Agency Recruiting Manager
John Deere - Omaha, NE

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Why John Deere

John Deere Financial might be just the place for you! We’re one of the largest equipment finance companies in the U.S. for agricultural, construction, forestry, lawn and turf care, landscaping, commercial, and consumer equipment purchases, as well as revolving credit and operating loans. We’re continually growing to serve customers around the globe and in many industries, providing retail, wholesale, and lease financing solutions that fit their business needs. We’re continually looking for eager professionals who are passionate about the opportunities and rewards of financial services.

A lot has changed in farming since John Deere built his first self-scouring plow. Today’s growers have a lot on their plate and look for innovative ways to manage their operations. John Deere crop insurance offers products and services designed to help make the job easier. We offer tailored crop insurance coverage and prompt, accurate claims service, along with other resources that help today’s growers. This includes providing growers advanced training in John Deere precision farming technology for streamlined crop insurance reporting, as well as extensive education on crop insurance, industry changes, and agricultural production techniques. If this sounds interesting, consider joining our team as we make a difference for growers, season after season.

*** NOTE: This requisition will serve to fill multiple future openings. ***

What You'll Do

As an Agency Recruiting Manager for John Deere Insurance Company (JDIC), you will promote the sales of Crop Insurance products/services by identifying, appointing and developing profitable and growing agency relationships within Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, South Dakota and Minnesota. In addition, you will:

Work closely with the Division Sales Manager to recruit new agencies, to manage the performance of existing agencies and to identify new agency recruits as potential candidates to work with John Deere dealers.

Develop a recruiting plan with activities for your assigned geography.

Focus on personal agency prospecting activities.

Develop business/marketing plans for appointed agencies.

Execute the JDIC sales process to develop a funnel of qualified agents that is documented in the company CRM system.

Promote participation by appointed agents in John Deere products/programs and/or initiatives.

Coordinate provision of training/programs to appointed agents and perform training as required.

Foster strong relations between JDF/JDIC employees and their appointed agents.

Execute corporate/marketing/events plans in territory.

Appoint and develop agencies such that key agency/John Deere dealer opportunities are maximized, working closely with other field personnel cross divisionally.

Manage company assets and control expenses to maximize return.

Manage the contractual relationship, serve as a liaison and resolve issues between the agency and the Company.

What It Takes

We need a salesperson with excellent communication skills who thrives on solving problems and can manage multiple projects and deadlines successfully to meet goals. Ideally, you'll have a bachelor's degree in business or agricultural related discipline or equivalent education and a minimum of 4 - 7 years working in the sales/marketing industry. We also require:

Knowledge of dealers/agencies and/or crop insurance programs and products.

Broad-based business, sales and marketing skills especially centered on channel management. Willing to travel into difficult environments and/or for extended periods of time.

Field experience with regular customer contact.

Broad product knowledge.

A strong candidate will also have:
Successful Crop Insurance sales experience.

Experience in one or more agricultural-related fields.

Experience & knowledge of John Deere dealership business practices.

What You'll Get

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Can you imagine the challenge of a lifetime and a rewards package that makes it all worthwhile?

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.



Financial Services

Primary Location


United States-Nebraska-Omaha



John Deere Financial






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Feb 4, 2013, 1:00:00 AM

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