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Manager Quality & Process Improvement

Manager Quality & Process Improvement

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Ashland is seeking a Manager of Quality & Process Improvement to join our team. In this role, you will maintain overall Quality Management Systems (QMS) at the plant.

**This position is located in Parlin, NJ.



  • Develop and maintain product test procedures.
  • Provide management and technical oversight to the Parlin Quality Laboratory.
  • Supervise the technicians and operators performing in-process and product release testing.
  • This also includes technician and operator training.
  • Ensure that the plant remains certified under the ISO 9001:2008 standard and manage our transition to the new 2015 version.
  • Supervise a staff of six laboratory technicians.
  • Be able to perform all testing if needed (training will be provided on tests candidate is unfamiliar with)
  • Schedule and coordinate internal and external audits.
  • Promote laboratory safety and awareness.
  • Overseeing all raw materials, intermediates, and finished products meet the required specifications. Ensure materials are appropriately tested and results reported.
  • Provide technical assistance and problem solving for customer issues.
  • Report monthly plant metrics

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



  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry, Engineering or closely related discipline required
  • Minimum of 5 years laboratory experience is required, preferably working in a plant environment.
  • The incumbent must be well-versed in Quality systems (e.g. ISO 9001:2008) and must have some working experience with analytical instrumentation used in product testing.
  • A working knowledge of computers associated with instruments and stand-alone applications is preferred.
  • Must have strong supervisory skills, be an effective communicator (both written and verbal), and have the ability to interface well with employees at all levels.
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States
  • Knowledge with Cosmetic and/or Pharmaceutical GMPs/Regulations is a plus.
  • Prior experience working in a Union environment is a plus.
  • Must be eligible 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 2017-6968 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.


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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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