Project Management at Hovione
Over 30% of Hovione’s revenues are from development services for Innovators. This year we will support over 70 compounds in various phases of clinical development, of which 16 are in Phase III/filing, and we will validate 7 commercial processes. This involves improving processes, developing analytical methods, building supply chains, etc – it is complex, requires experienced multi-disciplinary teams and especially good decision-making. Decisions are taken with a view to commercial success, decisions taken jointly with you – this requires sophisticated project management and highly effective communication skills.
For us, Project Management is the art of combining unique technical and scientific capabilities to turn the most difficult challenges into successful solutions together with our partners.
Our approach to Project Management relies on 5 main elements:
Strong Project Management skills (coordination):
Our certified Project Managers (PMP®) and our highly skilled, highly motivated project teams will ensure proactive identification of the customer’s needs and wants within the PMI® framework. We will solve the toughest technical challenges, providing user-friendly solutions within the aggressive timelines of our clients. We will focus on productivity and effectiveness.
Responsiveness and flexibility (entrepreneurial and innovative mindset):
We respond to unexpected problems swiftly, professionally and thoroughly. We think out-of-the-box. We make aligned efforts to provide the best solutions for you within your critical timelines. We drive and facilitate successful technology transfers.
Partnership behavior (the passion to make things happen):
Our project team will be an extension of your own team and your organization. You can count on Hovione’s renowned integrity and ethics. We are keen on joint decision making. We will actively listen to your needs and understand your challenges. We will work together to build and consolidate a relationship. The Hovione team will go the extra mile and apply all its powers to ensure the projects deliverables are met. We’ve proven to be able to share risks and rewards with our partners. At Hovione, you will find "skin in the game".
Together we will make it happen.
Pro-activeness by design:
Our credibility is based on the results of more than 30 years' experience in developing NCEs with our partners. This experience allowed us to design efficient and effective approaches (systems and methodologies) for process development and commercial manufacture which you can take advantage of. We will always try to anticipate your needs and propose solutions proactively.
Transparent communication in real time, at multiple levels:
We communicate regularly within team meetings with an agreed-upon agenda. We take the lead on 1:1 communications whenever needed. Our Project Management IT supporting toolbox allows remote real time project monitoring at different dimensions (documentation, operations, analytical testing, etc).
“Very quick project familiarization, the team quickly understood the issues of the project and was able to solve those issues. Very pleased with how things went; there were problems, as in all projects, but there was always transparency”
US Biotech, West Coast
We communicate problems (and potential solutions) even earlier than achievements.
Hovione provides up-to-date systems for document sharing and online process monitoring:
- Navstream: a read-only, internet based management tool that enables selective access to all GMP data referent to your development project or production line at Hovione. You will be able to navigate a comprehensive range of data from our SAP (ERP), LIMS (QC/Laboratory Information Management System), Change Control System, Deviation Management System and Controlled Documentation database relevant to your development project. This application is user-friendly but fully protected by a security system that only allows validated Customers to log-in and access their own project data.
- E-room for document sharing: Hovione also provides our customers an exclusive area in our document management system (a secure, web-based, on-line project collaboration library) that facilitates the management, exchange, review and storage of documents.