WuXi AppTec

Director of Project Management

Job Locations US-PA-Philadelphia
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The Director of Project Management is the Leader of the Project
Management Team. The Director oversees the day-to-day efforts of the Project
Management Team, whom is responsible for project timelines and execution, as well as,
client satisfaction. The Director is responsible for the processes utilized for managing
projects, including standardization of tools and communications. The Director is the
subject matter expert on the processes, tools, and systems used to manage projects.
The Director also has an in depth understanding of the technical aspects of a project and
is a leader whom drives WuXi’s business objectives.


  • Manages capacity and work load for team, including assignment of new client
    projects, as well as, assignments to internal teams
  • Plans, monitors, and appraises direct reports including performance
    competencies, goals & job results through one on ones and employee reviews
  • Coaches, counsels, and conducts disciplinary actions
  • Develops the Project Management Team to function as a team while growing each
    individual contributor
  • Develops and maintains the team’s training curriculum and oversees the onboarding
    of new team members
  • Supports the team in solving complex technical challenges, by navigating the
    structure, processes and systems at WuXi AppTec
  • Accomplishes staff results by communicating updated organizational information,
    team objectives, performance expectations and supporting their work
  • Develops, implements and owns the tools to standardize and simplify the project
    management processes and drives the team members to utilize these tools
  • Promotes an environment for continuous improvement within the team and as a
    Leader within WuXi
  • Understands WuXi’s business goals and provides guidance to the team to maintain alignment with those goals, as well as sets team goals aligned with the business goals
  • Provides input to the development of proposals for projects, including direct contact with sales, as well as participation in meetings with the client to present experience and capabilities in client site visits and scientific / technical meetings
  • Contributes to strategic planning, business planning and development of management processes
  • Contributes to the overall operations and to the achievement of departmental and site goals
  • Identifies areas for improvement and drives the development of new processes for continuous improvement, for the department and the site
  • Solves complex business problems, by navigating the structure, processes and systems at WuXi AppTec
  • Develops, coordinates, and follows organizational systems, policies, and procedures
  • Develops, coordinates, and follows organizational systems, policies, procedures, and follows labor and capacity standards


  • HS Diploma or equivalent required and
  • 10+ years relevant technical experience and min 2 years Managing people
  • Bachelors’ degree in Science or Engineering or equivalent experience; or
    combination of relevant Experience & Education


Our Values:

Integrity & Dedication, Working Together & Sharing Success; Do the Right Thing & Do it Right.


Our greatest asset is our people, WuXi is dedicated to providing opportunities for internal growth with direct access to a dedicated and accessible Human Resources team.


WuXi AppTec provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law.


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