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Manufacturing Team Leader

Date: Jun 21, 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 currently have a fantastic opportunity for two Manufacturing Team Leaders to join our Manufacturing Operations department on a Full Time, Permanent basis in Runcorn.


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 Manufacturing Team Leader

Our Manufacturing Team Leaders are responsible for leading, developing and managing our shift teams within our Blow Fill Seal (BFS) or Pre Filled Syringe (PFS) department in Runcorn.


You will work on a shift basis (6am - 6pm or 6pm - 6am) with our passionate and knowledgable team to achieve improvements in planned production, pharmaceutical awareness, quality, cost, supply plans and activities in compliance with company, regulatory, pharmaceutical and internal/external standards.


Key Responsibilities:

  • To lead the team and monitor, maintain and analyse ‘on-shift’ technical data to identify corrective actions and improvements to the manufacturing process through visible management systems.

  • To comply with company policies, procedures and engineering standards - Ensuring health and safety/housekeeping standards are maintained

  • To facilitate technical/process data and give guidance in the areas of fault diagnosis

  • To minimise manufacturing downtime to ensure output targets are achieved and continually improved upon                                                                                  

  • To co-ordinate and take a hands-on approach to deliver maintenance plans on time to meet filling plans.

  • To recruit, coach, and train team members, ensuring all training plans and assessments are achieved on time

  • To act as point of contact for NPD/NPI with relation to ongoing projects.

  • To investigate cell process related deviations to ensure Cell process activities are compliant with cGMP, GEP, and HS&E Complete Incident Reports/ CAPA close out in a timely manner

Who We Are Looking For

Do You Have?

  • A HNC or equivalent in an Engineering or Science discipline and/or equivalent and relevant experience (minimum)

  • A Degree in an Engineering or Science discipline and relevant experience (desirable)

  • Proven technical skills gained within a Pharmaceutical, FMCG or Food environment

  • Relevant leadership experience in a production environment (preferably pharmaceutical manufacturing)

  • Experienced in managing staff and leading change and continuous Improvement through your teams


Are You?

  • Able to operate as part of an operations and supply chain Team - confident working across functional boundaries and influencing peers in area of expertise.

  • Able to lead pharmaceutical compliance, standards and operational performance improvement 

  • Able to influence and motivate people to achieve all supply chain goals 

  • Confident presenting departmental activities and debate technical issues with confidence


If so, we'd love to hear from you!

What We Offer

  • 20 paid holidays per year with the option to buy and sell up to 5 days annual leave each year

  • For every 14 days, you will only work 7 occasions with every other weekend off

  • A formal training and development programme specific to your role and department

  • Company pension – flexible employee and employer contributions

  • Competitive salary and shift allowance

  • Employee assistance programme

  • A number of health benefits including: Life Assurance, Critical Illness Insurance, Income protection

  • Plus many other flexible benefits via salary sacrifice: Cycle to work scheme, online and in store discounts and much more

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.


Internal applications will close on Monday 6th June 2022

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.