Ashland Corporate

  • Director of Human Resources

    Job Locations US-DE-Wilmington
    Job Post Information* : 6 days ago(12/6/2018 2:02 PM)
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  • Overview

    Ashland, LLC, a $3.4BN global specialty chemical company, has an exciting opportunity for a Director of Human Resources to join our HR leadership team at our Wilmington, DE location. This is an influential, visible, and significant role within the Company, responsible for partnering with the commercial, sales and marketing organizations. This position will report to the Chief Human Resources Officer.


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


    • Contribute to the business strategy by partnering with the SVP, Commercial Businesses and his global team to identify, prioritize, and build organizational capabilities, behaviors, structures, and processes
    • Understand business goals and recommend new approaches, policies and procedures to effect continual advancements of business objectives, productivity and development of HR within the company
    • Analyze performance gaps and organizational trends to identify targeted actions and HR programs that mitigate people related risks and solve business problems
    • Assist business leaders in providing employees with development plans and opportunities that advance individual competencies, and align with current and future performance standards
    • Deliver HR core processes to the commercial teams including, performance management, change management, succession planning, and staffing & selection
    • Work with senior leaders throughout the commercial business to plan and coordinate the full range of HR related services, including employment, employee relations, compensation and benefits, training, EEO/AA, policy development, etc.
    • Gain client feedback to strengthen all HR functions, improve service levels and alert HR areas where an issue/project may have impact on other areas
    • Act as a liaison between the business and HR to ensure that HR services are aligned with business needs
    • Engage with employees and successfully monitor the "pulse" of the employees to ensure a high level of employee engagement
    • Serve as an active member of the CHRO’s HR leadership team; interacting with and assisting the other global HR leaders to form a cohesive and effective team.


    To be qualified for this role, you must demonstrate or possess the following:


    • Bachelor’s Degree with a major in Business, Human Resources or Organization Development
    • 10 years of broad based professional HR experience with at least 5 years as an HR professional in a global role
    • Proven success in HR business partnering with demonstrated favorable impact
    • Possess comprehensive knowledge of progressive HR practices, key trends and employment legislation
    • “Roll up your sleeves” approach with ability to juggle multiple priorities
    • Ability to interface with all levels of the organization
    • Experience working with and driving organizational change initiatives across global teams
    • Ability to engage, inspire and influence people
    • Demonstrated competence in various HR functional areas: coaching, employee relations, talent development, compensation, performance management, and program management
    • Prior experience designing HR programs with effective communications, including presenting to senior management as well as large audiences at varying levels of the organization
    • Ability to travel up to 25% domestic and international


    Also preferred:

    • Master’s degree
    • GPHR, SPHR or PHR Certificate
    • Chemical, pharma or commercial sales/marketing industry HR experience in a large global manufacturing company
    • Workday Knowledge
    • Six Sigma Green or Black Belt


    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 2018-7449 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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