Valmont Industries, Inc. Inside Sales Representative - Solar in Aurora, Colorado
14200 E 35th Place Aurora Colorado 80011
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A Brief Summary of This Position:
This position is an individual contributor responsible for inside pre-sales and post-sales on the North American Solar Sales team. The Inside Sales Representative assists the outside sales team in handling assigned accounts as well as support own assigned accounts.
Manage, develop, and maintain strong relationships with current and prospective customers through email and/or phone and respond to customer questions and requests in a timely manner
Act as the main internal point of contact for Sales-related inquiries, including serve as the liaison between internal departments, the Sales Representatives, and the customer including reporting on status of projects
Prepare documents, gather data, and coordinate with Sales Representatives to prepare for customer presentations and visits
Provide Voice of the Customer feedback to the organization and drive continuous improvement efforts focused on the customers
Support activities associated with launching new products and services
Attend sales meetings, conferences and trade shows
Must maintain appropriate professional competencies, certifications, licenses, etc., necessary to perform job
Ensures accuracy and completeness of work as this is used for order processing by other departments
Acquire and maintain a working knowledge of marketing, product engineering, industrial engineering, sales service, traffic/shipping, manufacturing, purchasing, and accounting functions as related to the product
This position reports to the Business Line Director – North America Solar and has no direct or indirect reports
Ability to travel, primarily domestically, up to 5 - 10%
Other Important Details about the Role:
Responsible for all order related tasks, including, but not limited to comparison of total purchase order terms to Valmont terms and pricing policy, calculating margins and commissions, order processing, scheduling input, order expediting through all internal departments, order entry into the computer systems, and credit-related functions
Process quotes and orders on a timely basis and monitor flow through various departments, including expediting when required
Maintain a complete understanding of the quote and order entry systems and all the process and procedure changes that occur
Insures recommended margin levels be met on all quotations
Coordinate and communicate effectively with all who receive prices or place orders
Evaluates and re-prices quotes and orders when changes are made or negotiations take place
Expeditiously resolve problems as they occur both internally and externally
Verify orders received against quote documents, enter and schedule orders and maintain open communication with representatives and customers as to the progress of orders
Manage and communicate specifics for all assigned quotations including the initial review and summarization through follow-up activities
Establish and maintain customer master files on all assigned accounts to provide timely information, minimize quotation and order turnaround time, and to maximize accuracy and effectiveness
Participate or lead on various divisional/departmental continuous improvement teams or projects
Required Qualifications of Every Candidate (Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities):
Preferred Bachelor’s degree with 3+ years relevant experience in sales, quotations, or customer service roles or Associates Degree with 5+ years relevant experience or 7+ years of relevant experience
A strong working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook
Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Possess These Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in Business, Marketing, Construction Management, or related field
Knowledge of solar industry
Experience working in a manufacturing environment or with a manufacturing company in a customer service capacity
Ability to understand and analyze engineering details, project plans, and specifications
Valmont offers employees and their families a comprehensive Total Well-being benefit package to ensure their personal and family's overall wellness needs are met.
o Medical, dental and vision insurance
o Paid time off
o Employer paid life insurance
o Employer paid short-term and long-term disability
o Retirement plans
o Dependent care
o Employee assistance programs
o Voluntary programs like tobacco cessation, Type 2 diabetes reversal, mortgage services, home & auto insurance, health coaching and more.
Because of the nature of Valmont's Global Business and Union contracts, not all benefits are the same.
Working Environment and Physical Efforts:
Most of the overnight domestic travel, which represents approximately 5-10% of the year, is within the assigned territory. Work is typically performed in an office or vehicle setting when traveling to meet with customer. The incumbent is regularly required to sit and/or drive for extended periods of time, as well as talk and listen on the phone and participate in meetings. The incumbent is regularly required to sit for extended periods of time, as well as talk and listen on the phone and in personal conversations or meetings. Environment is fast paced and demanding most of the time. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms while working in the office with various files and forms and while working on the computer. The employee is occasionally required to move about the office. Incumbent must utilize proper ergonomic safeguards such as monitor height and positions, keyboard location and height and proper wrists rests. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds in working with large files, binders, and computer equipment. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception. Minimum base salary is $63,911 and max is $99,861.
Valmont does not discriminate against any employee or applicant in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
If you have a disability and require any assistance in filling out the application for employment email EEOCompliance@Valmont.com.
Valmont is here to modernize vital infrastructure and increase agricultural productivity, sustainably and reliably. We galvanize steel to last a century with minimal environmental impact. We modernize irrigation to feed a growing population by utilizing the latest technology. We harden the electrical grid to enable the delivery of reliable power to millions of homes around the world. And we help make communities everywhere safer, cleaner and more connected through our smart infrastructure technology.
Valmont serves two primary markets — agriculture and infrastructure — and seven diverse product lines: Utility, Lighting and Transportation, Telecom, Solar, Coatings, Irrigation and Ag Tech. We manufacture products in 85 facilities spread across six continents, and we do business in 100 different countries.
That’s what Valmont does. We conserve resources and improve life, finding ways to make innovation and technology beneficial in the real world.
- That’s the value we add.