Job Description

Why Valvoline Global Operations?

We’ve been inspiring and enabling what moves the world forward for more than 150 years, starting with the invention of the world’s first branded motor oil. Today, we’re a leading worldwide marketer and supplier of premium branded lubricants, automotive and industrial chemistries, and a business solutions provider to our customers and partners, driven every day by a people-centered focus on innovation and customer excellence.


We’re proud to be The Original—the first to see potential in things others overlook. Originals are the first to develop sustainable solutions. Originals move the world forward. At Valvoline Global Operations, that’s what we do every day in over 140 countries worldwide. We create future-ready products that improve the performance of automotive and industrial equipment and services that help our businesses grow and thrive. As The Original, we’ve been innovating to solve problems for over 150 years. And we’ll continue to invent and reinvent the way forward, to always meet our customers’ needs – today and in the future.  


Living out our values is what makes our company, our employees, our partners, our customers, and the communities we serve, great. It is our responsibility. It is what drives us. It is who we are.


We’re looking for people who care, operate with integrity, strive for excellence in everything they do, are eager to develop new skills to win, and show passion for delivering on our commitment to all our stakeholders. We are looking for Hungry, Humble, and Smart individuals. If this is you, you’ve come to the right place, and we invite you to join The Original!


Careers for the Driven

Valvoline has a rewarding opportunity as a Sales Account 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.

**This position can be located in Houston, TX or Miami, FL**


How You’ll Make an Impact

The Sales Account Manager will grow Valvoline Global market share within the assigned region, increasing distribution and portfolio penetration while ensuring national strategy execution through distributors. This role will find, develop and strengthen business partnerships with key customers and/or distributors, while developing their capabilities and ensuring their alignment. In the role, you would be responsible for:

  • Meeting sales, profit and A/R or DSO targets. Measure, trigger and deploy actions as needed, lead internal and external team towards the goal.
  • Channel management: Own the distributor relationship; develop and lead execution of distributor annual business plan; contracting; conduct business performance reviews; sell in/out data mining.
  • Marketing local execution and leadership: Pricing intelligence; promotion planning; competitor benchmarking; activations, Valvoline marketing programs execution; Mkt Coop planning, implementation and control; mechanics activations and brand building activities.  
  • Training and developing distributor sales reps, managers and customers / face-to-face with regional key accounts and mechanics.   
  • Prospecting and getting on board new distributors where needed in the assigned region.
  • Leading and coordinating internal x-functional teams (supply, CS, marketing, technical, legal) to ensure a world-class customer experience and aligning resources and focus towards meeting our goals.
  • Internal reporting, self-training and administrative tasks.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as determined by Valvoline from time to time in its sole discretion.

What You’ll Need

  • Bachelor's degree in business, engineering or related field
  • Minimum of seven years of experience in distributor sales within the automotive after-market industry
  • Previous experience in a multi-national company
  • Automotive market and applications knowledge and experience
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English
  • Customer focused and Results oriented
  • Business Ddveloper and entrepreneurial spirit
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Self-confidence
  • Flexibility and sense of urgency
  • Analytical skills, organizational agility and critical thinking
  • Drive and persistence
  • High tolerance to frustration
  • Interpersonal effectiveness
  • Basic financial skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office 
  • Powerful presentation and communication skills
  • Ability to travel up to 70% with some overnight travel
  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S. 

What Will Set You Apart

  • Lubricants experience

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.


Application Instructions

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