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John Deere Supply Base Manager, Software 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.

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

Function: Supply Management / Logistics

Title: Supply Base Manager, Software - 71529

Your Responsibilities

This position is eligible for remote work at the present time. The arrangement may be delayed for training or other job acclimation purposes and remains subject to change.

As a Supply Base Manager, Software for Indirect Materials and Services with John Deere, you will lead the Strategic Sourcing process for software in the Channel & Customer Facing and Manufacturing global IT business areas. In this position, you will:

  • Own and manage supplier relationships

  • Lead, develop and execute global software sourcing strategies, including Deere’s value-added reseller and procure to pay strategies

  • Lead contractual negotiations as strategies are developed and as work is procured throughout the life of contracts

  • Lead the Achieving Excellence process in order to effectively manage supplier performance

  • Collaborate regularly with global IT stakeholders, specifically assisting and supporting distinctive IT quality, security, delivery, and value creation

Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position.

What Skills You Need

  • 3 or more years of experience in Supply Management or working directly with Supply Management

  • Experience in managing large, complex projects with a high financial impact

  • Excellent people, communication, and relationship management skills

  • Experience analyzing information to make strategic decisions

  • Experience identifying new opportunities to create efficiencies, value, and/or cost reduction

  • Ability and willingness to travel 25% domestically and internationally, when appropriate and necessary

What Makes You Stand Out

  • Demonstrated ability to influence without authority

  • Experience negotiating and managing software contracts

  • Demonstrated understanding of commercial and legal aspects of indirect purchasing

  • Experience working globally, across divisions

  • Understanding of IT Products and Services


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

  • Bachelor's degree in Supply Management, Business/ Management, Information Technology, Engineering 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. 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. We offer comprehensive relocation and reward packages to help you get started on your new career path. Click here ( to find out more about our Total Rewards Package.

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.

John Deere is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard 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.