Ashland Corporate Materials Manager in Assonet, Massachusetts

Ashland has an immediate opening for a Materials Manager at its Freetown, Massachusetts location. The facility operates seven days per week, twenty-four hours a day and supplies chemical products to various industrial markets including Personal Care; Household, Intuitional and Industrial; Beverage and Performance.

This position includes developing, implementing and monitoring the planning and distribution programs that provide customers with first quality products in a cost efficient and safe manner.

  • Analyze appropriate raw material stock levels in a fast changing, batch chemical manufacturing environment. Will be responsible for using the ERP system and other tools for:

  • Ordering raw materials

  • Shrinkage control, including automated lot cycle counting

  • Stock location

  • FIFO maintenance

  • Responsible for supervising five hourly employees

  • Work with Production to optimize manufacturing schedule

  • Work with Corporate Purchasing and Logistics to restock and ship raw materials, finished goods and operating supplies

  • Ensure adherence to procedures that promote the health and welfare of all planning and distribution at the facility

  • Recognize the successful efforts of employees to increase productivity, reduce costs and improve work processes

  • Participate in Safety and Environmental initiatives that will contribute to compliance with State/Federal regulations and improve existing Company programs

  • Perform other related duties as assigned to ensure the efficient and effective functioning of the department and facility

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

  • B.S. degree in Business Administration, Engineering, or related discipline

  • Minimum 5 years' experience in chemical plant manufacturing

  • Experience leading teams is highly desired

  • APICS< CSCP, or CPIM and SAP experience highly desirable

  • Advanced computer skills, including database SQL is highly desirable.

  • Must be capable or evacuating manufacturing process areas should an emergency situation arise.

  • Must be able to wear and properly utilize appropriate personal protective equipment to work or visit within the manufacturing process area, including hard hat, safety glasses, respirators, ear plugs, steel-toed shoes, and other equipment as required by work performed and location work is being done

  • Must have a valid drivers license

  • Must be eligible to work in the US

Skills and Abilities:

  • Must be well-versed in customer product needs, quality process management, budget preparation, and cost control.

  • Ability to interface well with employees at all levels.

  • Ability to remain calm in emergencies and respond appropriately as director by Site Emergency Director.

  • Ability to identify critical issues and formulate action plans with all levels of the corporation.

  • Ability to develop and foster a positive work environment at all levels.

  • Ability to resolve conflicts using problem resolution skills.

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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 6,000 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. Ashland also maintains a controlling interest in Valvoline Inc. (NYSE: VVV), a premium consumer-branded lubricant supplier. 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.

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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.

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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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