Job Description

Why Valvoline?

We’ve been in the car business for more than 150 years, starting with the invention of the world’s first motor oil. Today, we’re a global leader in automotive services and lubricants, driven every day by a people-centered focus on innovation and service excellence.


As we often say, it starts with all of our people — and that’s where you come in. We’re looking for humble, hungry and smart people to help us power the future of mobility. If you’re looking for a collaborative and flexible work environment that invests in your growth and success, you’ve come to the right place.


Careers for the Driven

Valvoline has a rewarding opportunity as a Project Manager/Business Process Optimization Specialist. 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.



*Valvoline World Headquarters is located in Lexington, KY, but we invite remote candidates to apply as well. Ideally, we would like candidates located in nearby markets (Cincinnati and Louisville).


How You’ll Make an Impact

The Project Manager/Business Process Optimization Specialist runs multiple initiatives and projects of varying size and complexity across the organization, around business processes improvement and/or new business processes implementation. Participates as SME or manages projects related to new company initiatives.

The Business Process Optimization Specialist is leading cross-functional teams and partnering with internal stakeholders to identify, develop, design, and launch business solutions.



This position will focus both on delivery of projects and serve to business as internal SME/consultant on processes linking Supply chain and Commercial functional units.

In the role, you would be responsible for:

  • Applying tools and project management methodology that is flexible, appropriately manages risk, and leads to successful implementation of projects
  • Understanding interdependencies between systems use/technology, supply chain operations and route-to-market specifics in global environment to fulfill business needs; demonstrate a functional acumen to support solutions
  • Analyzing current business processes through cross-functional assessment, from inputs to outputs, applying (V) lean principles to streamline and eliminate wasted time, effort and cost while improving efficiencies, developing best practices, routines and innovative solutions, engaging stakeholders in solution project, leading change management and becoming an SME for the process
  • Developing, creating, and publishing process documents and maintenance principles
  • Securing and driving consistency of processes across the business and planning into the future
  • Preparing a detailed project plan for all phases of the project; managing day-to-day project activities, resources and working team meetings; tracking project success; providing status regarding project milestones, risks, issues; reporting on results, metrics, pilot, and implementation activities; communicating to business stakeholders and leadership team
  • Full project lifecycle ownership: setting project expectations, driving leadership of project team by building scope and plan to meet project goals, delegating/tracking deliverables with working team, guiding project milestones to ensure momentum according to scope and schedule; measuring project impact, and effectively completing project close activities
  • Developing and sustaining a network of working relationships outside of immediate team members, including internal and external stakeholders

What You’ll Need

  • Bachelor’s Degree in business, technical/scientific, finance or related field
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in similar role or environment
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Project management skills - ability to lead multiple projects of different size/complexity in a variety of setting and team member locations (in person, remote, hybrid)
  • Process Management skills – experience with business process discovery, modeling, and analysis resulting in the design of the improved future state process.
  • Interpersonal and team facilitating skills builds collaborative and productive teams across multiple areas to meet project goals on time, adhering to their responsibilities, performance accountabilities and project milestones
  • Analytical skills to dive deep into technical/process issues and become a subject matter expert when gaps arise in the project
  • Comfort with ambiguity; flexibility in assignments, teams, change
  • Ability to demonstrate a drive for results and accountability of business needs
  • Ability to work creatively in a problem-solving environment demonstrating teamwork, innovation, and excellence
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and MS Teams
  • Knowledge of SAP
  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S. 

What Will Set You Apart

  • MBA
  • Minimum one year of international company experience
  • Working knowledge of MS Project, Visio or similar project and portfolio management tools
  • PMP or similar project management certification
  • Familiarity with Valvoline business and processes

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.


Females and minorities encouraged to apply.


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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