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 Procurment Specialist I. 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.

The Procurement Specialist I will have spend segment responsibility and ownership for part of the IT/Marketing/Sales vendor category. This includes marketing, sales, IT and other corporate services. This position will work with many internal groups at VGO such as marketing, sales, IT, AP, Legal, etc. This position will contribute to vendor selection process, vendor approval and contracting for the category. This position will facilitate strategic sourcing through market and industry analysis, supplier segmentation and supplier research, and build effective relationships with internal business partners as well as current and future vendor partners.

How You’ll Make an Impact

  • Business Support: Be VGO's subject matter expert for contracting in the corporates services area. Provide information, analysis and support to the internal business teams and assist in all vendor related matters.
  • Sourcing: Develop sourcing strategies for all sub-categories including: 1) Assessment of business needs for internal customers; 2) Prepare RFQ's/RFP's as needed for competitive bidding;3) Analyze and evaluate bid responses, negotiate prices and other terms; 4) Manage contracting process coordinating business, vendor and legal changes. Knowledge of contracting and data privacy needed. 5) Complete all on-boarding of vendors as needed, including completion of setup documents and compliance to all safety and insurance requirements
  • Vendor Risk Mitigation: Ensure vendors are appropriately chosen, managed and monitored to mitigate risk associated with supply interruption, environmental liability, safety and legal liability.
  • Commercial Terms: Develop and execute a sourcing strategy and negotiate commercial terms to deliver optimal cost and support VGOs financial and operational objectives.
  • Supplier Relationship Management: Use relationship management techniques to generate maximum long-term value.

What You’ll Need

  • Bachelors degree or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of purchasing experience or work in a corporate environment
  • Basic knowledge of contracting and negotiating
  • Indirect Purchasing in corporate services, exposure to data privacy regulations, experience in IT/SaaS or digital advertising a plus
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point skills.
  • Must have the ability to multi-task, manage complex projects, data and operate very efficiently.
  • Must have excellent relationship skills, communications skills, be a great teammate, be very detail oriented and driven to succeed.
  • Exposure to data privacy issues, project management and organizational skills are a plus.
  • Ability to travel up to 10%
  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S.

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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