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John Deere Supervisor Assembly in Horst, Netherlands

Welcome to John Deere, the leading innovator of agricultural, forestry, construction, lawn and grounds care equipment supported by comprehensive parts and financial services solutions.  With around 70,000 employees worldwide, we develop and produce connected and technologically advanced machines with a  total sales  of $35,5 billion.    By joining us you grow individually and become a key contributor in managing the biggest global challenge: supplying 7 billion people with food, clothing and infrastructure. 

Your Position

As Supervisor Assembly you lead several Assembly teams in our sprayer production facility at John Deere Fabriek Horst and you are responsible to deploy company and production strategies. Your total team size will be ± 30-35 Assembly mechanics and 3 team leads.

More specific:

  • You are responsible for the daily performance of your assembly teams on important KPI’s related to safety, quality, delivery and productivity

  • You monitor these KPI’s, analyze deviations, adjust to change and initiate corrective actions to maintain and improve performance of your teams

  • You are responsible to convey the Continuous Improvement philosophy and initiate CI activities to further improve the performance of your teams on safety, quality, delivery and productivity. Your decisions for change are data driven and you pro-actively lead a cross-functional improvement team to implement changes

  • You work together with the 2 other operations supervisors to continuously streamline the whole production process and set-up your teams to be successful

  • Together with your team leads you take care of work assignments and FTE planning depending on the orderbook status and master production planning

  • You take care of continuous development of your team members with respect to knowledge, experience and skill level to ensure flexibility and continuity in your teams

  • You report directly to the Manager Operations

Your Profile

  • Directs departmental continuous improvement plans and activities.

  • Monitors Control Plans, troubleshoots workmanship problems and generally supervises production activities to ensure that manufactured products meet or exceed all established quality requirements.

  • Plans for maintenance of equipment and facilities to maximize the uptime and utilization of capital equipment assets.

  • Implements and monitors safety programs and housekeeping.

  • Determines manufacturing and/or distribution priorities based on the production schedule and makes daily assignments including filling vacancies and assigning overtime in order to adhere to the Customer Delivery date.

  • Establishes employee environment regarding communications, feedback and overall guidance. Ensures that assigned personnel have appropriate training, work instruction and tools to successfully do their job.

  • Administers employee policies, practices, procedures and work rules appropriate for the unit. Monitors individual and line performance and takes corrective action including discipline, as needed and responds to complaints to insure the Company and employees adheres to policies, practices, procedures and work rules.

  • Monitors and makes corrections to stay within the department operating budget targets.

We Offer You

  • The possibility to work in a dynamic and international atmosphere

  • Broad and varying spectrum of responsibilities within the operational business

  • Working daily in a cross-functional environment with different disciplines in an informal setting

  • An large international team of colleagues with passion and knowledge of agricultural machines to support you where needed.

  • Extensive opportunities for training and personal development

  • Attractive career opportunities in a multinational company

  • Employer that is widely recognized for its commitment to sustainable and ethical value creation