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John Deere Performance Upgrade Specialist in East Moline, United States

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) - Minnesota - East Moline

Function: Marketing / Sales

Title: Performance Upgrade Specialist - 80973

Your Position:

Your Responsibilities

As a Performance Upgrade Specialist for the Region 4 team located in the Minneapolis area , you will counsel and develop channel partners regarding products, sales, and marketing-related matters to optimize capabilities. In addition, you will...

  • Establish and maintain working relationships with appropriate internal and external workgroups.

  • Execute strategies to achieve sales growth goals for each targeted dealer

  • Support training, clinics, and events for Performance Upgrades at targeted dealerships

  • Align with field teams and other Deere stakeholders to drive adoption of our Performance Upgrade strategy within dealer organizations

    Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position.

What Skills You Need

  • 1 or more year of marketing experience

  • 1 or more years of field sales and/or product support experience

  • 1 or more years of training experience of a non-technical nature

  • Field experience with regular customer contact, knowledge of dealer/distribution network

  • Ability to identify, develop and deliver training to dealers and end-users

  • Ability to deliver and/or assist with product promotional events

  • Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with appropriate internal and external workgroups

  • Ability to provide support to product, parts, or services through phone, internet systems, or field reports

  • Ability to provide support to product, parts, or services through phone, internet systems, or field reports

  • Ability to provide assistance and training to company and dealer personnel regarding web-site navigation and on-line applications

  • Ability to travel domestically up to 75%

What Makes You Stand Out

  • Previous experience working directly with dealer channel

  • Working knowledge of planters, sprayers and combines

  • Project management

  • Experience delivering training large audiences

  • Working knowledge of the Build and Price Tool


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

  • Bachelor’s degree in a Business/Management discipline or in a Marketing discipline

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. An Equal Opportunity Employer, John Deere requires a diversity of people, perspectives and ideas to address the complex challenges of its global business. 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, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.