Careers

JOB TITLE:DIRECTOR, FINANCE

POSITION SUMMARY: As an integral member of the Senior Management Team at Site and Leadership team for the North America vertical of the Piramal Group.
The Director, Finance  leads efforts to achieve organizational financial goals and ensure there is proper accounting and financial reporting. The position is responsible for maximizing the return on financial assets by establishing financial policies, procedures, controls, and reporting systems as well as ensuring legal and regulatory compliance for all accounting and financial reporting functions including monitoring cost and general accounting, accounts receivable/collection and payroll.  
For the appropriately qualified individual, this position will also oversee the North America vertical of Piramal Group in terms of assessing Financial and operational performance with respect to Group objectives.

Key accountabilities:

  • Directs financial decisions by establishing, monitoring, and enforcing policies and procedures.
  • Protects company assets by establishing, monitoring, and enforcing internal controls.
  • Provides financial reporting by collecting, interpreting, and reporting key financial data.
  • Ensures compliance with federal, state, and local legal requirements by researching existing and new legislation, consulting with outside advisors, and filing financial reports.  Advises Senior Management of actions and potential risks.
  • Directs client invoicing per contractual obligations and achieves account receivable goals.
  • Manages inventory, including cycle counting, year-end physical inventory, and cost corrections/reconciliations.
  • Coordinates and oversees external auditing.
  • Manages budget and controls expenses effectively.
  • Directs payroll administration and insurance policies for the Company.
  • Collaborates with Human Resources to hire, train, develop, and appraise staff effectively. 
  • Monitors innovation in information technology affecting functional areas to ensure on-going efficient departmental effectiveness and compliance.
  • Ensure consistent implementation and sustenance of Group Accounting and Financial policies across the North American sites
  • Periodic review of entities in North America vertical through set review process to monitor operational and financial performance and deciding course of action as per group processes.
  • Analysing capital investment cases for North American vertical ensuring group payback criteria are met
  • Provide financial/commercial input to key new business enquiries amnd commercial issues across the North American vertical


To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.

  • Shall adhere to all regulatory requirements, including FDA, EPA, OSHA, and related safety, health and environmental procedures, policies and practices.
  • Consistent support and practice of all Ash Stevens’ mission and values.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, financial, or related field.
  • MBA/CPA highly preferred.
  • Minimum eight (8) years’ experience managing an accounting/finance function within a company.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office suite and ERP systems.

job competencies:

  • Strong business acumen and leadership skills.
  • Financial Management.
  • High ethical standards and the ability to maintain extreme confidentiality with sensitive company financial information.
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills.
  • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Have the ability to develop, perform, evaluate, and troubleshoot within a scientific discipline.

Demonstrated strong analytical skills, and the ability to work independently against multiple deadlines.

 Physical demands and work environment:

The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by a team member to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical demands:

  • Frequent lifting, bending, stooping, squatting, pushing and pulling can be expected.
  • Long periods of sitting and walking may also be expected in this position. 
  • This position may require long periods of sitting, typing, computer entry or looking at a computer.

Work environment:

  • Potential limited exposure to hazardous chemicals.
  • Personal protective equipment including safety glasses, lab coats, gloves, specialized clothing including laboratory uniform and appropriate shoes may be required in areas associated with this position.  
 Interested candidates may send their resume to careers@ashstevens.com

 JOB TITLE: Director of Operations

 

POSITION SUMMARY: The Director of Operations will serve as a leader in the company overseeing Project Management (PM), Process Chemistry and Engineering departments with the main purpose of managing all associated departmental projects for ASI.  Provide leadership and expertise to corresponding department activities allowing for efficient and robust chemical development, manufacturing and commercialization of existing and new projects.  As an integral part of the Leadership team, provide strategic and tactical leadership in relation to business needs, organizational development, succession planning and budgeting.

To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.

  • Shall adhere to all safety, health and environmental procedures, policies and practices.
  • Consistent support and practice of all Ash Stevens / Piramal mission and values.
  • Identify and protect the original technical information as part of the company property.

Key accountabilities:

  • Provide leadership and expertise to all departments ensuring project and company goals/timelines are consistently met and appropriately communicated to both internal and external customers.
  • Participate in the assessment of potential new projects and provide technical input to the President regarding the feasibility of the project.
  • Assess data provided by Process Development, Analytical Development and Quality Assurance departments and determine if any additional information is required in order to comprehensively address the requirements of a Request for Proposal (RFP).
  • Participate in generating proposals for potential and existing clients, including services with associated costs and timelines that Ash Stevens / Piramal would provide for a specific project.
  • Collaborate with PM to develop and maintain working timelines which detail project tasks and associated timelines.
  • Collaborate with PM to initiate project meetings as required to ensure all departments understand the scope and timeline of specific projects. 
  • Update and educate potential and existing clients with respect to Ash Stevens / Piramal capabilities, requirements, and project scope/status.  Ensure that project scope is maintained and inform clients and Ash Stevens / Piramal employees when required activities are out of scope and subsequently work with PM to provide proposals to cover associated costs for those activities.
  • Regularly communicate with all departments to keep abreast of project progress and communicate activities with clients as needed.
  • Assist in Business Development activities as needed with the goal of attaining additional work and projects.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degrees with a preferred Doctorate degree in Organic or Medicinal Chemistry or Chemical Engineering.
  • Minimum ten (10) years’ experience with small-molecule drug discovery and/or development of small-molecule drugs in a Life Sciences Company.
  • Proven experience in a leadership/supervisory role
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office, including MS Project, and ChemDraw.
  • Significant knowledge and training of cGMP as outlined in 21CFR210 and 211, EU Directives 91/365/EEC, and ICH Q7

job competencies:

  • Creative, independent scientist/manager with a strong background in API development and manufacture.
  • Strong leadership and project management skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication.  Able to clearly communicate with all levels of company.
  • Solid analytical, evaluative, and problem-solving abilities.
  • Highly self-motivated and directed, with a strong attention to detail.
  • Effectively prioritize and execute tasks with strict deadlines.

Physical demands and work environment:
The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by a team member to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Physical demands:
    • Frequent lifting, bending, stooping, squatting, pushing and pulling can be expected.
    • Long periods of sitting and walking may also be expected in this position. 
    • This position may require long periods of sitting, typing, computer entry or looking at a computer.
  • Work environment:
    • Potential limited exposure to hazardous chemicals.
    • Personal protective equipment including safety glasses, lab coats, gloves, specialized clothing including laboratory uniform and appropriate shoes may be required in areas associated with this position.

 Interested candidates may send their resume to careers@ashstevens.com


 JOB TITLE: Chemical Process Operator – Riverview, MI

 

Ash Stevens LLC, a division of Piramal Pharma Solutions, with over fifty five years as a premier, full-service contract research/cGMP manufacturing organization in the life sciences industry, is seeking a bright, self-motivated, hands-on person of high integrity that will thrive in our growing company’s results driven environment. Overall responsibilities will include activities associated with the manufacture of pharmaceutical products and materials, including operation of chemical process equipment and the charging and handling of associated chemicals.

The successful candidate for this position will have solid understanding of chemical processing and the handling chemicals in a manufacturing environment. Knowledge and experience in the pharmaceutical or chemical industries and especially with GMP regulations is desired.

Duties May Include:

  • Conducting chemical syntheses of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) and their intermediates within scheduled dates or times.
  • Providing feedback on prospective process routes and/or synthetic procedures.
  • Maintaining cleanness and routine maintenance of equipment items within the working environment.
  • Retrieving supplies and materials; locating and verifying supplies and materials; delivering materials to production areas for use; dispensing chemicals for use.
  • Accurately documenting actions according to company policies.
  • Maintaining safe work environment; following standards and procedures; complying with legal regulations.

Requirements:

  • 2+ years experience in an industrial chemical manufacturing environment or a minimum 2 year diploma from an accredited institution or equivalent.
  • Ability to work with solvents and other chemicals.
  • Ability to achieve forklift operator certification.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Ability to work in outdoor environments and handle average to heavy weight materials.
  • Ability to work overtime as required; position will require shift and weekend work schedules.

Compensation commensurate with experience and ability. Excellent benefits package.

 Interested candidates may send their resume to careers@ashstevens.com


 JOB TITLE: quality control DATA REVIEW Scientist

 

The Quality Control Data Review Scientist will be responsible for GMP review and comment on laboratory raw data, procedures and reports to ensure methods, protocols and other procedures were properly followed, results are analytically accurate and correct, and that all documentation meets GMP standards.

To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.

  • Shall adhere to all regulatory requirements, including FDA, EPA, OSHA, and related safety, health and environmental procedures, policies and practices.
  • Consistent support and practice of all Ash Stevens’ mission and values.
  • Identify and protect the original technical information as part of the company property.

 Key accountabilities:

  • Review IPC, raw materials, intermediates and finish products analytical data, and cleaning verification data according to cGMP and within the timeframes defined
  • Interface with their supervisor, the analytical group(s) and QA on a daily basis.
  • Review of testing data for reference standards and stability samples and validation data
  • Document review includes review of sample preparation, equipment set-up, and test results in laboratory notebooks or other appropriate test record forms, and electronic data and audit trails
  • Review of a variety of data types including HPLC, GC, KF, IR, XRPD, ICP, TGA, DSC, and wet chemistry testing
  • Review of reports for accuracy and completeness. Reports may include but not limited to: method validation reports, stability reports, etc.
  • Perform and or support lab investigations (e.g. OOS, deviations, CAPAs)
  • Assist in the preparation of new or revised documentation as required.
  • Proposes changes for continuous improvement, either in safety, GMPs, or general QC efficiency.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry or related field
  • Minimum two (2) to five (5) years of experience in using HPLC, GC, and/or related analytical techniques. QC data review experience a plus.
  • Knowledge of ECM OpenLab a plus
  • Minimum two (2) years of GMP laboratory experience

 Job Competencies:

  • Ability to monitor, coordinate and prioritize work in an effective and efficient manner.
  • Must be a self-motivated, proactive team member to manage work within quality projects and timelines.
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills.
  • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • High attention to detail.

 Physical demands and work environment:

The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by a team member to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical demands:

  • This position may require long periods of sitting, typing, computer entry or looking at a computer.

Work environment:

  • Potential limited exposure to hazardous chemicals.
  • Personal protective equipment including safety glasses, lab coats, gloves, specialized clothing including laboratory uniform and appropriate shoes may be required in areas associated with this position.

 Interested candidates may send their resume to careers@ashstevens.com


 

 Interested candidates may send their resume to careers@ashstevens.com

Our History

Ash Stevens was founded in 1962 by Dr. Arthur Ash and Professor Calvin Stevens and is headquartered in Riverview, Michigan.

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Ash Stevens is led by a highly experienced team and every client receives focused attention from experts dedicated to their project.