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Valmont Industries, Inc. IT ERP Applications Manager – IFS in Valley, Nebraska

15000 Valmont Plaza Omaha Nebraska 68154

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 main goal of this position is the application of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) technology to re-engineer fundamental business processes for speed, efficiency, and competitive advantage. It will design, develop, implement and support the IFS ERP system and major business subsystems within the corporation. The position will analyze project requirements, develop effort estimates, task dependencies, provide technical support, and collaborate with the Valmont Project Management Office (PMO) in leading major cross-functional projects. The successful candidate will perform feasibility analysis and supervise a team of ERP Analysts.

Essential Functions:

  • This position reports into the Director Information Systems and has 5-10 direct reports and approximately 5-10 indirect reports (may vary over time)

  • Travel periodically up to 50-75% domestic and international with overnight stays

  • Apply ERP technology to business processes

  • Identify and document current and future business processes

  • Identify and document gaps between current and future business processes

  • Re-engineer business processes through analysis of alternative process designs and implementation to achieve speed, simplicity, accuracy and competitive advantage

  • Continuously monitor industry trends, standards, and technologies. Research, recommend and apply new technologies as they emerge

  • Keep abreast of and apply best practices in process design and system development and implementation

  • Perform feasibility analysis considering technical, infrastructural, organizational and economic aspects to alternative solutions

  • Generate functional system documentation for each application

  • Coordinate activities with other IT Value Stream Owners as needed

  • Lead the implementation of core ERP systems including but not limited to discovery, setup, training, conference room pilots, issue documentation and remediation and support

  • Support the Project Management Office (PMO) in leading projects including, but not limited to task identification, effort and duration estimates, task dependencies and sequencing, critical path analysis, resource assignment and evaluation, conflict and problem resolution

  • Collaborate with various IT Business Partners to prioritize enhancements to the ERP and supporting ancillary systems and interfaces

  • Manage on-going production support of the ERP system and supporting ancillary systems maintaining defined SLA’s

  • Coordinate the assignment of resource to projects, enhancements, and production support.

  • Facilitate and drive process improvement within the IT organization

  • Support compliance needs such as system security

  • Collaborate with other ERP Managers in support of leveraging best practices across ERP systems

  • Mentor and develop a team

  • Manage department OPEX budget as well as support the PMO in the management of project CAPEX budgets

Other Important Details about the Role:

Direction is provided by the immediate supervisor and normally consists of relative priority and timing requirements of the assignment, business process requirements and tradeoffs, assigned resources, security and/or performance requirements, interface and technical requirements. The incumbent will be responsible for coordinating assigned resources to maximize production output and quality, and to develop and implement business systems within the parameters provided and subject to supervisory direction and user acceptance testing and approval. Supervisor is kept informed of progress toward the goal, issues, problems, conflicts and opportunities to help guide the project toward completion. A high level of initiative and self- motivation is necessary to be successful.

The ERP Manager leads activities by coordinating systems integration and end user testing including planning, building, scheduling, facilitating execution, issues resolution, controlling scope, and adjusting to unforeseen issues. The incumbent works with the project team to document, prioritize, and resolve issues to ensure testing deliverables are completed on time.

Implementation of major business systems requires a broad understanding of business problems and the definition and evaluation of alternative solutions. Solutions must consider feasibility and organizational impacts. An implementation plan is developed and maintained. The incumbent should have a sound understanding of the economics of testing to promote quality at a reasonable cost. The system user or customer is fully involved at each stage of implementation to help ensure the accuracy of the solution.

The incumbent is given complex and challenging business problems that can provide opportunities for significant competitive advantage. The ERP Project Manager must perform feasibility and economic analysis to evaluate system alternatives for cost and bottom line impact. Efficiency of the entire business process must be considered throughout the development cycle. Supervisory responsibilities include selection, training, assigning and directing work, appraising performance and coaching for a team of employees.

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

  • Preferred Bachelor’s degree with 6+ years of relevant experience or Associate’s degree with 8+ years of relevant experience or 10+ years of relevant experience

  • Leadership role in an ERP implementation or 3+ years’ experience as a subject matter expert in using an ERP or business system to support a corporate business environment

  • Must be available for U.S. and international travel periodically up to 50-75%

  • Deep understanding of at least one major business process such as quote to cash, procure to pay, record to report, manufacturing and ops, supply & demand

  • Advanced understanding of computer technology as it applied to business processes

  • High level of initiative and self-motivation

  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team

Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Possess These Qualifications:

  • Masters’ degree of Computer Science, Management Information Systems or related

  • Must be able to work effectively with people at all levels, solve personal conflicts, understand and diagnose the causes of change resistance and initiate corrective action

  • Supervisory experience

  • Advanced knowledge of IFS and/or other ERP systems such as SAP

  • Experience in multiple ERP systems

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, including teamwork, facilitation, and negotiation


Valmont offers employees and their families a comprehensive Total Well-being benefit package to ensure their individual and family’s overall wellness needs are met.

Benefits include*:

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance

  • Paid time off

  • Employer paid life insurance

  • Employer paid short-term and long-term disability

  • Retirement plans

  • Dependent care

  • Employee assistance programs

  • Voluntary programs like tobacco cessation, Type 2 diabetes reversal, mortgage services, home & auto insurance, health coaching and more.

Due to the nature of Valmont’s Global Business and Union contracts, not all benefits are the same.

Working Environment and Physical Efforts:

Work is typically performed in an office setting; however, incumbent may be required to go into the production or shipping/receiving areas. 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. The employee is expected to work in a cubicle office environment and utilize proper ergonomic safeguards, such as monitor height and position, keyboard location and height, and proper wrist rests. Environment is fast paced and demanding most of the time. Extensive travel may be required to sites within the U. S. and possible international travel. 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 stand and walk when moving 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 25 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, Inc. is a leading producer and distributor of products and services for the infrastructure and agricultural markets.

Valmont began in 1946 when founder, Robert B. Daugherty, combined his $5,000 savings with a wholehearted belief that business could and should be done better. From those modest beginnings, the company grew into a global leader of engineered products and services for infrastructure, and water-conserving irrigation equipment and solutions for agriculture.

From lighting and traffic structures to guide the way, to communication towers that keep people connected, to utility structures that power homes and businesses, to irrigation equipment and technology that helps grow the world’s food, we are committed to Conserving Resources. Improving Life ® .

Four primary business segments comprise Valmont: Engineered Support Structures; Coatings; Irrigation and Utility Support Structures. We manufacture products in over 80 different facilities spread across 6 continents and do business in over 22 different countries. Valmont is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol (VMI).

We are passionate about our products. We pride ourselves on being people of integrity who excel at delivering results. We pursue opportunities for growth by taking products and processes to new markets, developing new products for existing markets, and continually improving across the company to ensure that Valmont solutions are always the global industry leader.