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 Global Sustainability Innovation Brand 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 an in-office work schedule (3 days per week).We are open to candidates working in a remote capacity in other states, but willing to visit HQs as needed. 

 

 

How You’ll Make an Impact

The Global Sustainability Innovation Brand Manager is responsible for Valvoline Global Operations packaging and product innovation master plan.   The role is the conduit between the evolving regional dynamics in sustainability, coupled with Valvoline Global Operations corporate sustainability vision, and consumer expectations to unlock growth and environmental stewardship.  The Global Sustainability Innovation Brand Manager will own the global sustainability innovation master plan and drive this in partnership with regional partners.  The Global Sustainability Innovation Brand Manager will utilize global processes (Innovation Master Plan creation, New Solutions Development, target margins, etc.) that have been created to build cross functional collaboration. Additionally, they will partner with the corporate ES&G organization to ensure efforts over-deliver on corporate vision timelines and metrics.   

 

The Sustainability Innovation Brand Manager will leverage market knowledge to uncover globally scalable solutions, while simultaneously developing regional needs where required to ensure Valvoline operates at the forward edge of sustainable thinking.

 

Additionally they will implement the 3 main pillars of Product Strategy 1. Product Discovery - identifying customer unmet needs, 2. Product Planning - creating the innovation roadmap 3. Product Development - New Solutions Development Process. 

 

In the role, you would be responsible for:

  • Product Discovery: Utilize market, enterprise, and business unit data to build a vision of the global future for the VGO sustainability in both product and package portfolio. Drive consumer research and create research plans that will identify consumer unmet needs and answer critical business questions in the area of sustainability to unlock innovation pathways.  Constantly ideate against strategic business questions.  Evaluate the competitive landscape and identify portfolio gaps and claims opportunities. Conduct rapid test & learns to prototype successful innovation prior to full scale launch.        
  • Product Planning: Create a long-term product portfolio vision. Develop a 5-year innovation master plan (product, package, portfolio) that is aligned to the corporate and business unit strategies.  Maintain the road map based on market and business unit trends. Help prioritize product related projects for the organization. Be the center of excellence for VGO innovation within the sustainability sector. Partner with other Strategy Brand Managers to connect the sustainability innovation by region and platform into the regional innovation master plans.          
  • Product Development - Follow the New Solutions Development stage gate process for all new initiatives.  Create gate documents for all products on the innovation master plan.  Lead key initiatives globally to drive international harmonization of the Valvoline product portfolio.  Cross-connect between all Valvoline segments to deliver single solution branding and product promises for customers & consumers.  Conduct Strategic Portfolio Reviews in accordance with annual timelines to determine long term strategic fit vs. competition along with market opportunities for innovation refinement.

What You’ll Need

  • Bachelor’s Degree; Master of Business Administration
  • 5 - 10 years of relevant brand management work experience 
  • Willingness to travel up to 25% internationally 
  • Colloborative mindset, with strong communication skills         

  • Strong planning and organizational skills          

  • Financial acumen  

  • Ability to deliver results 

  • Strong analytical skills and strategic thinking capabilities   

  • Curiousity      

  • Passion for new solution development

  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S. 

What Will Set You Apart

  • MBA preferred 
  • CPG background a plus

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 1-800Valvoline@valvoline.com 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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