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Ashland is seeking an individual with Supply Chain Sales and Distribution (SD) skills to join our IT ERP Process Team.  This role supports Ashland’s use of SAP’s SD functionality, with an emphasis on Sales Order and Delivery Processing, Credit / FSCM, and Pricing.


**This position is available in Wilmington, Bridgewater, Lexington, or Dublin.



  • Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Work with relationship managers and internal customers to understand business process, challenges, and requirements to help design business solutions and help charter IT projects.
  • Serve as a functional consultant to translate new business requirements into solutions comprised of available SAP and/or SAP-related tools.  Includes responsibility for designing, validating, implementing, and supporting final solutions
  • Support the roll-out of SAP to new Ashland locations
  • Support and drive process improvements within Ashland’s existing SAP Order to Cash (OTC) and Plan to Deliver (PTD) designs
  • Provide education and support to end users to maximize the benefit of SAP to their daily job functions

Support and drive internal IT process improvements

**This job is based on a ladder structure and the job level (salary) will be determined by the quantity and quality of your experience.




  • EDI / E-Commerce experience a plus
  • SAP Implementation experience
  • Visio / MS Project skills
  • SAP output management knowledge
  • Basic ABAP debugging capabilities
  • Understanding of agile methodologies



  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Business or related field
  • Excellent Communication Skills:
  • Listening:  Ability to accurately translate spoken user requirements into high-level project charters, including work effort estimates
  • Writing:  Ability to convert high-level project charters / concepts into written design documents, flowcharts and written functional specification documents
  • Speaking:  Ability to speak clearly with all levels in the organization, especially SAP end users who need help and direction
  • Proven project management skills
  • Identify specific, required work steps
  • Create organized, written project plans
  • Work with small and large teams as required to execute project plans
  • Understanding of OTC integration with FI, especially basic accounting postings that result from invoice creation and cash application.  
  • QA testing experience
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Creative problem solver
  • 6+ years SAP SD configuration and support experience
  • Credit / FSCM configuration knowledge
  • Pricing configuration knowledge
  • SD module security knowledge
  • Ability to travel 10-15%
  • Independent, inquisitive, self-starter capable of working in groups or individually
  • Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.


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 2017-6826 in the Keyword Search field to find this posting and apply on-line.


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.


Ashland Global Holdings Inc. (NYSE: ASH) is a premier global specialty chemicals company serving customers in a wide range of consumer and industrial markets, including adhesives, architectural coatings, automotive, construction, energy, food and beverage, personal care and pharmaceutical. At Ashland, we are 6,000 passionate, tenacious solvers - from renowned scientists and research chemists to talented engineers and plant operators - who thrive on developing practical, innovative and elegant solutions to complex problems for customers in more than 100 countries. Ashland also maintains a controlling interest in Valvoline Inc. (NYSE: VVV), a premium consumer-branded lubricant supplier. Visit to learn more.


Ashland. always solving


We are passionate, tenacious, solvers who thrive on developing practical, innovative and elegant solutions to complex problems in applied chemistry, always pushing the boundaries of what’s possible, and advancing the competitiveness of our customers across diverse industries.


Our people—molecular scientists, chemists, process engineers, logisticians, research scientists, economists, analysts, compliance auditors, salespeople, safety experts and more—are distinguished by their ability to create and apply specialized chemistry in ways that enable customers to amplify the efficacy, refine the usability, add to the allure, ensure the integrity, and improve the profitability of their products and applications.


The Ashland Way


Our vision, mission, way and values are the foundation for what makes Ashland, Ashland. What we aspire to accomplish, how we work every day toward that vision, and the way that we do things are what give substance to the promises we make to each other, customers and investors.


Our vision is to make a better world by providing creative solutions through the application of specialty ingredients and materials.


Our mission is to develop practical, innovative, and elegant solutions to complex problems in applied chemistry, always pushing the boundaries of what’s possible, and advancing the competitiveness of our customers across diverse industries.


Our way is to respect, protect, and advance the people we work with, companies we serve, shareholders who invest in our future, communities we’re a part of, and planet we share.


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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