Business Analyst

Valmont Industries, Inc.

15000 Valmont Plaza Omaha Nebraska 68154

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:

The Business Analyst is responsible for gathering, analyzing and interpreting quantitative sales data and qualitative customer feedback in order to propose recommendations for product offerings within the Irrigation segment. The person in this role with work closely with various cross functional teams to develop, analyze, and optimize pricing strategies along all business areas with the Irrigation segment. This role will also be responsible for working with Valmont Data Analytics, IT teams, and worldwide teams to systemize data collection, data usage, and data visualization for key reports. The position is responsible for the monitoring and reporting of SG&A expenses coordinating with department managers in reviewing the information.

Essential Functions:

  • Works closely with commercial teams to model pricing scenarios and related profitability and cost savings opportunities across business units; communicates findings and recommendations to management in a clear, concise manner for informational and decision-making purposes
  • Partners with others to develop profitability measurements by customer, customer segment and product line to optimize prioritization of segment resources; and takes a lead role in gathering, measuring and reporting this data
  • Gathers and interprets quantitative data and qualitative feedback in order to perform strategic analyses and provide recommendations for optimizing pricing guidance to management for profitability maximization
  • Leads data refinement and improvement initiatives; supports the development of the data warehouse in building business information
  • Assesses market opportunities and revenue/margin potential for all product lines in various market segments
  • Develops and presents educational pricing strategy/development/framework presentations to enhance knowledge and focus on importance of pricing support throughout the segment
  • Collects financial performance targets for sales and commissioned incentive plans on monthly, quarterly and year-end basis
  • Coordinates, consolidates and analyzes business unit Annual Operating Plan and coordinates the administrative budgets
  • Prepares accurate, timely financial reports that compare and analyze current results with budgeted results and future forecasts
  • Tracks key global cost drivers and analyze actual prices vs. indices and industry benchmarks (steel, transportation, etc.)
  • Analyzes data to identify trends and improvement ideas for the business units
  • Maintain appropriate professional competencies, certifications, licenses, etc., necessary to perform job
  • This position reports into the VP and Group Controller and has no direct or indirect reports

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

  • Preferred Bachelor's Degree in Business, Data Analytics, or Finance with 5+ years relevant experience or Associate's Degree with 7+ years of relevant experience or 9+ years of relevant experience
  • High business acumen, creativity and analytical thinking and with proficiency in data visualization and dashboard skills including experience with Power BI.
  • Experience with manufacturing ERP systems
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities, work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Highly motivated and self-directed worker with the ability to work independently within the context of a matrix organization
  • Ability to manage objectives in a multinational team environment, overcoming communication and cultural barriers to achieve business goals
  • High proficiency in all Microsoft Office applications with advanced Excel and PowerPoint skills

Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Possess These Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree or MBA
  • Two years of experience in a manufacturing environment with an annual revenue base of $100M or greater
  • Strong process improvement background and credentials including Six Sigma
  • International business experience
  • Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed.
  • Ethics - Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.
  • Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.
  • Project Management - Develops project plans; Coordinates projects; Communicates changes and progress; Completes projects on time and budget; Manages project team activities.
  • Business Acumen - Understands implications of decisions; Displays orientation to profitability; Demonstrates knowledge of market and competition; Aligns work with strategic goals.
  • Technical Skills - Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.
  • Strategic Thinking - Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals; Understands organization's strengths and weaknesses; Analyzes market and competition; Identifies external threats and opportunities, Adapts strategy to changing conditions.

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. Domestic and international travel requirements up to 20% for this position that require overnight stays. 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.

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Job ID: 8956

Posted 18 days ago

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