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Associate Water Application Specialist

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Located In:  Omaha, NE
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Occupational Category:  00-0000.00
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Location:  Omaha, NE
Start Date:  2018-12-17
Requisition #:  R4280
Positions Available: 
Department: 
 One Valmont Plaza Omaha Nebraska 68154-5215

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.

Brief Summary of This Position:

This position reports directly to the Senior Director of Global Aftermarket Sales and assists in the execution of proper design, education and water application methods and procedures as well as the management of orders for water application products. With the goal of enhancing the sale of water application products, the incumbent supports internal personnel, domestic, international, and North American dealers in relation to the application of Valmont-supplied water application products. The incumbent designs, quotes, schedules, monitors accuracy and follows through on any Valmont sprinkler sales order. The Associate Water Application Aftermarket Specialist strives to meet individual customer/dealer needs while retaining the highest level of product excellence. Terrain, soil, climate, and water information is collected from the growers by dealers and this is used to coach dealers in designing the appropriate sprinkler package for the field. The Associate Water Application Aftermarket Specialist ensures that all sprinkler package sales orders are processed correctly assisting both the Order Mangers and Sales department as needed. The employee is continually communicating with the dealers and growers as well as the internal Engineers, Territory, Order, and Product Mangers regarding aspects of sprinkler package design, development, pricing, invoicing, delivery, training, service and warranties. The incumbent provides all water application technical support needed for Valmont's distribution centers which are vital to the growth of these U.S. locations.

Essential Functions:

  • Assist dealers and internal personnel in the use of the VChart sprinkler program via phone, email, or online applications
  • Ensures that all sprinkler package sales orders are processed correctly assisting both the Order Mangers and Sales department as needed
  • Promptly respond to all phone calls and emails from external and internal customers regarding water application and sprinkler related requests
  • Accept, review, schedule and execute all Valmont aftermarket sprinkler sales order not submitted by the dealers through V2O
  • Provide order status and availability of Valmont sprinkler parts sales for Valmont's dealer distribution network
  • Advise Valley dealers of needed information relevant to both current and past Valley sprinkler products
  • Use Valmont application systems VParts, and VChart to submit sprinkler parts and sprinkler package orders and route them appropriately
  • Resolve requests for shortages or errors in shipments within the assigned product area
  • Maintain appropriate professional competencies, certifications, licenses, etc., necessary to perform job
  • Communicate regularly with the dealers and growers as well as the internal Engineers, Territory, Order, and Product Mangers regarding aspects of sprinkler package design, development, pricing, invoicing, delivery, training, service and warranties
  • Prepare and conduct educational programs for growers, dealers and other stakeholders concerning Valmont sprinkler products and their application
  • Identify issues and potential solutions to improve Valmont's sprinkler business
  • Create Water Works Bulletins to inform Valley dealers and internal personnel of new sprinkler and water application products and changes to the Valley sprinkler product line.
  • Develop information for improving the skills of dealership sales personnel
  • Develop promotional material to help drive dealer growth and sales
  • Identify changes to the VChart sprinkler program and setting priorities to the ones that need to be dealt with first
  • 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:

  • Participate as a team member in yearly Valmont growth initiatives
  • Create and maintains information that can be used in Webinars or Valley University training modules
  • Run the CPED report program used to validate sprinkler package designs purchased by end users with funds from the federal EQIP cost share program, communicating sprinkler package and water application design concepts to federal agency personnel in the EQIP cost share program upon request

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

  • 5+ years of relevant work experience or Associate's Degree with 3+ years of experience
  • Knowledge regarding soil/water principles, sprinkler knowledge, application of sprinkler products as well as design characteristics of a sprinkler package
  • Knowledge of the use of V-Chart and current on all water application devices used in the industry
  • The ability to work with minimal supervision, using sound judgment in solving unique problems
  • The ability to maintain professional business relationships with dealers, growers and other stakeholders
  • Excellent communication, organizational, analytical and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English in both oral and written conversation
  • A valid U.S. driver's license
  • The ability to travel domestically up to 10% of the year
  • The ability to gather appropriate information concerning field terrain, soil types, water source, water delivery methods, crops grown and irrigation management methods
  • A strong working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • The ability to influence and motivate both internal and external individuals, handling delicate customer - dealer relations
  • Customer service experience
  • Passion and integrity with the drive to excel and deliver exceptional results
  • Ability to work quickly and efficiently with Valmont employees, dealers and end customers
  • Attention to detail and accuracy while working in a fast-paced environment with multiple deadlines

Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Possess These Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • CID (Certified Irrigation Designer) accreditation
  • Professional work experience with sprinklers, center pivots, linears or other types of  water application
  • A strong working knowledge of water hydraulic principles associated with sprinkler packages
  • Work experience with dealer or dealership organizations
  • Agri-business related work experience

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 January 16, 2019

EOE M/F/D/V

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Valmont is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities in the employment application process.

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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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