Associate Water Application Specialist

Valmont Industries - Omaha, NE (30+ days ago)3.5


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.

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