Associate Director Supply Chain

Teva Pharmaceuticals

Associate Director Supply Chain

Date: Apr 17, 2024


Toronto, Canada, Ontario, M1B2K9

Company: Teva Pharmaceuticals

Job Id: 54978

Who we are

Together, we’re on a mission to make good health more affordable and accessible, to help millions around the world enjoy healthier lives. It’s a mission that bonds our people across nearly 60 countries and a rich, diverse variety of nationalities and backgrounds. Working here means working with the world’s leading manufacturer of generic medicines, and the proud producer of many of the products on the World Health Organization’s Essential Medicines List. Today, at least 200 million people around the world take one of our medicines every single day. An amazing number, but we’re always looking for new ways to continue making a difference, and new people to make a difference with.

The opportunity

Associate Director Market Supply Chain is an instrumental role in the IBP/S&OP/S&OE processes and is expected to enable improved supply availability and increased customer service while optimizing inventory performance. This position will motivate, challenge and lead a team of supply & demand planners driving process excellence and continuous improvement. As the owner of the S&OP process, govern a monthly supply & demand plan in collaboration with Commercial Operations, Marketing, Finance and Operations delivering the best possible service levels and forecast accuracy while reducing error. This individual will be challenged with managing a vast portfolio of products with a wide variation of supply and market dynamics that must be managed and considered in the Supply Chain planning. 

  • Govern supply & demand plans along with supporting assumptions to enable achievement of the company’s objectives
  • Lead and motivate a diverse group of people to effectively execute their work in a dynamic work environment
  • Managing inventory levels to maintain desired Commercial customer service levels needs for existing and new products
  • Drive to meet critical targets for AOP, Customer Service Level (CSL)/ On Time in Full (OTIF), Inventory, Short-Date, and Backorder/OOS
  • Leverage SAP Advance Planner and Optimizer (APO) capabilities to efficiently build a customer Stock Keeping Unit (SKU) forecast driving to an exception based review each month
  • Improve forecast accuracy by leveraging industry best practices, analytics, and collaboration with marketing, sales, customer service and finance.
  • Engage with the Forecasting Center of Excellence to sustain and improve the statistical models for each product segment
  • Facilitate monthly Consensus Operational Forecast in concert with IBP key constituents driving alignment while articulating and documenting risks and opportunities to the plan
  • Develop, document, update and challenge the assumptions supporting the Demand and Supply Plan
  • Establish and leverage key performance indicators for problem solving, root cause analysis, identification and implementation of process improvements.
  • Participate and develop in annual operation plan discussions and long-range planning activities that enable strategic decisions.
  • Accountable for reporting on defined performance metrics and resolved root causes and or mitigation strategies
  • Actively participate in new product introduction, bids/tenders, and product transfer teams to ensure supply plans are developed, communicated and executed in support of the project timelines
  • Escalate issues to Supply Chain Director as appropriate
  • Follows Teva Safety, Health, and Environmental policies and procedures
  • Other projects and duties as required/assigned

The person hired will be expected to be onsite out of the Toronto, Canada office 3 days a week 

Your experience and qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain, Operations, Engineering, or related field with a Minimum 7 years’ experience with a demonstrated knowledge of Supply Chain concepts &“Best Practices” Ability to plan, prioritize and meet commitments with a bias toward action 
  • APICS Certification desirable, but not required
  • Specific experience in supply planning, inventory management, Sales & Operations planning
  • Knowledge of Advanced Planning systems, SAP APO/IBP experience strongly preferred
  • Pharmaceutical experience desirable, but not required
  • Must be proficient in MS Office (Excel, Visio, Powerpoint)
  • Demonstrated Leadership Experience in a global matrix environment
  • Expertise leading / driving change, and mentor for new leaders or peers
  • Strong influence and communication skills within all levels of the organization are a must
  • Lean Six Sigma experience is preferred
  • Strong analytical skills, including the ability to think differently about the data which may lead to less obvious conclusions
  • Self-starter and self-finisher with high energy level, High sense of urgency, and results oriented
  • Hands-on leader willing to work in an environment where accountability and building trust are required
  • Great interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate across the enterprise
  • Sound knowledge and experience of statistical forecasting techniques
  • Strategic and financial mindset, fast learner, curious and interested in growing and develop career to the next level

Enjoy a more rewarding choice

We offer a competitive benefits package, including Medical, Dental, Vision, and Prescription coverage starting on the first day. We also offer Disability and Life Insurance, Paid Time Off, 13 paid Holidays, 6% match on the 401(k), Employee Stock Purchase Plan, and Tuition Assistance. 

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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, veteran status, national or ethnic origin or any other legally recognized status entitled to protection under applicable laws. We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace for all. If you are contacted for a job opportunity, please advise us of any accommodations needed to support you throughout the recruitment and selection process. All accommodation information provided will be treated as confidential and used only for the purpose of providing an accessible candidate experience.

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