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Are you the kind of person that is always thinking, sketching, seeking, and adjusting? Who needs to understand how things work and then figure out how they can work better? Are you a passionate, tenacious, solver who loves to work with others who share your drive? Are you positive, constructive, and ingenious?


Are you always solving?


Then we’d like to meet you and bet you’d like to meet us.


Ashland LLC has an exciting opportunity for a Sr. Recruiter to join our Talent Acquisition team at our Wilmington, DE site. This is a very visible, significant role within the Company and the Human Resources function. This position will report to the Talent Acquisition Supervisor.


The responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to, the following:


  • Execute full life cycle searches for non-exempt, exempt, and senior level positions 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


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


In order to be qualified for this role, you must possess the following:


  • 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 years recruiting experience required (2) years in a manufacturing, engineering and/or scientific setting preferred
  • Must have expertise in recruiting both active and passive candidates including success in using proactive social media sourcing i.e. LinkedIn, Twitter, etc.
  • Ability to conduct 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 and execution of extending and negotiating offers for non-exempt, exempt positions
  • Knowledge of employment laws
  • 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
  • Must be authorized to work in the US.


The following skill sets are preferred by the business unit:


  • AIRS certification highly desired
  • Familiarity with OFCCP requirements and immigration processing is helpful                                        


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 2017-7148 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 approximately 6,500 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. Our people 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. 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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