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Procurement Specialist - 3rd Party/Packaging

Company: Valvoline Instant Oil Change
Location: Lexington
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Why Valvoline?

You know Valvoline, right? We're a household name. We're one of the most recognized and respected premium brands in the global automotive lubricant industry, we have a presence in more than 140 countries, and our customers have trusted us for 150 years. But at Valvoline, we're never idle, so we still have work to do. We need good people to help us achieve our vision to build the world's leading engine- and automotive-maintenance business. That's where you come in. Do you love collaborating with team members? Are you ready for a rewarding job that will help you grow your career? If so, join us.

Careers for the Driven

Valvoline has a rewarding opportunity as a Procurement Specialist - 3rd Party/Packaging. 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 Procurement Specialist - 3rd Party/Packaging is responsible for Valvoline's North America purchases of 3rd party supplied products as assigned. This Specialist will work with Sales, Marketing, Technical and Supply Chain teams to ensure we have the right products, with the right vendors to support Valvoline's business objectives. They will have overall ownership for the Procurement strategy, vendor selection, vendor approval and vendor performance. They will facilitate strategic sourcing through market and industry analysis, supplier segmentation and supplier research and analysis and build effective relationships with current and potential partners. In the role, you would be responsible for:

  • Business Needs - Be Valvoline's subject matter expert in the Procurement of electric car batteries, other products needed for expanding Valvoline EV services and other products as assigned. Provide information, analysis and support to the sales and marketing teams for segment business analysis.
  • Developing sourcing strategies for each key material to include:
  • Assessment of key business needs/fully understanding the external environment
  • Generating, analyzing and executing RFQ's
  • Performing industry analysis, supplier analysis and competitive analysis
  • Developing market forecast/cost structure analysis
  • SWOT analysis/selection of strategic choices and interventions
  • Tactical execution plan and business continuity plan
  • Monitoring and measuring success

  • Vendor Risk Mitigation - Ensure vendors are appropriately chosen, managed and monitored to mitigate risk associated with supply interruption, environmental liability, cyber and legal liability. Manage supply plan and resolve supply issues.
  • Commercial Terms - Develop and execute a sourcing strategy and negotiate commercial terms to deliver optimal cost and support Valvoline's financial and operational objectives.
  • Quality Service - Establish and measure quality standards for each area ensuring standards are consistently up to date and standards are met.
  • Supplier Relationship Management - Use relationship management techniques to generate maximum long-term value.

What You'll Need

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Minimum of 3 years Purchasing experience or 6-8 years relevant experience
  • Superior relationship building skills
  • Data analytics skills
  • Collaboration skills
  • Must be detail oriented and team oriented
  • Must be skilled at communication across all levels of the organization from C-Level to Operations Team at the plant level
  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S.

What Will Set You Apart

  • Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Science in Engineering
  • 3rd party Procurement and/or electric car battery technical knowledge

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 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 Instant Oil Change, Lexington , Procurement Specialist - 3rd Party/Packaging, Other , Lexington, Kentucky

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