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John Deere Category Lead, Logistics in Moline, 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 - Moline

Function: Supply Management / Logistics

Title: Category Lead, Logistics - 77339

Your Responsibilities

As a Category Lead for John Deere located in Moline, IL, you will….

  • Provide tactical support for Worldwide Logistics stakeholders and Supply Base Managers to ensure compliance, risk, achieving excellence (AE), and supplier add processes are completed in a timely manner

  • Plan and execute key projects supporting strategy development, capacity expansion and cost reduction.

  • Complete RFI and RFQ preparation and negotiation

  • Prepare and negotiate carrier and other contractual agreements

  • Lead initiative to expand Supplier Diversity Spend for North American Trucking

    Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position

What Skills You Need

  • Experience in Supply Management/Logistics or working directly with supply management (2 or more years of experience)

  • Experience negotiating pricing and contracts (2 or more years of experience)

  • Experience identifying new opportunities to create value, efficiency, and cost reduction (2 or more years of experience)

  • Experience managing supplier relationships and performance (2 or more years of experience)

What Makes You Stand Out

  • Experience working in Worldwide Logistics

  • Experience working globally, across divisions

  • Demonstrated ability to influence without authority

Education

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

  • Bachelor's degree in Supply Management, Business/Management, Human Resources, Engineering, or related discipline or equivilant experience

    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 (http://www.deere.com/en/our-company/john-deere-careers/why-john-deere/) 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.

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