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Associate Director Supply Chain Center of Practice

Date:  Jan 25, 2023

Sofia, Bulgaria, 1407

Company:  Teva Pharmaceuticals
Job Id:  34937

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


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 Associate Director Supply Chain Center of Practice based in Sofia, Bulgaria.


Primary purpose of the position


The Planning Excellence role will primarily focus on manufacturing sites to assess and improve Supply Chain capabilities (processes & competencies) while leveraging SAP / APO and other planning systems. 


Main Responsibilities


•    Provide SC best practices and collaborate with Global and Regional supply chain to define future state best practices to support ‘at site’ and the connection with ‘above site’ planning processes.
•    Leverage and assure the adoption of SAP / APO and planning platforms
•    Provide support for core Supply Planning process - RCCP, MPS, MRP, PP/DS  Work with the GSC leaders and Sites who will drive these programs as well as key stakeholders in IT (SAP Enterprise / APO and other planning systems)
•    Lead and collaborate with Process Owners to challenge current thinking, presenting opportunities to significantly improve, leveraging internal and external best practices for planning processes
•    Develop and Use SC Planning Excellence policies and Toolkits to assess process maturity
•    Provide support for the implementation of targeted best practices via APICS Standards training coaching, and hands-on application where required.
•    Coach Supply Chain teams in the implementation of projects that have significant impact and provide roadmaps towards ‘Best in Class’ planning processes.  Encourage teamwork and collaboration in ownership of the changes that are occurring. 
•      Look beyond existing methodologies to define and resolve complex problems. Retain knowledge and document best practice case examples in the Supply Chain Excellence model.


Main Requirements


•    Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain or other related discipline. 
•    Minimum 5 years of experience in cross-functional/global scenarios, with related Operational Excellence experience, in the areas of Supply Chain or Manufacturing Operations 
•    Very strong project management skills 
•    Strong knowledge and experience in SAP / APO - trainings and certifications are an advantage
•    APICS Certified / Trained in CPIM and/or CSCP  - is an advantage
•    Stakeholders management, experience in engaging non-direct-report stakeholders
•    High energy and enthusiasm to lead conflict resolution and team building
•    Excellent communication skills in English (both written and spoken)


Travel Requirements

•    Travel requirements could be around 25% -50% (in compliance with COVID restrictions and locations’ requirements)


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.


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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.