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Procurement Specialist

Date: Nov 18, 2022

Location: Runcorn, GB, WA7 3FA

Company: Teva Pharmaceuticals

Who We Are?

We touch the lives of over 200 million patients every day, and billions every year. After all, everyone needs healthcare or medication at some point. Yet until today, you may not have heard of us. We’re Teva, a global pharmaceutical company, committed to increasing access to high-quality healthcare to patients around the world and we are currently recruiting a Procurement Specialist to join the team on a full time, permanent basis.


At Teva Runcorn, we develop, manufacture and market innovative and affordable medicines, specialising in sterile liquid products mainly used for treating respiratory conditions using Blow-Fill-Seal technology as well as injectable Combination Products such as our MS treatment Copaxone.


We are also home to two R&D centres and a Sterile Training Academy— a centre of excellence within Teva for sterile manufacturing, safety and compliance training.

A Day In The Life Of A Procurement Specialist

This role will act as the on-site Procurement partner to stakeholders in the key functions of the organisation in order to support the development and roll-out of procurement strategies plus achievement of savings and working capital goals aligned with Teva corporate strategy. Supporting the business in delivering products and services for the benefit of patients, the role also supports the implementation of global category strategies via local deployment.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide day to day procurement support to the site, minimising all foreseeable risks from the supply base across all relevant direct and indirect categories and ensure continuity of supply whilst upholding and complying with the procurement policy. This will involve working closely with Supply Chain.

  • Ensure supply risks are mitigated locally and, when not possible, rapidly escalate to Regional and Global teams with detailed information, including risk assessments.

  • Drive initiatives that enable achievement of the business and financial goals such as: cost reduction and cost avoidance projects and working capital improvements.

  • Understand and align with key stakeholders to drive value for the organisation. Ensuring business continuity and uninterrupted, efficient product and services supplies. 

  • Play an on-site role in communicating and training the procurement policies across the manufacturing and R&D functions, as well as interfacing frequently with senior management cross functionally and divisionally.

  • Share best practices and wins across sub-categories and regions and within category groups. Act as the site focal point for the development and implementation of Global/Regional category strategies. Provide feedback on the Procurement Process and Policy Implementation from both an application and practical perspective. Ensure any potential exceptional non-compliance is flagged early with supporting information. Foster and develop relationships with key suppliers to ensure alignment of key business, quality and compliance objectives to Teva’s Global strategic direction and local BU expectations.

  • Represent Global Procurement within local organisations and establish regular communication processes with key business stakeholders.

  • This is a diverse and varied role requiring competent communication at all levels in the business and an agile ‘can do’ approach.

Who Are We Looking For?

Do you have?

  • A degree level qualification

  • CIPS preferable or studying towards

  • Experience in facility or services contract management

  • A background in manufacturing environment is required

  • Direct and indirect procurement experience


Are You?

  • A strong negotiator with good project management capabilities

  • Customer-oriented with a pro-active attitude   

  • A good communicator with the ability to partner and influence internal and external stakeholders

  • Someone that can work autonomously


If so – we would love to hear from you!

Already Working @TEVA?

If you are a current Teva employee, please apply using the internal career site available on "Employee Central". By doing so, your application will be treated with priority. You will also be able to see opportunities that are open exclusively to Teva employees. Use the following link to search and apply: Internal Career Site


The internal career site is available from your home network as well. If you have trouble accessing your EC account, please contact your local HR/IT partner.TJ

Teva’s Equal Employment Opportunity Commitment

At Teva, we pride ourselves on being a company where we can all thrive, and where everyone feels comfortable being their true self.


Diversity and inclusion sits at the heart of everything we do. By valuing difference, we can be a better employer for our colleagues, and provide a better service for our customers and patients. That is why we are constantly looking for ways in which we can learn from each other, embrace what makes us unique and contribute to a fairer society free from discrimination and prejudice.