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John Deere Material Coordinator Lead - 3rd Shift 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.

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

Function: Operations

Title: Material Coordinator Lead - 3rd Shift - 94602

Onsite/Remote: Onsite Position

Your Responsibilities

As a Material Coordinator Lead on 3rd shift for John Deere Seeding Moline located in Moline, IL, you will be the lead contact for the off-shift production control team, implement and manage the off-shift tool, and communicate end of shift report(s). In addition, you will:

  • Provide coverage plans and training to off-shift production control team

  • Communicate part availability issues and resolution to operations and other key stakeholders

  • Work critical shortage reports to ensure part availability

  • Work closely with several functional areas including operations, engineering, supply management and material flow to root cause and correct material shortages, inventory discrepancies, reporting issues, COGI and consumption issues

  • Implement the output from the engineering release and change management process

  • Provide information to operators for system locations, track and request critical parts and locate missing or lost loads

VISA Sponsorship is NOT Available for this position

What Skills You Need

  • 3 or more years of proven organizational experience handling multiple projects or tasks

  • 1 or more years of experience leading a team or project and delivering results

  • Experience with a Material Requirement Planning (MRP) system, such as SAP

  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office, Excel, Word, and Outlook

  • Demonstrated ability to build working relationships with an emphasis on effective written and verbal communication

  • Effective documentation, planning and decision-making skills

  • Able and willing to work variable shifts and/or extended hours to support the production schedule, including Saturdays

What Makes You Stand Out

  • Experience with Order Fulfillment, Supply Management and/or Material Flow processes

  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes and factory operations

  • Knowledge of Kanban and other delivery methods

  • Experience leading meetings and speaking in front of a group

  • Experience influencing without authority

  • Experience with Power BI


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

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

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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