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Supply Management Planner with German (m/f)

Date: Nov 3, 2022

Location: Poznań, Wielkopolskie, PL, 60-198

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 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. 


In accordance with the development of the John Deere Polska Business Service Center office in Poznan we are currently seeking candidates for the position of:


Supply Management Planner with German (m/f)


In Supply Chain Management, our primary responsibility is to select and manage the John Deere global supply chain of the assigned commodities. We are committed to exceeding our customer expectations by delivering products of the highest quality, on time, in full and at globally competitive costs.


Main Scope:


•  Performs the duties of a Supply Management Planner
•  Communicates with suppliers on a day-to-day basis regarding schedule releases
•  Schedules requirements for purchased material such as economic order quantities, optimal inventory level, delivery and material replenishment
•  Responsible for the implementation of optimal logistics processes and the material management systems within the unit and for the logistic performance of the suppliers
•  Provides support services to Supply Management Specialists


What You’ll Do:

As a member of the Supply Management Department at the John Deere Poland Team, your main responsibilities will be:

•  Schedules and expedites the delivery of purchased materials to support parts availability
•  Coordinate premium logistic alternatives 
•  Processes suppliers non-conformances and expedites corrective actions
•  Works with the Supply Management Specialist to maintain an ongoing relationship with assigned suppliers to monitor and improve supplier performance; measures the performance of the supplier and defines corrective actions; may negotiate with suppliers to resolve short-term performance problems
•  Supports the Engineering Change Management (ECM) process so design changes and product improvements are implemented in a timely and cost effective manner
•  Ensuring an effective transition from Product Delivery Process (PDP) to Order Fulfillment Process (OFP) through timely placement and receipt of initial orders
•  Works proactively with Supply Management Specialist managing highly complex commodities and supply base
•  Clarify quantity discrepancies between invoices and physical deliveries
•  Coordinates and executes inventory plans using systems parameters and material replenishment strategies to achieve inventory/asset management and material flow
•  Drives continuous improvement in terms of performance with the supply base
•  Coordinates and executes the logistics requirements for the supplier concerning containers, packaging, methods and parameters; arranges agreements with the supplier on appropriate logistics processes before the start of production.
•  Resolves and eliminates shipping and receiving problems to ensure prompt and accurate payments to suppliers


 What It Takes:


•  Proficiency in English (B2/C1) and good German

•  Experience in specific areas of Supply Management such as: supplier integration, strategic supply management, supplier development, module supply management, scheduling, forecasting, logistics, etc. (at least 1 year)

•  Good knowledge of MS Office
•  Ability to think analytically and logically
•  Communicativeness and ability to work in a group
•  Good organization of working time

•  Good interpersonal, negotiation and conflict resolution skills

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