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John Deere Product Manager (Planting) 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 identify or expression, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

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

Function: Marketing / Sales

Title: Product Manager (Planting)-89399

Onsite/Remote:Onsite Position

This position is eligible for a partial telework 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 Product Manager for John Deere Production System Planter Product Family located in Moline, IL (technology and innovation center)you will lead the direction of the planter business and its future solutions by:

  • Leverage powerful insights and experiences to drive industry leading solutions by making them come to life through collaboration, experience, and teamwork.

  • Define and communicate a vision, strategy and roadmap that solves customer pain points and creates long lasting value

  • Work directly with customers and internal teams to deeply understand customer needs and market opportunities for the job of planting

  • Translate customer needs into a product experience with specific product requirements and features. You will make the product come to life through written and verbal communication with capable engineering teams to build a great customer experience

  • Use your agricultural experience, business judgement and technical knowledge to inform an understanding of what is physically and technically possible as well as what is strategically important to the business

    Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position.

What Skills You Need

  • Energetic relatable person with 5 or more years of experience in or around the job of planting.

  • 3 or more years of experience in a Product Management role

  • Experience working with new innovations in crop production system environments

  • A passion for agriculture and technology and its potential to enhance lives of farmers

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with proven ability to take initiative to build strong and productive relationships

  • Experience working with agricultural customers and engineers with proven ability to rally a team to build great products.

What Makes You Stand Out

  • Experience working directly with Planters and the job of planting

  • Experience leading a conversation and driving for results through uncertainty

  • Passion for leading change, delivering customer value, and driving for sustainable results


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

  • Undergraduate degree in agricultural related studies, engineering, or similar.

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 extend 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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