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John Deere Supply Management Specialist in Waterloo, Iowa

There are over 7 billion people on this planet. And by 2050, there will be 2 billion more... many moving into urban centers at an unprecedented rate. Making sure there is enough food, fiber and infrastructure for our rapidly growing world is what we're all about at John Deere. And it's why we're investing in our people and our technology like never before! Here the world's brightest minds are tackling the world's biggest challenges. If you believe one person can make the world a better place, we'll put you to work. RIGHT NOW.

John Deere is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

Primary Location: United States (US) - Iowa - Waterloo

Function: Supply Management / Logistics

Title: Supply Management Specialist - 98874

Onsite/Remote: Partial Remote Position

This position is eligible for partial remote work at the present time. The arrangement may be delayed for training or other job acclimation purposes and remains subject to change.

Your Responsibilities

As a Supply Management Specialist for John Deere Waterloo Works located in Waterloo IA, you will….

  • Implement and manage supply base strategies in alignment with Global Strategic Sourcing and cross-functional teams to support the sourcing of Waterloo Large Tractor Programs

  • Develop and maintain supplier relationships to monitor and improve performance, including measurement of performance and defining corrective actions

  • Lead and support the negotiation of supply agreements resulting in cost models, ensuring the Company meets overall goals for cost, quality, and continuity of supply

  • Support the Engineering Change Management (ECM) process so design changes and product improvements are implemented in a timely and cost-effective manner

VISA Sponsorship is NOT Available for this position

What Skills You Need

  • 1 or more years of experience with project management including creating a plan, coordinating resources, and delivering results

  • 1 or more years of experience with demonstrated effective internal and/or supplier negotiation and conflict resolution skills

  • 3 or more years of experience in roles that required demonstration of effective communication skills (written and verbal)

What Makes You Stand Out

  • Previous product design, quality, cost management, or direct material supply management experience

  • 3 or more years of experience in a Supply Management role

  • Experience working on global teams or with global product

  • Experience with Order Fulfillment and Enterprise Product Delivery Processes

  • Experience in roles that required an advanced proficiency in MS Office (Teams, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint, PowerBI) and Tableau

  • Working knowledge of SAP and SharePoint file management

  • Previous experience in the fluid conveyance commodity


Ideally you will have a degree or equivalent related work experience in the following:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, Supply Chain Management, or related discipline or equivalent related work experience

What You'll Get

At John Deere, you are empowered to create a career that will take you to where you want to go while working in an inclusive team environment. Here, you'll enjoy the freedom to explore new projects, the support to think outside the box and the advanced tools and technology that foster innovation and achievement. Additionally, we offer a comprehensive reward package to help you get started on your new career path, including:

  • Flexible work arrangements

  • Highly competitive base pay and performance bonuses

  • Savings & Retirement benefits (401K and Defined Benefit Pension)

  • Healthcare benefits with a generous company contribution in the Health Savings Account

  • Adoption assistance

  • Employee Assistance Programs

  • Tuition assistance

  • Fitness subsidies and on-site gyms at specific Deere locations

  • Charitable contribution match

  • Employee Purchase Plan & numerous discount programs for personal use

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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.

The terms of the applicable benefit plans, and all company actions administering or interpreting these plans, continue to control. Deere & Company reserves the right to suspend, amend, modify, or terminate the Plan(s) in any manner at any time, including the right to modify or eliminate any cost-sharing between the company and participants. Changes, which can be made at any time, are made by action of the company's board of directors, or to the extent authorized by resolution of its board of directors, or by the Deere & Company Compensation Committee. In the event of a conflict between the language of the official Plan Documents and this document, the language of the official Plan Documents will control.

ACA Section 1557 Nondiscrimination Notice

The John Deere Health Benefit Plans for Salaried Employees and The John Deere Benefit Plan for Wage Employees comply with applicable Federal civil rights laws and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.