Valmont Industries, Inc. Supply Chain Process Improvement Analyst in Valley, Nebraska
28800 Ida St Valley Nebraska 68064-8016
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 Supply Chain Process Improvement Analyst is accountable for meeting goals and objectives in order to maintain the company’s growth rate, while leading process improvements in the Supply Chain Purchasing department, i.e. automate processes, KPI and dashboard reporting. Other responsibilities include procurement of assigned items, planning, coordinating and reviewing activities related to an assigned divisional commodity, and inventory management with the overall goal of satisfying customer requirements.
The Supply Chain Process Improvement Analyst will continue to gain an understanding of the complete supply chain by actively seeking to understand other parts of the organization and will make decisions for the greater good of the organization to ensure increased throughput, lower operating expenses, and higher customer satisfaction. This position will utilize their business knowledge and acumen to independently determine value-add areas that require focus toward service optimization and overall continuous improvement (increasing efficiency and reducing costs). The position is also responsible for developing and maximizing relationships throughout the entire supply chain.
Manage related KPI’s (Key Performance Indicators) to measure, control and benchmark procurement processes including cost tracing and PPV analysis
Identify and implement system and process improvements within the supply chain to enable overall business process improvement
Analyze inventory levels and product demand to ensure product availability and inventory of optimum age and quality
Ownership and management of purchase orders to maintain optimum inventory levels and meet supplier lead times
Work closely with vendors, sales operations, supply chain, and operations to ensure timely delivery of quality products and provide efficient communication to support production needs
Conduct analysis to quantify the financial and operational impact of strategic supply chain decisions and modeling of flows, inventory levels, distribution, and transportation to ensure continuous improvement
Proactively manage on-time performance inventory, quality with vendors
Develop and maintain the supplier scorecards
Maintain material price lists and document/communicate adjustments
Negotiate the lowest possible cost for the commodity balanced against the optimum quality and service level
Assist with the development & implementation of process changes and improvements within the department
Develop relationships with internal and external business partners by responding to questions and concerns, developing and analyzing a variety of reports, and assisting with integrating operations
Communicate to gather clear requirements and work toward fully understanding system constraints
Support stakeholders through detailed analysis and metrics development/maintenance dashboards to track KPI’s and report on supply chain performance
Provide analytical support for projects, new business opportunities, and proposals
Evaluate supplier performance according to KPI goals
Other Important Details about the Role:
This individual contributor position reports to the Director, Global Supply Chain and has no direct reports
The role requires up to 10% domestic travel, including overnight stays
Required Qualifications of Every Candidate (Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Bachelor’s Degree with 1-3 years of relevant experience OR Associate’s Degree with 4+ years of relevant experience OR 6+ years of relevant work experience
Familiar with logistics and production planning concepts
Buying and Purchasing abilities with general understanding of contracts and pricing
Strong data management abilities
Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Outlook
Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Possess These Qualifications:
A Bachelor’s degree in Business, Supply Chain Management, or a related discipline is preferred
Professional work experience with contract management and negotiations is preferred
Demonstrated experience in sales, operations, operations planning, master scheduling, production planning, inventory control or production control within an MRP/ERP environment is preferred
Professional work experience with inventory and current production activity control techniques and applications, development and use of data query, and product produced is preferred
Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of Lean theory management and material requirements planning (MRP) is preferred
Apics’ (C.P.I.M.) Certified Purchasing Manager or Certified Professional in Inventory Mgmt. Certification a plus
Six months of experience in a production/manufacturing environment or material control role
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 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.