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Associate Aftermarket Product Support Specialist

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Located In:  Valley, NE
Date Posted: 
Occupational Category:  00-0000.00
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Location:  Valley, NE
Start Date:  2018-07-15
Requisition #:  R3826
Positions Available: 
Department: 
 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 position reports directly to the Senior Director of Global Aftermarket Sales and is responsible for supporting the aftermarket needs of Valmont Irrigation's network of dealers. The main focus is technical support and price quotes for Valley aftermarket parts. This includes the number one priority of fast and accurate dealer/customer technical support, premier customer service, establishing pricing in conjunction with the Aftermarket Analyst and Aftermarket Sales Manager, supporting marketing activities focused on growing the overall parts of the business at the rate defined in the annual operating plan and supporting product development activities in conjunction with the product managers that care for filling aftermarket product needs. At specific times, this position also helps support technical issues arising in new product development, promotional programs, product profitability, advertising, sales and operations planning, international new product technical requests, and internal and external communications. The incumbent supports in-house personnel including the order management group, equipment sales, technical service, accounting, engineering, product application, water application and marketing communications.   

Essential Functions:

  • Provides input to the Director of Global Aftermarket Sales regarding strategies/activities to promote annual growth
  • Assist in special projects as required or requested by Director of Global Aftermarket Sales
  • Coordinates with the Director of Global Aftermarket Sales and the Irrigation Marketing dept. in the development of Aftermarket Marketing Programs that will create the necessary stimulus to ensure market share and profitability
  • Assists the Director of Global Aftermarket Sales in the development and implementation of a yearly marketing plan for Aftermarket Sales
  • Coordinates all marketing programs and technical communication issued from the factory with the aftermarket distribution centers
  • Provides input into developing sales strategies to promote awareness of current and new products to increase parts sales
  • Provides price quotations to dealers
  • Analyzes engineering change notices to determine parts requirements / pricing. Changes are to be communicated to the dealers
  • Promotes and educates dealers with respect to the Valley parts product line
  • Provides input for pre-season stocking programs for dealers that increases sales volume and offers higher customer satisfaction
  • Conducts presentations and training concerning aftermarket products and solutions
  • This position reports into the Senior Director of Global Aftermarket Sales and has no direct reports and no indirect reports.
  • This role requires up to 10% travel in the United States and Canada, including overnight stays.

Other Important Details about the Role:

  • Organization of meetings and tours for visitors
  • Inform the Valley aftermarket team and DC managers of any market developments
  • Help identify employee / distribution center training needs
  • Coordinated various marketing activities with the Aftermarket Analyst and/or Marketing Communications Manager
  • Provide input and information to create a program/marketing material to support aftermarket sales
  • Attend ECN meetings done by Engineering
  • Maintains an analysis of Valley parts compared to competitor's parts
  • Searches the market for new part product ideas that would contribute to the overall growth of aftermarket sales
  • Supports the internal sales force on product training, collateral requirements, technical support, market analysis and trends

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

  • High School diploma and 4+ years of work/educational experience or Associate's Degree
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English in both oral and written conversation
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment, building relationships with all levels of employees, Valley dealer personnel and end-user customers
  • Ability to work quickly and efficiently with Valmont employees, dealers and end customers
  • Ability to organize and manage multiple, simultaneous priorities and meet aggressive deadlines
  • Creativity, individual energy and entrepreneurial character
  • Attention to detail and accuracy while working in a fast-paced environment with multiple deadlines
  • Knowledge of the material, costs, techniques and processes used within the Aftermarket Sales area
  • Judgment and decision making skills while comparing relative cost and benefit potential
  • Deductive reasoning ability to formulate answers to specific questions that make sense

Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Possess These Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Knowledge of customer service functions and shipping procedures
  • Strong leadership, problem solving and planning skills

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.  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 30 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.  The position does require the incumbent to have a valid US driver's license and be able to travel by plane as required by the job.

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.

Applications accepted through August 14, 2018

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Valmont is recognized throughout the world as an industry leader in engineered products and services for infrastructure and water-conserving agricultural irrigation equipment.  We design, manufacture and sell irrigation equipment; lighting, utility and communications poles, towers and structures; and fabricated industrial products.  We also provide custom coatings services.

Coatings. Valmont is a leading provider of metal coating services.  Our finishes, which include galvanizing, painting and anodizing, protect metal products around the world from corrosion.

Irrigation. As the pioneering leader and the world's largest manufacturer of mechanized irrigation equipment, Valmont hopes to feed the world and conserve fresh water resources.

Structures. Valmont's quality engineered structures for lighting and traffic, wireless communication, highway safety and access systems provide safety and order for customers around the world.

Tubing and Other Industrial Operations. Valmont specializes in additional industrial operations that include: custom steel tubing for a variety of industries; forged steel grinding media for the mining industry; electrolytic manganese dioxide for disposable batteries; and the distribution of industrial fasteners.

Utility. Utility relies on Valmont's substation structures and steel, spun concrete and hybrid transmission and distribution poles to bring power to customers in North America and emerging global markets.

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