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Snapshot of Pay & Compensation in U.S. Equipment Dealerships

EDA’s latest report — conducted every 2 years — provides a benchmark-type view into dealership compensation, commissions and benefits. This article highlights a sampling of the positions of interest to dealership managers.
The Equipment Dealers Assn.’s (EDA) Compensation & Benefits Survey questionnaire was revised in 2016 to include wage data relative to office/personnel staff, sales, parts and service departments. In total, more than 30 different job descriptions were analyzed in the survey report.
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It's All in the Execution

While each of the speakers at the Dealership Minds Summit provided food-for-thought, Boyd Hofmann's presentation reinforced that the best ideas in the world won't work without the right processes and systems and follow-up mechanisms. Hofmann is vice president and general sales manager of JayDee Ag Tech, 9-store John Deere dealer group based in Saskatchewan that is focused on the large producer business. Its structure includes 3 regional sales managers and 21 ag territory managers, along with a support staff of 5 that is dedicated to settlements and sales assistance.
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Janson Equipment Co. Reese, Mich.

Tom Janson has been selling farm equipment for the dealership founded by his grandfather for more than 30 years. After a 6-year sabbatical, his cousin, Steve Janson, came back into the business in 1993. As much as the farm machinery business has changed during the last decade alone, the influence their grandfather and fathers have had on the way they do business is obvious.
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Dealership Minds: An Aftermarket Business Running on All Cylinders - Page 24

It may not be everyone’s dream job, but bring up numbers, spreadsheets, reports and benchmarks in a conversation and you’re squarely in Phil Fayhee’s wheelhouse. It’s well established that the real money in any farm equipment dealership is made in the aftermarket department, and Birkey’s is no different with a nearly 20% and 35% contribution margin in parts and service, respectively.
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Becoming a Top Performer

Consultant lays out secrets to being a more effective farm equipment dealer manager.
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