Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. announced a new organization and leadership structure aimed to achieve better commercial focus and drive value creation. The new structure will enable strategic alignment across the portfolio, across regions and between functions, leveraging scale, enhancing agility, extracting efficiencies and providing increased proximity to the markets.
Kåre Schultz, Teva’s President and CEO, said, “Teva is taking decisive and immediate action to address external pressures and internal inefficiencies. Our new company structure will enable stronger alignment and integration between R&D, operations and the commercial regions, allowing us to become a more agile, lean and profitable company.”
The commercial business will no longer have two separate global groups for generics and specialty medicines, and will be integrated into one commercial organization, operating through three regions – North America, Europe and Growth Markets. Each of the regions will manage the entire portfolio – including generics, specialty and OTC – with full end-to-end P&L accountability. Some of the former global units will be integrated into the new structure, while others will be made redundant.
The former Generic R&D and Specialty R&D organizations will be combined into one global group with overall responsibility for all R&D activities – generic, specialty and biologics – maximizing ROI through better focus and efficiency.
A newly formed Marketing & Portfolio function will be responsible for overseeing the interface between regions, R&D and operations throughout all product lifecycle stages and optimizing generic and specialty portfolios across the therapeutic areas.
The new structure will enhance alignment and seamless integration between Teva’s Global Operations, the commercial regions, R&D and the Portfolio function, will increase productivity and simplify the organization. The commercial structure will rely on one leaner supporting organizational infrastructure that includes Finance, Legal, HR, and Global Brand & Communications.
Schultz continued, “We will focus on driving sustainable value creation. The new management team will position Teva for turnaround in the short to medium term. We are already working on a detailed restructuring plan for Teva and will share it in mid-December. It remains our absolute priority to stabilize the company’s operating profit and cash flow in order to improve our financial situation, while being focused on short-term revenue and cash generation, and at the same time, ensure we deliver on our commitment to supply high-quality medicines to patients around the world.”