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Material Replenishment Specialist

Date: Feb 12, 2019

Location: Horicon, WI, US, 53032

Company: John Deere

There are 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 in our 175-year history. 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.

Primary Location: United States (US) - Wisconsin (US-WI) - Horicon 
Function: Operations
Title: Material Replenishment Specialist - 52649

Your Responsibilities

As a Material Replenishment Specialist for John Deere Horicon Works located in Horicon, WI, you will serve as a knowledge expert for SAP based material replenishment for the Utility Vehicle Product Line. In addition, you will:

  • Promote behaviors that support inventory accuracy for Material Flow Execution
  • Evaluate current logistics flow through the facility for slow moving vs. fast moving materials
  • Own the Plan for Every Part Process
  • Perform root cause analysis and determine corrective action for appropriate material replenishment throughout the factory
  • Establish and monitor line side inventory levels and presentation
  • Plan material replenishment strategies to support variable build levels and inventory accuracy while minimizing material handling costs
  • Establish and create triggers based on raw material or complete goods replenishment
  • Serve as expert for Warehouse Management portion of SAP, determine warehouse put away logic and appropriate storage strategies
  • Establish and maintain SAP system parameters to drive material to its point of use
  • Analyze data, develop reports, provide actionable information to support decision making on material flow and containerization
  • Support new product builds through monitoring new replenishment methods and making recommendations
  • Manage Material Flow workflow

Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position.

What Skills You Need

  • Knowledge of material flow/operations/supply management in a manufacturing SAP environment to include Kanban, controlled delivery, sequenced delivery, or MRP-driven orders
  • Experience using SAP in a previous role, specifically within Material Management, Production Planning or LES Modules
  • Knowledge of warehousing and RIP storage strategies to support demand
  • Strong data analysis skills in tools such as Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Access
  • Experience with inventory management and accuracy

What Makes You Stand Out

  • Supply management experience in logistics or planning
  • Understanding of common SAP parameters in areas such as Material Master, Control- Cycle, and similar functions
  • Experience with SAP Production Planning and/or Material Management concepts
  • Proficient working with large datasets from SAP tables
  • Experience with cross-functional teams related to inventory accuracy

Education (or equivalent work experience)

  • Bachelor's degree

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.

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 or expression, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.


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