General Manager in Mendota Heights, MN at Valmont Careers

Date Posted: 2/13/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

2411 Pilot Knob Road Mendota Heights Minnesota 55120-1119

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.

How you will contribute

Valmont is currently seeking a highly motivated and talented individual for the General Manager position in the Coatings department. We are looking for a highly driven individual that will give guidance and direction to all key operations managers and supervisors. Additionally, you will…

  • Ensure business unit goals are met by establishing sales and manufacturing goals, policies and procedures as well as ensuring that all department heads are accountable to achieve these results
  • Lead the effort to be the innovative market leader by driving unsurpassed services, applications and technical support into production to meet the needs and exceed the expectations of the customer
  • Ensure the effective operations by monitoring results, reviewing daily production and sales, comparing actual performance to established standards and taking appropriate action to forestall or correct problem situations revealed through operating results
  • Roll out lean manufacturing principles, standard work, problem resolution strategies and basically engage the workforce in day –to-day continuous improvement activities
  • Ensure the profitability by directing and monitoring activities, approve quotes to the customer, to achieve a satisfactory operation and growth performance as measured in terms of return on investment, profit margins, manufacturing and labor costs and increased sales volume
  • Ensure sound financial position by overseeing the development of annual operating budgets of costs and expenses and collaborate in the development and presentation of strategic plans, long range plans and annual operating plans
  • Ensure a safe working environment by directing all matters related to personal health and safety of employees and of the environment
  • Participate in the development and implementation of Valmont/ACT’s Safety by Objective plan, and to ensure the completion of the safety objectives assigned
  • Develop and maintain plant human resources capable of achieving objectives through appropriate structuring, staffing, developing, appraising and rewarding of personnel

What it takes

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Engineering, Operations Management or some other degree relevant to the business
  • 10 years of proven leadership performance (progressive positions of responsibility) in a manufacturing environment
  • Proven track record in lean manufacturing principles including standard work, continuous improvement, problem resolution and delivery of results positively affecting the bottom line of the organization
  • Ability to travel approximately 20%, as required
  • Must be a person of passion and integrity who has the drive to excel and deliver exceptional results

Highly qualified candidates will also possess:

  • Master’s Degree or MBA Preferred
  • Six Sigma Green or Black Belt Certification

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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.

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