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Global Procurement Director - Logistics & Transportation

Amsterdam, 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.

Location of the role

  • This role will be based in Amsterdam, Israel, Bulgaria or any other European locations can be considered.
  • The EU HQ will move to Haarlem in 2024.
  • Travel Requirements: International: 10-15%

The opportunity

The Director role is responsible for leading the Global Procurement Category Organization for Logistics & Transportation services which is a key category for stakeholders in TGO Global Supply Chain and in the Commercial business units.
This role will directly manage a team of 3 Category leads and coordinate sourcing strategy work across a network of regional and local Procurement professionals.
External spend in these categories is approximately $400M. This role will lead and work collaboratively with senior business unit leaders in TGO and in the Commercial BU’s to implement strategic sourcing solutions and category initiatives for key areas including the strategic redesign of Teva’s global Distribution Center Networks.
This role is accountable for the development of procurement strategy, category management, supplier development, contract negotiation, risk management, stakeholder engagement and ongoing continuous improvement activities for all categories in scope of the role. This position is expected to make a significant contribution to meet the ambitious company cost reduction and cash management goals – procurement savings expectations for these spend categories is approximately $10M - $20M annually.

How you’ll spend your day

  • Establish and maintain collaborative relationships across the functions to influence category strategies
  • Build category governance models to establish highly integrated ways of working with regional procurement teams and key business units on a global level
  • Support cash flow improvements
  • Guide cross-functional teams in the application of the Sourcing Management Process
  • Develop and deploy an effective strategy to increase Teva’s ability to leverage volume globally, regionally and locally.
  • Conduct supply market research to provide category intelligence and benchmarks on industry dynamics, trends and best practices.
  • Develop and coordinate all sourcing activities for the team, including directing and approving competitive bidding (RFQ, E-auctions) processes.
  • Develop effective supplier negotiation plans and strategies.
  • Strengthen Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) Programs with key suppliers to foster innovation, track performance metrics and ensure ongoing continuous improvement.
  • Interface directly with Finance to document savings and P&L and cash flow impact and drive compliance
  • Advance Teva Culture for the Sourcing and Procurement Professionals through mentoring, coaching and training. Develop staff development and succession plans.

Your experience and qualifications

  • Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree at minimum
  • Education Preferred: MBA and/or relevant certification is preferred i.e. Six Sigma, CPM, CPP, etc.
  • Experience Required: 10 – 15 years work experience with progressive leadership roles; 10 years’ experience operating on behalf of a Function within a large matrix organization preferred.

Functional Skills:

  • Able to translate strategic vision into tactical plans and manage the change required to execute.
  • Demonstrated ability leading cross-functional teams, managing multiple simultaneous projects and delivering quantifiable results.
  • Solid business judgment, able to anticipate impact of decisions and initiatives.
  • Superior financial modeling and problem solving skills.
  • Proficiency with the 5 or 7-Step Sourcing Processes
  • Language requirements: Proficiency with spoken and written English

Reports To

Senior Director Global Manufacturing Goods & Services Procurement

Pre employment screening

Teva will carry out appropriate verification and legally permitted vetting prior to the confirmation of any offer of employment. More information on this verification and vetting will be provided if you reach this stage of the application process.

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