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Brand Manager, Innovation

Company: Valvoline
Location: Lexington
Posted on: May 15, 2022

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 Brand Manager, Innovation. 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 Brand Manager, Innovation takes ownership for continuous improvement of the 5 Year Innovation Master Plan within the Light Duty platform designed to deliver profitable business growth to both the DIY and DIFM channels. Creates, refines, and qualifies product packaging and concepts designs to win in market. Develops strategic recommendations for all aspects of the business based upon consumer research, supply chain understanding, and strategic growth management. Champions projects during ideation and feasibility. In the role, you would be responsible for:

  • Innovation Master Planning: Responsible for the development of innovation master plans for 5 years+ on all business units (PCMO, ATF, Gear, Small Engine) designed to differentiate and win with consumers.
  • Strategic Growth Management & Planning: Owns the development of target margins for all product families and deployment to business units. Conducts monthly touch bases to validate and enhance margin position.
  • Packaging Artwork & Concept Creation: Turns insights into action by transforming the 5-year master plan into qualified primary panel artwork and concepts demonstrating largest appeal with consumers.
  • Strategic assessment of trends within all Light Duty Segments: Invests within and beyond the category to determine shifts within consumer trends and develops strategic recommendations to bring these to life for the Light Duty platform. Additionally, provides strategic direction through written documents to enhance profitability, share, and volume for Valvoline within the marketplace.
  • Project Champion in Ideation & Feasibility: Works to strategically frame and position projects during ideation and partners with product management to enable projects to remain on time throughout the New Solutions Development process. Leads discussions with senior leaders during the NSD process on projects.
  • Product Claims & Visualization Development: Works in tandem with R&D to develop compelling visualizations bringing product benefits to life for the consumer and customer. Constantly seeks out enhanced ways to bring product benefits to life in compelling visual ways.
  • Cross-Functional Coordination - Supply Chain: Validates and optimizes the supply chain for feasibility and cost prior to new project launch or to enhance existing products being brought to market differently. Works in close coordination with the Light Duty Portfolio Manager and Supply Chain planning to accomplish a harmonized supply chain.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as determined by Valvoline from time to time in its sole discretionWhat You'll Need
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Minimum of 7-10 years experience
      Strong visionary, strategic, and courageous leadership skills
      • Strong analytical thinking and business mindset. Possesses the ability to turn insights into action



        • Ability to drive innovation, connect with consumers, and develop long-term brand equity
        • An inquisitive thirst to learn more and seek the truth
        • Team oriented, with strong communication abilities and willingness to share ideas for diverse input and perspective
        • Passion for Brand building
        • Must be authorized to work in the U.S.What Will Set You Apart
          • MBABenefits 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 1-800Valvoline@valvoline.com 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.

Keywords: Valvoline, Lexington , Brand Manager, Innovation, Executive , Lexington, Kentucky

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