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Associate Director Third Party Operations Quality EMEA

Date: Apr 3, 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 to join our Third Party Operations Quality EMEA (TPQ EMEA) department on the position Associate Director Third Party Operations Quality  EMEA Medical Devices, Cosmetics & Food Supplements, based in Sofia.

Main Responsibilities


•    Responsibility for the release of medical devices as legal manufacturer (Merckle)
•    Securing that the manufacturing and testing of 3rd Party products,  is in compliance  with  applicable GMP requirements, norms and regulations and registered technical documentations/dossiers
•    Ensuring that a proper Quality Management System is in place and used at the 3rd Party manufacturer and the related internal Operation areas. The job holder could refer to written provisions belonging to the superior responsibility
•    Securing that the assessment of Quality issues (related to OOS (LIR) or deviation ( MDR, regulatory; non Compliance, Audit findings) of medical devices, cosmetic products and food supplements where Merckle acts as legal manufacturer or responsible person is done according global Teva requirements
•    Ensuring highly qualified vendor management system in terms of Quality through collaboration with suppliers and other in-house functional stakeholders (e.g. SRMs, Procurement, Supply Chain, TSA and RA)
•    Responsibility for the supervision of products where Merckle is the Legal Manufacturer/Responsible Person/Distributor (medical devices cosmetics, food supplements) through the entire life cycle with regard to quality and regulatory compliance. Taking actions needed to maintain the product quality and compliance
•    Participation at the planning of the budget (AOP) and monitoring the budget in the area of responsibility
•    Ensuring  the coordination of all quality assurance aspects and analytical activities for launches taking place in the Quality unit of TEVA,at  contract labs, 3rd Party Manufacturers/ other vendors  and/or other divisions of Teva for non-medicinal products (medical devices, cosmetics, food supplements) 
•    Securing an optimal process-oriented organization between the sub-processes and interfaces to other business units with the inclusion of all up- and downstream processes
•    Ensuring a high level of synergy and an optimal collaboration, particularly with other quality units contributing the quality assurance of OTC 3rd Party Products / Medical Devices
•    Review of regulatory requirements for medical devices, cosmetics and food supplements on regular basis and application on products where Merckle is the legal manufacturer/responsible person or distributor
•    Leadership, motivation and development employees according to the Leadership Framework and Guidelines of Teva

Main Requirements


•    Completed natural science degree or comparable qualified education 
•    More than 10 years of experience in the fields of manufacturing, quality control / analytics,  and/or quality assurance preferably in the pharmaceutical industry
•    Detailed knowledge in international pharmaceutical and related regulations and guidelines; wide range of expertise in different pharmaceutical manufacturing processes and analytical methods
•    Know how in KPI and processes flows and reporting lines
•    Proven experience in the fields of negotiations with international suppliers and participation in audits and regulatory inspections
•    Specialized in-depth / wide range of expertise, the person is recognized as expert in an own area within the organization and possesses proven leadership qualities
•    Ability to serve as best practice quality resource within and outside own discipline 
•    Ability to lead departments with diversity functional groups
•    Understanding of how to recognize business opportunities and to implement them to major achievements
•    Ability to perform without appreciable direction
•    Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
•    Strong computer skills (MS Office, SAP and TrackWise) are desired
•    Fluent business English skills both written and spoken

We Offer


•    Dynamic and challenging work environment in one of the world leading pharmaceutical company 
•    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
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