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Process Improvement Lead I

Date: May 8, 2019

Location: Weston, Florida, US, 33331

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

Summary: Under limited supervision, responsible for establishing, leading and executing assigned continuous process improvement initiatives, acting as a liaison between operational and technical teams to identify, analyze and translate business needs into high quality process improvement solutions. Assists with establishing business cases and ROIs, consulting with the business in order to propose recommendations for senior management approval.

Essential Job Function: 

  • Participates on cross-functional teams tasked with solving business issues which require operational and/or technical solution providing subject matter insight with regards to operational process, policies/regulatory changes, and/or system functionality.
  • Analyzes, documents and maps operational processes through workflows. Capture pertinent process step details so that opportunities for process improvements, benchmarks, key performance indicators, current metrics, and target objectives can be defined.
  • Utilizes Six Sigma / DMAIC and related techniques to define improvement opportunities where deemed appropriate.
  • Contributes in strategic meetings to review, evaluate, and/or propose new business opportunities through the implementation/enhancement of operational and/or technical solutions, which are intended to improve customer relationships and operating efficiencies while reducing costs.
  • Creates and drives improvement plans to completion.
  • Develops, maintains, and provides process expertise in order to deliver knowledge transfer to cross-functional operational and technical areas for skill development.
  • Carries out responsibilities according to the organization’s policies and procedures, best practices, as well as in accordance with state, federal, and local laws, including applicable safety rules and regulations.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by Management.


Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering or related field from an accredited college or university, and two (2) to five (5) years in Continuous Process Improvement and Data Analysis experience.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions: Incumbents in this class are subject to extended periods of sitting, standing and walking, vision to monitor, moderate noise levels. Work is performed in an office environment.

Required Knowledge and Skills:

  • Process reengineering lifecycle methodologies and documentation.
  • Six sigma/DMAIC and/or continuous process improvement methodologies.
  • Project Management skills highly desired.
  • English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation.

Skill in:

  • Evaluating and analyzing business needs to research problems’ root cause and to identify improvement opportunities based on data driven analysis.
  • Developing and executing process improvement plans.
  • Being able to influence without authority; interfacing professionally and effectively with all levels of personnel.
  • Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with cross-functional teams.
  • Communicating clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Complies with company policies, practices and procedures, including safety rules and regulation. Ability to work independently.
  • Handling multiple duties and assignments.


Project Management

Sub Function

CI / Black Belt / Six Sigma Process

Reports To

Associate Director Project\Program Manager

Teva’s Equal Employment Opportunity Commitment

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, national or ethnic origin or any other legally recognized status entitled to protection under applicable laws.

Nearest Major Market: Fort Lauderdale
Nearest Secondary Market: Miami