Corporate Recruiter

Ashland - Wilmington, DE3.8

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 LLC has an exciting opportunity for a Corporate Recruiter to join our Talent Acquisition team at our Wilmington, DE site. This is a very visible, significant role within the Company and the Human Resources function. This position will report to the Talent Acquisition Supervisor.

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

Execute full life cycle searches for exempt manufacturing positions including developing strategy, sourcing (proactive networking, internet searching, cold calling, resume mining, database searching, etc.), conducting screening interviews, evaluating and presenting qualified candidates, facilitating feedback sessions, advising managers on offer components, extending and negotiating offers, and monitoring the onboarding process
Build and maintain excellent client relationships with hiring managers and HR Business Partners by acting as a recruiting consultant, solving problems, and providing proactive and consistent communications.
Ensure that all candidates have a positive experience by providing timely and professional communications, providing feedback, addressing concerns, and seeking opportunities to improve the process.
Gather competitive data, industry trends, and labor market conditions and translate these to successful search strategies.
Understand and execute Ashland’s Diversity Strategy to ensure Affirmative Action goals are met. Establish relationships with internal and external organizations to build a pipeline of diversity candidates.
Strive to meet and exceed key performance metrics including time to fill, quality of hire, offer to acceptance ratio, and diversity of final slate. Assist in providing analytics to HR management and the business with recommendations for improvement.
Ensure compliance with all applicable employment laws by accurately documenting all recruitment activities in the ATS, provide expertise to hiring managers regarding their legal obligations, and staying current on applicable employment laws.
Partner with Staffing Coordinators to ensure an excellent customer experience for candidates, hiring managers, and HRBPs.
Travel quarterly or as needed to Ashland locations throughout the US
In order to be qualified for this role, you must possess the following:

Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field is highly desired; viable combination of education and experience will be considered
Minimum of 5 years full life cycle recruiting
Minimum of 2 years of manufacturing, pharma, chemical or related industry experience
Must have expertise in recruiting both active and passive candidates including success in using proactive social media sourcing i.e. LinkedIn, Twitter, etc.
Experience with a variety of interviewing techniques including phone screening, targeted selection, panel interviews, etc. with the ability to summarize strengths and weaknesses of candidates for hiring managers and facilitate calibration sessions
Understanding of non-exempt, exempt, and executive compensation plans
Extending and negotiating offers exempt and non-exempt positions
Knowledge of employment laws is required; familiarity with OFCCP requirements and immigration processing is helpful
Must have a working knowledge of Word, Excel, and Power Point.
Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS), metrics management, creation and adherence to service level agreements
Ability to build productive relationships and communicate effectively with Ashland leaders, employees and candidates at all levels
Must be authorized to work in the US.

The following skill sets are preferred by the business unit :
Workday Recruiter experience
Management of 3rd party agency vendors
Experience in both corporate recruiting and agency search is preferred
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.