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Senior Quality Specialist, External Manufacturing

Date: Aug 5, 2022

Location: Parsippany, New Jersey, US, 07054

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!


This position is eligible for relocation assistance.


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.

Job Description

The Sr. Quality Specialist, External Manufacturing is a key member of a team supporting global health and quality of life for our patients by executing Quality Assurance activities, including releasing to the market critical and unique drugs, and combination products, including Creams, Ointments, Suspensions, Patches, Suppositories, and Sublingual films products. The Quality Specialist III will ensure all drug, biologic, and combination products produced by Teva’s Third Party external manufacturing and packaging partners within the Liquids, Creams, and Ointments Supplier Relationship Team (SRT) meets the established standards of quality.

Key Responsibilities:
•    Assure ongoing compliance with quality and industry regulatory requirements for cGMPs, 21CFR 210/211, 21CFR 820 and 21CFR Part 4.
•    Collaborate with suppliers to assure the quality of their products, materials, components and/or operations.
•    Monitors supplier KPIs and supports efforts to develop and implement improvements to performance
•    Follows up with suppliers on quality deviations and ensures that solutions are identified and implemented.  Includes supplier audits.
•    Responsible for release of product manufactured and/or packaged at Teva’s Third Party Suppliers located in the U.S.
•    Provide Quality oversight for all manufacturing/packaging/testing at Teva’s Third Party Suppliers.
•    Receive, review Quality Customer Complaint investigations, non-conformance reports and Laboratory Investigations ensuring all necessary components are included.
•    Review, evaluate and approve change controls from Third Party Suppliers and act as the point of contact for all comments between internal departments and the site.
•    Communicate to senior level management critical issues that may impact product on the market or product intended for the commercial market.
•    Review and approve validation protocols and reports for activities occurring at Third Party Suppliers.
•    Represent the EMSO Quality department and act as the primary contact for various cross functional teams involving product transfers, new product launches, supply chain activities, etc.
•    Provide training, support, and guidance to other Quality Analysts.


•    Bachelor’s degree in a related scientific or technical discipline.
•    Certifications such as Quality Auditor, Quality Engineer, Quality Improvement Associate and/or Six Sigma are a plus. 
•    Minimum of 5 years experience in a Pharmaceutical FDA regulated industry in Quality Assurance or related field.
•    Must have knowledge of cGMPs, CFR, ICH and applicable international regulations/guidelines.
•    Experience with Investigations, Change Controls, Product Release, CAPA, Validations, required.
•    Experience with external pharmaceutical manufacturing, packaging, and testing is desired.
•    Able to resolve complex problems and contribute to process improvements.
•    Works independently with minimal guidance.
•    Strong technical writing skills.
•    Strong computer skills including TrackWise, Excel, and SAP is desired.


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.



Sub Function

Commercial Quality

Reports To

Associate Director EMSO Quality

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