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 an Operations Excellence Senior 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.


As an Operations Excellence Senior Manager your role involves leading continuous improvement initiatives within the organization to enhance operational efficiency and effectiveness. You will be responsible for developing and implementing strategies to streamline processes, eliminate waste, and drive a culture of continuous improvement. Your duties may include conducting process assessments, identifying improvement opportunities, implementing Lean Six Sigma methodologies, and fostering a culture of innovation and excellence within the organization. Additionally, you will collaborate with cross-functional teams to drive operational excellence and achieve business goals. The role will work closely with COE, Operations, Engineering, IT, Quality, EH&S, and Analytics teams to understand and deliver necessary improvements and technologies to the Valvoline Supply Chain.


*Valvoline Global Operations Headquarters is located in Lexington, KY. We prefer candidates willing to work a hybrid in-office work schedule (3 days per week). We are open to candidates living in nearby markets (i.e. Cincinnati and Louisville), willing to visit weekly. 


How You’ll Make an Impact


  • Build and manage a team to create a global operational excellence program of continuous improvement that will support the corporate Supply Chain COE team.
  • Develop and implement process improvement strategies to enhance operational efficiency. Create global report outs on progress and actions. Enable operations teams to analyze data and performance to identify areas for optimization and cost reduction. Implement a system of accountability.
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders to drive a culture of operational excellence and ensure alignment with business objectives. Foster a global program for Lean and Six Sigma training and development.
  • Develop global standard best practices across the operations organization.
  • Support the Industry 4.0 initiative by becoming part of the project team for operation excellence.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as determined by Valvoline from time to time in its sole discretion.

What You’ll Need

  • Bachelor’s degree in science, engineering, or operations management
  • At least 12 years of experience in an engineering/technical or operations field.
  • Experience in an Operational Excellence or Continuous Improvement role is desired.
  • Microsoft suite. Must have experience with Excel.

  • Experience working with data, databases, generating graphs, charts, data analysis.

  • KPI reporting

  • PI Database and PI Vision

  • Power BI

  • Operational technology / Cloud systems

  • SAP

  • Project managment experience 
  • Six Sigma Black Belt 
  • Ability to travel up to 55% (domestically and internationally) 
  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S. 

What Will Set You Apart

  • Masters Degree

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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