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John Deere Strategic Supply Management Specialist in Dubuque, Iowa

There are over 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! 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: Estados Unidos (US) - Iowa - Dubuque

Function: Supply Management / Logistics

Title: Strategic Supply Management Specialist - 74100

Your Responsibilities

As a Strategic Supply Management Specialist for John Deere Construction & Forestry located in Dubuque, IA, you will l ead and/or support a Strategic Sourcing team with the development and implementation of sourcing strategies, meeting Enterprise Product Delivery Process (EPDP) and Enterprise Order Fulfillment Process requirements/goals on product cost, and schedule and quality for the Earthmoving Production System. In the Enterprise Product Delivery Process, you will play a key role in integrating suppliers early in the process to optimize design and cost. In addition, you will:

  • Build and develop a supply base for procuring complex and strategic materials, products, supplies and services.

  • Coordinate and lead efforts to address chronic supplier performance issues.

  • Work closely with product line engineering on new part development ensuring early supplier integration and Strategic Sourcing alignment

  • Manage cost using Enterprise tools and engaging Cost Management as appropriate to meet or beat established program targets

  • Be responsible for procurement of parts in support of mule builds, durability builds, and production launches

  • Collaborate with Procurement team to ensure seamless part transition into production environment

  • Serve as integration lead and/or team lead on EPDP program(s) with responsibility for managing timelines, monitoring progress, and holding team accountable for program deliverables

    Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position

What Skills You Need

  • 3 or more years of Supply Management, Design or Quality Engineering experience

  • Data analytics skills using tools such as Excel, Tableau and Power Bi

  • Experience with negotiations and/or supplier cost gap resolution

  • Demonstrated communication skills and ability to influence without authority across functional areas

  • Ability to travel domestically and/or internationally up to 25%

What Makes You Stand Out

  • Experience working in SAP/PDM Link in CI or EPDP program development

  • Project management experience involving multiple functional areas

  • Experience developing or managing contracts, particularly development agreements and/or statements of work


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

Bachelor’s degree in Supply Management, Business/Management or Engineering

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.