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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 identify 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-89360

Onsite/Remote:Onsite Position

Your Responsibilities

As a Supply Management Specialist in the John Deere Global Supply Management and Logistics organization supporting Power Systems located in Waterloo IA, you will work with Strategic Sourcing, Engineering, Quality and Procurement to implement and maintain supply strategies to support current production business for the fuel and electronic core engine commodities. In addition, you will:

  • Lead the implementation of Continuous Improvement projects to support cost, quality, delivery, and risk reduction

  • Develop and maintain strong collaborative relationships with cross-functional team members to influence and align priorities

  • Negotiate with the supply base to meet overall goals for cost, quality, and continuity of supply.

    Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position.

What Skills You Need

  • Three or more years of Supply Management or applicable cross functional experience

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

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

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

  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally up to 25%

What Makes You Stand Out

  • Experience working on global teams

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

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

  • Working knowledge of SAP


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

  • Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain, Business Management, Engineering or equivalent 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 extend 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.

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    The John Deere Health Benefit Plans for Salaried and 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.