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Director, Manufacturing Science & Technology

Date: Jul 17, 2021

Location: Irvine, California, US, 92618

Company: Teva Pharmaceuticals

Company Info

If you’re like people at Teva, you dare to be different. We’re making well-being a way of life for our customers and our colleagues. Join us in helping to make healthcare more accessible to more patients, while supporting one of the most innovative teams in the industry.

Teva’s Irvine, CA production site is one of our complex manufacturing and supply chain operations.

We are strengthening and adding to our critical teams with great talent and capabilities. Teva, a global organization, with a brand of evolving success.  Be part of it!


We offer a competitive benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision and Prescription coverage starting on the first day. We also offer Disability and Life Insurance, Paid Time Off, 6% match on the 401(k), Employee Stock Purchase Plan and Tuition Assistance


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

Teva is searching for a Director, Manufacturing Science & Technology (MS&T) to join our Irvine, CA team! 

As the Director, MS&T you will provide technical and scientific leadership through partnerships with site and global functions and third parties to introduce and maintain commercially viable and robust products.


You will:

  • Be responsible for the introduction of products and for transfers from R&D and other sites or external contracted labs for third party products.
  • Validate products to ensure commercial viability in accordance with regulatory requirements.
  • Lead the evaluation, remediation and optimization of products and processes using statistical tools to ensure safety, quality, delivery and cost standards. Enhance productivity by exploring, analyzing, facilitating and leveraging efficiency initiatives for manufacturing processes.
  • Support continuous improvement in MS&T processes using Operational Excellence principles and relevant tools.
  • Ensure that changes to existing processes or the introduction of new processes are carried out and documented according to approved change control procedures and in compliance with cGMP requirements.
  • Work closely with R&D to provide input during formulation development and lead knowledge transfer from R&D to production regarding product, manufacturing process, and device for effective and efficient production.
  • Bridge the focus areas of R&D, Quality, EHS, Production, Supply Chain and Engineering to create common understanding and objectives and ensure robust products and flawless manufacturing.
  • Identify, recruit, develop and retain qualified professionals to provide technical support to the site. Implement managerial practices to ensure a high performing team, strength technical capabilities, modeling client values and leadership framework.
  • Serve as an influential member of the site leadership team, who impacts decision making and takes an active role in promoting cross-site initiatives, team work and collaboration across site functions.
  • Bring global best practices into the site and actively share site perspective, knowledge and lessons learned to contribute and support a best-in-class professional level of globally.


  • Bachelor's degree in engineering (chemical, industrial, pharmaceutical, mechanical), pharmaceutical sciences, chemistry or any related science degree required.
  • Master of Science or related PhD. degree are optional.
  • Experience in Sterile Manufacturing required, Biopharma is preferred.
  • 10+ years of professional experience in the pharmaceutical industry, including managerial experience and diverse pharmaceutical experience with different relevant dosage forms.
  • Advanced project management experience/skills required including method transfers, and risk assessment.
  • Advanced knowledge in production and packaging processes and technologies (preferably pharmaceutical), experience in product formulation and performance; hands on working experience with process technologies manufactured at the site.
  • Ability to gain buy-in from peers within the site and across the company, using excellent relationship building and communication skills. High English proficiency – both business and technical.
  • Knowledge of OPEX principles and tools, and hands on knowledge of R&D processes.
  • Knowledge of regulatory, validation and documentation requirements for product development, commercial production and site transfers.
  • Understanding of statistical software tools for design and analysis of experiments.



Sub Function

Technical Transfer

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