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Senior Regional Procurement Manager

Date: Feb 8, 2019

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!

Job Description

Position Summary:

You will manage and lead the procurement activities for our New York and New Jersey production sites.  You will collaborate and align procurement objectives with the site leadership team to identify, create and deliver defined savings targets each year.  Additionally, you will work to support the global and regional category managers for direct and indirect supply of goods and services.

You will ensure execution of category strategies that are aligned with Teva corporate strategy and financial goals.  You will seek to ensure stability and security of supply that is in line with defined current and future business needs at best possible value to Teva and the lowest cost.

You will lead all Procurement related projects locally and identify all opportunities related to all spend activities at the sites.  You will work cross functionally to identify areas for improvement and develop solutions that will optimize the overall procurement process while reducing total costs and serving as the central point of expertise and knowledge for procurement. 


Key Responsibilities

•Engage with and manage relationships with key stakeholders within the site(s) and where required with regional & local stakeholders such as eg. Operations, Finance, Supply Chain, Internal Audit to be able to deliver high quality, cost optimized goods and services with based on agreed service levels. 

•Work closely with Global Category Managers to influence and also implement global category strategies. Support local staff to be part of Category Networks. Design and build the process, organization, and service delivery model to achieve this

•Provide single point of contact and accountability for the assigned site  in support of global and  regional category managers in Procurement

•Accountable for local Procurement support

•Collaborate with other Americas Region colleagues to develop a unified and system driven process that is consistent across Teva sites and in compliance with the Global Procurement policies and procedures

•Set category value creation goals for regional procurement directors to be achieved though sourcing initiatives and execution of the category strategy savings levers

•Drive rigorous implementation of prioritized initiatives 

•Identify opportunities to consolidate locally managed categories at the regional/ country-wide level, and undertake necessary actions to migrate spend

Develop and maintain knowledge-base of categories within his/her area of responsibility and maintain framework of operations to ensure transfer of knowledge over time

•Identifies potential suppliers, performs competitive bidding process, selects best option and negotiates contracts for the site achieving best pricing and services for the site.

•Provide strategic purchasing solutions on materials, supplies, services and contracts with the highest level of quality and the best cost.

•Be a central point of expertise and knowledge for procurement

•Promote continuous improvement/cost reductions on a regular and proactive basis

•Monitor category purchasing reports and ensure compliance with appropriate established policies and procedures on a continuous basis

•Identify and implement streamlined category purchasing processes and supporting tools

•Guide and coach on procurement best practices in compliance with TEVA policies, GMP, customs and SOX requirements

•Lead key negotiations; Build a savings forecast with regular reporting on the savings achieved



  • Bachelor's degree Supply Chain Management or related business or engineering discipline is required
  • MBA or relevant MS degree preferred
  • Professional certification in purchasing or supply chain is desirable, e.g.,  CPSM, CSM, CPM, APICS , CPIM, CIRM



  • Minimum 5 years production site procurement or supply chain experience
  • Minimum 3 years pharma industry experience preferred  
  • Must be proficient with MS Office (e.g., Excel and Powerpoint)
  • Must have a solid understanding of procurement best practices



Sub Function

Category Procurement

Reports To

Senior Director, Regional Cluster Head

Teva’s Equal Employment Opportunity Commitment

Teva Pharmaceuticals is committed to equal opportunity in employment. It is Teva's global policy that equal employment opportunity be provided without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, ancestry, veteran status, national or ethnic origin or any other legally recognized status entitled to protection under applicable laws.

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Nearest Secondary Market: Newark