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John Deere Container Specialist in East Moline, Illinois

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) - Illinois - East Moline

Function: Supply Management / Logistics

Title: Container Specialist - 77166

Your Position:

Your Responsibilities

As a Container Specialist for John Deere Harvester Works located in East Moline, IL, you will manage the returnable container processes and planning with the Container Management Center to ensure warehousing and logistics needs as well as customer satisfaction. Drive cost reduction and develop process improvements. I n addition, you will:

  • Manage relationship with local Container Management Center (CMC).

  • Support daily returnable container activities, select providers, and negotiate contracts on the repair, cleaning, etc. of containers.

  • Manage projects for current and new production part containerization and handling or the solution of complex container problems.

  • Ensure that container operations are fully aligned with company activities in liaison with other units.

  • Identify gaps and recommend solutions for continuous improvement, e.g. establishes cost systems for the logistics and transportation of containers.

  • Improves part delivery methods and documentation. Recommends process changes and/or improvements to ensure higher safety, better quality, lower cost, and faster delivery.

    Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position.

What Skills You Need

  • 1 or more years of experience with the Order Fulfillment Process.

  • 1 or more years of experience using SAP to include Requirements Planning and Materials Management.

  • 1 or more years of experience with Microsoft Office, including Excel, Word, Office, etc.

What Makes You Stand Out

  • 1 or more years of experience using Data analytics tools such as Tableau & Power BI.

  • 1 or more years of experience with the Product Delivery Process.

  • 1 or more years of experience in factory shop floor operations.

  • Project management experience.

  • Knowledge of receiving and warehousing processes to include knowledge of SAP Warehouse Management.


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

  • Associate’s degree or higher, preferably in Supply Management, Operations Management, Business, or Industrial/Manufacturing 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. 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.