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Global Quality Program Leader

Global Quality Program Leader

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Ashland is one of the world’s leading specialty chemicals companies. With offices in more than 100 countries, the people from Ashland provide the specialty chemicals, technologies and insights to help customers create new and improved products for today and sustainable solutions for tomorrow. 


 Global Quality Program Leader


**This position is in Bridgewater, NJ 


In this senior role, you are responsible for managing, maintaining and continually improving the quality management systems of the reporting plants. Plants may be located domestically or internationally.  Safeguarding the alignment of applicable ISO9001, regulatory, compendia, business and customer needs within the chemical manufacturing footprint.


Your main responsibilities: 

  • Serving as a senior Ashland representative on associated plant quality matters to the manufacturing and business function.
  • Ensuring consistent implementation of programs identified as part of the overall global quality strategy
  • Ensuring that the plants are working according to the ISO9001 based Ashland QMS, including as appropriate, API, excipient, food additive, cosmetic ingredient, medical device etc. cGMPs.
  • Ensuring an effective quality incident, capture, escalation, root cause analysis, and effective CAPA tracking mechanism is operational.
  • Ensuring the plants have an effective internal audit program, facilitate customer audits and ensure follow through on the schedule and remedial actions.
  • Providing problem solving support to the plants, business and customers as necessary on quality related issues.
  • Monthly measure, trend, analyze and report quality key performance metrics against agreed targets, explaining exceptions.
  • Ensuring an effective Quality Risk Management program is implemented across all processes and a risk based testing and an inspection program is established for raw materials, intermediates and finished products.
  • Drive the continuous improvement program across the plants and contribute or lead global initiatives.
  • Ensuring the development and implementation of an efficient global process in providing customer related requests as it relates to quality and regulatory queries.

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



  • Degree in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering or a related discipline.
  • 10+ years in manufacturing quality management (QA&QC) within at least one of the cGMP markets served by Ashland, leading multiple manufacturing locations.
  • Strong knowledge of ISO9001 and market specific certification programs such as BRC/FSSC22000, EXCiPACT™, EFfCI etc.
  • Good understanding of test methods and metrology.
  • Ideally, a certified Lean six sigma certified green belt or higher with good project management, financial and statistical knowledge skills.
  • Experience with internal and external quality auditing, certification an advantage.
  • Work experience within Manufacturing and Engineering is an advantage.
  • Strong knowledge and thorough understanding of Quality regulatory structure and requirements.
  • Proven leadership skills such as planning and organization, problem solving and ability to adapt rapidly to changes in business.
  • 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 2018-7078 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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