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Operations Manager at Ashland, LLC

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Paterson, New Jersey

Job Description:

Pharmachem Laboratories 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 Operations Manager to join our Pharmachem Laboratories, LLC a Division of Ashland business at our Paterson, NJ location. This is a very visible, significant role within the Company and the Manufacturing function. This position will report to Plant Manager.

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

  • Maintaining a safe work environment for all site employees and visitors while complying with all local, state and federal safety and environmental regulations and company guidelines

  • Developing and implementing a strategic plan for the site that balances immediate needs with the long-term goals of the company

  • Providing high quality services, processes, and products to internal and external customers while consistently seeking ways to improve quality and efficiency

  • Interface across multiple sites to implement best practices, efficiency improvements, and growth initiatives.

  • Modeling positive leadership through open and effective communication, motivation, example setting and best practices

  • Supporting a positive team environment in which members participate, respect and cooperate with each other to achieve desired results

  • Actively contribute to the organizational goals by taking initiative, executing on goals and focusing on performance and safety

  • Improve the organization capacity and capabilities through building collaborative relationships, optimizing diverse talent and utilizing positive communications and influence with others

  • Able to work around shellfish and soy

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

  • B.S. Degree in Chemical Engineering or a related discipline

  • A minimum of seven years of experience in a manufacturing environment in roles of increasing responsibility and across multiple disciplines (ie., production, safety, engineering, etc.), preferably in a chemical processing or FDA facility.

  • A minimum of two to five years supervisory experience leading, influencing, building and developing a diverse and cross-functional team across various levels and skill sets

  • Experience working within and complying with all governmental regulations (OSHA, EPA,  FDA, SOX, etc.) and reporting requirements globally as required

  • Project & capital management, lean manufacturing practices, good manufacturing practices (GMP) experience preferred

  • Demonstrated responsible and ethical behavior at all times

  • The ability to help the company drive greater value through understanding the business, making complex decisions and creating the new and different

The following skill sets are preferred by the business unit:

  • Chemical Process Expertise - Possess strong chemical and process (technical) knowledge and skills focused on production operations at a plant

  • Manufacturing Process Knowledge - Knows how to analyze manufacturing and business processes toward optimization using continuous process improvement tools (Six Sigma and Lean)

  • Business knowledge and acumen - Understand the drivers that impact performance and growth of a business

  • Regulatory Compliance Knowledge– Understanding of and ability to work within various agencies involving local, state and federal safety, environmental, quality and financial regulations, standards and laws as required

  • Computer Skills - Working knowledge of current software systems, i.e. SAP, e-mail, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Perks of working at Ashland:

  • Team recognition rewards, sponsored lunches and monetary incentives based on performance

  • Comprehensive Benefit package, Medical, Dental and Vision starting on Day 1 for you AND your family

  • 401(k) plan with company match

  • Referral bonus plan – get a job with us and get paid to refer your friends

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 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.

Salary: $140,000.00

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