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Senior Manager, Pharma R&D Sourcing (m/f)

Date: Oct 7, 2021

Location: Zagreb, HR, 10000

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


• Develop deep understanding of the Pharmaceutical world (generic) in general and Teva portfolio strategy and build knowledge of the categories
• Develop deep understanding of the development process, regulatory procedures, IP, quality and legal requirements for submission and approval
• Manage internal stakeholder (R&D, IP, Legal, QA, QC, RA, Portfolio) relationships by serving as a business partner, helping identify critical business requirements and providing sourcing and procurement services that meet expectations
• Participate in kick-off meetings, regular R&D review meetings (e.g. bi-weekly/tri-weekly)
• Closely collaborate with all Direct Procurement Categories to ensure alignment of Strategic Sourcing globally and strategically
• In alignment with the Direct Procurement Categories, create an execution plan for securing APIs, Excipients and Packaging for R&D projects that will include risk assessment and risk mitigation plan
• Manage all communication with 3rd party suppliers relating to: supply, pharmaceutical development, analytical development, regulatory, QA and patents
• Negotiate pricing, availability and timelines
• Implement prioritized initiatives to support on time R&D submissions and launches
• Leverage extensive market and supplier knowledge and drivers to define initiatives to address QA and supply risks early during product development
• Identify the need of supply agreement and negotiate in cooperation with Category and Legal
• Utilize sourcing tools and databases to ensure knowledge and data management (e.g Ariba, Wave, PLM)



• Bachelor’s degree in science or engineering
• 5+ years of pharma industry experience
• Experience in API Sourcing, API manufacturing or API development
• Deep understanding of the Pharmaceutical generic business
• Understanding of procurement and sourcing best practices
• Ability to draw strategic insights from analysis and effectively summarize and present insights
• Ability to quantify financial benefits for identified opportunities and initiatives
• Track record to deliver strong year to year results
• Understanding of international business and contract law
• Strong project management skills, strong interpersonal skills including cross-functional teamwork, and written and oral communication skills
• Strategic thinking, strong negotiation skills, exceptional analytical skills, strong multi-cultural skills, high energy level, and a bias towards action
• Sensitivity to the cultural diversity of a global organization
• Advanced English language skills

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