Global Supply Chain Senior Director I

Hiring Request Post Information* : Posted Date 1 month ago(2024/4/15 18:45)
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US-NJ-East Windsor
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Hovione is an independent family owned international group of companies. From the beginning, we have set ourselves above and apart through our innovative technological and productive capabilities, reaching a top spot in the world market as an integrated Contract Development and Manufacturing Company dedicated to helping Pharmaceutical Customers bring new and off-patent drugs to market.


Our people are the main asset for our continued success. Reaching over 1950 team members, from 36 different nationalities, that are located across Asia, Europe and North America (Portugal, US, Macao, Ireland, China, Hong Kong, Japan, India, and Switzerland), including 4 production sites.


Working at Hovione means reaching for innovation and excellence in everything we do: for our clients, our partners and, above all, our patients. That is why we are In it for life.

You will be responsible to:

Act as servant leaders developing, coaching and supporting team members aligned with Hovione Supply Chain vision, mission and strategy. Promote cross-functional collaboration, effective communication and critical thinking to be able to improve rigor, discipline and predictability. Implement best practices and leverage on opportunities of standardization and harmonization between areas and sites based on continuous improvement and learning culture.


- Create a long-term strategy for the Global Supply Chain department (including all sites), defining and monitoring the annual plan and adjusting priorities throughout the year, maintaining an even workflow using all resources effectively

- Partner with other members of the company´s leadership team to identify how supply chain

- can help the company achieve its business and financial goals

- Define complex strategies to solve supply chain challenges in the site, acting as a partner of production, maintenance, R&D and engineering

- Approve Supply Chain governance, standards and policies in practice in Hovione, guaranteeing an alignment between business goals

- Define key metrics for global Supply Chain management in terms of scheduling, planning, master data, inventory and logistics

- Oversee global/company-wide supply chain projects, giving direction and coordinating strategic activities, in order to improves processes and systems

- Give direction and establish strategic partnerships with key service suppliers, leading the relationship

- Manage the TMs assigned to his/her area of responsibility, namely in terms of recruitment, integration, training needs and performance management in accordance with the company's HR policies, in order to ensure all TMs are aligned and motivated towards achieving Hovione's goals, values and culture by promoting their personal and professional development whilst maximizing productivity.

- Develop and propose for approval the short and mid-term goals, annual budget and budget plan in line with the corporate strategy, in order to align activities with Hovione strategic objectives.

- Prepare and propose for superior approval the annual Global Supply Chain budget, by defining the allocation of resources necessary for the development of the activity, as well as ensuring the monitoring and control of its evolution, identifying any deviations between the real and the foreseen and taking corrective measures.

- Collaborate in the investigation of events and propose corrective actions/preventive actions for deviations

- Carry out assigned tasks and duties in a safe manner, in accordance with instructions, and to comply with environmental, health & safety rules/procedures, regulations and codes of practice.

- Ensure compliance with GMP and HSE guidelines, internal and external requirements as well as promote the implementation and maintenance of Hovione´s policies, systems and procedures (COPs, HBR, SOPs and others) within his/ her TMs.

We are looking to recruit a Candidate:

- Masters’ degree in Business Administration, Logistics, Engineering, or related field

- Technical background preferred

- Typically requires 15 years of relevant experience in supply chain in the fine chemicals industry and managing a department team.

- Proven leadership experience

- Effective time management skills.

- Track record of achieving targets.

- Experience working in a global, fast paced and changing environment while serving the needs of multiple stakeholders

- Experience in preparation, negotiation and management of department budgets.

- Experience in managing stakeholders and maintaining partnerships.

- Possess extensive knowledge of supply chain principles and practices, and is able to lead others on them

- Good knowledge of the legislation and regulation applicable.

- Good knowledge of international trade insurance policies.

- Possess the ability to coach others on their jobs.

- Excellent communication skills (verbal and written).

- Skilled at improving and driving processes and tools.

- Fluency in English is a requirement.

- Must have the Knowledge, Experience and Skills to conduct their tasks in accordance with the rules and procedures set down.


Hovione is a proud Equal Opportunity Employer


Inclusion and diversity are key to us. At Hovione, that means a work environment where differences are valued, and everyone is treated with fairness and respect. We want all our team members worldwide to feel supported, respected, and have the opportunity to achieve their full potential, regardless of their age, gender, religion, disability, sexual orientation or ethnicity.


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