Senior Project Manager-Client Services (CDMO/pharma)

Hiring Request Post Information* : Posted Date 4 months ago(2023/5/22 13:01)
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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 external customers, suppliers, sponsors and team members. 


  • Manage projects in the allocated area and escalate complex issues to more senior colleagues or managers.
  • 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.
  • Participate in 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.
  • Give timely and specific feedback to the project TMs regularly, both positive and constructive.
  • Develop knowledge related to PM methodologies, tools and techniques.
  • Manage complex projects/ analysis with significant impact on business.
  • Make quality and timely decisions based on multiple sources of data.
  • Manage risk and uncertainty; anticipate and escalate roadblocks in order to prevent deviations to the goals.
  • Follow 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).

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
  •  3 years of relevant experience required in an operational and / or scientific area within a manufacturing organisation ideally CDMO or pharmaceutical.
  • Project Management qualification (e.g. PMP, Prince2 or equivalent) or education (highly advantageous)
  • Technical background preferred, or experience working in the Pharmaceutical Industry, especially CDMO environment
  • Able to demonstrate mastery of Project Management processes and tools through proven experience in a PM function (mandatory)
  • Able to make decisions regarding prioritization of tasks, planning, quality of deliverables and topics to communicate to external partners
  • Experience in leading others in project context
  • Possess solid knowledge of Project Management principles and practices
  • Able to carry out a proactive risk impact analysis of project resources, including but not limited to, human resources, equipment, materials and raw materials to plan for success
  • Good communication skills (verbal and written), allied to good presentation skills demonstrated towards customers but also internal stakeholders, including Senior Management of the Company
  • 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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