Senior Supply Management Specialist

Date: Aug 31, 2023

Location: Horst, Limburg, NL, 5961 PT

Company: John Deere


Our Supply Management Team is looking for a 


Senior Supply Management Specialist (m/f/d)  

Your Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement global supplier and commodity strategies, defining and integrating supply chains, which will drive sustainable improvements in cost, quality and delivery.
  • Measure supplier performance and manage/lead supplier relationships to continuously improve supplier performance.
  • Lead cross-functional cost reduction initiatives and Early Supplier Involvement for the assigned commodities, drive creation and deploy cost models for designated commodities, lead target costing and negotiate supply agreements.
  • Engage and support key internal stakeholders to enhance competitive and commercial performance.
  • Operate within the supply chain management team across the full product/service life cycle, ensuring suppliers' commercial issues are resolved effectively and efficiently.
  • Develops, implements and improves Supply Management processes.
  • Coaches other less experienced team members where required.
  • Raise and manage all purchase documents and related data within the ERP system and other Purchasing systems.

What Skills You Need:

  • Bachelor/Master degree in Supply Chain, Logistics, Engineering, Business, etc.
  • 5-10 years working experience in Supply Management in a technical product environment.
  • Strong communication skills (interpersonal, organizational and conflict resolution).
  • Strong negotiation skills and contract knowledge.
  • Strong team-player and hands-on/flexible attitude.
  • Fluent in English. Dutch and German language is an advantage.
  • Good knowledge of MS Office and SAP.


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