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Senior Recruiter - Dublin OH

Senior Recruiter - Dublin OH

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Ashland is seeking a Senior Recruiter to join our team. This position is based in Dublin, OH.


The Senior Recruiter will be responsible for helping achieve Ashland’s strategic goals by identifying and recruiting top talent in across North America. As a key member of our HR team, you will build strong partnerships with management to effectively identify top talent, lead the recruitment strategy and interviewing plan for each position, and serve as the subject matter expert for all levels of recruitment across various functions including manufacturing, engineering, scientific, and resource groups.


In addition, the Senior Recruiter will act as a “Brand Ambassador” at job fairs, schools, professional associations, and community organizations, promoting Ashland as an employer of choice and ensure that all candidates have a positive experience.


This position is based in Dublin, Ohio and requires approximately 20% travel within the U.S.


Responsibiliites include:

  • Execute full life cycle searches for non-exempt, exempt, and senior level positions (up to band 21) including developing strategy, sourcing (proactive networking, internet searching, cold calling, resume mining, database searching, etc.), conducting screening interviews, evaluating and presenting qualified candidates, facilitating feedback sessions, advising managers on offer components, extending and negotiating offers, and monitoring the onboarding process.
  • Build and maintain excellent client relationships with hiring managers and HR Business Partners by acting as a recruiting consultant, solving problems, and providing proactive and consistent communications.
  • Ensure that all candidates have a positive experience by providing timely and professional communications, providing feedback, addressing concerns, and seeking opportunities to improve the process.
  • Gather competitive data, industry trends, and labor market conditions and translate these to successful search strategies.
  • Understand and execute Ashland’s Diversity Strategy to ensure Affirmative Action goals are met. Establish relationships with internal and external organizations to build a pipeline of diversity candidates.
  • Strive to meet and exceed key performance metrics including time to fill, quality of hire, offer to acceptance ratio, and diversity of final slate. Assist in providing analytics to HR management and the business with recommendations for improvement.
  • Ensure compliance with all applicable employment laws by accurately documenting all recruitment activities in the ATS, provide expertise to hiring managers regarding their legal obligations, and staying current on applicable employment laws.
  • Partner with Staffing Coordinators to ensure an excellent customer experience for candidates, hiring managers, and HRBPs.
  • Evaluate recruitment processes to identify inefficiencies and make recommendations for process improvement/simplification.
  • Travel quarterly or as needed to Ashland locations throughout the US.




  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field is highly desired; viable combination of education and experience will be considered.
  • Minimum of 5 – 7 years recruiting experience required; experience in both corporate recruiting and executive search are is preferred.
  • Must have expertise in recruiting both active and passive candidates including success in using proactive social media sourcing i.e. LinkedIn, Twitter, etc.
  • Familiarity with recruitment in union facilities, manufacturing, engineering and/or scientific settings is highly desired.
  • Experience in conducting hiring manager “intake” calls, documenting requirements, and creating compelling job postings to attract top candidates.
  • Experience with a variety of interviewing techniques including phone screening, targeted selection, panel interviews, etc. with the ability to summarize strengths and weaknesses of candidates for hiring managers and facilitate calibration sessions.
  • Understanding of non-exempt, exempt, and executive compensation plans required.
  • Experience in structuring, extending and negotiating offers for non-exempt, exempt, and executive positions.
  • Knowledge of employment laws is required; familiarity with OFCCP requirements and immigration processing is helpful.                                        
  • Must have a working knowledge of Word, Excel, and Power Point.
  • Experience with Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS), metrics management, creation and adherence to service level agreements.
  • Ability to keep up to date on talent market trends and using those findings to create effective sourcing strategies.
  • Ability to build productive relationships and communicate effectively with Ashland leaders, employees and candidates at all levels.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications, problem solving, negotiation and facilitation skills required.
  • AIRS certification highly desired.
  • Must be authorized to work in the US.




TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION, please select the Apply button. If no Apply button is provided, please visit Ashland's Career Center. Once there, enter job number 2016-6719 in the Keyword Search field to find this posting and apply online.


NOTE:  We do not accept resumes from external staffing agencies or independent recruiters for any of our openings unless we have a signed recruiting agreement in place to fill a specific position.


In more than 100 countries, the people of Ashland Inc. (NYSE: ASH) provide the specialty chemicals, technologies and insights to help customers create new and improved products for today and sustainable solutions for tomorrow. Our chemistry is at work every day in a wide variety of markets and applications, including architectural coatings, automotive, construction, energy, personal care and pharmaceutical. Visit to see the innovations we offer through our three commercial units - Ashland Specialty Ingredients, Ashland Performance Materials and Valvoline.


At Ashland our vision is to be a leading, global specialty chemicals company whose inspired and engaged employees add value to all we touch. In fact our people, employees, customers and vendors define who we are. They are the driving force behind everything we do.


Not only do we value our customers but we value our employees, and we work to offer them a dynamic and challenging environment. We hold ourselves to high standards at Ashland, and we value integrity and honesty.


Ashland has a history of attracting the best people and keeping them. The reasons are simple: industry competitive salary and benefits, pay-for-performance incentive plans and a diverse work environment where employees feel challenged and valued. People come to Ashland and stay. As a growing Fortune 500 specialty chemicals company, we offer opportunities for development and advancement throughout our global organization. Our values define who we are and what we care about as a company. If you are looking for a relationship with a company instead of simply a job, this may be a great fit.


Ashland is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation.

Ashland is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.


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