Supply Base Manager, Software

Date: Sep 18, 2023

Location: Moline, Illinois, US, 61265-8098

Company: John Deere

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) - Illinois  - Moline  
Function: Supply Management / Logistics
Title: Supply Base Manager, Software - 102576
Onsite/Remote:Partial Remote Position




Your Responsibilities


As a Supply Base Manager, Software for John Deere World Headquarters located in Moline, IL, you will lead development and execution of Global IT Manufacturing and Aftermarket & Customer Support software sourcing strategies.  In addition, you will:


  • Lead contractual negotiations as strategies are developed and as work is procured throughout contract lifecycles.
  • Manage large standalone Global IT sourcing projects in excess of 3 million USD.
  • Develop and lead supplier performance improvement plans.
  • Lead the John Deere Achieving Excellence and Value Chain Relationship process to effectively manage supplier performance.


Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position.


What Skills You Need


  • 5 or more years of experience in Supply Management or working directly with Supply Management.
  • 5 or more years of experience in a role that required excellent interpersonal, communication, and relationship management skills.
  • 3 or more years of experience identifying new opportunities to create efficiencies and drive value creation.
  • 3 or more years of experience in managing large, complex projects in excess of 5 million USD, including projects across multiple business units, global projects and projects with high financial impact.
  • 3 or more years of experience analyzing information to make strategic decisions.
  • 3 or more years of international business experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to influence without authority.         
  • Ability and willingness to travel 25% domestically and internationally, based on business needs.


What Makes You Stand Out


  • Demonstrated understanding of commercial and legal aspects of indirect purchasing.         
  • Experience negotiating and managing software contracts.          
  • Demonstrated ability to manage complex supplier relationships.




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


  • Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain, Business/Management, Engineering/Technology, or Accounting/Finance discipline or equivalent 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.



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