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Agile Flow & Api Planning Excellence SME

Date: Oct 12, 2021

Location: Sofia, BG, 1407

Company: Teva Pharmaceuticals

Company Info

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NYSE and TASE: TEVA) is a global leader in generic medicines, with innovative treatments in select areas, including CNS, pain and respiratory. We deliver high-quality generic products and medicines in nearly every therapeutic area to address unmet patient needs. We have an established presence in generics, specialty, OTC and API, building on more than a century-old legacy, with a fully integrated R&D function, strong operational base and global infrastructure and scale. We strive to act in a socially and environmentally responsible way. Headquartered in Israel, with production and research facilities around the globe, we employ 40,000 professionals, committed to improving the lives of millions of patients. Learn more at www.tevapharm.com.


In  August 2016 Actavis has been acquired by Teva Pharmaceutical. In Bulgaria we are the largest employer in the pharmaceutical industry with near 1700 employees in the two manufacturing plants (Dupnitsa and Troyan); sales and marketing organization and in a number of global corporate functions based in our country. 
As a Teva company, in October 2020 Actavis has started the process of re-branding and anticipating the Teva brand.


We are looking for qualified and motivated candidate for the role of Agile Flow & Api Planning Excellence SME, based in Sofia

The Position


This role is an integral part of the Global Supply Chain Transformation and Center of Practice and has 2 main focus areas:

•    apiDMSO manufacturing sites to assess and improve supply chain capabilities (processes & competencies) while leveraging SAP / APO and other planning systems
•    Agile Flow for all sites in the Teva network with a focus on assessing and improving on the flow levers in relation to flow and working with the sites to leverage Lean methodologies to improve supply chain activities

This role main focus areas will be


•    Process Design & Continuous Improvement:  Provide SC best practices and collaborate with Global and Regional supply chain leaders to define future state best practices to support ‘at site’ and the connection with ‘above site’ planning processes
•    Global Policies, Guidelines & Toolkits: Develop and use the SC Planning Excellence policies and toolkits to improve SC maturity across apiDMSO sites; ensuring the “One Teva” approach is used
•    Core Supply Chain Planning Processes: Provide support to apiDMSO sites for key supply planning processes (RCCP, MPS, MRP, Detailed Scheduling), working with key GSC leaders and sites who will drive the programs
•    Agile Flow: Conduct assessments at sites under the Agile Flow framework to understand site maturity towards flow, determine with site actions to improve and build on maturity levels
•    Lean Supply Chain: Develop lean supply chain methodology approach to support site improvement to drive waste out of planning processes within Teva; implementing key tools and KPIs to improve site planning; conduct VSMs at sites and also across product areas to identify E2E improvement opportunities
•    SAP Enterprise & Planning Platforms: Assess sites maturity level for both SAP and post SAP adoption whilst leveraging elements to ensure successful implementation across the apiDMSO network
•    Project Management: Lead various projects under the SC Centre of Practice taking full ownership from launch of the project, delivery of key milestones and closing of the project

Main Requirements


Education and Certifications:

•    Holds Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain or other related discipline.  Minimum 4 years of experience in cross-functional/global scenarios, with related Operational Excellence experience, in the areas of Supply Chain (preferred) or Manufacturing Operations
•    APICS Certified / Trained in CPIM and/or CSCP 
•    Lean &/or Six Sigma Certification 
•    FMCG, Pharmaceutical &/or Chemical sector experience 


Experience / Knowledge/ Skills  Desired 

•    Very Strong Project Management Skills 
•    Strong knowledge and experience in SAP APO 
•    Demonstrated experience working globally,  with different cultures
•    Stakeholder management: experience in engaging non-direct-report stakeholders. 
•    High energy and enthusiasm to lead conflict resolution and team building
•    Challenges all personnel to perform at level that is higher than comfortable
•    Self-directed, and self-motivated
•    Practical / Demonstrated application of lean / six sigma methods (VSM, CT Reduction, Heijunka, …)
•    Displays confidence; can defend own perspective and support it with data
•    Detail oriented analytical and Problem Solving skills
•    Demonstrated effective communication and organizational (change management) skills 
•    Evidence of ability to teach, guide and mentor others and demonstrates leadership ability at different levels


Travel Requirements

•    Requires extensive travelling (at least 50% or 2 weeks out of 4) to support global activities in GSC if and when allowed

We Offer


•    Dynamic and challenging work environment in one of the world leading pharmaceutical company and the biggest pharmaceutical company in Bulgaria
•    Competitive remuneration bound with performance
•    Additional healthcare insurance
•    Transportation allowance
•    Flexible working hours and option to work from home as per the company policy
•    Opportunity for development


If this sounds like the right opportunity for you, send us your CV in English.

Please, kindly note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.  All personal data is protected by law and will be treated in confidence.


Supply Chain

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Supply Chain and Logistics

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