Technology Consultant

Farol Ltd
Ashbourne and Hinckley, UK

Technology Consultant

About the Company

Farol Ltd is an extremely successful and growing multisite agricultural and groundcare business and the largest John Deere dealership in the UK.

Established as a family business in 1976, Farol today is made up of over 320 Service, Parts, Sales, Transport and Business Support Team Members, whilst still remaining 100% family owned. Holding the renowned John Deere franchise along with many other brands, we are the market leaders in agriculture, groundcare and homeowner products.

Our vision is to deliver a preeminent service by being at the forefront of technology, whilst developing a rich and rewarding environment for our employees.

About the Role

We have an exciting new opportunity for a Technology Consultant at our Hinckley and Ashbourne depots.

Your role will be to help our customers maximise performance, uptime and reduce the cost of operations for their business via a range of consultancy services. Equipment training, optimisation, Precision Ag Sales, data analysis and Connectivity are the key aspects of these services. Part of your role will also involve supporting our Ag Sales department with technical sales support and demonstrations.

As the Depot’s specified Technology Consultant, you’ll be an ambassador for Farol and all that we offer.Your objective is to take a personal role in delivering excellence to each and every one of our customers, both internal and external, ensuring that they receive a first-class service with the focus on demonstrating our Company Values at all times.

Your day to day duties will involve:

  • Being the main point of contact for Precision Ag support for your depot
  • Supporting the Sales Professionals to demonstrate, configure and order Precision Ag solutions
  • Supporting, delivering & optimising plans, including optimising performance, technology utilisation, reducing costs, operating efficiencies, etc
  • Supporting local agronomic field demonstrations
  • Comparing and evaluating competitive equipment and Precision Ag applications
  • Supporting our Centralised Connected Support department in the implementation and execution of Precision Ag support

About You

You will be able to demonstrate the following experience & skills:

  • Previous experience of working in or knowledge and understanding of farming, farm management, precision Ag equipment and Agronomy (this is an essential requirement)
  • A relevant technical qualification (such as an Agricultural Engineering)/good all-round technical knowledge of agricultural machinery would be advantageous or having
  • A driving license is essential
  • Strong customer service and customer facing skills
  • The ability to work self-motivate and work individually, managing your own workload and also able to work as part of a team
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong attention to detail

About the Package

Basic salary in the region of £27,000 - £35,000 dependent on experience, bonus scheme, 20 days holiday increasing by 1 day for each completed year of service up to a maximum of 25 days (plus Bank Holidays), company vehicle, company pension, employee discount for Farol products and services

Hours and place of work

8am - 5pm Monday to Friday plus overtime

Hinckley depot (LE10 0NB) and surrounding areas OR Ashbourne depot (DE6 2EL) and surrounding areas

Why come to Farol?

Farol is the leading John Deere dealership in the UK with people at the heart of its strategy. We know that our people are the key to our success and we make sure we appreciate and reward everyone's contribution. Not only do we recognise expertise, skills and professionalism, we value highly the very things that make our team members unique: their passion, their dedication, their approachability and the fact that going the all-important extra mile is second nature.

Growth and development is inevitable within our forward-thinking company, where we offer a highly competitive salary, a diverse and interesting work environment, job security and on-going training.

We can offer an environment where Teamwork is key and where you can truly develop new skills and flourish.

What do our Team Members say about us?

  • Great company attitude with friendly and approachable Managers/Directors
  • Lovely place to work. Good group of people to support new employees during day to day operations.
  • A good Company to work for and the whole team are friendly. The Management are very approachable and have an open door policy. As the Company are continually growing there are lots of opportunities for employees to progress. I feel valued as an employee and enjoy my job
  • I love working for a family business as I've come from a more corporate environment. Owners are hands on and very approachable. It is a fast paced and busy environment but no such thing as a typical day for me. There are great learning opportunities here and ability to progress in the business.

To apply for the role, please click the "Apply for this job" button at the top right of this page or call Jeff on 07980 869324 for further information.