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Senior Director, Supply Chain Planning Lead

Date: Apr 6, 2021

Location: Tel Aviv, IL, 11111

Company: Teva Pharmaceuticals

Company Info

Teva is a global pharmaceutical leader and the world's largest generic medicines producer, committed to improving health and increasing access to quality health solutions worldwide. Our employees are at the core of our success, with colleagues in over 80 countries delivering the world's largest medicine cabinet to 200 million people every day. We offer a uniquely diverse portfolio of products and solutions for patients and we've built a promising pipeline centered around our core therapeutic areas.  We are continually developing patient-centric solutions and significantly growing both our generic and specialty medicines business through investment in research and development, marketing, business development and innovation. This is how we improve health and enable people to live better, healthier lives. Join us on our journey of growth!

Job Description

The Supply Chain Planning lead is overall accountable for the effective operation, execution and coordination of the Supply Chain Function in his Operational unit. Monitoring and continuously improving our supply chain planning capabilities (people, processes and systems) to drive the SC health and performance in term of service level, inventory optimization and improved cost.  This position will be an extended member of the operational unit leadership team and will work closely with its peers in Global Planning to ensure consistency in the planning practices and alignment with the Global SC goals and targets.

Travel Requirement:
Approximately 30-50%

General duties and responsibilities

GSC focal point 
• Represent GSC in the operational unit LT and in the Monthly Ops review
• Represent the unit in the Regional S&OP forums
• Volume to AOP/LRP oversight and alignment
Service level improvement
• Ensuring planning processes and routines at the sites to secure customer service and to prevent stock outs. 
• Managing supply risks and escalations to mitigate and contain supply issues
• Focal point for escalation through the  S&OP process including demand and supply imbalances, drug shortages, global allocation initiation, excess stock risk etc'
SC performance management 
• lead regular forums (virtual/VC and periodically face to face) with all site SC leads in their operations group focusing on SC business results - service, inventory, freight, write offs, and business processes - supply planning, capacity planning, routing management, AOP/LBE,  etc

General duties and responsibilities

Inventory management
• Work with the global lead to build and align on the sites inventory targets
• Work with the SC heads to build the inventory optimization plan.
•  Help driving inventory optimization program and projects at the site level.
Write offs avoidance
• Ensure routines checks of inventory at risks are taking place in the sites which results in risk mitigation and write off avoidance action plan. 
• Represent the operational unit in the write-off governance forums.
 People and development 
• Professional Coaching and capability building to the sites SC heads (who will dotted reporting line to the Planning lead), in the various aspects of supply planning including RCCP, scheduling, inventory management and material planning
• Build and maintain communities of practice across the sites for knowledge and best practices sharing
• Management of 1-2 direct reports who will enable the site reach


  • Honours/ Masters Degree preferably in Supply Chain Management or Industrial Engineering
  •  SC certification is preferred
  • 15+ years of experience in the field of Supply Chain Management & Operations or a comparable function in the pharmaceutical industry
  • proven experience from sites
  • Demonstrated track record of delivering strong business results in operations and supply chain.
  • Demonstrated leadership in managing global functional teams in a matrix environment.
  • Lead complex large projects.
  •  Worked in a multi-cultural environment
  • Advanced understanding of the complexity of supply chain planning processes in Operations and Commercial Supply Chain Management & Planning
  • Experience and expertise in the various aspects of supply planning including RCCP, Scheduling, MRP, and inventory optimization 
  • Adequate financial acumen
  • Advanced leadership capability and interpersonal/Relationship Management skills, with an ability to mentor, guide and develop Site Supply Chain staff.
  • Ability to switch between details and big picture
  • Building Customer Focus - Demonstration of excellent focus on customer service and delivery of business results
  • Applying a Strategic Approach - Advanced ability for strategic thinking in a complex business environment.


Supply Chain

Sub Function

Supply Chain and Logistics

Reports To

VP Global Supply Chain Planning, Global Supply Planning

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