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Valmont Industries, Inc. Senior Logistics Operations Manager 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 Senior Logistics Operations Manager is responsible for managing a corporate support team responsible for executing the route guide to ensure efficient and timely transportation services, both domestic inbound and outbound. Incumbent is responsible for identifying and developing industry leading logistics systems and practices. The Senior Logistics Operations Manager is required to operate within a matrix managed organization and is required to influence and negotiate with other parts of the business to adopt and support logistics recommendations. The Senior Logistics Operations Manager interacts with Division and Business Unit staff including, Sales, Marketing, Customer Service, Accounting, Operations, Shipping and Receiving departments, and with carrier management and transportation specialists coordinators. The Senior Logistics Operations Manager must keep abreast of changes and trends within the transportation industry, available capacity, business practices, etc., as well as with federal, state and local laws and regulations. With the changing nature of the global footprint, new sourcing, manufacturing plants as well as customer locations it will be necessary to operate in a continuous improvement environment and review all regional logistics operations on an on-going basis and potentially create new logistics models that are fit for purpose and support the organization’s growth aspirations.

Essential Functions:

  • This position reports to the Senior Director of Logistics

  • This role requires up to 15% domestic travel, including overnight stays

  • Leads and manages the inbound and outbound operations logistics team based in Valley, Nebraska that provides cost effective, efficient and timely transportation services in support of the business

  • Recruit, train, lead and manage an effective team of logistics coordinators and administrators

  • Develop and maintain relationships with transportation providers

  • Supports the implementation, updating and successful use of systems intended to support the operational, efficient and timely transportation services, including The Mercury Gate Transportation Management System

  • Provide operational leadership for the business’s distribution operations in order to meet/exceed the business’s demanding customer fulfillment requirements and cost objectives

  • Ensure the efficient management of shipments, and paperwork associated with the movement, loading, and deliveries for all Valmont Divisions represented by the centralized logistics team

  • Initiate and maintains sufficient carrier contacts and communication to carry out objectives

  • Adhere to and follow established transportation policies, procedures, and objectives

  • Develop, maintain and analyze data related to KPI’s to ensure sufficient team and carrier performance

  • Monitor and report on general trends in the transportation industry, and make and implement recommendations on how to react to changes

  • Assist with investigations to verify and resolve customer or shipper complaints

Other Important Details about the Role:

  • Be available to accept a variety of duties, as time permits, ranging from special projects as directed by business units, to filling in during short absences of key position personnel

  • Assist with the coordination of domestic orders with shipping, marketing, and carriers for a timely delivery and to be cost effective

  • Assist with the coordination of customer service activities necessary to price, quote, schedule, manufacture, and ship at acceptable margins

  • Assist with daily communication with customers, sites and others, coordinating delivery appointments with carriers, to meet company deadlines

  • Assist with the coordination of all truckload shipments from the Valley location

  • Assist with the coordination of all truckload shipments to/from the sites assigned to the centralized logistics team

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

  • Preferred Bachelors with 6+ years relevant experience or Associates Degree with 8+ years relevant experience or 10+ years of relevant experience

  • Five years of experience in a manufacturing/distribution setting in Logistics, Supply Chain, Sales, or Customer Service

  • Supervisory or Management experience

  • Production control/supply chain management experience in manufacturing environment

  • Strong working knowledge of TMS and MRP/ERP Systems

  • Strong understanding of local, state, and federal transportation regulations

  • Advanced problem solving skills, with attention to detail

  • Detail oriented with the ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment with a focus on accuracy, follow through, and communication

  • Ability to quote logistics moves in a cost-effective and time critical manner utilizing technology available

  • Ability to analyze data in order to drive efficient operational impacts

  • Excellent planning and organizational skills exhibited under tight deadlines with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously

  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Outlook.

  • Positive, professional demeanor in all interaction with colleagues, carriers, customers and vendors

  • Knowledge and experience necessary to assist with all operational aspects of logistics process

  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills

  • Ability to work with people in a professional and respectful manner to address issues in a constructive way

Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Possess These Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Logistics/Supply Chain management

  • TMS Software experience

  • APICS certification

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. Incumbent may be asked to visit and work in manufacturing and shipping environments. When in these areas, incumbent will be required to wear any necessary PPE as required by site policy. Travel may be required up to 15% (domestic). 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.

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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.

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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.

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