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John Deere Business Unit Manager in Dubuque, Iowa

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) - Iowa - Dubuque

Function: Operations

Title: Business Unit Manager - 77078

Your Position:

Your Responsibilities

As a Busines Unit Manager for Dubuque Works located in Dubuque, Iowa, you will direct the manufacturing operation for a self-contained business. In addition, you will ...

  • Have responsibility for daily executions of a build plan, manage CI, CIPP, Expense and Capital budgets as well as the functions of manufacturing Engineering and Quality.

  • Plan major projects including PDP launches and manufacturing strategies.

    Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position

What Skills You Need

  • Demonstrated team leadership and ability to hold waged & salaried teams accountable

  • Effective communicator, who thrives on solving problems and working in a team environment

  • 5 or more years of experience in Manufacturing and/or Operations

  • Experience in budgeting, forecasting, and scheduling

  • 1 or more years of supervising production employees and experience leading salaried and waged teams

What Makes You Stand Out

  • Experience in Factory Master Planning / Production planning

  • Direct Experience leading/supervising wage employees

  • Evidence of responsiveness to customer needs and understanding the importance of delivering a quality product/experience

  • Lean Manufacturing knowledge and experience

  • Smart Connected Factory Experience

  • Experience with capital planning and asset management

  • Experience supervising engineering and production staffs

  • Experience with EPDP manufacturing design leadership roles


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

  • Bachelors Degree

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.