing high performing teams. Basic knowledge of OPEX principles and tools. Proficiency in English is essential.  
  • Demonstrable ability  to work effectively in a matrix environment.

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