1+ months

Manager Operational Excellence Lean

Elizabeth, NJ 07201
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

Position Summary /Objective: 

Operational Excellence Manager is responsible for driving change by implementation of the global Teva Production System standards and coaching local management and team members to achieve a step change in the performance of the site in terms of quality, service and cost competitiveness while engaging and empowering the site employees. To perform this job successfully, and individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Essential Duties / Functions

  • Manage a team that will help lead the change at the site
  • Site responsibility for OPEX transformation and embedding global standards
  • Learn from global team, adapt to site
  • Build capabilities at site
  • Stakeholder management and coaching
  • Develop site rollout plan post involvement of global transformation team
  • Bring structure and knowledge of methodology to guarantee rigor
  • Help site management with the setting of ambitious targets
  • Provide deep lean expertise
  • Coach, train and facilitate line management and change agents
  • Knowledge sharing of best practices
  • Ensuring local project follow up, regular feedback to central team, rising the flags, proposing the project plan changes
  • Implementing the Production System KPIs and reporting the progress of the site implementation


Education Required:

Bachelor of Science Degree preferred in Pharmacy, Chemistry, Biology or Engineering. Advance Degree preferred. 


Experience Required:

Minimum five (5) year experience in process improvement tools (lean, six sigma) and as team leader in a Lean environment, preferably in TEVA Manufacturing or another pharmaceutical company.  Experience as a team leader in several functions (e.g. Manufacturing, Quality, Validation, Supply Chain is an advantage).  Project management experience and excellent time management skills, Lean expert. 

Preferable bilingual (Spanish/English)


Physical Demand Requirement:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk; stand; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.

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Posted: 2020-06-12 Expires: 2020-10-02

Join us at the forefront of pharmaceutical research and production. With state-of-the-art facilities, highly skilled colleagues, and a high-powered organizational culture, Teva offers you countless possibilities to make a real difference in people's lives and add value to your career.

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