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Teva Pharmaceuticals Pharmaceutical Specialist in Haarlem, Netherlands

Pharmaceutical Specialist

Date: Jun 23, 2022

Location: Haarlem, NL, 2031

Company: Teva Pharmaceuticals

Who are we?

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!

Purpose of the job

Supporting and co-realizing the production of sterile injectables and inhalation capsules within the guidelines of the Business Units of Operations


Responsible for pharmaceutical and quality aspects within production, including:

Ensure the improvement, support, testing and control of the activities related to pharmaceutical manufacturing process (bulk production and packaging).

Main activities:

  • Support the production department in case of deviations and quality issues.

  • Assess or decide whether production activities should be stopped or adapted due to a deviation.

  • Make proposals to improve manufacturing methods and products and to implement developments in manufacturing technology.

Provide substantive and technical support to the Business Unit with regard to quality issues and improvement processes

Main activities:

  • Monitoring and reporting on (deviations from) the manufacturing processes.

  • Investigate and document observed deviations and complaints.

  • Conduct and document root cause investigations and CAPAs.

  • Drawing up, initiating and executing improvement proposals in response to production deviations, (internal and external) audit observations or as part of continuous improvement.

  • Making recommendations for working conditions, (product) safety and the environment.

  • Participate in various projects to improve quality aspects.

  • Support with Compliance investigations and Audit responses.

Implement and maintain the corporate quality and GMP instructions and ensure adequate protocolling

Main activities:

  • Reviewing SOPs, manufacturing and validation protocols, Master Batch Records (MBRs)

  • Prepare and review trend reports on manufacturing processes

  • Participate / contribute to projects, changes, CAPAs etc.

  • Knowledge transfer, training of manufacturing personnel or technicians.

Participate in the Tier structures of the Business Units.

Qualifications, Experience and Skills

  • Minimum of a bachelor degree in Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical technology, Bio-Chemistry or related field

  • Knowledge of (aseptic) pharmaceutical production processes

  • Experience in working with Quality Systems / GMP

  • Experience in working with production control systems

  • Act and behave as the liaison between Quality and Manufacturing departments.

  • Good communication and consulting skills

  • Fluent in English

  • Strong analytical, reporting and planning skills

  • Resistant to a hectic production environment

  • Training and knowledge transfer skills



Sub Function


Reports To

Head of Investigations & Improvement

Already Working @TEVA?

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