WuXi AppTec

  • Executive Director,Head of Peptide Business

    Job Locations CN-Shanghai
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  • Responsibilities

    Job responsibilities include but not limited to:

    • Assume and manage complete P & L responsibilities for the Unit.
    • Develop and implement strategies to grow STA’s peptide business. Ensure that the Unit functions well and that it is profitable.
    • Work with local site heads to set up the peptide R&D and production facilities in Changzhou, China.  
    • Manage the peptide R&D and production teams in Changzhou, China.
    • Develop business development strategies for the Unit. Set up quotation guidelines. Work with other STA BD team members to approach customers, discuss proposals and projects. 
    • Manage key client relationships. Coordinate internal resources to meet client needs.
    • Budget planning and management.
    • Responsible for recruiting, training and motivating the team members.



    Technical Skills / Knowledge:

    • Thorough understanding of peptide chemistry and the latest development in the industry, preferably from the CRO/CMO perspective.
    • 15 or more years of direct experience in peptide chemistry.
    • Understanding the concepts of cGMP manufacturing for peptide chemistry.
    • Experience in scale up and technology transfer of peptide API processes.


    Independence/ Accountability:

    • Self-motivated with a willingness to accept responsibility and challenges.


    Problem Solving:

    • Provide technical directions and support to solve problems during project execution.
    • Ability to solve complex business problems and challenges.


    Leadership Activities: 

    • Strong people management and leadership skills to champion a new business unit within an established organization.
    • Ability to motivate others.


    Communication Skills:

    • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
    • Client focused approach to work.


    Customary Education and Experience:

    • Advanced degree in Peptide chemistry with 15+ years of relevant experience, or equivalent combination of education (MS, BS) and industry experience.
    • Fluent in both English and Chinese.
    • Frequent travel between US and China.

    Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled


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