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Grundfos Americas Corporation Associate Application Engineer - Front Line in Lenexa, Kansas

Would you like to work in an international, innovative organization, where we produce high-quality solutions and are constantly looking to enhance existing and develop new offerings? Are you passionate about tackling the worlds water and climate challenges? Do you want to utilize your technical expertise and support customers? Then we have an interesting position in Grundfos for you.

What is the job about?

Grundfos Pumps Corporation is seeking an Associate Application Engineer (Associate Front Line Engineer) to join its Industry (IND) Customer Sales Support Center (CSSC) team and support sustainable water solutions.

The CSSC Associate Front Line Engineer will contribute to a thriving sales team whilst delivering world class customer services through various Customer channels i.e. telephone, E-mail, live chat, instant messaging etc. Provide first Customer contact resolution on inquiries which can be resolved quickly (as predefined by company guidelines) and decide on the further processing of business transactions based on defined processes. Provide timely and effective quotations, technical advice, and Order Entry related support to Customers and sales teams.

This position reports directly to the CSSC Supervisor and will operate on a hybrid schedule out of our Lenexa, KS, USA or Oakville, ON, Canada office. Qualified candidates must have authorization to work in the USA without support.

Your main responsibilities

The CSSC Associate Front Line Engineer will:

  • Provide technical advice on Customer inquiries which the employee can resolve within about 20 minutes, by email, telephone, live chat, instant messaging etc.

  • Provide standard pricing and delivery information and create processed offers.

  • Size and select pumps, service parts, and accessories for new and existing applications.

  • Provide installation support for purchased pumps.

  • Troubleshoot basic pump problems for installed pumps.

  • Create tickets, e.g. RFI (request for information), RFQ (request for quotation) and OEW (order entry workflow), for own processing or for forwarding to the appropriate groups;

  • Track offers according to specifications (e.g. sales guidelines).

  • Follow up on Customer interactions within set Service Level Agreements (SLA).

  • Identify business opportunities and handover to external sales.

  • Provide order and delivery status to Customers.

  • Assist Customers with order progression and supply chain issues.

  • Manage Customer order changes (lead time, shipping conditions, quantity, postponements, rejection, cancellation) and interaction with External Sales, Finance and the Supply Chain.

  • Record Customer complaints.

  • Promote digital tools towards customers using templates (Grundfos Product Center, Grundfos Express Suite, MyGrundfos, Extranet, online return forms).

  • Support in executing ad hoc tasks in CSSC such as pricing, master data, approval workflow, digital tools, etc.

Your background

We imagine that you have:

Qualified candidates will possess a Bachelor’s degree in an Engineering field (Mechanical preferred but not required). Preferably have a minimum of 1-3 years’ experience, but fresh graduates are welcome to apply.

Or an Associates degree or equivalent from a two-year college or technical school with 3-5 years of previous technical customer service experience.

  • Experience working in the technical, pump or similar industry is preferred but not essential.

  • Fundamental pump product and application knowledge is an advantage.

  • Relevant customer service and administrative experience, organizational skills & accountability with the Customer.

  • Knowledge of business structure, products and key market needs to create a successful Customer centric experience.

  • In-depth knowledge of customer service software and databases (SAP CRM/SD/MM preferred).

  • Proficiency in MS Office applications.

  • Good communication and networking skills together with the ability to build strong and trusting relationships with both Internal and External Stakeholders.

  • Excellent written and spoken English.

  • Must work effectively in a team environment.

  • Can listen carefully to determine customer needs.

What’s in it for you?

What are your goals? Here at Grundfos it’s our mission to help you develop and fulfil your ambitions, both career and personal. We are guided by our six core values (https://www.grundfos.com/about-us/our-purpose-and-values) , and you’ll find that your fresh ideas will be welcomed and make a difference in everything from local to large-scale global projects. You’ll encounter colleagues from all over the world both as part of your daily work, supporting and all the while broadening each other’s cultural horizons.

In addition, your day-to-day benefits include:

• Flexible working hours; home office possibility and equipment; up to 3 days’ paid leave for volunteering

• Annual bonuses, parental support, internal well-being consultants and programmes, engaging team buildings

• Diverse, inclusive environment with employee-led forums offering colleagues a safe place to connect and share openly

• Long-term career development with regular dialogue, as well as continuous learning and development opportunities.

Do you want to learn more?

If you have questions or would like to know more about this position, please contact Rosemarie Delos Santos at rosemarie@grundfos.com.

If this job sounds appealing, please send your resume and cover letter by clicking “Apply”.

To dig deeper into the Grundfos universe, follow us on LinkedIn (http://linkedin.com/company/grundfos) or Youtube (http://youtube.com/user/grundfos) , and to get to know some of your future colleagues and why they like working at Grundfos, check out Meet our people (https://www.grundfos.com/careers/meet-our-people) .

We look forward to hearing from you.


About Grundfos

Grundfos is one of the world’s leading water technology companies with more than 19.000 employees in 60+ countries all over the world. Our skills commit us to pioneering solutions to the world’s water and climate challenges and improve the quality of life for people. We dare to do things that others cannot or dare not do, as we believe innovation is not only a business opportunity, but an obligation. And what really matters to us is not short term profit, but the impact we make. By becoming part of our united powerful team, you too can drive this change no matter your role.

An inclusive team

If you like the look of this job and know you can bring your skills to contribute to our purpose, please apply. We need and welcome professional people from all corners – however you identify and whatever your background is.

Grundfos provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensations and training.