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John Deere Supply Management Specialist in Milan, Illinois

At John Deere, we run so life can leap forward. This powerful purpose is our promise to humankind that we will dream, design and deliver breakthrough products that sustain our world for generations to come. The world is counting on us to feed billions of people and build vital infrastructures in villages, towns, and megacities. We live up to the legacy our founder forged in a one-room blacksmith's shop nearly two centuries ago by creating a culture that brings out the best in all of us. A culture where great ideas thrive because every voice is heard.

Primary Location: United States (US) - Illinois - Milan, IL. - Rock Island, IL. - Waterloo, IA

Function: Supply Management / Logistics

Title: Supply Management Specialist - 77088

This position may be located in Milan, IL or Rock Island, IL or Waterloo, IA per the hiring manager's discretion. This may be dependent on the successful candidate's background, experience, and proficiency.

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

This posting will be used to fill three openings.

Your Responsibilities

As a Supply Management Specialist for John Deere Aftermarket & Customer support located in Milan, IL or Rock Island, IL. or Waterloo, IA.,. you will….

  • Be responsible for the procurement of service parts supporting Production & Precision Agriculture and / or the aftermarket portfolio

  • Ensure appropriate levels of supplier quality, delivery, and establish material replenishment strategies

  • Maintain relat i onships with suppliers and coordinates efforts to address performance improvement initiatives

  • Lead cost reduction and margin improvement activities for assigned areas of responsibility

  • Work closely with marketing, suppliers, and other critical areas of the business to understand product and market needs, supporting sourcing decisions to ensure a quality product at the appropriate total cost

    Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position

What Skills You Need

  • Experience working on a project team or leading small projects

  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment

  • Skilled in interpersonal communication and conflict resolution

  • Experience in data and / or financial analysis

What Makes You Stand Out

  • 1 or more years of experience working in Supply Management, Material Flow, or Material Planning

  • 1 or more years of experience working directly with suppliers

  • 1 or more years using order fulfillment principles

  • 1 or more years of experience using SAP or other MRP based systems

  • Project management experience that includes identifying an issue, creating a plan, coordinating resources, and delivering results

  • Demonstrated ability to influence without authority


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

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business/Management, Engineering/Technology, Supply Management and/or related discipline(s).

    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.