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Production Planner

Date: Jan 12, 2023

Location: Valley City, North Dakota, US, 58072

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) - North Dakota  - Valley City  
Function: Operations
Title: Production Planner - 92413
Onsite/Remote:Onsite Position


This position is eligible for a flexible or telework work schedule arrangement 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 Production Planner for John Deere Seeding Valley City located in Valley City, ND you will ensure the production plan for all demand streams does not exceed critical work center capacity.  In addition, you will: 


  • Create, maintain, and publish rolling 18-month production and material plan for all demand streams.
  • Coordinate or execute rough-cut capacity planning to validate production plan for all demand
  • Develop daily schedule and sequenced lineup for whole goods
  • Resolve material requirements planning exception messages for upper-level bill of material assemblies, e.g., base machine and factory tops
  • Ensure all factory demand requirements are accurately reflected in the production planning systems
  • Collaborate with order fulfillment to facilitate and/or coordinate the sales and operation planning (S&OP) process for home factory and participate in inter-factory customer S&OP process and meetings
  • Coordinate resource capacity and manpower planning with manufacturing engineering and operations functions


Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position

What Skills You Need


  • 4 or more years of experience in manufacturing and/or operations experience
  • 3 or more years of experience in roles that required demonstration of effective communication skills (written and verbal)
  • 2 or more years of experience with SAP 
  • 1 or more years of experience with Order Fulfillment
  • Ability and willingness to travel domestically, up to 25%

What Makes You Stand Out


  • 1 or more years of experience working in one or more operations support functions such as supply management, warehousing, logistics, forecasting, or scheduling
  • 1 or more years of experience with production control systems, preferably within John Deere
  • 1 or more years of experience in roles that required an advanced proficiency in MS Office (Teams, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint, PowerBI) and Tableau



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


  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Management, Education, Business, Management, Engineering, Technology, Agricultural Sciences, Marketing

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


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

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.


Nearest Major Market: North Dakota

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