Supply Management Development Program 2024a

Date: Sep 16, 2023

Location: Moline, IL, US, 61265

Company: John Deere

Title: Supply Management Development Program 
Primary Location: [[United States]] - [[Illinois]] - [[Moline]]  
Organizational Group: Supply Management  
Function: [[Supply Management]] 



Our Organization

John Deere (Deere & Company - NYSE:DE), a Fortune 500 company, is making use of the latest technological breakthroughs to produce exceptional equipment and provide first-class customer service. We're the world's leading provider of advanced products
and services for agriculture and forestry and a major provider of advanced products and services for construction, lawn and turf care, landscaping and irrigation.  John Deere also provides financial services worldwide and manufactures and markets engines used in heavy equipment.  Since it was founded in 1837, the company has extended its heritage of integrity, quality, commitment and innovation around the globe. We treat our people with respect and offer competitive compensation and outstanding benefits, such as medical and dental coverage, life insurance, 401(k) and tuition assistance.

Now wouldn't you like to be a part of that?


As a Supply Management Development Employee you will rotate through three 12 month assignments in different areas of Supply Management. During the 3 year program you will: 

  • Execute Order Fulfillment Process (OFP) with cost reduction activities, analyzing quotations, and make supplier selection based on criteria such as quality, cost, process capability, lead time and supplier stability.
  • Support the Engineering Change Management (ECM) process so design changes and product improvements are implemented in a timely and cost-effective manner.
  • Develop and executes inventory plans to achieve inventory/asset management and material flow goals.
  • Resolve shipping, receiving, invoicing and payment problems to ensure prompt and accurate payments to suppliers.
  • Define, resolve and provide permanent solutions to supplier performance issues with the assistance of other functional representatives such as quality, product engineering, etc., while managing day-to-day supplier relationship issues, thereby assuring proper communication occurs.
  • Participate in implementation of resourcing activities and make versus buy decisions.
  • Collect industry data and performs limited supplier/industry analysis; makes recommendations for course of action based on findings.
  • Drive continuous improvement in terms of performance and lowest total cost with the Supply Base utilizing Achieving Excellence process and criteria.
  • Gather and analyze data to ensure business objectives are being met.
  • Act as a resource for company or factory logistics groups, unit operations, and suppliers as problems, questions and concerns arise regarding logistical processes.
  • Work Statement:  US Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.



  • Graduating with Bachelors or Masters degree this year in Supply Management, Industrial Engineering, Production Operation Management, Distribution Management, Production Planning, Purchasing, Transportation/Logistics, or related degree. 
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale required.
  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes and factory operations.
  • Knowledge of products, customers, markets and competitors.
  • Knowledge of supply management systems, processes and practices.
  • Ability to gather and analyze data.
  • Willing to travel and relocate to any John Deere location in the U.S. 
  • Must be willing to relocate domestically.  Assignments can be at various locations throughout the United States.


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
  • Savings & retirement benefits (401k and Defined Benefit Pension)
  • Healthcare benefits
  • 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


Click here to find out more about our Total Rewards Package.



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

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