Ashland Corporate

  • Plant Office Manager

    Job Locations US-AR-Jacksonville
    Job Post Information* : 3 months ago(3 months ago)
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  • Overview

    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 has an exciting opportunity for a Plant Office Manager to join our Ashland LLC business at our Jacksonville, AR site. This is a very visible, significant role within the Company and the manufacturing function. This position will report to the Plant Manager.


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


    The Office Manager has the management responsibility for all aspects of the plant's Office, Shipping/Receiving and railroad movements and operation.  This position is responsible for overseeing and directing all Personnel-Administrative, Purchasing/Logistical activities between the Jacksonville, Arkansas Plant and the corresponding Corporate Departments. The position provides administrative support to the Operations, Maintenance and Laboratory groups at the plant.


    • Ensure the facility maintains a safe work environment always by effectively maintaining all safety programs and insuring Safety Procedures are followed always.
    • Ensure the plant is operated in an environmentally safe manner always and assist the Process Engineer(s) with environmental paperwork, tracking raw material levels for permits, printing labels, and coding invoices.
    • Comply with and enforce all company and plant policies and procedures. Work with Corporate HR Generalist, Plant Manager and Operations Manager to develop and maintain personnel policies and procedures.
    • Ensure housekeeping expectations are met in the office, shipping and railroad areas and these areas are kept clean and orderly always.
    • Participate in activities that promote the positive relationship of the Jacksonville Plant and Ashland with neighbors to the plant, the City of Jacksonville, Pulaski County and State of Arkansas whenever possible.
    • Provide daily direction and set performance objectives for (2) Production Facility Information Processor positions, (3) Unloader/Shipping Operators and provide coverage for other office personnel positions, as needed. This includes overseeing and reviewing the shipping/receiving/purchasing activities for raw materials, production and safety supplies, maintaining Plant Inventories, controlling the flow of all Purchase Requisitions, the reconciliation of all invoices within the plant, ensuring that SAP is used appropriately and that receiving records are accurate and complete by comparison of purchase requisition to packing lists.


    **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 Degree
    • SAP Power User
    • Supervisory/management experience in a manufacturing environment
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, highly motivated, goal oriented strong team player.

    The following skill sets are preferred by the business unit:


    • Master degree or above
    • Five years of chemical manufacturing experience
    • Strong computer database systems experience


    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 2018-7212 in the Keyword Search field to find this posting and apply on-line.


    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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