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Supply Management Development Program 2022b

Date: Apr 30, 2022

Location: Moline, IL, US, 61265

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) - Illinois (US-IL) - Moline 
Function: Supply Management / Logistics
Title: Supply Management Development Program 2022b - 81026 


Supply Management professionals at John Deere have a variety of career opportunities including: operational support (order fulfillment process), cost management, logistics, strategic sourcing, supplier development, product delivery process and new product development.  Assignments like these will let you demonstrate your capabilities while contributing directly to the company's strategies and initiatives.   In each assignment, you will work to meet specific objectives, demonstrate your knowledge and skills, and maintain a training regimen that develops the competencies you will need for world-class supply management.


Our Organization

John Deere (Deere & Company - NYSE:DE), a Fortune 500 company, is making use of the latest technological breakthroughs to produce exceptional equipment and provide first-class customer service. We're the world's leading provider of advanced products and services for agriculture and forestry and a major provider of advanced products and services for construction, lawn and turf care, landscaping and irrigation.  John Deere also provides financial services worldwide and manufactures and markets engines used in heavy equipment.  Since it was founded in 1837, the company has extended its heritage of integrity, quality, commitment and innovation around the globe. We treat our people with respect and offer competitive compensation and outstanding benefits, such as medical and dental coverage, life insurance, 401(k) and tuition assistance.

Now wouldn't you like to be a part of that?


As a Supply Management Development Employee you will rotate through two 18 month assignments in different areas of Supply Management. During the 3 year program you will: 

  • Execute Order Fulfillment Process (OFP) with cost reduction activities, analyzing quotations, and make supplier selection based on criteria such as quality, cost, process capability, lead time and supplier stability.
  • Support the Engineering Change Management (ECM) process so design changes and product improvements are implemented in a timely and cost-effective manner.
  • Develop and executes inventory plans to achieve inventory/asset management and material flow goals.
  • Resolve shipping, receiving, invoicing and payment problems to ensure prompt and accurate payments to suppliers.
  • Define, resolve and provide permanent solutions to supplier performance issues with the assistance of other functional representatives such as quality, product engineering, etc., while managing day-to-day supplier relationship issues, thereby assuring proper communication occurs.
  • Participate in implementation of resourcing activities and make versus buy decisions.
  • Collect industry data and performs limited supplier/industry analysis; makes recommendations for course of action based on findings.
  • Drive continuous improvement in terms of performance and lowest total cost with the Supply Base utilizing Achieving Excellence process and criteria.
  • Gather and analyze data to ensure business objectives are being met.
  • Act as a resource for company or factory logistics groups, unit operations, and suppliers as problems, questions and concerns arise regarding logistical processes.
    Work Statement:  US Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.



  • Graduating with Bachelors or Master’s degree by Dec 2022 or earlier in Supply Management, Industrial Engineering, Production Operation Management, Distribution Management, Production Planning, Purchasing, Transportation/Logistics, or related degree. 
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale required.
  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes and factory operations.
  • Knowledge of products, customers, markets and competitors.
  • Knowledge of supply management systems, processes and practices.
  • Ability to gather and analyze data.
  • Willing to travel and relocate to any John Deere location in the U.S. 
  • Must be able to relocate domestically.  Assignments can be at various locations throughout the United States.

Rotational assignments may be located in the following locations:

  • East Moline, IL
  • Moline, IL
  • Waterloo, IA
  • Urbandale, IA
  • Horicon, WI
  • Horicon, WI
  • Augusta, GA
  • Waterloo, IA


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. Interns receive competitive compensation and are eligible for many of the benefits offered to full-time employees.
Can you imagine the challenge of a lifetime and a rewards package that makes it all worthwhile?


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.


Nearest Major Market: Davenport
Nearest Secondary Market: Moline

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