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Plant Quality Manager

Ashland LLC
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
In more than 100 countries, the people of Ashland LLC. (NYSE: ASH) provide the specialty chemicals, technologies and insights to help customers create new and improved products for today and sustainable solutions for tomorrow. Our chemistry is at work every day in a wide variety of markets and applications, including architectural coatings, automotive, construction, energy, personal care and pharmaceutical. Visit www.ashland.com to see the innovations we offer.
At Ashland our vision is to be a leading, global specialty chemicals company whose inspired and engaged employees add value to all we touch. In fact our people, employees, customers and vendors define who we are. They are the driving force behind everything we do.
Not only do we value our customers but we value our employees, and we work to offer them a dynamic and challenging environment. We hold ourselves to high standards at Ashland, and we value integrity and honesty.
Ashland has a history of attracting the best people and keeping them. The reasons are simple: industry competitive salary and benefits, pay-for-performance incentive plans and a diverse work environment where employees feel challenged and valued. People come to Ashland and stay. As a growing Fortune 500 specialty chemicals company, we offer opportunities for development and advancement throughout our global organization. Our values define who we are and what we care about as a company. If you are looking for a relationship with a company instead of simply a job, this may be a great fit.
Ashland is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation.
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. 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.

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