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Senior Project Leader

Date: Jan 11, 2022

Location: Netanya, IL, 11111

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

Position Summary:  
The Senior Project Leader has overall responsibility for leading the global development of their products, ultimately to maximize the product’s potential. They will lead the cross-functional project teams for high value, high cost drug development programs, both early and late stage, and will be responsible for delivering a product development plan approved by governance and securing investment for the development program. They are accountable for leading delivery of the approved programs to time, cost and quality and in accordance with Teva strategy and priorities.  In addition, the Senior Project Leader will contribute to therapy area strategy and sub-team leadership.  The Senior Project Leader will ensure team resources are assigned by the relevant functions and may also act as a deputy of the Vice President, Specialty Project Leadership. 


  • Lead the overall development strategy of the product. This includes integrating cross-functional strategic plans such as commercial leadership of the target product profile, clinical leadership of the clinical development plan and CMC leadership of the pharmaceutical development plan. 
  • Lead the cross-functional team to secure approval and funding for the overall product development plan.
  • Lead the cross-functional project team through the strategic planning and delivery of the development program, proactively identifying and managing issues and risks and ensuring decisions are made at the appropriate levels and with the appropriate cross-functional input.
  • Lead cross-functional delivery to the agreed development budget and timeline – collaborating with the cross-functional team members to track and manage issues in budget and timelines and bringing significant variations to PAC for approval based on agreed treshold.
  • Collaborate with function leads to ensure their teams are fully resourced and skilled appropriately to deliver, working expeditiously to highlight any resource gaps that impact the program delivery or quality.
  • Collaborate with all relevant functions to ensure the right level of expertise and quality is built into the programs – including clinical, commercial, regulatory, CMC, operations, pre-clinical, etc.  Participate in sub-team leadership. 
  • Together with the Project Leader ensure the team has a high quality risk management plan and that significant risks to the programs have planned mitigations and are flagged in terms of likelihood and impact, to the relevant leadership.
  • Ensure all relevant documentation is accurate, current, and approved by respective leadership.
  • Provide strong leadership to the cross-functional project team – ensuring the complexities of development are addressed and, together with the Project Leader, ensure that expert input from all key functions are incorporated into the plans.
  • Stay abreast of industry trends, regulatory changes and scientific developments within relevant therapy areas.  Routinely apply insights to active projects.  Share insights to inform R&D/therapy area strategy. 
  • Providing mentoring and guidance to Project Leaders
  • May at times represent the Vice President, Specialty Project Leadership on committees, special projects or initiatives and/or may assume responsibility for VP work on a periodic or interim basis. 
  • Follows Teva Safety, Health, and Environmental policies and procedures. 

Travel Requirements: Willingness and ability to routinely travel domestically and abroad.


Required - Bachelor’s level degree in scientific field 
Preferred - Advanced scientific degree (M.D., D.O., Ph.D.)


  • 10 years experience in the pharmaceutical industry and at least 3 years leading development projects through to registration and launch
  • Experience leading a cross-functional project team through all stages of development
  • Experience delivering MAA/NDA/BLA/JNDAs as well as sNDAs
  • Proven track record of delivery lifecycle management programs
  • Established track record of effective and influential oral presentations – including presenting investment opportunities to senior executive teams. Preferred: 
  • Specialized or Technical Knowledge Licenses, Certifications needed:
  • In-depth knowledge of the drug development process (i.e. experience in Phase I – III development programs and submissions).

Job-specific Competencies:

  • Leadership: The ability to empower, grow, develop, and inspire high performing teams and individuals by providing them with clear direction linked to organizational goals.
  • Results and Performance-Driven: Assumes personal ownership and accountability for business results and solutions; consistently delivers results that meet or exceed expectations; makes the customer central to all thinking; keeps the focus on driving customer value.
  • Strong Interpersonal and People Skills: The successful candidate will have a proven background interacting with individuals at a variety of functional levels with both internal and external personnel, and the ability to perform cross-functionally.
  • Excellent Communication Skills, both Written and Oral: The successful candidate’s communication style should be diplomatic and direct, but not confrontational. He or she must be able to summarize information in an articulate, clear, tangible, manner both in written form and orally.
  • Collaboration and Team Work: Puts interests of enterprise above own; works well across functions and groups; builds teams effectively; inspires follower-ship; instills a global mindset.
  • Sense of Urgency: Proactively senses and responds to problems and opportunities; works to reduce “cycle” time; takes action when needed.
  • Accountability: The successful candidate must be able to effectively assume accountability for their actions. He or she should be a results-oriented team player who leads by example, holds him/herself accountable for performance, and champions all aspects of assigned areas while remaining detail-oriented.
  • Work Ethic and Passion: The successful candidate will be resourceful and innovative at tackling complex challenges with enthusiasm in a timely manner.


Research & Development

Sub Function

Product Development Support

Reports To

Vice President, Speciality Project Leadership & Strategy, Specialty PL Early & Late Stage

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