Careers at Ashland
It takes a much larger team – a team that brings specific application, industry and market knowledge – to keep us ahead of the competition. We have a variety of exciting career opportunities within our businesses in sales, marketing, product and industry management, among others, for professionals looking to play a key strategic role in helping Ashland bring forward new products and solutions that change the world around us and add value for our customers.
Communications and Corporate Affairs
From delivering engaging and real-time information to employees and customers around the world to managing relationships with media outlets and the communities in which we operate, Ashland’s Communications and Corporate Affairs team provides a challenging and dynamic career opportunity that touches and influences key audiences both inside and outside the company.
It’s more than just a fancy name for IT, it’s what is at the heart of our global operations. From user hardware deployment and support, and system programming to enterprise process design and change management, Ashland’s Enterprise Optimization team is responsible for managing the critical applications and infrastructure, as well as the more human elements of system training and process centering. It all enables Ashland to meet today’s market challenges head-on with integrated and reliable information systems.
Environmental, Health and Safety
As a Responsible Care* company, Ashland’s commitment to excellence in environmental, health, safety and security is far-reaching and well-rounded. In fact, we’ve set the goal of operating with zero incidents. Our Environmental, Health and Safety professionals are responsible for leading us toward this goal by facilitating the implementation of company-wide processes, systems, programs, training and communications – all of which are designed to help reduce injuries to employees, ensure the safe handling and use of our products, and preserve the health and well-being of the people, animals and resources that play an important part in the future of the world in which we live.
Finance and Accounting
Regardless of where they are located around the world, members of Ashland’s global Finance and Accounting team play a critical role in ensuring Ashland achieves its primary financial goal – creating long-term value for our shareholders. From Internal Audit, Tax and Treasury to Strategic Planning and Business Analysis, Ashland’s Finance and Accounting team seamlessly works together across geographies to manage compliance with myriad local, national and international regulations, and to effectively manage the use of our enterprise systems to provide dependable, real-time data to drive key strategic and operational decisions within the organization.
Global Supply Chain
We have a wide variety of specialized career opportunities within our Global Supply Chain operations, including manufacturing and warehousing, customer service, engineering, logistics, purchasing, process improvement, and more. From sourcing and purchasing raw materials to delivery of a finished product to customers (and everything in between), Ashland’s supply chain encompasses more than 115,000 customers, 26,000 suppliers and 100 manufacturing facilities around the world.
Ashland’s Human Resources team is comprised of a diverse global network of professionals who specialize in key functional areas such as Talent Management, Business and Operations Support, Compensation and Benefits, Employee Relations and more. Our Human Resources team is responsible for designing and managing the systems, programs and services designed to attract, develop, reward and retain the best talent available, wherever we do business in the world, in support of Ashland’s vision of being viewed as the best specialty chemical company in the world.
With operations in more than 100 countries around the world, Ashland’s global team of legal professionals is working every day to protect the company’s intellectual property and ensure that we operate in full compliance with the international, national and local laws and regulations that govern our daily activities. From commercial, financial and litigation law to mergers and acquisitions, environmental, health and safety, and employee relations, our legal team is responsible for providing knowledgeable counsel and support on key industry issues as well as the daily operational needs facing our international businesses.
Manufacturing and Production
Chemical Operator, Electrician, Engineer, Maintenance Technician, Millwright and Shift Supervisor are just a few of the many opportunities available in our manufacturing facilities across the globe. With Ashland’s commitment to safety and innovation, our manufacturing associates have the satisfaction of knowing their daily efforts improve the lives of people everywhere.
Research and Development
As a leading global specialty chemical company, we are constantly looking to advance the world in which we live. In fact, for decades, our scientists and engineers have played an instrumental role in redefining many of the world’s most industries by helping customers create new and improved products for today and sustainable solutions for tomorrow. With more than 1,860 patents worldwide and a global network of dozens of research, development and testing facilities, there are limitless possibilities for continuing to build our legacy of innovation as part of Ashland’s Research and Development team.
Sales and Technical Service
Sure, we develop and manufacture leading specialty products and technologies that are at work every day in a wide variety of markets and applications, including architectural coatings, automotive, construction, energy, food and beverage, personal care, pharmaceutical, tissue and towel, and water treatment. But it’s the thousands of sales and technical service professionals who are helping turn our good chemistries into great things with our customers around the world. On top of that, our professionals in the field are providing Research and Development teams with valuable market insight and information on unmet customer needs that drive the creative innovation that keeps Ashland at the forefront of the industries we serve.