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John Deere Employee Communications Manager in Moline, Illinois

There are over 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! 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.

John Deere is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

Primary Location: United States (US) - Illinois - Moline

Function: Customer & Product Support

Title: Employee Communications Manager - 103885

Onsite/Remote: Partial Remote Position

Your Responsibilities

As an Employee Communications Manager for John Deere located in Moline, IL, you will:

  • Focus on strategically planning, managing, developing, and deploying internal communications in various formats that help all employees feel valued, engaged, and inspired. Scope of work would include leading or supporting communication projects that might extend to external audiences, as well as leveraging content planned for external Deere channels to share with internal audiences.

  • Bring an innovative mindset and an expectation for timely, high-quality communications, while aligning work to the enterprise's internal content strategy, topic narratives, and governance.

  • Engage with key stakeholders across Global Brand and Communications and the rest of the business to align activities and maximize benefits for the organization and the enterprise.

  • Demonstrate a strong ability to create storytelling content (whether that’s writing, videos, digital, etc.) on your own, while also showing you have solid experience working with agencies and others for support.

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What Skills You Need

  • 7 or more years of experience as a skilled communicator and influencer with experience consulting with stakeholders on effectively communicating

  • 7 or more years of communication project management experience including plan development, project team management, requirement gathering, delivery and deployment

  • 7 or more years of experience as a business writer who can adapt style based on audience needs and business objectives

  • 5 or more years of experience with communication planning processes and measurement

  • 5 or more years of experience with inter-company politics, structure, and strategic relationships

  • 5 or more years of a proven track record of working both independently and as part of a team

What Makes You Stand Out

  • Expertise in digital communication tools and best practices

  • Understanding of and skills to help employees with change management

  • Master's degree


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

  • University degree in communications, journalism, public relations or English

What You'll Get

At John Deere, you are empowered to create a career that will take you to where you want to go while working in an inclusive team environment. 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. Additionally, we offer a comprehensive reward package to help you get started on your new career path, including:

  • Flexible work arrangements

  • Highly competitive base pay and performance bonuses

  • Savings & Retirement benefits (401K and Defined Contribution)

  • Healthcare benefits with a generous company contribution in the Health Savings Account

  • Adoption assistance

  • Employee Assistance Programs

  • Tuition assistance

  • Fitness subsidies and on-site gyms at specific Deere locations

  • Charitable contribution match

  • Employee Purchase Plan & numerous discount programs for personal use

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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.

The terms of the applicable benefit plans, and all company actions administering or interpreting these plans, continue to control. Deere & Company reserves the right to suspend, amend, modify, or terminate the Plan(s) in any manner at any time, including the right to modify or eliminate any cost-sharing between the company and participants. Changes, which can be made at any time, are made by action of the company's board of directors, or to the extent authorized by resolution of its board of directors, or by the Deere & Company Compensation Committee. In the event of a conflict between the language of the official Plan Documents and this document, the language of the official Plan Documents will control.

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