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John Deere Development Program Manager - Remote in Davenport, 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.

John Deere is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards 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.

Primary Location: United States (US) - Illinois - Moline

Function: Human Resources

Title: Development Program Manager - Remote - 96881

Onsite/Remote: Remote Position

This position is eligible for remote work at the present time. The arrangement may be delayed for training or other job acclimation purposes and remains subject to change.

This position is eligible for a flexible work schedule arrangement at the present time. The arrangement may be delayed for training or other job acclimation purposes and remains subject to change.

Your Responsibilities

As an Early Talent Development Program Manager, you will manage and support all aspects of the Development Program including recruiting activities, administration of rotational assignments, ongoing employee development, and administration of policies and procedures pertaining to the programs. This position supports the Accounting & Finance, Human Resources and Legal functions. Job responsibilities include:

  • Partner with functional leadership or functional talent council to define and execute the rotations that support the development of the early talent pipeline

  • Consult with the business to define and execute a recruiting strategy designed to find high performing talent that align to the competency needs within the function

  • Manage the administrative policies and process(es) for the program

  • Oversee the recruiting process for the program(s) including candidate evaluation, interviews and data integration, and extending offers to identified candidates.

  • Use data and analytics to measure the effectiveness of programs and drive continuous improvement of the programs.

  • Stay current on new approaches to rotational development programs through benchmarking, research and networking to ensure the programs are innovative and best in class.

What Skills You Need

  • 4+ years experience Human Resources or business function

  • 2+ years of experience with Talent Acquisition/Recruiting, college recruiting experience a plus.

  • Strong leadership and project management skills

  • Strong presentation, data analysis and organizational skills

  • Experience in challenging the status quo, navigating difficult conversations, and communicating at all levels of the organization.

  • Experience working in and/or with university relations or recruiting

What Makes You Stand Out

  • Experience in a supervisory position, including coaching and Performance management

  • Ability to collaborate and communicate cross functionally with rotational managers, HR Business partners and functional leaders

  • Experience with HR Systems

  • The ability to challenge the norm, have difficult conversations and communicate at all levels of the organization.


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

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, Communications, etc.

What You'll Get

At John Deere, you are empowered to create a career that will take you to where you want to go while working in an inclusive team environment. 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. Additionally, we offer a comprehensive reward package to help you get started on your new career path, including:

  • Flexible work arrangements

  • Highly competitive base pay and performance bonuses

  • Savings & Retirement benefits (401K and Defined Benefit Pension)

  • Healthcare benefits with a generous company contribution in the Health Savings Account

  • Adoption assistance

  • Employee Assistance Programs

  • Tuition assistance

  • Fitness subsidies and on-site gyms at specific Deere locations

  • Charitable contribution match

  • Employee Purchase Plan & numerous discount programs for personal use

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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.

The terms of the applicable benefit plans, and all company actions administering or interpreting these plans, continue to control. Deere & Company reserves the right to suspend, amend, modify, or terminate the Plan(s) in any manner at any time, including the right to modify or eliminate any cost-sharing between the company and participants. Changes, which can be made at any time, are made by action of the company's board of directors, or to the extent authorized by resolution of its board of directors, or by the Deere & Company Compensation Committee. In the event of a conflict between the language of the official Plan Documents and this document, the language of the official Plan Documents will control.

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