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Associate Director Production

Haarlem, Netherlands

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

As the Associate Director Prodcution in our Operations Department, you'll lead a dynamic team and play an important role in achieving the long-term objectives and annual plans of the unit. You'll be accountable for the parenteral production facility, including bulk manufacturing. You're the conductor of our production symphony, ensuring everything runs like clockwork. From creating top-quality products to motivating your team and maintaining the highest safety and compliance standards, your role is the backbone of our operations success.

How you’ll spend your day

Making Production and Packaging Shine

  • You manage/lead the daily shifts, overseeing all parenteral production activities.
  • You take full ownership of meeting our site's targets while maintaining safety and quality standards.
  • You lead/support optimization projects and introduce new production lines and processes.
  • Operations are your canvas and you continuously fine-tune the production processes for peak performance.
  • Your are familiar with OPEX principles, and you use them to boost productivity.
  • Your resource management skills are top-notch, and you're the bridge to other departments.

Nurturing Talent

  • You're the mentor and guide for our Production Supervisor Team.
  • Identifying skill gaps is your power and you provide on-the-job coaching/training and support to close them.
  • Spotting and grooming talent in your team is your passion for their growth.

Safety and Quality Compliance

  • Data integrity in production? That's on you.
  • In case of a crisis, acts as an emergency manager until the arrival of an SLT-member.

Your experience and qualifications


  • A bachelor’s degree or extensive working experience.
  • At least 5 years of experience in managing a production department or proven qualifications to lead one.
  • You have preferably experience with pharmaceutical production.
  • If you have experience with operational excellence (OPEX) and hold a Belt certification, that's a bonus.
  • You're well-versed in production processes and quality standards.
  • Communication and leadership skills? You’ve got them!
  • You are a pro in English and Dutch is nice to have.

Representing the Site:

  • Regulatory inspections and global audits? You tackle them with a productive and proactive attitude.
  • You're the face of production to internal and external customers.

Skills and Qualities:

  • You're the clear and results-oriented leader who listens to others' perspectives.
  • Safety and environmental standards are your priority.
  • You shape and share a forward-thinking production vision.
  • Your leadership style is change-oriented with persuasive communication.
  • Analytical and numbers-savvy - you see the story in the data.
  • Employee development through performance management is your jam.
  • You're transparent, approachable, and engaging.
  • You've got the drive and vision to create an excellent production environment.
  • Results- and solution-oriented with a sense of urgency - that's you.

Contact person

Ivo Huijskens - Senior Recruiter Benelux & Nordics

Reports To

Director Production

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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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