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Valvoline Global Senior Regulatory Counsel in Helena, Montana


Why Valvoline Global Operations?

Valvoline Global is a worldwide leader in automotive and industrial solutions, creating future-ready products and best-in-class services for partners around the globe. Established in 1866, we introduced the world’s first branded motor oil, claiming our position as The Original Motor Oil.​

As an affiliate of Aramco, one of the world's largest integrated energy and chemicals companies, we continue to invest strategically and expand globally, driving unparalleled product innovation and sustainable business solutions.

Our corporate values of care , integrity , passion , and excellence shape everything we do. Living out our values is what makes our company, our employees, our partners, our customers, and the communities we serve great.

When you join Valvoline Global, you join a culture that is committed to treating all people with care, operating with integrity, striving for excellence in everything we do, and showing passion about delivering on our commitments.

Careers for the Driven

Valvoline has a rewarding opportunity as a Senior Regulatory Counsel . 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.

*Valvoline Global Operations Headquarters is located in Lexington, KY. We are open to candidates working in a remote capacity in other states, but willing to visit HQs as needed.

How You’ll Make an Impact

The Senior Regulatory Counsel is responsible for providing legal advice and guidance relating to product regulatory and compliance matters on a company wide basis. This role will involve proactive legal research and analysis on existing, new and proposed regulatory developments and laws, as well as the development and implementation of strategies to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements. . In the role, you will be responsible for:

  • Serving as a trusted expert partner to Valvoline leadership while assisting with the development and implementation of strategies to ensure VGO’s product regulatory compliance with government regulations. Advising business stakeholders and management on product compliance risk and providing counsel to avoid or mitigate product compliance risk.

  • Professional knowledge in field. Developing advanced concepts, techniques and standards. Providing sound, practical legal advice and guidance on a wide range of product regulatory requirements and developments; industry trends, reviews, drafts and provides legal review and counsel pertaining to policies, processes, agreements, disclosures, forms and other materials, primarily directed to internal and external stakeholders; identifies opportunities and develops practical solutions to enhance the company’s product regulatory compliance while mitigating potential risks.

  • Assisting with the design, development and implementation of policies, procedures and standards for VGO’s operating and procurement procedures and to proactively manage legal risk. Support departments/functions regarding product development, product quality and regulatory issues including government inquiries relating to regulatory compliance and/or product quality, collaborates with other departments/functions and external parties frequently in order to assess and mitigate risk. Evaluates claims to be used on product labels/literature as well as effectively supporting the business units from around the world in supporting the product regulatory function. Advises EHS and other teams on various risk management workstreams

  • Making complex decisions interpreting applicable regulatory laws, in order to meet organizational objectives. Planning and conducting assignments generally. Develops solutions to complex problems and ensures solutions are effective in meeting organizational objectives.

  • Developing and providing training to employees on product regulatory and other legal matters as needed. Other duties and responsibilities as determined by the Senior Group Counsel from time to time in its sole discretion

What You’ll Need

  • Juris Doctorate Degree from an accredited university required.

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience as lawyer specializing in regulatory matters (in house, in a governmental agency, or in private practice).

  • Strong knowledge of federal, state, and local product regulatory requirements, with an emphasis on those pertaining to consumers and businesses.

  • Understanding of REACH, California Proposition 65 and emerging chemicals.

  • Excellent communication, both written and oral, drafting and negotiation skills.

  • Timely decision making, offering practical business sound solutions. Solutions and customer oriented

  • Ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with team members, staff and external contacts, and to work effectively in a professional team environment

  • Creative and a lateral thinker, ability to analyze problems and find solutions

  • Reporting, research and legal administration skills

  • Stakeholder Relationships, planning, prioritization, attention to detail

  • Confidentiality, reliability, interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to cope with confidential, complex matters

  • Highly organized and detail-oriented, ability to take direction and work independently

  • Shows initiatives and committed to continuous professional development

  • Professional knowledge and skills. Implements policies, procedures, and compliance standards and regulations

  • Case/project management skills and demonstrates solid written, interpersonal, analytical, and application skills.

  • Works as a contributory team member building positive relationships to efficiently execute legal requirements, and timely, accurate, legal services

  • Integrity and passion

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

What Will Set You Apart

  • Experience with REACH, California Proposition 65 and emerging chemicals.

  • Regulatory Compliance expertise and strong knowledge of FDA Regulations

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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Job Locations US-Remote

Job Post Information* : Posted Date 6 days ago (2/21/2024 3:48 PM)

Division Global Operations

Requisition # 2024-40647

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