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Valmont Industries, Inc. Inside Sales 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:

This Individual Contributor is responsible for working closely with customers of the Tubing Division to determine their needs, answer questions about our products, provide quotes and process sales orders to meet customer needs. The Inside Sales Specialist plays a fundamental role in achieving excellent customer service, while consistently meeting sales objectives. The incumbent will successfully sell the organization's products and/or services by interacting with established customers and developing new prospects. The Sales Specialist will work in a team environment, with the Regional Sales Manager and Sales Agents to generate interest, qualify prospects, and close sales. This is an intermediate sales position and requires sales experience and a broad knowledge of the organization's policies, products and/or services.

Essential Functions:

  • Prepare timely quotations of price and delivery to customers based upon their needs and specifications

  • A high level of customer knowledge and market awareness including customer specific information, customer specifications and prints, shipping requirements, and market competition is required

  • Ensure timely follow up and coordination of quotations tendered to customers to ascertain competitiveness regarding price, delivery, quantity and other factors including competition

  • Investigate all complaints received from customers, production control, shipping, engineering, traffic, or accounting

  • Update sales team on pertinent customer, pricing, competition, and market information Other Important Details about the Role:

  • This position reports into the Sales Specialist Supervisor and has no direct or indirect reports

  • This role may require up to 5% domestic travel, including overnight stays

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

  • Preferred Bachelor’s in relevant field or Associate’s Degree with 3+ years of relevant experience or 5+ years of relevant experience

  • Excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to communicate and convey information accurately and effectively via telephone and in writing

  • Ability to effectively interpret and present information both one-on-one and in front of an audience

  • One year of previous experience in a sales or customer service position

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

  • Strong phone presence

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and manage time effectively

Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Possess These Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • One year of previous experience in an industrial sales position

  • Working knowledge of welded steel tubing and pipe and the steel industry

  • Knowledge of ASTM specifications

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. Minimal 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. Incumbent may be required to go into production or shipping areas of the plant. Can be occasionally exposed to shop hazards including dirt, grease, fumes, cold, heat, noise and dust.

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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 EEOCompliance@Valmont.com.

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.

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