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Software Project Manager (m/f/d)

Date: Aug 3, 2022

Location: Mannheim, Baden-Wurttemberg, DE, 68163

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.


With currently 3000 employees, the John Deere factory in Mannheim has been Germany’s largest manufacturer and exporter of agricultural tractors for more than 50 years. The production program for the worldwide market includes 27 different basic models (66 to 184kW (90 to 250hp)) in different versions and with numerous options. The Mannheim factory accounts for two-thirds of Germany’s total tractor production.  



Our department Product Engineering is looking for



Software Project Manager (m/f/d) 



Your Responsibilities

  • Coordinate and manage program deliverables
  • Serve as a first point of contact for outside departments (Marketing, Manufacturing, Service, Supply Management, Quality, Reliability, PV&V) and the rest of the vehicle design groups for programs and module development (MDP)
  • Report program status to program manager and Engineering manager as requested
  • Define and prioritize program deliverables within the organization and participate in planning
  • Coordination and release of complete working packages (incl. HW and SW)
  • Create action plans to close any gaps that exist. Work with staff management to gain support for these plans. Create contingency plans as needed for significant risk issues.
  • Ensure build readiness from an Electronics standpoint (BOM accuracy, part availability to meet MRD dates, decision, and deviation processing, etc.)
  • Tracking of product cost
  • Work on process optimization
  • Collection of stakeholder information and requirements
  • Help improve status reports



What Skills You Need:

  • Work experience for more than 7 years
  • Engineering Degree in Mechatronic, Electric/Electronic, business administration or equivalent
  • Project Management PMP® Certification appreciated
  • Experience in leading complex projects, IT risk management or Agile project management appreciated
  • Good Knowledge in project management, Enterprise Product Development Process (EPDP), AgPDM-System, electrical architecture and tractor functionality
  • Knowhow from John Deere Agile Software- and System-Development process
  • Willingness to work in global project teams
  • Holistic project view
  • Fluent spoken and written English



What You’ll Get:

  • an attractive compensation package including variable pay program
  • competitive pension, holidays, life cover/income protection benefits
  • flexible working solutions to balance family and career
  • development and learning opportunities to support current needs and future aspirations



This tariff position is based in Mannheim and vacant as soon as possible.


End of Posting: 31th August 2022


John Deere Factory Mannheim

Human Resouces

Nadine Thiel


We look forward to your online application! 


Additional Information:

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