IS Specialist in Winfield, KS at PraireLand Partners

Date Posted: 3/24/2021

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Winfield, KS
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  • Experience:
    At least 1 year(s)
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Job Description


Job Title:      Precision Ag Specialist

Reports to:  Precision Ag Manager

Purpose:  Provide consulting services, expertise, and training for the sale and support of solutions enabled by the John Deere Precision Ag strategy and other aligned technology and applications.  Ensures ongoing precision ag mainstreaming and works with all dealership departments to sell and support precision farming products and services including Field Command and additional agronomic services PrairieLand offers.


  • Provides primary support to PrairieLand’s Remote Support Center as necessary.
  • Provides Precision Ag support to multiple PrairieLand locations as an enterprise approach by being accessible to provide remote and physical support as necessary.
  • Coordinates the execution of the dealership’s precision ag strategy (Machine Optimization, Logistics Optimization, and Ag Decision Support)
  • Develops and executes the plan to ensure ongoing AMS mainstreaming across all departments at the dealership
  • Assists in leading the organization in the area of John Deere precision farming products
  • Ensures understanding of John Deere Operation Center, John Deer Precision Ag solutions and precision farming products in sales, service, parts, and all other departments
  • Serves as the internal and external technical specialist for all precision farming products
  • Implements the adoption of new technology and product offerings
  • Develops and delivers employee and customer training for John Deere Precision Ag solutions and advanced precision farming products
  • Provides recommendations of stocking/inventory requirements for solutions enablement
  • Provides recommendations on ordering option codes
  • Provides solutions-based business consulting services to customers (i.e. advising customers on optimizing performance, reducing costs, operation efficiencies, etc.)
  • May also support the dealership efforts with third-party providers (Certified  Crop Advisor, Ag Service Provider, etc.) and related John Deere businesses
  • Provide sales of non-mainstream IS products and services.
  • Provide sales of PLP John Deere Precision Ag Services to PLP customer base.
  • Provide billable support to new and existing AMS customers.

Experience, Education, Skills and Knowledge:

  • 1+ years’ experience in an agriculture-related role
  • Dealership sales, service, training, or other related work experience preferred
  • Proficient knowledge of electrical and wireless communication systems
  • Ability to operate with a solutions approach and identify existing/emerging customer needs
  • Ability to use standard desktop applications such as Microsoft Office and internet functions
  • Solid organizational, interpersonal, analytical and communication skills
  • Ability to work flexible hours and travel to store locations and customers
  • Certified Crop Advisor certification or equivalent preferred
  • Associates degree in Agronomy, Agriculture Business, or Agriculture Mechanization or equivalent experience required
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Agronomy, Agriculture Business, or Agriculture Mechanization preferred

General Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each major duty and responsibility satisfactorily.  In addition, this position requires that an individual have strong communication abilities, both verbally and in writing.  He/she must be able to communicate effectively with customers, employees, and peers.  An ability to apply general mathematical concepts and to figure percentages, along with the ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables is required.  Practical computer experience and a day-to-day working knowledge of computers is necessary.

Required Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

  • A current driver’s license is required and must be maintained for this position.
  • Certified Crop Advisor certification or equivalent, preferred

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. 

While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel: reach with hands and arms and talk or hear.  The employee is frequently required to sit.  The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and taste or smell.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally life and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision ability required by this job includes close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust and focus.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to risk of electrical shock.  The employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts; fumes or airborne particles and vibration.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disability to perform the essential functions of this position.


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