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Valmont Industries, Inc. Associate Project Administrator - Farmington, MN in Farmington, Minnesota

20805 Eaton Ave Farmington Minnesota 55024-7932

Why Valmont

Welcome to Valmont, where a world of opportunity awaits. When you join our team, you become part of a passionate group dedicated to changing lives and conserving resources around the globe. We want problem solvers who roll up their sleeves to foster progress and innovation for all people. At Valmont, we provide infrastructure, irrigation, tubing and coatings to the world. We strengthen cities. We nourish croplands. We design, manufacture and coat. Our products and services make a difference. Join us, and BUILD YOUR WORLD.

Brief Summary of This Position:

This individual contributor position is accountable for support of assigned individuals within the Customer Service Team and a main point of contact on assigned accounts. The position will coordinate and provide comprehensive Customer Service support for assigned areas including: order processing which may include items such as: entering new orders, entering and tracking anchor bolt pre-shipments, entering part shortage requests, requesting Proof of Deliveries, entering production part numbers, determining customer numbers, issuing Invoices, and general filing and E-filing for the Project Administrators. As a member of the Customer Service Team, this role serves as a coordinator on assigned accounts. Coordination takes place between Valmont and our OEM’s / representatives and customers in areas of requests for quotations, accepting and processing orders, computing accurate prices, maintaining management directed margins, negotiating price and delivery to obtain orders, handling all quote and order related issues for our customers. The incumbent is part of a broad cross-functional team consisting of Regional Sales Managers, Project Administrators, Engineer, Drafters, and Field Service Specialist.

Essential Functions:

  • This position reports to the Manager of Customer Administration and has no direct reports and no indirect reports

  • 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 any changes that occur

  • Insure recommended margin levels be met on all quotations

  • Coordinate and communicate effectively and promptly with internal and external stakeholders

  • Establish and maintain a reliable working relationship between the factory and the OEM / representative

  • Evaluate and re-price quotes and orders when changes are made or negotiations take place

  • Maintain a positive attitude of collaboration and cooperation when partnering with cross-functional departments

  • Comply with Valmont and departmental policies on warranty, quality, and shortage items

  • Review job files, chargebacks and issue credits as required

  • Participate on various teams to drive continuous improvement

  • Prepare reports and carry out special assignments as requested by the Manager of Customer Administration

  • Manage a collection of key accounts and become the backup on others

  • Perform clerical functions as required Other Important Details about the Role: This position reports directly to the Customer Service Manager.

Required Qualifications of Every Candidate (Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities):

  • High school diploma and 4+ years of work/educational experience

  • Clerical experience and knowledge of Microsoft products

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

  • Advanced problem solving skills, attention to detail and number/math orientation

  • Driven, self-starter with excellent organizational skills to manage multiple tasks concurrently and with a high level of accuracy

  • Demonstrated ability to use independent judgment and discretion

  • Acceptable prior performance and attendance record Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Possess These Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with emphasis in Marketing or Business

  • Knowledge of lighting, traffic, communications, or sign structure products or industries is preferred

  • Experience working in a manufacturing environment or with a manufacturing company in a customer service capacity is preferred

  • Ability to understand and analyze engineering details, project plans, and specifications

  • Acceptable attendance and prior work record

Working Environment and Physical Efforts:

Work is typically performed in an office setting. 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. No travel requirements for this position. 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.

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.

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Valmont Industries is a leading producer and distributor of products for the infrastructure and agriculture markets.

Valmont Industries began in 1946 when our founder, Robert B. Daugherty combined his $5,000 savings and wholehearted belief that business could and should be done better. Since that modest start more than half a century ago, our company has grown to be an international leader in engineered products and services for infrastructure and water-conserving irrigation equipment for agriculture.

From the lighting and traffic structures that guide your way, to communication towers and utility structures that power your home and business, to irrigation equipment that waters the croplands on which your food is grown, Valmont products improve lives worldwide.

Valmont Industries operates in five primary business segments: Engineered Support Structures, Utility Support Structures, Coatings, Energy and Mining, and Irrigation. Valmont (VMI) is publicly traded on the NYSE.

We focus on two global markets: infrastructure and agriculture. Valmont Industries is present in 23 developed and developing countries, offering 27 brands from more than 80 facilities. International sales represent a significant portion of our revenues.

Valmont’s employees are passionate about the products we make. Along with our customers, they are the cornerstone of our success. We pride ourselves on being people of integrity who excel at delivering optimal results. We pursue opportunities for growth by taking our products and processes to new markets, introducing new products to regions where we have a presence, and continually improving our services to ensure that Valmont solutions are second-to-none.