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Supply Management Continuous Improvement Specialist

Date: Nov 22, 2021

Location: East Moline, Illinois, US, 61244

Company: John Deere

At John Deere, we run so life can leap forward. This powerful purpose is our promise to humankind that we will dream, design and deliver breakthrough products that sustain our world for generations to come. The world is counting on us to feed billions of people and build vital infrastructures in villages, towns, and megacities. We live up to the legacy our founder forged in a one-room blacksmith's shop nearly two centuries ago by creating a culture that brings out the best in all of us. A culture where great ideas thrive because every voice is heard.


Primary Location: United States (US) - Illinois  - East Moline  
Function: Supply Management / Logistics
Title: Supply Management Continuous Improvement Specialist - 78908 


Your Responsibilities


As a Supply Management Continuous Improvement Specialist for Harvester Works located in East Moline, IL you will….


  • Support the production of combines & front-end equipment at the Harvester Works through rigorously managing change that relates to:
    • The development & implementation of cost reduction- integrating suppliers early in the process to optimize design and cost
    • Working between Engineering and suppliers on product specification, making recommendations to ensure a quality product at the lowest total cost; supports the Engineering Change Management (ECM) process so design changes and product improvements are implemented in a timely and cost-effective manner
    • Leading the negotiation of supply agreements with specific suppliers resulting in cost models, an implementation strategy and a documented agreement, ensuring the Company meets its overall goals for cost, quality, continuity of supply, etc.
    • Leading the development or aligning implementation of sourcing strategies - coordinate and lead efforts to address chronic supplier performance issues


Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position.  


What Skills You Need


  • 4 or more years of experience in interpersonal communications, influencing without authority, negotiation, and conflict resolution
  • 4 or more years of experience in specific areas of Supply Management and/or Operations such as: supplier integration, strategic supply management, supplier development, module supply management, material flow, manufacturing engineering, etc.
  • 3 or more years of experience supporting Order Fulfillment Process
  • 2 or more years of project management experience
  • Ability and willingness to travel up to 25%

What Makes You Stand Out


  • 2 or more years of supporting make-versus-buy analysis
  • Technical background in either design or manufacturing engineering



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


  • Degree in a Supply Management, Business/Management, or Engineering/Technology 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. 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. We offer comprehensive relocation and reward packages to help you get started on your new career path. 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. 


An Equal Opportunity Employer, John Deere requires a diversity of people, perspectives and ideas to address the complex challenges of its global business.  John Deere is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.





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