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John Deere Product Marketing Manager, Precision Upgrades 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: Marketing / Sales

Title: Product Marketing Manager, Precision Upgrades - 103866

Onsite/Remote: Partial Remote Position

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 Product Marketing Manager, Precision Upgrades for John Deere Performance Upgrades located in Moline, IL, you will...

  • Play a key role to deliver value to more farmers through upgrading their existing equipment with the latest technology from John Deere

  • Lead creation of marketing launch plans and positioning of production agriculture retrofit product segments across North America

  • Be one of two Product Marketing Managers responsible for new product content and tools that increase customer segment awareness

  • Create detailed marketing launch project plans for John Deere Precision Upgrades, spanning hardware and software offerings for Precision Ag, Planting, Seeding, Application, Harvest, and Land Prep

  • Play a central role in the value proposition development, target audience identification and positioning to target segments

  • Construct compelling marketing content and tools, such as product compatibility assets, ROI calculators, product messaging, website materials, and channel sales tools

  • Collaborate with product management and production system teams to drive audience research

  • Drive marketing strategies and processes that increase awareness of John Deere Precision Upgrades to channel partners and farmers

  • Partner with tactical marketing, marcom, and PR teams to produce and execute product communications, from marketing to sales materials

Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position.

What Skills You Need

  • 5 or more years of experience in marketing, product management, business strategy or similar field

  • 3 or more years of experience in product marketing; developing marketing content, partnering closely with product teams, or similar experience

  • Experience creating marketing processes, positioning statements, and value propositions

  • Experience working in a fast-paced, fluid, and entrepreneurial environment

  • Experience building, launching, and scaling products to bring to market

  • Deep knowledge and understanding of production agriculture, farmers, precision Ag technologies, or similar experience

  • Ability to travel up to 50% based on business needs

What Makes You Stand Out

  • MS/MBA degree

  • Field experience working directly with customers, channel partners, and clients to meet goals, or similar experience

  • Experience building partnerships with Product Management or cross-functional teams

  • Analytical thinking and process oriented to maintain repeatable marketing methods

  • Creative and ability to simplify messaging of complex products


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

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent related work 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 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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