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Logistics Coordinator

Valmont Industries, Inc. Valley, NE
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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.

A Brief Summary of This Position:

This individual contributor position is responsible for all the planning of logistics, management of carrier equipment associated with transportation activity for Shared Services Logistics.  This position works in a team setting with the other coordinators and is responsible for assisting with the daily duties of shipments for Valmont Industries. This includes the process of assigning and releasing trailers, and assistance for responsibility of inbound shipments, rail shipments, and communication with carriers, customers, dealers, and Valmont personnel.  Incumbent will also be responsible for execution of the route guide established by the transportation procurement team.  To be aware of the DOT Compliance programs to assure accountability, safety, and compliance with the rules of the U.S. Department of Transportation â?? Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and must be available for special assignments as directed by the Senior Logistics Operations Manager.

Essential Functions:

  • This position reports to the Senior Logistics Operations Manager and has no direct reports
  • Some domestic travel may be required with possible overnight stays
  • Secures spot quotations as necessary; manage shipment execution, loading, and deliveries for Pole, Communication Tower, T-Pole, Tubing, Irrigation or LTL shipments
  • Efficiently utilizes TMS capabilities such as MOJO and shipment process execution
  • Coordinates orders with shipping, marketing, and carriers for a timely and cost-effective delivery
  • Coordinates the customer service activities necessary to schedule and ship at acceptable margins
  • Demonstrates the ability to accept a variety of duties, as time permits, ranging from special projects as directed by business units, to filling in during short absences of key position personnel
  • Effectively communicates with customers and dealers, coordinating delivery appointments with carriers, to meet company deadlines
  • Coordinates the shipment of all truckload shipments from multiple locations
  • Initiates and maintains sufficient carrier contacts and communication to carry out objectives
  • Adheres to and follows established transportation policies, procedures, and objectives
  • Reviews reports as required to support business or customer needs

Other Important Details about the Role:

  • Assists Freight Specialists as needed in the Coordination of freight auditing and payment of all invoices for locations where applicable
  • Works with freight rating and coordinating software, Transportation Management System (TMS)
  • Works with on-staff DOT Safety Manager to be aware of Valmontâ??s DOT Compliance.  Demonstrates a thorough knowledge of DOT Compliance and Safety Requirements of the U.S. Department of Transportation â?? Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
  • Demonstrates excellent communication to interface with internal Valmont departments, as well as outside carriers, dealers, contractors, vendors, and customers

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

  • Preferred Bachelors with 3+ years of experience in a manufacturing/distribution setting in Logistics, Supply Chain, Sales or Customer Service; or Associates Degree with 5+ years relevant experience; or 7+ years of relevant experience
  • Detail oriented with the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment with a focus on accuracy, follow through, and communication
  • Ability to quote logistics moves in a cost-effective and time critical manner utilizing technology available
  • Ability to analyze data to effectively suggest adjustments to the route guide effectiveness
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills exhibited under tight deadlines with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Must be proficient in Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Internet Explorer
  • The knowledge and experience necessary to assist with all aspects of logistics process
  • Positive, professional demeanor in all interaction with colleagues, carriers, customers, and vendors
  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills to communicate with all levels of the workforce and management clearly and concisely
  • Ability to work with people in a professional and respectful manner, address issues in a constructive way, and speak with confidence in areas related to logistics

Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Possess These Qualifications:

  • Bachelorâ??s Degree in related field.

Benefits:
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.

Working Environment and Physical Efforts:

Incumbent must be able to work in an office setting.  This position may require the incumbent to work outside during all seasons of the year, in various manufacturing and storage areas, as well as office environments.  As a result, the position may require walking, standing, lifting, and stooping. While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent is regularly required to reach with hands and arms. Minimal travel may be required within domestic U.S. Incumbent must utilize proper ergonomic safeguards such as monitor height and positions, keyboard location and height and proper wrists rests. The incumbent is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; stoop, kneel, or crouch; talk, hear, taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and ability to adjust focus.

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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 EEOCompliance@Valmont.com.



Date Posted August 18, 2022
Date Closes September 17, 2022
Requisition R14734
Located In Valley, NE
SOC Category 00-0000.00
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