NewMarket Services

Business Specialist

Location US-VA-Richmond


About Us

Afton Chemical Corporation is part of the NewMarket Corporation (NYSE: NEU) family of companies, and is one of the largest global suppliers of lubricant additives and offers a broad line of fuel additives worldwide. 


Works under the direction of another member of the Global Business team to provide leadership for the Viscosity Modifiers product line.  Will additionally provide project management to support the Engine Oils team. 


  • Intimate working knowledge of all elements of the financial forecast and profit and loss (P&L)
  • Lead the implementation of the tactics defined for the business by working cross-functionally and regionally
  • Work with the regional Marketing Managers, regional OEM, and Procurement teams to refine and consolidate the regional and functional plans and set priorities. Ensure consistency with the LRP. 
  • Establish the P&L for the global business, monitor and report on the progress throughout the year, and recommend corrective actions as warranted.
  • Understand the short term and long term trends impacting the supply chain and finished product market. Third party supplier engagement required.
  • Champion project portfolio management within the business and set priorities based on portfolio analysis
  • Champion, train and facilitate the use of the Stage Gate process as needed


EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE MINIMUMS:                                                                                                                

  • BS or BA Degree
  • 5+ years of relevant work experience


  • Ability to work productively in a cross-functional team environment
  • Ability to understand Afton product portfolio and business unit priorities
  • Influencing, negotiating and diplomacy skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to effectively solve problems and resolve conflicts
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize work, develop appropriate time lines and work to deadlines, both individually and by managing project teams
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Able to travel as required, including international travel
  • Ability to work with Microsoft office products, including Excel, PowerPoint, Microsoft Project
  • Basic project management skills including ability to work with Afton Stage Gate process and associated software, and maintain project records within the project management system
  • Able to develop basic understanding of Afton chemistry


Working at Afton

Who We Are - We're a diverse, global family of individuals, who share a passion for developing innovative solutions. We build our professional relationships on respect, integrity and a commitment to safety and quality. Just as these values apply to our professional relationships, they also apply to the way feel about our neighbors and communities.

Our Work - At Afton, our innovative R&D programs lead to global growth. Our lubricant and fuel additives are among the most highly developed and widely used in the petroleum industry. Afton is a recognized and trusted supplier of driveline lubricant additives, engine oil additives, fuel additives and industrial lubricant additives.

Benefits / Compensation - We offer competitive compensation and benefit packages that reflect our commitment to our employees. Our employees are our most treasured asset and we have dedicated resources that allow us to reward our employees for their commitment on an ongoing basis - ensuring our compensation packages are competitive in the industry.



An Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to the individual’s race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, age, disability, genetic information, status as a military veteran or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.


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