Valmont Industries, Inc. Freight Payable Specialist in Valley, Nebraska

28800 Ida St Valley Nebraska 68064-8016

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.

A Brief Summary of This Position:

The Freight Payable Clerk is responsible for processing carrier invoices, ensuring that the payables workload is current and that all data is entered correctly for the associated sites. The Freight Payable Clerk must have a complete understanding of the payables function and possess the technical aptitude and ability to effectively identify and resolve problems in a timely manner. The ability to communicate effectively with various levels throughout the organization and carriers is essential. A comprehensive understanding of all online screens and reports is required to track various transactions pertaining to a particular carrier or invoice to ensure payments are made accurately and on a timely basis. Must understand the relationship of all accounts payable transactions on the general ledger and subsidiary reports.

Essential Functions:

  • This individual contributor position reports to the Corporate Shared Services Logistics Coordinator

  • Ability to operate a personal computer (software - MS Office), 10 key calculator, and other office equipment

  • Basic data entry and keyboarding skills.

  • Strong communication skills (oral and written)

  • Ability to organize and prioritize tasks

  • Above average attention to detail and accuracy in working with numbers

Other Important Details about the Role:

  • Audit freight invoices – duties including: resolving rate, fuel, stops and additional charge issues, etc.

  • Accurately match orders to invoices and research discrepancies; direct findings to appropriate party for corrections

  • Correctly input or update all related data; i.e. account numbers, invoice numbers, invoice dates, etc., upon processing carrier invoices

  • Insure carrier invoicing is compliant with Valmont contracts and pricing policies

  • Obtain proper approvals for invoices

  • Manage aging – review and resolve open invoices and outstanding balance dues

  • Promote and maintain continuous, positive communication with carriers regarding correct billing procedures to minimize audit exceptions

  • Communicate in a pleasant and timely fashion with personnel within the organization and with carriers to resolve billing discrepancies, issues related to payments, or other items which are preventing or delaying the processing / payment of carrier invoices

  • Conduct quarterly account receivable reconciliations with carriers to resolve outstanding invoice issues

  • Manage freight payable document files – scan, index and file invoices

  • Assist in completing weekly and end of month reporting

  • Assist in emailing weekly Fuel Surcharge numbers to personnel within the organization and carriers

  • Assist in freight claim recovery or refund deposits

  • Support management goals and operations to create real long-term value through audit savings

  • Critique processes for better and more efficient ways of doing things

  • Participate in special projects or duties as assigned

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

  • High school diploma and two years of work/educational experience

  • Working knowledge of general accounting office practices

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Outlook

  • Understanding of the payables function and possess the technical aptitude

  • Ability to perform basic math functions such as adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing

  • Ability to pay attention to detail and follow instructions

  • Ability to effectively identify and resolve problems in a timely manner

  • Ability to communicate effectively with various levels throughout the organization

  • Passion, integrity and the drive to excel and deliver exceptional results 

Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Possess These Qualifications:

  • Associate’s Degree in Accounting or Business

  • Demonstrated experience in an Accounts Payable role

  • Knowledge of accounting software: IFS, QAD or Syncada

  • Knowledge of transportation software: MercuryGate TMS, PCMiler

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.

If you have a disability and require any assistance in filling out the application for employment, call (402) 963-1115 or email

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.