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Director, Global Sourcing Operations Head (m/f)

Date: Oct 16, 2021

Location: Zagreb, HR, 10000

Company: Teva Pharmaceuticals

Who we are

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!

Your responsibilities

Global Procurement Operations is one of the essential pillars of Global Procurement, which drive to create a best in class architecture that delivers standard, effective & efficient solutions across the Source to Pay value chain through Processes, Technology and People.  Sourcing Operations (SO) within Global Procurement Operations manages end-to-end source to contract process, system and operational activities of S2C category management on the e-sourcing tool.  SO also manages the market intelligence and reporting requests across the categories/regions.


In this role, you would be responsible for leading and developing the Global Sourcing Operations team across operations hubs globally with ownership of Global S2C Processes and Tools, Ariba S2C activity, Analytical Reporting and Market Intelligence for Global Procurement teams. To be more specific, you will be responsible to:


  • Develop, implement and execute operational strategy for sourcing operations teams globally, which includes leading a Global Team.
  • Lead development and improvement of S2C processes globally.
  • Drive usage of sourcing operations team and Ariba tool in the sourcing process.
  • Lead full RFx activities for low complexity categories 
  • Responsible for mass negotiation activities (e.g. Supplier Payment Term updates) 
  • Monitoring and presenting KPI and SO team utilization through Dashboard to Global Procurement Operations Management team.
  • Maintain very positive relationships with internal Stakeholders.
  • Actively drive efficiency, effectiveness, while designing, and implementing Procurement understanding of Ariba S2C process and tools. 
  • Provide a single point of accountability of Global SO Team providing overall strategic support for internal customers.
  • Manage a comprehensive set of metrics and reporting capabilities that convey the success metrics
  • Drive rigorous implementation of prioritized best practices and standards.
  • Accountable to ensure that all the teams work is organized, synchronized, that staff is coached and has learning opportunities, for succession planning and for recruiting and termination.
  • Collaborate with other Global Procurement teams and other functions such as the Regional/Category team to ensure a seamless linkage across the Source -To-Pay process.


Preferred Location: Zagreb, Croatia. 

Your profile

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Engineering, Finance, Supply Chain or equivalent; Master’s degree or MBA preferred.
  • Extensive experience in procurement, supply chain, project management, consulting or related field. 
  • Strong Source to Contract (S2C) process and system knowledge is mandatory. 
  • Proven experience in leading international/global teams and working with cross-geographical and cross-functional stakeholders.
  • Proven experience in Procurement, preferably in procurement operations role managing and developing e-tools and processes. 
  • Previous experience with Ariba S2C module preferred.
  • CPSM, CIPS, CSCP certifications preferred.
  • Pharma industry experience preferred.
  • Ability to address process efficiency, continuous improvement, value improvements, idea generation & implementation of improvements.
  • Excellent English (verbal & in word).
  • Service oriented, concise and persuasive. Able to collaborate & communicate across the globe.



Sub Function

Process and Operations

Reports To

Senior Director – Global Purchasing & Sourcing Operations Head

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