Senior Technical Production Manager- API

Hiring Request Post Information* : Posted Date 5 months ago(2023/6/23 11:20)
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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:

Enables the efficient manufacture of pharmaceutical products, including highly potent compounds, in compliance with applicable cGMP and HSE regulations and in accordance with business requirements. Responsible for the definition, implementation and optimization of manufacturing processes and systems, aiming at full adherence to pre-established production schedules while managing internal resources (people & equipment) and fulfilling customer requirements.


  • Prepare all manufacturing plans for the production lines under their responsibility, managing resources allocation and assigning the members responsible (when applicable) for specific tasks
  • Establish the annual objectives for all their direct reports and follow up accordingly
  • Oversee the activities of his/her team, assuring that they have the right resources and the right knowledge to do their job and reach the defined objectives
  • Support the assessment workflow during projects business evaluation / technical introduction to the area
  • Develops areas of human expertise regarding manufacturing execution, in all its components (technical and soft skills)
  • Survey the working conditions of the facilities under their responsibility, making proposals for need of investment.
  • Revise and approve campaign related documentation, for projects conducted under the supervision of their group
  • Enforce fulfillment of the Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and HSEE policy, by conducting inspections and liaising with other Areas
  • Assure HSE operational program targets accomplishment
  • Coordinate and assure on time preventive maintenance program execution and effective / efficient corrective maintenance, for facilities under their responsibility
  • Coordinate 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 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 Area´s budget, by controlling budget evolution, identifying any deviations between the real and the foreseen and taking corrective measures


We are looking to recruit a Candidate:

  • Masters degree or degree in a field of Science or Engineering, preferably in Chemical Engineering or Chemistry
  • Typically requires 7years + of relevant experience in Pharmaceutical Fine Chemistry, Particle Engineering and/or Drug Product under a cGMP’s environment
  • Technical API experience is mandatory
  • 10years+ management experience is requried
  • 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 Organic Chemistry, Particle Engineering technologies or Scale-up of Chemical Engineering operations; as well as of cGMP’s and HSEE principles and practices and is able to effectively share them with others
  • 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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