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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.

Valmont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and we recognize that diversity brings benefits to the company – ways of thinking and approaches to decision making that can make us more successful.  We value the differences among individuals and welcome diversity within our workplace.  Each Valmont manager ensures that all applicants and employees are afforded an equal opportunity in employment.  We support and obey laws that prohibit discrimination everywhere we do business.  Our policy prohibits discrimination on any basis prohibited by law, including race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected under law.

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

General Manager

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Located In:  Bartow, FL
Date Posted: 
Occupational Category:  00-0000.00
Location:  Bartow, FL
Start Date:  2020-10-15
Requisition #:  R9531
Positions Available: 
 4131 Hwy 17 South Bartow Florida 33830-7567

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.


This position has full Profit/Loss (P/L) responsibility for the site. The incumbent is responsible for all the physical and human resources within that group, strategic development, planning, execution and tactical direction, marketing and sales, budgeting and capital utilization, business expansion and new construction. Manages through delegating authority to key functional area employees.


The position of General Manager (GM) oversees all operations at the site and reports directly to the Director of Concrete. The GM directs and coordinates activities of the organization to obtain optimum efficiency and economy of operations and maximize profits.

The GM autonomously manages operations giving guidance and direction to all key functional area managers and supervisors in areas of staffing, asset and inventory management. The GM works with Sales to provide capacity constraint and pricing information. The GM supports the Director of Concrete with special projects or assignments, as requested.

The GM is responsible for the operating performance, material control and manufacturing functions including the full range of activities and processes, employee safety, purchasing, production planning, scheduling, dispatching, receiving, shipping, logistics, material handling, inventory control, stores. Additionally, works with Quality Assurance, Operational Excellence, Legal Department and Engineering employees on a regular basis and is responsible for the site's overall quality and operational excellence as well as prioritizing site engineering tasks. The GM is responsible to ensure a lean manufacturing environment including standardized operating procedures, continuous improvements and delivery of improved business results.

The GM must seek to standardize/optimize operations and procedures, so that best practice operations are easily transferable to other Concrete sites, new acquisitions, spin-offs and organic growth. The incumbent is challenged to look for areas within the Division to improve revenues and efficiencies and transfer effective management practices that help meet Valmont business objectives, including the development of new applications, technological innovations and business expansion focus.


Ensure business unit goals are met by working with the Commercial Department establishing sales and manufacturing goals, standardizing procedures and practices and ensuring that department heads are accountable to achieve these results.

Promote organization in industry, manufacturing or trade associations. Demonstrate a commitment to the Valmont Safety Mission Statement and Corporate Safety's "Safety by Objectives (SBO's)" process by performing the following:

Providing support and resources to complete 100% of the site SBO plan.

Participating in quarterly review of SBO plan.

Conducting annual safety performance review of site facilities and management team.

Following Leader Standard Work including conducting site safety audits annually.

Assuring the site management team completes annual supervisor safety performance evaluations and provides feedback to the supervisor team.

Participating in quarterly safety/workers compensation claim reviews.

Lead the site's effort to be the innovative market leader by driving unsurpassed services and applications into production areas in order to meet the needs and to exceed the expectations of the customer. Participate in sales and customer contact and follow-up both proactively, as necessary.

4. Ensure the site's effective operations by monitoring results, comparing actual performance to established standards and taking appropriate action to forestall or correct problem situations revealed through operating results. Rolling out lean manufacturing principles, standard work, problem resolution strategies and basically engaging the workforce in day-to-day continuous improvement activities. Conduct continuous cost reduction programs throughout the organization and trains all employees to participate in continuous improvement efforts.

5. Ensure the profitability of the site by directing and monitoring activities to achieve satisfactory operation and growth performance as measured in terms of return on investment, profit margins, manufacturing and labor costs and increased sales volume.

6. Ensure the sound financial position of the site by overseeing the development of annual operating budgets of costs and expenses and collaborate in the development and presentation of strategic plans, long range plans and annual operating plans. Direct and coordinate promotion of services performed to develop new markets, increase share of market and obtain competitive position in industry.

7. Ensure a safe working environment by overseeing and directing appropriate action on all matters related to personal health and safety of employees and of the environment so that all safety and environmental regulations are met or exceeded.

8. Ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations issued by local, state and federal regulatory agencies in all areas to include employment, wage per hour, affirmative action, etc.

9. Oversee physical condition of facility and direct maintenance through a systematic program of repairs or through initiation of fixed capital requests when this action is economic or appropriate.

10. Develop and maintain human capital capable of achieving objectives through appropriate structuring, staffing, developing, appraising and rewarding. Develop key employee talents necessary to obtain short- and long-range goals by effective direction, counseling, and training. Develop plan to reduce turnover and retain employees.


The primary working conditions for this position is either office or production area environments. When in the office, the incumbent can expect a temperature regulated environment and to be working in a primarily sitting position using office equipment. When in the production area, the incumbent will be exposed to dirt/dust, grease, fumes, noise, cold, heat, and potentially windy conditions. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as hard hat, safety glasses, hearing protection and steel-toed boots are required.


This position requires the incumbent to have a Bachelor's Degree in Business, Engineering, Operations Management or some other degree relevant to business and a minimum of 10 years of proven leadership performance (progressive positions of responsibility) in the oversight and direction of a multi-unit or multi-department organization; or a comparable combination of education and experience.

The incumbent must have the ability to understand, oversee and direct the utilization of sophisticated financial analysis and models in the evaluation of current and potential business units, products and markets. A clear understanding of regulatory, societal (community) and economic drivers and their impact on the business unit is a must.

The incumbent must have the ability to read, analyze and interpret technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents; and the ability to respond to inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. The incumbent must have the ability to articulate well at all levels of the organization, write speeches and presentation materials and effectively present information.

The incumbent must have the ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw timely/valid conclusions. The incumbent must also have the ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

The incumbent must have excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills and work well with others. The incumbent must have a strong working knowledge of Microsoft Suite products (Excel, Word, Power Point, Outlook). A good understanding of accounting software appropriate to the business is desirable.

The incumbent must practice and ensure employees practice and outwardly project positively Valmont's core values and follows Valmont's Code of Business Conduct principles.

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 November 14, 2020


Build Your World

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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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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