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 Data Scientist. We wholeheartedly 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) and willing to visit HQs frequently. 


How You’ll Make an Impact

The Data Scientist is responsible for working with the business analytics team, marketing, and leadership to better understand consumer behaviors and trends impacting the Retail Services business. The incumbent will provide analytical support for retail pricing and serve as a key contact for marketing initiatives, providing analysis of returns. The Data Scientist will collect, analyze and interpret complex data using the scientific method to identify improvements for business by creating, validating, and implementing analytical solutions. Utilizes quantitative and statistical methods to extract insights from structured and unstructured data. Leverages machine learning, statistical modeling, and quantitative analysis to create smarter, data-driven products for business. In the role, you would be responsible for:

  • Driving continuous improvement in business processes (e.g. marketing attribution, forecasting, customer segmentation, CRM and promotional effectiveness, pricing, etc.) through analytics; developing insightful and condensed visualizations out of complicated analytics and providing actionable recommendations for various business teams.
  • Providing expertise on test designs across VIOC, including testing and oversight of analytics tools (e.g. SAS, R, R-Shiny) used across VIOC Marketing and FP&A.
  • Designing, building, and maintaining custom reporting by working with business unit leaders to understand the intelligence they need to make the best decisions to drive profitability.
  • Providing ad hoc statistical and analytical work as requested.
  • Supporting forecasting, budgeting, and long-term strategic planning efforts with data-driven predictive and cognitive analytics.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as determined by Valvoline from time to time at its sole discretion.



What You’ll Need

  • Bachelor's degree in statistics or related field
  • Direct experience in data and analytics organization or support function and demonstrated ability to develop reporting and analytics in Big Data environments and query building skills via BI tools or SQL programming
  • Experience working with divergent data types to explore and extrapolate data-driven insights using advanced modeling and testing applied to data acquired from a range of sources
  • Solid expertise of strategic and implementation experience across broader Data and Analytics functions such as Master data and data governance
  • Skilled in Visualization BI tools such as Power BI, SAP Analytics Cloud, Tableau, Qlikview, Business Objects, etc.
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative
  • Must be able to prioritize and communicate business needs effectively
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to listen and communicate effectively
  • Strong organizational and planning skills in a fast-paced environment, able to meet deadlines
  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S. 



What Will Set You Apart

  • Master's 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*




COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate: 

Valvoline is committed to protecting the health of our current and future team members and our customers. COVID-19 vaccines will be required for certain positions and situations effective January 4, 2022, including new U.S. employees joining our company. For more information, you may speak with a member of our HR team during your recruitment process.




*Terms and conditions apply, and benefits may differ depending on the position.


Females and minorities are 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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