Key Project Manager (M/F)

Hiring Request Post Information* : Posted Date 3 months ago(2022/11/18 17:27)
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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:

Delivers win-win cost-effective solutions on time and in full through focused project teams speaking in one voice, working in an efficient and collaborative environment, thereby leading to long-term sustainability with satisfied stakeholders, including customers, suppliers, sponsors and team members. Lead the project teams, plan, set priorities, monitor and control, and take the decisions that result in delivery as per the agreed scope, budget and timeline. Maximizing financial performance and optimizing customer satisfaction are central to the function.


Manage the full range of projects in the allocated area and solve complex problems with full autonomy. Project assignment will always be based on business need, however, preferentially, projects assigned will have a higher degree of complexity and more significant business impact including

- a high cumulative sales / project cost value

- a high project control level

- a high customer segmentation level

- Effectively supports project TMs and coaches less experienced PMs to enhance company effectiveness and promote achievement of high standards within the organization.

- Proactively manage and take responsibility of the scope, cost, time and quality of each project assigned.

- Deliver the project objectives (e.g. results, processes, products) through a structured approach in alignment with industry or Company best practices.

- Lead the project team to take decisions and influence key stakeholders with integrity.

- Actively influence the project team composition and selection.

- Clarify project team roles and responsibilities and enable others to optimize their use of technical, management and leadership skills.

- Communicate proactively and effectively internally and externally, building rapport with key stakeholders.

- Build and sustain motivation of the project TMs and positive dynamics within the project team.

- Give timely and specific feedback to the project TMs regularly, both positive and constructive.

- Propose innovative solutions, including processes and tools adjusted to the organization and market needs.

- Demonstrate track record in project management.

- Solve complex problems with full autonomy.

- Make quality and timely decisions based on multiple sources of data and regarding a wide array of subjects.

- Manage risk and uncertainty; anticipate and address roadblocks in order to prevent deviations to the goals.

- Coach project team members to enhance company effectiveness and promote achievement of high standards within the organization.

- Comply with all applicable 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).

- 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.

We are looking to recruit a Candidate:

- Minimum degree level qualification required. Master´s degree in Science or Engineering, or related field highly desired. Alternative business-related qualification (e.g. MBA) allied to customer facing experience

- Project Management qualification (e.g. PMP, Prince2 or equivalent) or education (highly advantageous)

- Typically requires 10 years of relevant experience in an operational and / or scientific area within the Industry (highly desirable)

Technical background preferred, or experience working in the Pharmaceutical Industry, especially CDMO environment

- Able to demonstrate mastery of Project Management processes and tools through significant experience in a PM function (mandatory)

- Proven experience in leading others in project context

- Effective time management skills and the ability to multitask.

- Track record of overachieving targets

- Possess extensive knowledge of project management principles and practices and is able to effectively share them with others

- Able to solve complex problems with full autonomy

- Able to convey difficult messages with autonomy and is able to build a trusting relationship

- Able to make quality and timely decisions based on multiple sources of data

- Able to make decisions regarding prioritization of tasks, planning, quality of deliverables and topics to communicate to external partners

- Able to manage risk and uncertainty; anticipating roadblocks in order to prevent deviations to the plan and proactively inform the customer when any changes and / or challenges

- Able to carry out a risk – impact analysis of project resources, including human resources, equipment, materials and raw materials to plan for success

- Able to demonstrate commercial acumen, sees the big picture and understands the impact of decisions on the business

- Advanced people coaching and mentoring skills

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

- Good communication skills (verbal and written), allied to good presentation skills demonstrated towards senior customer representatives but also internal stakeholders, including Senior Management of the Company

- Skilled at managing complex processes and tools

- Fluency in English is a requirement


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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