WuXi AppTec

DIRECTOR / Sr. Director, PROJECT MANAGEMENT, Advanced Therapies

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DIRECTOR / Sr. Director, PROJECT MANAGEMENT, Advanced Therapies


Job Summary: The Director / Sr. Director will manage the Project Management Team responsible for oversight of the Advanced Therapy Manufacturing & Biologics Testing Programs.  Responsibilities will include development and implementation of processes to support WuXi AppTec’s growing businesses.  This person will manage the day-to-day operations of the Project Management team, lead the efforts with the team to develop and maintain project plans and timelines, communications of project status to clients, project stakeholders, and management.  Responsible for the overall delivery of Advanced Therapy Manufacturing & Testing programs by the Project Management group.  Works cross-functionally across Operations, Business Development, and across multiple WuXi AppTec sites.  Supports Strategic Account Management through Key Business Review meetings with Customers, develops key performance indicators to monitor programs in concert with the client and WuXi Staff.  Reports on program status regularly to Senior Leadership at Project Review Board meetings. 




  • Assigns and Manages workload to Project Management resources.  Responsible for the training of staff and Performance Management.
  • Oversees the Management of Account dashboards, including Performance Management through Metric Scorecards, Quarterly Business Reviews, etc. Works with sales to manage important accounts to expand business relationships as needed.
  • Development and implementation of Project management processes that align with the overall Business Strategy in partnership with Account Management / Sales
  • Provides Project updates to Senior Management through Project Review Meetings and Manages the Process for Forecasting Revenue Projections based on Project Milestones for Key programs
  • Manages the processes to keep clients and sales updated in a timely manner regarding progress of project, decision points, and events through teleconferences, e-mails, site visits or other suitable means. 
  • Oversees the Process to ensure Project Milestones are met and Projects are within Budget
  • Proactively manages changes in scope through a change control process.
  • Manages Standard project documentation and Project Management Tools- communication plans, schedules and Gantt charts, project dashboards, sample submission paperwork, meeting minutes, etc.
  • Leads the orderly progression of projects from the proposal stage through project completion by interacting with the client, operations, technical staff and business development staff.  Manages one or more highly complex program that span multiple areas and business functions.
  • Promotes an environment for continuous improvement with the team and identifies opportunities for improvement
  • Will have direct reports
  • Works with minimal to no supervision



  • BA / BS in Biological Sciences, Engineering or relevant field, Advanced Degree preferred.
  • PMP Certification preferred but not required
  • Direct Management of a Group that was responsible for delivery of programs / project milestones
  • Demonstrates the ability to work cross-functionally with Leadership
  • External Client Management / Facing Experience
  • 7 or more years with direct project management experience or equivalent experience.
  • Experience in Good Manufacturing Practices and/or Good Tissue Practices preferred.
  • Option to work from home up to 40% of week – to be dictated by workload, client visits and agreement with manager.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled


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