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Talent Acquisition Manager

Talent Acquisition Manager

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Ashland is seeking a Talent Acquisition Manager to join our team.


This position can be based in any of the following locations: Dublin, OH; Wilmington, DE; or Bridgewater, NJ.


Responsibiliites include:

  • Develop recruitment strategy. This includes such things as: comprehensive recruitment campaign planning and talent planning, job posting optimization, recruiting marketing channel development, job board procurement, digital and non-digital employment marketing.
  • Understand and execute Ashland’s Diversity Strategy. Establish relationships with internal and external organizations to build a pipeline of diverse candidates.
  • Ensure compliance with OFCCP requirements throughout the recruiting process.
  • Gather competitive data, industry trends, and labor market conditions and translate these to successful search strategies.
  • Use metrics to create reports and identify areas of improvement.
  • Manage recruiting team.
  • Manage the recruitment process and life-cycle, including initial assessments, interviews, and offers for senior level positions.
  • Use social media, job boards, Internet sourcing, and other technical means to source candidates for open jobs.
  • Develop college recruiting program; attend career fairs and other events.
  • Develop relationships with third party recruitment agencies and staffing firms and manage the procurement and measurement process.



  • BS/BA in Human Resources, Business Administration, or relevant field required.
  • Proven experience as a talent acquisition manager; 10 years’ experience in full-cycle sourcing, recruiting, and employment branding – with 3-5 years as a talent acquisition manager.
  • Experience with Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS), metrics management, creation and adherence to service level agreements.
  • Understanding of selection methods and techniques.
  • Proficient in the use of social media and job boards.
  • Willingness to understand the duties and competencies of different roles.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications, problem solving, negotiation and facilitation skills required.
  • A leader and strategic thinker.
  • Approximately 20% travel within the US required.
  • 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 2017-6931 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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