Intern, Planning Specialist

Date:  Sep 18, 2023

Champaign, IL, US

Who We Are Looking For

The AGCO Acceleration Center is looking for a highly talented Planning Specialist Intern to join our team at the Research Park at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign for Spring 2024 & beyond. The ideal candidate has an interest in communicating with AGCO Dealerships and supporting AGCO's Farmer First attitude.


This intern will work with the Managed Dealer Inventory (MDI) team which ensures that every time a farmer enters a dealership, that dealer has the right parts for the customer so their machines stay running in the field. Located in Batavia, IL at our Aftersales Division headquarters and attached to a parts distribution warehouse you will have the opportunity to be a part of everything that supports a farmer after the purchase of a new machine. As part of the team, you will help us bring a new machine learning program to life, creating sales documents to provide to dealers as well as testing and modeling to validate the machine learning logic is working as intended. This is the future of the MDI department and this new stocking logic is the first of it's kind in the agriculture industry. We are looking for someone that has the ability to look at data, digest it and communicate it effectively. 


What You Will Do  

  • You will work with the MDI team to recommend parts to AGCO dealers based on historical information and sales trends. Being able to communicate effectively with the dealers and articulate why the parts are recommended based on analysis and data. Working in this role, there will be a large amount of cross collaboration with marketing and forecast and planning to ensure we are supporting other aftersales programs. 

  • There is flexibility for the projects to morph based on the candidates skillset and strengths:

  • Project option 1: Data analytics, data modeling and assisting with predictive fill rate and acceptance of new machine learning program to improve stocking practices 

  • Project option 2: Marketing, creating pitch materials and sales documents for new forecasting software that can be presented to dealers to gain comfort with the new program and enroll in the improved planning program 

  • Project option 3: Statistics - help develop and think through seasonal parts to improve stocking practices across the North American region  


What You Will Bring  

  • Currently pursuing a degree in Business, Statistics, Information Management, Data Analytics, Marketing or a related field 

  • Knowledge of how to read data 

  • An interest in machine learning 


A Plus If You Have  

  •  SQL 

  • Python 

  • Athena 

  • AWS 

  • Process mapping 

  • Previous experience working with dealers/customers 


Additional Details: 

  • This position will be open until filled. Applications submitted by September 25, 2023 will receive priority review. Applications accepted after that date are subject to non-review.

  • This is a paid, part-time internship for Spring 2024. Students are required to work 15-20 hours a week

  • Based on performance, this internship can continue across several semesters (i.e. full time in the summer, part time during the academic school year) 


What We Offer 

GLOBAL DIVERSITY – Diversity means many things to us, different brands, cultures, nationalities, genders, generations – even variety in our roles. You make us unique! 

ENTERPRISING SPIRIT- Every role adds value. We’re committed to helping you develop and grow to realize your potential. 

POSITIVE IMPACT – Make it personal and help us feed the world. 

INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES - You can combine your love for technology with manufacturing excellence – and work alongside teams of people around the world who share your enthusiasm. 

MAKE THE MOST OF YOU – Benefits include: health care and wellness plans, flexible and virtual work options (where available), 401(k) Savings Plan with company match, paid holidays and paid time off, flexible spending accounts, reimbursement for continuing education, company philanthropic programs, company perks programs, and much more… 


Please note that this job posting is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of all required activities, duties, responsibilities or benefits and may change at any time with or without notice. 


AGCO is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing. 


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