Job Description

Why Valvoline Global Products?

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 Products, 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 Purchasing Assistant. 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

The Purchasing Assistant is responsible for supporting various aspects of our Indirect Procurement functions. This role will support Procurement Specialists and Managers in new vendor setup and onboarding, material set up and extensions, requisition processing, PO training, SAP PO trouble shooting, monitoring purchasing email boxes, report generation and other support functions. This role will also generate and analyze diversity and audit monthly/quarterly reports, manage the vendor bank change process, be proficient in storing supply agreements/service contracts in our contract lifecycle management tool and has the potential to perform some buying functions in small spend categories. In the role, you would be responsible for:

  • Purchase Order Processing and Training - primarily responsible for the conversion of all requisitions into purchase orders. This position will also be responsible for creating training materials and training new requisitioners, as well as troubleshooting issues. Requires knowledge of SAP. This person will work with business areas to resolve issues on their PO, and help them gain understanding of the processes.
  • Answering shared email boxes for PO changes, deletions or accounts payable issues -working to resolve issues with the business and accounts payable. Some issues can be complex and require researching contracts for pay term update recommendations and other vendor issues.
  • Audit, diversity spend and other reporting support - monthly and quarterly reporting to internal audit, manager and also external key customers related to our diversity program and also audit controls. All reporting requires knowledge of SAP, complex excel spreadsheets and utilizing external reporting sites.
  • New vendor set up, onboarding, TIN matching - ensuring that all information submitted to purchasing is complete and accurate. Follow up with external partners. Work with the IRS site to confirm that TINs reported on W9's are accurate and resolve discrepancies.
  • Vendor/Category ownership with small vendors - opportunity to work with vendors such as DSS, our diversity vendor, prokarma, etc.

What You’ll Need

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience
  • Some professional experience
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Must be customer focused
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work with a sense of urgency
  • Ability to work independently, as well as be a great teammate
  • Driven to succeed
  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S. 

What Will Set You Apart

  • SAP experience
  • Experience in a Procurement/Purchasing role

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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