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Supply Management Specialist

Date: Nov 18, 2021

Location: Waterloo, Iowa, US, 50704

Company: John Deere

At John Deere, we run so life can leap forward. This powerful purpose is our promise to humankind that we will dream, design and deliver breakthrough products that sustain our world for generations to come. The world is counting on us to feed billions of people and build vital infrastructures in villages, towns, and megacities. We live up to the legacy our founder forged in a one-room blacksmith's shop nearly two centuries ago by creating a culture that brings out the best in all of us. A culture where great ideas thrive because every voice is heard.


Primary Location: United States (US) - Iowa  - Waterloo  
Function: Supply Management / Logistics
Title: Supply Management Specialist - 78693 

Onsite/Remote: Partial Remote Position 

Your Responsibilities


As a Supply Management Specialist for John Deere Global Supply Management and Logistics, located in Waterloo, IA you will work with an Enterprise Supply Base Manager, Engineering teams and Factory Supply Management to implement and maintain a supply strategy to support current production business and new product program requirements for John Deere Power Systems products.  In addition, you will:


  • Lead and support negotiation of supply with the supply base, ensuring the Company meets overall goals for cost, quality, and continuity of supply.
  • Organize and lead continuous improvement in terms of supplier relationships, performance and lowest total cost with the supply base utilizing Achieving Excellence criteria and other supply management tools.
  • Develop and maintain strong collaborative relationships with cross-functional team members to influence and align on future architecture and module decisions.
  • Support the Engineering Change Management (ECM) process so design changes and product improvements are implemented in a timely and cost-effective manner.


Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position.


What Skills You Need


  • 3 or more years of project management experience including creating a plan, coordinating resources, and delivering results
  • 3 or more years of experience in roles that required demonstration of effective communication skills (written and verbal)
  • 3 or more years of demonstrated effective internal and / or supplier negotiation and conflict

What Makes You Stand Out


  • Previous product design, quality, cost management, or direct material supply management experience
  • 3 or more years of experience in a Supply Management role
  • Experience working on global teams or with global product
  • Experience with Order Fulfillment and Enterprise Product Delivery processes
  • Experience in roles that required an advanced proficiency in MS Office (Teams, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint, PowerBI) and Tableau
  • Working knowledge of SAP and SharePoint file management



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


  • Bachelor's degree in Supply Management, Business Management, Engineering or equivalent work experience



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. 


An Equal Opportunity Employer, John Deere requires a diversity of people, perspectives and ideas to address the complex challenges of its global business.  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, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.





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