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John Deere Materials Specialist in Des Moines, Iowa

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Primary Location: United States (US) - Iowa - Waterloo

Function: Operations

Title: Materials Specialist - 92808

Onsite/Remote: Onsite Position

Your Responsibilities

As a Materials Specialist for Drivetrain Components located in Waterloo, Iowa , you will facilitate the flow of material through a complex manufacturing supply chain to support on-time delivery to assembly, service, and inter-factory customers.

VISA Sponsorship is NOT Available for this position

What Skills You Need

  • Effective communicator who thrives in a team environment.

  • Experience that demonstrates effective multi-tasking, prioritization skills, and the ability to make sound decisions quickly.

  • 1 or more years of experience utilizing SAP-PP (Production Planning) parameters and transactions with the demonstrated result of achieving desired delivery metrics.

  • Demonstrated ability to schedule in a cross-functional shop-floor team environment under compressed manufacturing lead time conditions.

  • 1 or more years of scheduling experience in a manufacturing environment.

  • Experience that demonstrates a basic understanding of change control concepts.

What Makes You Stand Out

  • Working or collaboration experiences with Drive Train Components shop floor scheduling.

  • At least one year of working experience using SAP-PP (Production Planning) transactions in a divergent flow or job shop environment.

  • Experience with Legacy material planning systems used at John Deere – (CWIS – Common Worldwide Inter-factory System) for service parts fulfillment and Material Requirements Planning.

  • Understanding of Bill of Material (BOM)


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

  • Bachelor’s degree in a Business/Supply Chain related discipline or a minimum of one year of experience in supply chain management or industrial manufacturing operational role.

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.

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