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.



*Valvoline Global Operations Headquarters is located in Lexington, KY. We are open to candidates working in a remote capacity in other states, but willing to visit HQs as needed. 




Careers for the Driven

Valvoline has a rewarding opportunity as a Learning & Development Architect. 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.


How You’ll Make an Impact

The Learning & Development Architect will be responsible for managing and maintaining VGO’s global, customer-facing, online training content, which primarily includes program design, creation/maintenance management, tailoring, and translation. In addition, the L&D Architect will be responsible for implementing an LCMS as well as establish processes, conventions, and governance model(s). Position will serve as a liaison between end users, internal and external clients, Learning Technologists, and L&D Regional Training Leads/Teams.


In the role, you would be responsible for:

  • Content Development:  Oversees the creation/maintenance/tailoring/translation of engaging and effective training content, considering various learning formats, methodologies, and audiences (through use of internal development tools or external vendors); fosters a culture of innovation and creativity in content development and delivery.
  • Strategic Program/Curriculum Design:  Develops and implements comprehensive learning strategies aligned with organizational goals as well as execute plans effectively to achieve strategic objectives; designs curriculum frameworks for a structured and progressive approach to employee development needs; creates content efficiencies where possible (sharing of content regionally or developing processes to tailor regional content)
  • Learning Content Management Systems (LCMS):  Evaluates, selects, and implements LCMS to organize, store, and manage training materials efficiently; stays updated on emerging technologies and integrate them into the learning environment; develops governance policies for broader training team re: LCMS (as well as processes/naming conventions for storage).
  • Stakeholder Collaboration:  Collaborates effectively with stakeholders, subject matter experts, and team members; influences key decision-makers to support and invest in learning initiatives.
  • Monitoring and Evaluation:  Establishes metrics to gauge the success of training programs (ROI); implements continuous improvement measures based on evaluation outcomes.
  • Budget Management: Manages the budget for learning and development initiatives, ensuring cost-effective solutions; demonstrates financial acumen in balancing budget constraints with effective learning solutions.

What You’ll Need

  • Bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred) in applicable fields of study, such as Educational Technology, Instructional Design, Training/Education, Technical Writing (or a related field).
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in instructional design, online development/graphic tools, and LMS/LXP Administration required
  • Strong knowledge of adult learning/instructional design theory and models (i.e., ADDIE Model, Design Thinking, Kirkpatrick Model, Bloom’s Taxonomy, etc.), , learning styles, and performance improvement models
  • Usability/user interface (human-centered design) experience
  • Decision Making and Judgment: Solid analytical skills, attention to detail, problem-solving and fact-based decision-making abilities
  • Results Orientation: Strong project management skills with ability to manage multiple, complex projects with tight timeframes in a matrixed environment
  • Knowledge of user roles/privileges, common problems, functional implementations, maintenance, and reporting/visualizations
  • Knowledge of eLearning standards, including Sharable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM), AICC, and xAPI
  • Strategic Thinking and Execution / Innovation and Creativity: Strong technical skills and ability to troubleshoot issues as well as conceptualize and fulfill creative solutions
  • Collaboration and Influence: Ability to influence peers and leaders when presenting solutions and recommendations
  • Communication and Interpersonal Skills: Excellent written and communication skills.
  • Change & communication experience
  • Comfortable interfacing w/ global customers where English is not native language.
  • Learning Agility: Ability to learn new information and processes quickly
  • Strong customer orientation
  • Financial Acumen
  • Expert in use of Microsoft Office Suite PowerPoint, Word, Excel
  • Experience with remote training using asynchronous meeting tools such as NetMeeting, Webex, or LiveMeeting.
  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S. 

What Will Set You Apart

  • 3+ years instructional design experience 
  • 3+ years eLearning authoring tools (i.e., Articulate Storyline/RISE, Adobe Captivate, etc.); multimedia tools (i.e., Audacity, Camtasia, Adobe Premier Pro, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, etc.)
  • 3+ years LMS/LXP Administration
  • 3+ years using data to evaluate learning solutions and making improvement recommendations
  • Bilingual in Spanish 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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