30+ days ago


Parsippany, NJ


Associate Director, Innovation

Date: Mar 18, 2021

Location: Parsippany, New Jersey, US, 07054

Company: Teva Pharmaceuticals

Company Info

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!

Job Description


The pharmaceutical industry is entering a new period of rapid change. The need to better characterize and understand how to best serve our customers will be a near-term and long-term reality. This means that for Teva there is a need to curve and adapt our commercial model. Customers are being expanded beyond traditional MD/DO based healthcare models. Traditional ways of engaging our customers will need to be adapted in a post-covid environment. Due to these changes in care, it means new ways of working are emerging with new technologies to support how HCPs conduct their work. In order to enable Teva US Specialty Medicine to be best positioned to serve the patients and the HCPs who treat them, an assessment and strategic approach will need to be developed for how the commercial organization will evolve. This means a full evaluation and strategic alignment built around the customer experience is necessary. Adaptation of these insights will drive a purposeful evolution from the direct customer-facing teams to those who work to support the overall customer needs across various field facing and/or home office functions.

The Innovation Director will be part of Teva’s Innovation and Transformation team charged with finding new and sustainable ways of engaging HCPs and patients. This role will drive a number of organizational transformation-related workstreams in partnership with business and functional leaders to deliver alternative commercial models that meet the evolving needs of our customers and patients.


+ Identify, evaluate and lead innovation initiatives that will help Teva transform the way we engage with customers and patients

+ Bring fresh perspectives on new ways of working to increase the value we bring to customers and patients and/or increase efficiency

+ Develop short and long-term objectives, goals and KPIs to measure impact

+ Continually monitor the external landscape and possess a strong knowledge of customer trends

+ Work cross-functionally with Commercial Strategy & Operations, brand teams and other functions to ensure coordination and alignment with innovation efforts

+ Develop project strategies and plans, including stakeholder assessment, communications, leadership alignment, change readiness, capability transfer and training

+ Encourage experimentation and innovation to help identify and influence stakeholders to adopt new ways of working




+ Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree a plus.

+ Minimum of 8 years of relevant industry experience (pharmaceutical or related fields)

+ Experience working in US Pharmaceutical Market preferred

+ Experience with various commercial roles (marketing, field and/or operations) preferred

+ Experience working on innovation or transformation initiatives preferred


+ Ability to demonstrate independent judgment and decision-making while being aligned with business and functional leaders

+ Ability to effectively influence leaders at all levels without authority

+ Ability to build partnerships and trust with others; works collaboratively across teams and functions

+ Ability to deliver customer-centric solutions

+ Possess strong communication skills and can communicate across all lines and levels of authority

+ Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously

+ An understanding of major trends and dynamics in the pharmaceutical marketing and sales


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General Management

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