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Logistics Operations Specialist at Valmont Industries in Valley, Nebraska

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

Job Description:

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:

Logistics Operations Specialists are critical to maintaining the highest levels of transportation service to our customers. This is an individual contributor role that manages daily business objectives including intake and execution of transportation orders, assessment of shipping requirements, scheduling, and tracking of shipments. This position interacts directly with our manufacturing site staff, suppliers and customers to assist in preventing, troubleshooting and resolving transportation issues.

Essential Functions:

  • This position reports into the Senior Manager Logistics and has no direct reports
  • Execute day-to-day transportation needs, including scheduling, tracking and tracing shipments, and communicating status updates with the broader team
  • Provide consistent and exceptional service levels to contracted carriers and internal customers.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the technology platforms utilized
  • Build strong relationships with customers, carriers and internal partners
  • Assemble paperwork and supporting documents such as packing lists, customs documentation for drivers/carriers
  • Follow-up with carriers, customers, customer service, shipping, operations, and accounting to get pick-up delivery info, contact info, delivery requirements, product readiness, and other information

Other Important Details about the Role:

  • Communicate with the expectation of maintaining solid customer and carrier relationships by handling their questions and concerns with speed and professionalism
  • Understand and adhere to our customer's dynamics, service expectations, goals, and initiatives as they relate to improving value for the customer and Valmont
  • Generate and maintain up-to-date and accurate records and shipment documentation
  • Partner with carrier coordinator team to generate BOL's
  • Report generation from TMS, and occasional review and audit of reports
  • Collaborate with other departments across Valmont to track shipments and resolve any discrepancies
  • Additional duties/responsibilities as needed

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

  • High School diploma and 4+ years of work/educational experience or Associates Degree
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; clear, effective communication with carriers, vendors, and internal members of the organization is critical
  • High attention to detail, ability to thrive under deadlines and work in a team environment, while also delivering independent results
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written
  • Candidate must demonstrate integrity and dedication and have a positive work attitude and strong work ethic
  • Strong prioritization skills, multi-tasking skills, and works with a sense of urgency
  • Proficient in Internet navigation, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook

Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Possess These Qualifications:

  • Associates degree in business, transportation or logistics, or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum of 1 year experience in logistics functions with an emphasis on customer service
  • Driven, enthusiastic, and highly motivated
  • Ability to build strong relationships
  • Experience working with a Transportation Management System (TMS)

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.

If you have a disability and require any assistance in filling out the application for employment, call (402) 963-1115 or email