Ashland Corporate

  • Plant Quality Manager

    Job Locations US-SC-Piedmont
    Job Post Information* : 1 week ago(11/7/2018 12:39 PM)
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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 Quality Manager to join our Ashland LLC business at our Piedmont, SC location. This is a very visible, significant role within the Company and the Quality function. This position will report to Director Global Quality - Industrial Division. 


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

    • Maintain the site Quality Management System in compliance with outside certifications and internal quality standards
    • Support operations through in-process and product conformance testing. Actively participate in troubleshooting, technology transfers, and process improvement activities
    • Implement and maintain Good Manufacturing Practices for food contact adhesives as required
    • Communicate with local management and broader network about quality initiatives and projects
    • Lead quality projects utilizing recognized problem-solving techniques
    • Conduct Root Cause Analysis for quality issues
    • Supervise quality laboratory operations and personnel
    • Assist with resolution of customer complaints and questions regarding product quality
    • Manage external laboratory analysis
    • Engage as part of the site management team


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

    • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Chemistry, or relevant field
    • 7-10 years of experience in a relevant manufacturing environment or industry
    • Demonstrated problem-solving and project management skills
    • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt or Black Belt, or Certified Quality Engineer
    • Previous experience managing a site Quality Management System
    • Experience with Good Manufacturing Practice, particularly in food or food packaging
    • Excellent communication skills; ability to work across disciplines; demonstrated quality or efficiency results

    The following skill sets are preferred by the business unit:

    • Masters degree
    • 3-5 years supervisory experience
    • Proven history of successful implementation and maintenance of microbial control programs in an industrial setting


    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 2018-7405 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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