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Marketing Construction & Forestry Technical Field Representative Program - Full-Time 2017c
John Deere | Moline, Illinois
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Job Description

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: United States (US) - Illinois (US-IL) - Moline 
Function: Marketing / Sales
Title: Marketing Construction & Forestry Technical Field Representative Program - Full-Time 2017c - 31424

Your Responsibilities

The 2017 Construction & Forestry Field Representative Development Program prepares candidates for significant roles in John Deere's Equipment divisions through varied work experiences. This includes exposure to marketing, products, competition, and many other aspects of John Deere customer support. Additional training includes traveling with field managers and interaction with the dealer channel. This position may lead to future jobs, such as Territory Customer Support Manager, Training Instructor, Aftermarket Development Manager and Product Marketing Manager.

Develop employees who are proficient and effective in technical support capabilities and systems, who can later work in customer support field-based roles.  Program participants are provided with work and educational experiences that help them quickly learn the business while building a strong professional network. The 15-18 month program features three rotational assignments within a variety of Construction & Forestry departments.

Rotation Types

Product Rotation Examples

  • DTAC: Learn product technical support processes, systems, and tools. Develop and execute technical support on John Deere products.
  • Training Center: Create product comparison bulletins, help develop and deliver dealer training, assist at Spring Training event

Channel Rotation Examples

  • Division: Work with territory customer support manager to develop plans for managing customer retention processes and execute dealer product support business initiatives
  • John Deere WorkSight: Support technology consultants, help dealers understand technologies and services

Marketing, Marketing Services, and Product Support Services Rotation Examples

  • Product Marketing: Help conduct customer focus groups (CAGs), analyze product sales by specific market segments, research competitive products
  • Technical Publications Development: Learn processes, systems and tools which manage the development of technical support publications

Post-Program Placement

Representatives are selected for post-program roles which best match their skills and experiences. Recent positions include Assistant Territory Customer Support Manager, Factory Technical Support Specialist (DTAC Specialist) and Project Manager. Willingness to relocate and travel for future field-based opportunities is required.

Skills You Will Need

  • Typical Degrees: Industrial Technology, Construction, Ag Systems Management, Engineering
  • GPA: 2.8 minimum, 3.0 or higher preferred
  • Demonstrated leadership, teamwork and technical skills; aptitude for hands-on, product-related work.  Must be willing to travel more than 50% and be willing to relocate. Flexibility, capacity to learn and willingness to take on new assignments is required.
  • Possess a valid U.S. driver’s license and have the ability to legal rent a car.
  • Additional language skills and/or international experiences desired.
  • We have locations across the United States so you must be willing to relocate domestically.

Work Statement:  US Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

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.


About John Deere

Company Description

John Deere is a world leader in providing advanced products and services and is committed to the success of customers whose work is linked to the land - those who cultivate, harvest, transform, enrich and build upon the land to meet the world's dramatically increasing need for food, fuel, shelter and infrastructure. Since 1837, John Deere has delivered innovative products of superior quality built on a tradition of integrity. The company sells products in more than 130 countries and employs more than 54,000 people.

Company History

Today, Deere & Company is one of the world's most admired businesses. But in 1837, John Deere, blacksmith and inventor, had little more than a blacksmith shop, a discarded steel saw, and an idea that would help farmers, changing the face of agriculture for all time.

Mission & Values

Founded in 1837 by John Deere, a blacksmith and inventor, Deere & Company has grown into one of the world's most admired businesses. This was no accident. John Deere was determined to build his business based on integrity, quality, commitment and innovation. Those values live on and thrive today. They determine the way we work, the quality we offer, and the unsurpassed treatment you get as a customer, investor, employee.

How we work:
It may be an understatement to say that we work every day to uphold our founder's core values. Because integrity, quality, commitment, innovation are not ideals we work towards. We live them. We breathe them. These values are the true essence of how we work and are in every product, service, and opportunity we offer you.

In addition, John Deere understands the value of a diverse workforce, dealer organization, and supplier base. We are truly dedicated to an inclusive environment where diversity is understood and welcomed. It's a commitment we see shared with and within all stakeholders at John Deere: from employees to dealers to suppliers.

Where we work:
Worldwide. Wherever people work on or with the land, that's where you'll find a John Deere presence.

What we offer:
Our founder was best known for his work with the first commercially successful plow. And so it is today that we're perhaps best known for our quality agricultural and turf equipment. The world’s leading manufacturer of farm equipment, as a matter of fact. We also take the lead worldwide in building forestry equipment. We're a major force in construction equipment. And John Deere Financial is one of the largest equipment finance companies. Not bad for a start-up company housed in a blacksmith shop.

What you can expect:
You might expect John Deere to have the highest ethics, rigorous regulatory compliance, and the deepest desire to develop and promote fairness in public policies and practices. You would be right on all accounts. And if you have a relationship with John Deere – as a customer, employee, dealer, or supplier – you would expect Deere to offer an inclusive environment. One that would welcome diversity. You would be right again.

Working Here

At John Deere, there are over 50,000 people who have taken the leap. The leap to achievement. The leap to learning. The leap to high-performance teamwork. The leap to being valued as a contributor, an employee, a person. These are John Deere employees who, today, help develop, produce, market, and support quality machinery and services worldwide. They understand and embrace the core values of integrity, quality, commitment, and innovation. And they are rewarded.

College Opportunities

Fresh out of college or wondering what comes next after high school?  You can feel great about your work – and where you work. At John Deere, it’s all about interacting with peers, sharing your skills, pushing your potential, and feeling satisfied. We’re always looking for smart, talented, and skilled people to join us. So go ahead, take the leap. Apply Today!


Working at John Deere is a great feeling. You connect with other highly talented employees. You're part of a company that recognizes and embraces diversity and inclusion. You have a role in producing the highest quality products and services. And you know that Deere is committed to being a great corporate citizen of the world. But more, you are recognized and rewarded for your contributions.