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John Deere Tactical Sales Specialist in Olathe, United States

There are over 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! 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: United States (US) - Kansas - Olathe

Function: Marketing / Sales

Title: Tactical Sales Specialist - 71234

Your Responsibilities

As Tactical Sales Specialist for John Deere Ag Marketing Center in Olathe, KS you will analyze industry data and sales trends to ensure dealers are maintaining an adequate inventory position while identifying incentive leveraging opportunities to grow the business. In addition, you will:

  • Drive focused communication to ensure program execution.

  • Generate inventory lists and program reports to identify gaps for quick closure.

  • Serve as in-house subject matter expert for dealerships and field sales teams to contact for sales promotion and incentive program questions.

  • Assist in the development and coordination of sales projects as directed by Tactical Sales Manager.

  • Manage timelines, resources, and budgets relative to specific projects with appropriate feedback to managers, team members, and stakeholders.

  • Assist Territory Managers with in-field customer events such as open houses, product demonstrations, drive green events.

Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position.

What Skills You Need

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to adapt the message to various audiences

  • Skills in interpersonal communication, negotiations, and conflict resolution

  • Experience executing in a team environment

  • Experience in Ag or Turf equipment industry (operations, sales, engineering, or related field)

  • Experience creating and delivering effective presentations in front of groups

  • Experience with Microsoft office product

  • Ability to travel domestically up to 50%

What Makes You Stand Out

  • Prior experience in a sales and marketing role

  • Experience with dealer/channel/distribution/end-user contact

  • Experience working on a cross-functional team


Ideally, you will have a degree or equivalent related work experience in the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree

What You'll Get

At John Deere, you are empowered to create a career that will take you to where you want to go. Here, you'll enjoy the freedom to explore new projects, the support to think outside the box and the advanced tools and technology that foster innovation and achievement. We offer comprehensive relocation and reward packages to help you get started on your new career path. Click here ( to find out more about our Total Rewards Package.

The information contained herein is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities 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.

John Deere is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.