John Deere Jobs

Mobile john-deere Logo

Job Information

John Deere Supplier Development Engineer (m/f/d) in Mannheim, Germany

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.

John Deere GmbH & Co. KG is the headquarter for Europe, the CIS, North Africa and the Near and Middle East. From here, region-wide services are provided to support the European locations.

Our Supply Management Department in Mannheim is looking for a

Supplier Development Engineer(m/f/d)

Your Responsibilities:

As a Supplier Development Engineer for John Deere in Mannheim, Germany, you will lead supply development projects to develop a supply chain capable of providing increased flexibility, capacity and responsiveness, improved utilization of assets, improved quality, and reduction of overall cost. You will need to work both internal (with Deere contacts at different locations) and external (supplier) leadership to manage and measure the business to reduce cost, improve margins and deliver quality products on time.

In addition, you will:

  • Lead supplier development projects to assure capacity, reduce costs, improve quality/warranty and on time delivery

  • Lead and solve critical supplier delivery situations to assure part availability

  • Conduct supplier and part level capacity planning, identify inefficiencies, and develop action plans to close gaps.

  • Perform business process assessments with suppliers to identify improvement opportunities

  • Lead, coach and support the execution of improvement projects with/at suppliers

  • Lead cross functional global teams to successfully execute Supplier Development Projects

  • Conduct regular project reviews with Deere and supplier leadership to ensure successful project execution

    What skills You Need:

  • 4 or more years of Supply management, Supplier Development, Operations, or Manufacturing Engineering roles.

  • Understanding of Order Fulfillment and Manufacturing Operations processes

  • Skill in interpersonal communications, negotiation, and conflict resolution

  • Understanding of fundamental business principles and practices

  • Experience with Supply Management Processes and tools

  • Ability to travel up to 50%

    What Makes You Stand Out:

  • Cross-functional work experience(s) in areas such as product engineering, quality, manufacturing, operations etc.

  • Experience in working with suppliers internationally

  • Project management experience


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

  • Bachelor's degree in Supply Management, Business, Engineering/Technology

    This exempt position is based in Mannheim and vacant as soon as possible.

    End of Posting: 23th May 2022

    John Deere GmbH & Co. KG

    Human Resources

    Eva Dieter

    We look forward to your online application in English language!

    Additional Information:

    To process applications, we use our online platform at our John Deere career page. We are not able to process applications through e-mail or post and ask for your understanding. Please complete the online application form, if you want to apply for a position at John Deere.

    If you have any questions about your application, please contact: .