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John Deere Manager, Business Partnerships 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 - East Moline; Des Moines, IA; Waterloo, IA; Olathe, KS

Function: Marketing / Sales

Title: Manager, Business Partnerships - 92836

Onsite/Remote: Partial Remote Position

This position may be located in Des Moines, IA; Quad Cities; Waterloo, IA; Olathe, KS: Moline, IL 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 flexible work schedule arrangement at the present time.  The arrangement may be delayed for training or other job acclimation purposes and remains subject to change.

Your Responsibilities

As a Manager, Business Partnerships located in Des Moines, IA; Quad Cities; Waterloo, IA; Olathe, KS, you will…

  • Manage external partner relationships to support serialized complete goods that are provided direct from partners into the JD dealer channel.

  • Negotiate partnering agreements and be main point of contact with key partners.

  • Ensure profitability of partnered business and ensure integration of partnered products into John Deere processes.

  • Work to maintain the long-term health of partnered relationships and to maintain/improve product delivery, product quality, service parts, and cost.

  • Lead new projects with partners, maintain program tracking methods, conduct phase reviews, and ensure program objectives are met.

  • Guide, motivate, and work collaboratively with business partners and with John Deere cross functional teams to ensure program success and on-schedule completion.

Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position.

What Skills You Need

  • Successful negotiating experience

  • Project management experience

  • Experiences with profit and loss responsibility

  • Ability to handle multiple projects and/or tasks simultaneously

  • Experience with John Deere EPDP process

  • Ability to travel up to 50% domestically and internationally

What Makes You Stand Out

  • Experience with Production and Precision Ag Systems (Tillage equipment, Application Equipment)

  • Experience negotiating agreements and contracts

  • Profit and Loss experience

  • Management or leadership experience

  • Secondary degree in business or technical discipline


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

  • Bachelor's degree in a Business/Management, Engineering/Technology, Supply Management, or Accounting/Finance discipline

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 Benefit Pension)

  • 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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