Job Description


Why Valvoline Global Operations?

Valvoline Global is a worldwide leader in automotive and industrial solutions, creating future-ready products and best-in-class services for partners around the globe. Established in 1866, we introduced the world’s first branded motor oil, claiming our position as The Original Motor Oil.

As an affiliate of Aramco, one of the world's largest integrated energy and chemicals companies, we continue to invest strategically and expand globally, driving unparalleled product innovation and sustainable business solutions.

Our corporate values of care, integrity, passion, and excellence shape everything we do. Living out our values is what makes our company, our employees, our partners, our customers, and the communities we serve great.

When you join Valvoline Global, you join a culture that is committed to: treating all people with care, operating with integrity, striving for excellence in everything we do, and showing passion about delivering on our commitments.

Careers for the Driven

Valvoline has a rewarding opportunity as a Assistant Trade Marketing Manager. We whole-heartedly adopt a ‘never idle' mindset. We also know that outstanding service begins and ends with our employees. So, we’re looking for good people to join our team. You bring your skills, talents, and drive. We will give you a great place to work, a competitive salary and benefits, and the resources and support to develop and advance within our global company.

*Valvoline Global Operations Headquarters is located in Lexington, KY. We prefer local candidates willing to work a hybrid in-office work schedule (3 days per week).

How You’ll Make an Impact

This position is responsible for managing the operational trade marketing business process for Valvoline's DIY (Do-It-Yourself) group while leading various project management deliverables and oversight of strategic growth objectives. The Assistant Trade Marketing Manager is responsible for day to day trade spend and promotional marketing planning at the DIY accounts. This role will work closely with the Brand Manager to prioritize brand initiatives for the sales team and asks for individual accounts based on account dynamics while integrating input/programs from the brand equity team to ensure timing and strategy align with trade plans. The Assistant Trade Marketing Manager will also work with analytics team to clearly identify top performing promotions, develop trade plan recommendations, including pilots of new tactics when required, and partner with the sales team for implementation.

In the role, you would be responsible for:

  • Leading marketing communication and artwork planning by account, ensuring messaging is consistent with brand hierarchy
  • Managing DIY consumer promotions budget for maximum ROI
  • Developing ROI calculations and understanding of historical performance to maximize promotional effectiveness
  • Developing unique promotional ideation and implementation
  • Leading MAPS (Merchandising, Assortment, Pricing, Shelving) development during brand planning cycle and ensure objectives are achieved throughout the year.
  • Managing all retail execution with Sales Directors, ensuring that trade programs are implemented on time, on budget and adhere to all brand equity guidelines.
  • Maintaining detailed promotional calendar of all trade promotional activity at assigned accounts.

What You’ll Need

  • 4-year accredited university degree
  • 3+ years' experience in consumer marketing or related field
  • Ability to analyze data for insights and come to accurate conclusions with recommendations on what to do in the future to enhance performance.
  • Budgeting/planning experience, ability to track and manage a multi-million-dollar budget to drive maximum impact to sales with complete accuracy
  • Customer presentations/engagement -Build strategic sell stories that result in a win-win for the retailer and Valvoline
  • Detail orientated -Manage day to day details of multiple projects to ensure tasks are being completed on time, on budget and in the most efficient manner
  • Results Driven - Create a high sense of urgency amongst teams to achieve and exceed stated objectives
  • Ability to travel (up to 25%)
  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S.

What Will Set You Apart

  • MBA preferred

Benefits That Drive Themselves

  • Health insurance plans (medical, dental, vision)
  • HSA and flexible spending accounts
  • 401(k)
  • Incentive opportunity*
  • Life insurance
  • Short and long-term disability insurance
  • Paid vacation and holidays*
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee discounts
  • Tuition reimbursement*
  • Adoption assistance*

*Terms and conditions apply, and benefits may differ depending on position.

Valvoline provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. Are you good at what you do? Join us.

The Company endeavors to make its recruitment process accessible to any and all users. Reasonable accommodations will be provided, upon request, to applicants with disabilities in order to facilitate equal opportunity throughout the recruitment and selection process. Please contact Human Resources at 1-800-Valvoline or email to make a request for reasonable accommodation during any aspect of the recruitment and selection process. The contact information is for accommodation requests only; do not use this contact information to inquire about the status of applications.


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