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 branded 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 Senior Paralegal (Intellectual Property and Corporate Governance). 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

Valvoline, the owner of the Valvoline Instant Oil Change, Great Canadian Oil Change and Express Care brands, is seeking a Senior Paralegal with meaningful experience in intellectual property and general corporate law.  The Senior Paralegal will be a key partner with the Commercial and Corporate Legal teams. On the Intellectual Property front, this individual will work with internal business in compiling and executing strategic goals related to protection of our innovative concepts and brands for our services. In the role, you would be responsible for:

  • Managing all aspects of Valvoline’s IP Portfolio (trademarks, patents, copyrights, domains), including applications, prosecution, maintenance and renewals, as well as enforcement of rights.
  • Working directly with management of the Valvoline business on IP-related matters.
  • Drafting and negotiating IP and marketing agreements, including license agreements, joint development agreements, collaboration agreements, research agreements, sponsorship agreements and NDAs.
  • Reviewing marketing material to ensure appropriate use of IP assets and compliance with applicable laws.
  • Supporting online enforcement strategy and working closely with the online brand protection vendors.
  • Supporting all corporate governance processes, including entity management and organizing and maintaining corporate records and filings.
  • Assisting with NYSE and SEC filings, including current reports, periodic reports, proxy statements, and Section 16 filings and other regulatory filings.
  • Assisting with the preparation of materials for Board of Directors, committee and annual shareholder meetings.

What You’ll Need

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred; paralegal degree or certification required
  • Minimum of six years of experience in law firm or corporate setting
  • Working expertise with IP
  • Working expertise with corporate law
  • Experience with, or willingness to learn how to use, electronic board portal (Diligent) and SEC reporting software (Workiva)
  • Ability to thrive in a high energy, fast-paced environment
  • Must be a decisive team player/advocate with strong initiative, a driven work ethic, a high personal standard of accountability and the ability to have fun while working           

  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S. 

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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