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As a growing global manufacturing company, we offer employment opportunities for qualified candidates in every area of every division around the world.  Valmont may have a place for you in one of our manufacturing plants or business marketing offices in North or South America, Europe, Asia, Australia or Africa.

We provide competitive compensation and benefits, a performance driven work environment and advancement opportunities.  We are committed to providing a safe and healthy work environment for all our employees, wherever their career with Valmont may take them.

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No matter where in the world you live, Valmont products are part of your life.  They are making the world a better place to live - exactly what Valmont has been doing for more than 60 years.

Passion, Integrity, Continuous Improvement and Delivering Results - that is The Valmont Way

Sales, Inventory, Operations, and Planning Business Analyst

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Located In:  Valley, NE
Date Posted: 
Occupational Category:  00-0000.00
Location:  Valley, NE
Start Date:  2020-07-31
Requisition #:  R9145
Positions Available: 
 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 SIOP (Sales, Inventory & Operations Planning) Business Analyst is accountable for developing and maintaining demand plans, and providing adequate information based on the data to the SIOP team, especially in the areas of Sales and Forecast. Other responsibilities include proactively looking for opportunities to improve 'Forecast Accuracy', 'Service Level', and 'Inventory Turns' for both domestic and International sites.

The SIOP Business Analyst will continue to gain an understanding of the SIOP processes by actively seeking to understand other parts of the organization and will help 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-added areas that require focus toward service optimization and overall continuous improvement (increasing efficiency and reducing costs).

Essential Functions:

  • Develops and communicates future item level demand plans that drive supply chain planning processes
  • Works with all International Sites in developing forecasts for their market & upload it into corresponding ERP systems
  • Maintains planning bill structures with accurate data
  • Performs appropriate statistical analysis using shipment, consumption, and other sources of data
  • Assists in building New Product Forecast Models
  • Consolidates forecast information from all international sites
  • Manages the forecasting update process, typically done on a monthly basis
  • Manage related KPI's (Key Performance Indicators) to measure, control and benchmark SIOP processes including Forecast Accuracies and Sales trends.
  • Identify and implement system and process improvements within the SIOP to enable overall improvement of the processes.
  • Work closely with supply chain, sales operations, and operations to provide efficient communication to support production needs
  • Conduct analysis to quantify the financial and operational impact of strategic SIOP decisions.
  • 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 SIOP performance
  • Provide analytical support for projects, new business opportunities, and proposals

Other Important Details about the Role:

  • This individual contributor position reports to the Global Analytics Manager and has no direct reports
  • The role requires up to 10% domestic travel, including overnight stays
  • This role requires occasional calls/communication with international sites outside of typical work hours

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

  • Bachelor's Degree with 1-3+ years relevant experience OR Associates Degree with 4+ years relevant experience OR 6+ years of relevant experience
  • Proven data management skills with the ability to create a story and vision with data.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook and SQL

Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Possess These Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in MIS, Business Management or a related discipline 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 material requirements planning (MRP) is preferred
  • APICS CPIM or CSCP is a plus

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.

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Applications accepted through August 30, 2020


Build Your World

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If you need an accommodation due to a disability to use our online system to apply for a position at Valmont, call us at 402-963-1166 or send us an email at

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Making the World a Better Place to Live

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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