Ag Optimization & Technology Specialist

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Location
Balzac, AB
Salary
$60 - $80
Job Type
Direct Hire
Date
Sep 12, 2017
Job ID
2521325
Magnum Search Group has partnered with a leader in rental, sales and distribution of Construction and Commercial Agricultural Equipment. We are in search of an Ag Optimization & Technology Specialist to support their team in Rocky View (Balzac), AB
 
Technology is continuously changing the agricultural landscape in new and exciting ways. If you are looking to take your agricultural/machinery background to the next level then this is the opportunity for you.
The Agricultural Optimization and Technology Specialist (AOS) is a member of a field team who supports the retail sales team for whole goods agriculture equipment. The Agricultural Optimization and Technology Specialist will also provide precision farming and application expertise to the customer base and be the ‘go-to’ person at the dealership.
 
Responsibilities:
  • The specialist will lead the optimization product(precision) business activities for our core Ag products
  • Have significant insight and understanding of the market in your area and communicate market information as needed to staff  in order to increase market share and profitability in territory
  • Evaluate customer equipment needs and proactively propose effective solutions
  • Work closely with field support teams, service managers, and sales managers/staff to address the needs of customers;
  • Diagnose and troubleshoot technical issues including but not limited to displays, GPS/GLONASS, application control, accu and row guidance, telematics, precision harvesting systems, section control, mapping, and variable rate in cab technology and determine if field visits are required to resolve concerns through field validation / testing on outstanding product issues
  • Be an active and highly visible participant in precision agriculture industry groups and events and keep abreast of competitive activity and competitive precision products and technology
  • Employee must adhere to all Occupational Health and Safety standards. The company is committed to the protection and wellness of its employees
  • Receive full scale training through hands on and electronic means provided by the company and our vendors
  • Understand proper machine settings for application conditions/crops and provide recommendations based on analyzed information gathered direct from the relevant machines
  • Provide on and off-farm support for to customers as well as be a training resource to fellow specialists and sales professionals
 
Requirements:
  • Solid knowledge and experience with AFS/PLM and other precision products and systems including but not limited to: set up and maintenance of GPS/GLONASS application control, guidance, telematics, precision systems, section control, mapping, and variable rate in cab technology
  • Functional understanding how to incorporate precision technology with machine operation to ensure that all AG equipment sold is being used to its full potential
  • Diploma or Degree in Agronomy, Agribusiness, Agricultural Mechanization or equivalent experience;
  • 2-4 yrs. experience in an agriculture-related role
  • Technical and operational competency with agricultural equipment
  • A positive customer oriented attitude and the ability to work with a wide range of personality types
  • Flexibility of working hours during seeding, spraying and harvest
  • Proficiency with MS office suite application
  • An ability to speak and present information in a group environment
  • An ability to work in a group environment with the customer needs at the forefront of all decisions
 
Compensation and Benefits
  • $60-80K Base DOE + Quarterly Commission
  • Car, Cell Phone, Laptop, tool allowance
  • Leading compensation package
  • RRSP plan
  • Advancement opportunities
 
Please send resumes to raul@magnumsearch.com
 

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