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Supervisor Assembly

Date: Oct 13, 2021

Location: Horst, Limburg, NL, 5961 PT

Company: John Deere

       Welcome to John Deere, the leading innovator of agricultural, forestry, construction, lawn and grounds care equipment supported by comprehensive parts and financial services solutions.  With around 70,000 employees worldwide, we develop and produce connected and technologically advanced machines with a total sales of $35,5 billion. By joining us you grow individually and become a key contributor in managing the biggest global challenge: supplying 7 billion people with food, clothing and infrastructure.  

Your Position


As Supervisor Assembly you lead several Assembly teams in our sprayer production facility at John Deere Fabriek Horst and you are responsible to deploy company and production strategies. Your total team size will be ± 30-35 Assembly mechanics and 3 team leads.


More specific:

  • You are responsible for the daily performance of your assembly teams on important KPI’s related to safety, quality, delivery and productivity
  • You monitor these KPI’s, analyze deviations, adjust to change and initiate corrective actions to maintain and improve performance of your teams
  • You are responsible to convey the Continuous Improvement philosophy and initiate CI activities to further improve the performance of your teams on safety, quality, delivery and productivity. Your decisions for change are data driven and you pro-actively lead a cross-functional improvement team to implement changes
  • You work together with the 2 other operations supervisors to continuously streamline the whole production process and set-up your teams to be successful
  • Together with your team leads you take care of work assignments and FTE planning depending on the orderbook status and master production planning
  • You take care of continuous development of your team members with respect to knowledge, experience and skill level to ensure flexibility and continuity in your teams
  • You report directly to the Manager Operations


Your Profile

  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical or agricultural engineering, supply or business management or related fields
  • 3+ years leadership role experience in projects and/or production environment
  • Shopfloor experience and fundamental understanding or production processes
  • Solid knowledge on Lean Manufacturing principles and methodologies and knows how to deploy them
  • Can do mentality, analytical, flexible and innovative
  • Teamplayer and teamleader with demonstrated effective communication skills to include and motivate people throughout different levels of the organization (from shopfloor till management)
  • Make funded decisions based on the available information
  • Fluent Dutch and English in speaking and writing
  • Solid knowledge of Microsoft Office, SAP and HRM applications

We Offer You

  • The possibility to work in a dynamic and international atmosphere
  • Broad and varying spectrum of responsibilities within the operational business
  • Working daily in a cross-functional environment with different disciplines in an informal setting
  • An large international team of colleagues with passion and knowledge of agricultural machines to support you where needed.
  • Extensive opportunities for training and personal development
  • Attractive career opportunities in a multinational company
  • Employer that is widely recognized for its commitment to sustainable and ethical value creation


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