PMO Senior Manager- ( Engineering & Capex)

Hiring Request Post Information* : Posted Date 7 months ago(2023/5/22 13:10)
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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.


  • Perform and lead the Group Members to perform project management according to the principles defined by industry standard methodologies such as PMI PMPMBOKMBOK and in compliance with internal processes and requirements.
  • Promote the continuous development of the Project Management Group Members so that they can set and maintain standards of excellence in Hovione project execution and management for all Customers as well as internal stakeholders.
  • Assure the motivation of the Group Members by encouraging and offering them challenges that lead to an increase of knowledge within the area of Project Management as well as implementation of best practices, standardized approaches and process simplification related with Project execution and management at Hovione.
  • Contribute for efficiency improvements in other areas that impact directly with the Project Management Group functions.
  • Ensure proactive and transparent communication internally and with the Customer.
  • Support definition of invoice schedule CRM CRM and request invoices (RD)CRM CRM according to the Payment schedule defined in the contracts with Customers.
  • Coordinate TMs 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 TMs 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 superior approval the activity plan and related budget for the Area under responsibility in line with the unit's strategy, in order to align activities with the area's strategic objectives.
  • Monitor the area’s budget, by controlling budget evolution, identifying any deviations between the real and the foreseen and taking corrective measures.
  • Ensure compliance with internal and external requirements as well as promote the implementation and maintenance of Hovione´s policies, systems and procedurCOPsCOPs, HBR, SOPs and others) within his/ TMs TMs.
  • Comply with all applicaGMP GMP HSE HSE guidelines, internal and external requirements as well as promote the implementation and maintenance of Hovione´s policies, systems and procedurCOPsCOPs, HBR, SOPs and others) within his/ TMs TMs.

We are looking to recruit a Candidate:

  • University degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or equivalent degree in a technical area such as Mechanical Engineering.
  • Professional Project Management certification, e.g. PMP by PMI® would be extremely advantageous
  • Technical background preferred, otherwise relevant experience from the Pharmaceutical Industry, especially CDMO would be suitable
  •  At least 3 years of Line Management experience
  • At least 5 years of Project Management experience or Project Management training and 3 years of experience as a Project Manager
  • Management of at least 5 different Projects, including 3 projects across all stages from development to validation
  • Effective time management skills and the ability to multitask
  • Good communication skills (verbal and written). Proficient in presentation skills, both to senior customer representatives but also Senior internal stakeholders
  • Fluency in English and Portuguese 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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