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 Regional Sales Manager. The Regional Sales Manager is responsible for leading the Channel Partners sales team in developing and implementing distributor sales strategies to surpass corporate volume and profit goals within the Channel Partner (independent distributors) sales channel. This role focuses on building and strengthening business relationships, fostering strategic thinking, driving change, and developing a high-performing sales team through continuous coaching and career development support. Engaging with large-scale Channel Partners, many of which have grown significantly due to distributor consolidation and private equity ownership. These partners, selling fuel, lubricants, industrial products, environmental services, equipment, and more, often employ hundreds or thousands of people. The Region Manager must be able to influence multiple layers within the Channel Partner organization, including CEO, CFO, Vice Presidents, operations, and sales managers.  The role requires managing all Valvoline volume within the network, acknowledging that while Valvoline may constitute a small portion of the overall revenue for these companies, the potential for growth and impact remains substantial. 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

We need a quick learner who can become a subject matter expert in our operations environment. In the role, you would be responsible for:

  • Develop and implement effective Channel Partner sales strategies to achieve and exceed corporate volume and profit objectives. Ensure alignment of sales plans with overall corporate goals and objectives. Monitor and analyze market trends and competitor activities to identify opportunities and threats.
  • Lead, mentor, and develop a high-performing sales team. Provide ongoing coaching, feedback, and career development guidance to sales team members. Foster a collaborative and results-oriented team culture.
  • Build and strengthen relationships with Channel Partners to drive mutual business growth. Serve as the primary point of contact for strategic Channel Partner accounts. Collaborate with TBMs to develop Channel Partner business plans and promotional activities.
  • Responsible for ensuring compliance with Channel Partner contracts, managing contract renewals, and maintaining a strong focus on the Valvoline brand within the partner network. Additionally, the Region Manager will help develop and articulate a forward-looking vision for partnership, while adapting to evolving market dynamics and redefining what it means to be a Valvoline Channel Partner in the future.
  • Drive strategic initiatives to enhance sales effectiveness and operational efficiency. Influence and implement changes that improve the overall performance of the sales team and Channel Partners. Identify and address barriers to change, ensuring smooth transitions and adoption of new strategies.
  • Collaboration across departments with internal stakeholders to ensure proper presentation of the value proposition. This includes coordination with marketing and the account management team to provide delivery of the value proposition to the customer.

What You’ll Need

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent
  • Minimum 7-10 years of experience in sales management, preferably within the third-party distributor sales channel.
  • Proven track record of achieving and exceeding sales targets and objectives.
  • Strong leadership skills with experience in team development and performance management.
  • Excellent strategic thinking and problem-solving abilities.

  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build and maintain strong business relationships.

  • Proficiency in sales analytics and reporting tools.

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, SAP, and experience.

  • Ability to travel as needed to meet with Channel Partners and sales team members (50% travel with expectations of overnight trips) 

  • Candidate must reside in the Central/Eastern US
  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S. 

What Will Set You Apart

  • Familiarity within the DIFM PCMO or HD lubricant market

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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