Teva Canada

Operational Excellence Director

3 weeks ago
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Operations - Continuous Improvement


Operational Excellence - Director

Stoufvville, ON


At Teva Canada, we believe that all Canadians deserve access to innovative and affordable medications. We develop, produce and market generic pharmaceuticals, from diabetic agents to antibiotics, from heart medications to cancer treatments. We’ve been part of Canadian healthcare since 1965, when we began operations as one of the country’s first generic pharmaceutical companies. Today, we employ over 1,500 Canadians. We invest in facilities in this country—creating generic and brand-name medications. And we’re proud to be part of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. Worldwide, Teva is the leader in generics, one of the top 10 pharmaceutical companies, active in 60 countries and a workplace of choice for 46,000 dedicated employees.


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Operational Excellence Director leads the local OPEX team and is responsible for Solid Dose and Markham locaiton. 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.


  • Manages a team that will lead change for Canada and serve as an influential member of the Canada Operations leadership team
  • Influences and impacts decision making and takes an active role in promoting cross-site initiatives, team work and collaboration.
  • Site responsibility for OPEX transformation and embedding global standards
  • Utilize global methodologies and adapt to the Canadian business
  • Build capabilities at sites
  • Develop site/business unit transformation plans
  • Bring structure and knowledge of methodology to guarantee rigor
  • Help site management with the setting of ambitious targets
  • Provide deep lean expertise
  • Builds and evaluates infrastructures and establishes action plans to implement appropriate tools and systems for continuous improvement (management control systems, Process Ownership, 5S mechanisms, Kaizen, Visual Management, etc.)
  • Stakeholder management and coaching
  • Coach, train and mentor all applicable staff and resources in the use of OPEX infrastructure and ensure continuing development of skills.
  • Knowledge sharing of best practices
  • Ensuring local project follow up, regular feedback to central team
  • Implementing the Production System KPIs and reporting the progress of the site implementation
  • Use good project management to manage team activities
  • Communicates effectively on all levels and at all times
  • Follows Teva Safety, Health, and Environmental policies and procedures
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required by business needs


  • Minimum five years’ experience as team leader in a Lean environment, preferably in TEVA Manufacturing or another pharmaceutical company.
  • Relevant university degree (technical, pharmaceutical, chemical, engineering or sciences)
  • 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
  • Fluent in English
  • Excellent knowledge in MS Office



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