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Product Specialist

Date: Nov 10, 2022

Location: Calgary, Alberta, CA

Company: John Deere

At John Deere, we run so life can leap forward. This powerful purpose is our promise to humankind that we will dream, design, and deliver breakthrough products that sustain our world for generations to come. The world is counting on us to feed billions of people and build vital infrastructures in villages, towns and megacities. And we live up to the legacy our founder forged in a one-room blacksmith's shop nearly two centuries ago by creating a culture that brings out the best in all of us. A culture where great ideas thrive because every voice is heard.

 

Primary Location: Canada (CA) - Alberta  - Calgary  
Function: Marketing / Sales
Title: Product Specialist - 90694
 
Onsite/Remote:Remote Position


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

 

Your Responsibilities

 

As a Product Specialist with the Agriculture and Turf Division, you will develop education material from available resources, communications, and training materials on John Deere equipment / digital & agronomic solutions. You will lead initiatives on specific products and solutions leading to development, delivery and execution of marketing activities. You will help 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%
  • Valid driver’s license

What Makes You Stand Out

  • Willingness to relocate for future opportunities
  • Production agriculture field experience with regular customer contact
  • Knowledge of dealer/distribution network
  • Strong agronomic background

 

Education (or Equivalent Experience)

 

Ideally you will have a university degree or college education with related work experience in the following:

 

  • Business, Engineering, Agriculture, Marketing 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.

 

Relocation assistance may be provided in some instances as determined by the terms and conditions of the Company’s Relocation Policy.

 

 


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