Manager - Analytical Development

Hiring Request Post Information* : Posted Date 4 months ago(2023/11/3 16:19)
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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:

Performs qualitative and quantitative analyses of compounds, including drug substances, drug product intermediates and drug product. Recommends the analytical characterization package (Chemical, physical, performance) and controls the quality and accuracy of the data in compliance with legislation and regulatory standards of Quality, HSE and cGMP policies. Promotes the scientific excellence and innovation in the Analytical area and contributes with technical expertise to expand the Intellectual Property, product and technology portfolios.


  • Evaluate the needs of both the material and human resources for the analytical projects to guarantee that the right analytical support is given in time to customers
  • Manage the proposals of alternatives to projects analytical packages
  • Support the implementation of new and state of the art analytical methodologies
  • Review and approve the analytical test methods to be executed in the laboratory and the protocols, reports and documentation prepared in the Area or provided by the customers
  • Ensure the information flow between the laboratory and the several internal and external customers
  • Support analytical development activities and investigations, providing guidance and technical analytical consultancy to teams across the organization, particularly in the problem solving process
  • Monitor the performance of the group, implementing the necessary measurements for continuous productivity increase
  • Promote scientific excellence and innovation within the team and support in the implementation of new technologies/methodologies
  • Contribute to the proposal of the Exploration and Investment budgets
  • 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 DEPARTMENT strategic objectives
  • Ensure compliance with 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) within his/ her TMs
  • 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:

  • Masters degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Pharmaceutical Sciences or in similar Chemistry/ Biochemistry/ Health Sciences fields
  • Technical background preferred
  • Typically requires 5 years of relevant experience in analytical development or other relevant areas within the Pharmaceutical industry (PhD counts as relevant experience)
  • Experience in leading others in project context (desired)
  • Effective time management skills and ability to adapt to changes
  • Track record of overachieving targets
  • Knowledge and Experience in cGMP (desirable) and HSEE practices (mandatory)
  • Possess solid knowledge of Analytical Chemistry, Development and Validation of analytical methods and QC principles and practices
  • Good communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Skilled at managing processes and tools
  • Fluency in English is a requirement
  • Must have the Knowledge, Experience and Skills to conduct their tasks in accordance with the rules and procedures set down


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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