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Production System Specialist - Ag Sales/Marketing

Date: Jan 15, 2021

Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Company: John Deere

There are 7 billion people on this planet. And by 2050, there will be 2 billion more... many moving into urban centers at an unprecedented rate. Making sure there is enough food, fiber and infrastructure for our rapidly growing world is what we’re all about at John Deere. And it’s why we’re investing in our people and our technology like never before in our 175-year history. Here the world’s brightest minds are tackling the world’s biggest challenges. If you believe one person can make the world a better place, we’ll put you to work. RIGHT NOW.

Primary Location: Canada (CA) - Manitoba  - Winnipeg  
Function: Marketing / Sales
Title: Production System Specialist - Ag Sales/Marketing - 69362

Candidates applying for this position must have the proper work authorization to work in Canada in order to be considered for this position.  Canada visa sponsorship is not available for this role. 


Your Responsibilities


As a Production Systems Specialist with the Agriculture and Turf Division, you will provide development, communication, education and training on John Deere equipment, digital and agronomic solutions. You will lead initiatives on specific products and solutions to lead expert development, delivery and execution of marketing activities and develop product strategy, processes and programs to meet stakeholder needs. In addition, you will:


  • Lead the development and delivery of marketing, sales and agronomic solution training to company employees, channel partners and customers on specific products that support a farming system including agronomic, process and product information
  • Establish the interface with sales branches, factory marketing, product planning and channel partners to provide accurate data and analysis to improve product market intelligence, product performance and promote sales activities on specific products. Provide feedback to other business units on customer and channel partner product improvement requests
  • Work with the channel and end customer to promote, recommend and optimize product and data solutions to meet the current agronomic trends within the assigned territory
  • Provide support or marketing assistance to product, parts, or services through phone, internet systems or field reports
  • Travel regionally or to the US to conduct after sales follow-up visits with channel partners and/or customers
What Skills You Need
  • Understanding of farming and agronomic trends associated with agriculture in Western Canada
  • Knowledge of products, customers and the Ag equipment business
  • Sales and marketing experience
  • Production agricultural industry experience
  • Strong interpersonal, negotiation and conflict resolution skills
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and/or tasks
  • Willingness and ability to travel up to 75%
  • Willingness to relocate for future opportunities
  • Valid driver’s license
What Makes You Stand Out
  • Production agriculture field experience with regular customer contact
  • Knowledge of dealer/distribution network
  • Strong agronomic background
Education (or Equivalent Work Experience)
  • University degree in Agriculture, Business, Marketing, Engineering or a related program

In accordance with the John Deere Accommodation Policy, reasonable accommodation of any of these qualifications may be considered. An equal opportunity employer, John Deere requires a diversity of people, perspectives and ideas to address the complex challenges of its global business.


The information contained herein is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and qualifications required of individuals performing the job. The qualifications detailed in this job description are not considered the minimum requirements necessary to perform the job, but rather as guidelines. 


As part of the total compensation package for this position, the incumbent will be provided with the requirements to carry out the duties of the position which include but are not limited to a company vehicle, cell phone and protective equipment. The company also offers competitive base pay compensation, along with a bonus plan and numerous company paid benefits to support employee physical, emotional and financial well-being.

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