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External Manufacturing Operations Senior Supply Planner

Date: Jun 20, 2022

Location: Parsippany, New Jersey, US, 07054

Company: Teva Pharmaceuticals

Who are we?

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!


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. For more information on Teva, check us out at or

Job Description

Position Summary

The Senior Supply Planner is responsible for the creation and maintenance of the US Supply Plan for all products from the 3rd Party vendors within the portfolio, to ensure the correct supply and stocking levels to support sales and operations. You will be responsible to identify & resolve material related issues. This position will work closely with the various country, site, regional and global functional groups of Sales, Marketing, Sales Regional Managers, Quality, Regulatory, Finance and Procurement to ensure effectiveness of the Supply Chain Processes in meeting overall service, inventory and cost objectives.


Key Responsibilities

  • Participate in the monthly development of the Sales & Operations Plan for 3rd party vendors that supports defined customer service and inventory metrics
  • Liaise within the US supply planning team to coordinate bulk deliveries from internal and external supply sites for 3rd party packaging to support customer service and inventory metrics
  • Support the Global and Regional S&OP process through relevant metric reporting and summary of risks, opportunities, & key supply decisions required.
  • Participate in the development of the supply planning strategy and implement relevant elements within Third Party Operations Supply Chain.
  • Partner with the Supplier Relationship Team (SRT) to support contracting, performance management, and the ongoing relationship with 3rd Party partners
  • Actively participate in new product introduction, bids/tenders, and product transfer teams to ensure supply plans are developed, communicated and executed in support of the project timelines
  • Maintains inventory at optimum levels via routine review of planning parameters.
  • Develop a balanced S&OP supply chain plan for assigned portfolio of products in creation of SAP based 24 month rolling supply plan, including Rough Cut Capacity Planning (RCCP).
  • Firm the master schedule within the frozen horizon/period. Owner of the Master Production Schedule (MPS)/Stock Requirements list for assigned portfolio of products.
  • Review MPS weekly Ensure all Materials Requirements Planning (MRP)/ Supply Network Planning (SNP) elements are relevant
  • Convert purchase orders
  • Review MRP/SNP messaged & alerts daily and take action as required (focus on A products)
  • Make all material management decisions based on MRP/SNP data
  • Maintain inventory accuracy, cycle count, and reconciliation
  • Monitor MRP health metrics to ensure accuracy of planning book
  • Escalate issues to Supply Chain Manager as appropriate
  • Drives long-term supply chain strategy development and implementation across Third Party Operations (TPO) in alignment with Teva Global Operations (TGO), business, and functional strategy goals
  • Supports standardization of S&OP processes, templates and metrics at TPO & TGO level
  • Drive to meet critical AOP targets Customer Service Level (CSL)/ On Time in Full (OTIF)
  • Inventory, Short-Date, and Backorder/OOS
  • Assist where necessary to resolve supply chain issues and remove roadblocks.
  • Work with the Supplier Relationship Manager (SRM), as part of the Supplier Relationship Team (SRT), to ensure that suppliers are aligned to the latest strategic initiatives and adhere to the appropriate business, technical, and quality agreements
  • Escalate all risks, opportunities, & issues to Management and through S&OP process as appropriate



  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited University or College
  • APICS or equivalent certification preferred


Key Requirements

  • Minimum three years Supply Chain Planning experience with a demonstrated knowledge of Supply Chain concepts and "Best Practices"
  • Experience with Advanced Planning Systems, e.g., JDE, Oracle, SAP APO/SCM preferred
  • Specific experience in the areas of Supply Planning, Materials Management, Inventory Management, Demand Planning and Sales / Operations Planning preferred
  • Lean Six Sigma experience is preferred
  • Current knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and other regulatory requirements preferred
  • Experience in implementing Supply Chain Planning Execution Systems and Processes within an ERP environment, including design and implementation preferred


Teva Pharmaceuticals USA requires all U.S. new hires to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to the first date of employment. As required by applicable law, however, Teva will consider requests for reasonable accommodations.


Supply Chain

Sub Function

Supply Chain and Logistics

Reports To

Senior Director, TPO

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