Associate Director, Innovative API

Date: May 23, 2024

Location: Port Washington, NY, US, 11050

Company: Actylis

Actylis is a leading manufacturer and supplier of critical raw materials and performance ingredients serving the Life Sciences, Specialty Chemicals, and Agriscience industries.


We offer standard and custom ingredients through our rapidly growing portfolio of GMP and non-GMP facilities worldwide, and further choice through our strong sourcing hub network. This unique hybrid option blending manufacturing and global sourcing, combined with more than 75 years of sourcing and distribution experience makes Actylis the Partner of Choice.

Position Summary

The position serves as the primary point of contact for generating Innovative API (iAPI) chemical sales from new and existing customers. This position also assists in setting the strategy for the Innovative API business at Actylis.  The customers include innovators and contract manufacturers of small molecule new chemical entity pharmaceuticals.

Responsibilities will include:


  • Manage iAPI Sales team, develop forecast for the iAPI business and update Management on Market conditions.
  • Develop new sales opportunities in products, customers, suppliers, and markets to drive sales and profit meeting company targets (exceeding the market).
  • Develop close working relationships with customers in order for Actylis to be their supplier of choice.
  • Persuasively present Actylis offer/solutions to customers.
  • Influence customers and diffuse potential problems.  Anticipate the customer’s needs and identifies appropriate alternatives.
  • Is comfortable moving between scientific discussions and financial conversations.
  • Prepare annual forecast for portfolio of products/clients and other forecasts as needed.
  • Manage Opportunities, accounts, contacts, leads, and write call reports covering details of visits to customers utilizing company systems such as
  • Work closely with internal resources to ensure timely proposal generation, smooth transactions and customer satisfaction.
  • Pursue efficiencies within department, especially when it comes to sharing of information.
  • Assist AR in recovering slow payments and resolving disputes.
  • Promote organization in industry and trade associations.
  • Other duties as assigned.

The salary range for the position of Associate Director, Innovative API is $170,000 - $200,000 per year. Many factors go into determining employee pay within the range including prior experience, current skills, location/labor market, internal equity and other factors as permitted by law.

Required Experience & Knowledge

  • Biology, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or related degree
  • Ten to fifteen years related experience, in a commercial / selling business to business environment with signs of track record of growing sales.
  • Good computer skills
  • Experience with CRM software, especially
  • Some understanding of synthetic chemistry, analytical chemistry, and the pharmaceutical approval process.
  • Good communication skills

Physical Demand

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and climb or balance.


The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus.

Supervisory Responsibilities

This position does not currently supervise others.

Work Environment

  • Position is remote (work from home).
  • Up to 35% travel is expected.


Actylis is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Actylis US does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided based on qualifications, merit, and business need.

Nearest Major Market: Long Island
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City