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Green Energy & Environmental Science Business Lead

Date: Sep 7, 2022

Location: Sunnyvale, California, US

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


Primary Location: United States (US) - California  - Sunnyvale  - Sunnyvale - California 
Function: Marketing / Sales
Title: Green Energy & Environmental Science Business Lead - 89453
Onsite/Remote:Onsite Position

 This position is eligible for a partial telework arrangement at the present time.  The arrangement may be delayed for training or other job acclimation purposes and remains subject to change.



This position may be located in Moline, IL or Sunnyvale, CA per the hiring manager's discretion. This may be dependent on the successful candidate's background, experience, and proficiency.


Your Responsibilities


As a Green Energy and Environmental Science Business Lead for John Deere Small Ag and Turf located in Moline, IL or Sunnyvale, CA your responsibility will be:


  • To Develop and implement the strategy for monetizing energy storage, Energy Carbon Credits and Green energy in the environment of electric machinery on farms.
  • Partner with the Utility companies first in CA but then expanding around the globe as our products move to different regions with different electrical grids.  
  • Design the carbon credit measurement and documentation strategy, work with LCFS Pathway consultants, verification companies and ultimately brokerage companies to monetize the credits and/or offsets. 

Additionally, you will....


  • Develop the strategy to provide green energy to our electric machines in the field and do so profitably for both Deere and our Customer.  
  • This role will be highly customer facing and be responsible for engaging our customers and dealers to develop the right solutions.  This role will be supported by a technical team and will largely be working with partners and consultants around the world to establish the appropriate relationships to delight our user every step of the way.  


     Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position.      

What Skills You Need


  • 10 or more years within Energy and Carbon industry
  • 5 or more years in the California Energy, Carbon, and Green Energy markets, Agricultural Carbon Markets
  • Be fluent in and actively engaged with California’s Energy and Carbon programs such as CARB (California Air Resources Board), FARMER (Funding Agricultural Replacement Measures for Emission Reductions), LCFS (low-carbon fuel standard), SGIP (self-generated incentive program), and Energy Resilience program
  • Provide a complete understanding of the Energy sector in California as well as a deep understanding of VPPAs, PPAs, and other green energy sources
  • Develop the strategy and implement agreements to source green energy in CA, USA, EU, Brazil, Australia, etc.
  • Give direction to a technical community to drive the development of sensors, software, UX/UI, Documentation, etc.
  • Familiar and capable of driving multiple consultants, suppliers, and partners at a global scale
  • Experienced people leader both direct and indirect
  • An influencer and capable of building and maintaining healthy relationships within the company as well as outside the company to drive programs forward

What Makes You Stand Out


      • Global compliance and/or voluntary Carbon Credit market experience
      • Agriculture experience
      • MBA or high-level business degree preferred



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


  • Undergraduate degree in Business, Finance, Environment Science, or Technology


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 extend 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.



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