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Traffic Coordinator

Valmont Industries, Inc. Elkhart, IN
3403 Charlotte Ave Elkhart Indiana 46517-1150

Why Valmont

Weâ??re Here to Move the World Forward.

Valmont impacts millions of people around the world every day, yet they might not realize the many ways. Our technology is helping feed the growing population, supplying the world with more reliable energy and access to renewables, enhancing connectivity in remote and urban locations to create a sustainable future and so much more. Simply put, Valmont is advancing agricultural productivity and reimagining vital infrastructure to make life better.


Join a Fortune 1000 company that respects hard work, honors diversity and invests in our employees as we focus on creating the world of tomorrow, today. We are the modern workforce. Are you ready to move the world forward? Apply now.

This is an individual contributor position responsible for coordinating freight requirements for products that is cost effective and least susceptible to damage. This includes managing all truck shipments, shipper, and carrier communication. This individual works closely with the shipping and manufacturing departments to accomplish customer needs.

Essential Functions:

�    This position reports into the Production Supervisor.

�    Responsible for coordinating the routing of inbound and outbound freight to ensure on-time shipments.

�    Manages all truck shipments, shipper, and carrier communication.

�    Utilizes rates, delivery terms, freight rates, and classifications with carriers as negotiated. Negotiates with freight carriers where possible to minimize freight costs.

�    Monitors the flow of materials and resources through the process to ensure on-time delivery.

�    Assists customer service in coordinating customer requests, forwarding any additional information as is necessary so that all requests are satisfied.

�    Reviews customer orders and production schedules and works closely with the team to coordinate the most cost effective and timely truckload shipments.

�    Calculates truckload capacities, such as number of truckloads an order will take, how many poles will fit on a truck, etc.

�    Provides high quality service to internal and external stakeholders with an emphasis on problem solving and team building.

�    Recommends and implements ways to improve scheduling processes and techniques.

�    Other duties/responsibilities as required and/or assigned.

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

�    Associates Degree with three (3) + years of experience or five (5)+ years of relevant experience.

â?¢Â Â   Three (3)+ yearsâ?? experience in supply chain or operations management.

�    Basic knowledge of traffic and freight laws.

�    Experience using a Traffic Management System (TMS).

�    A proven ability to proactively address situations before they become problems.

�    Attention to detail.

�    Ability to work positively as a part of a team.

�    Demonstrated strengths in interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to adapt to the audience and professionally communicate with a variety of people.

�    Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.

Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Posses These Qualifications:

â?¢Â Â   Bachelorâ??s degree in supply chain and/or a related field.

�    Experience using an ERP or MRP system.

�    Flatbed freight experience.

�    A proven ability to implement and sustain lean manufacturing principles.

�    Must be a person of passion and integrity who has the drive to excel and deliver exceptional results.

Working Environment and Physical Efforts:

Work is typically performed in an office setting, with occasional visits to manufacturing settings. 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 and visit manufacturing facilities.  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. When in the production facility, the employee will be required to wear close-toed shoes, safety glasses and hearing protection.

Valmont offers employees and their families a comprehensive Total Well-being benefit package to ensure their individual and familyâ??s overall wellness needs are met.

Benefits include*:

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Employer paid life insurance
  • Employer paid short-term and long-term disability
  • Retirement plans
  • Dependent care
  • Employee assistance programs
  • Voluntary programs like tobacco cessation, Type 2 diabetes reversal, mortgage services, home & auto insurance, health coaching and more.


*Due to the nature of Valmontâ??s Global Business and Union contracts, not all benefits are the same

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 email

Date Posted March 2, 2023
Date Closes April 1, 2023
Requisition R17640
Located In Elkhart, IN
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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