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Associate Director, Discovery

Date:  Mar 19, 2023

West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States, 00000

Company:  Teva Pharmaceuticals
Job Id:  41236

Who are we?

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 Associate Director, Discovery will lead and support various R&D projects on a worldwide basis to assist in the development and implementation of strategy, concepts and solutions. The position will act on behalf of R&D Procurement.


  • Supporting the delivery of Discovery Group objectives by leading the development and implementation of various contracts and MSAs
  • Developing and providing category knowledge, including knowledge of laboratory testing procedures, the supplier base, and global market (prices and practices).
  • Monitoring and exploring external trends and factors that impact category strategy, security of supply, costs, etc. via regular interaction with the Global Category Manager, the category team, and the R&D Teams.
  • Supporting the global implementation plans of the global category strategy and achievement of targets that are aligned with Global Procurement and the Business needs,
  • Communicating the agreed strategy and implementation plan to internal customers and responding to questions as needed.
  • Providing input to the GCM, Discovery from both a global and regional perspective in order to contribute to the broader understanding of sub-category, regional, and country-level differences.
  • Developing tools and templates (in collaboration with other category team members) to streamline processes for global and regional customers.



  • Bachelor's degree required – Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, or other science related major is desirable; advanced degree and/or certification preferred.
  • At least 6+ years of direct procurement/sourcing or laboratory experience
  • At least 3+ years of procurement support for Pharma/R&D environment preferred.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Project Management
  • Experience with sourcing processes and tools.
  • Ability to draft and manage the RFP process, perform spend analytics, and develop recommendations



Sub Function

Category Procurement

Reports To

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