Procurement Director - Capital Investments

Hiring Request Post Information* : Posted Date 8 months ago(2022/8/3 15:29)
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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:

  • Build strong cross-functional relationships which drive continuous improvements and focus on customer service.
  • Gather business insights by interfacing with other industry’s peers and the supplier base
  • Ensure yearly objectives on financials, process, client and people are met.
  • Provide insight to project teams on business dynamics and landscape for the categories assigned.
  • Share best practices across the organization.
  • Hold regular Operational business reviews (internal and external) and lead functional teams to work on close the gap plans if required.
  • Ensure sourcing decisions are made to the best interest of the Company in terms of price, delivery, quality and payment terms as per the existing Policies
  • Lead daily negotiation processes with some involving complex technical subjects, confidentiality, intellectual property and anti-trust matters.
  • Lead and support direct reports on problem solving and issues at both technical and commercial levels
  • Provide oversight, guidance and coaching by holding regular team’s meetings
  • Ensure right levels of Quality, Security and regulatory and legal Compliance in the Supply Chain
  • Coach, mentor and challenge direct reports and key stake holders in the organization to build a culture of excellence and continuous improvement
  • Build and maintain long-term partnerships with key Strategic suppliers and continuously to develop the network
  • Review and approve levels of spend for purchasing agreements up to $45,000 for the Company. Review all type of contractual documents and propose them for execution.
  • 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 DEPARTMENT 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

We are looking to recruit a Candidate:

  • University degree, preferably a Master’s in Engineering, Life Sciences or Business Management
  • Technical background preferred
  • Typically requires 10 years of relevant experience in complex and competitive industries, preferably in large corporations, and in coordinating a team
  • Previous experience in Commercial roles (preferred)
  • Proven leadership experience
  • Possess extensive knowledge of procurement and negotiation principles and practices, and is able to lead others on them
  • Ability to assess businesses performance and lead change
  • Strategic and Management mindset

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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