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John Deere Cost Management Specialist in Tarnowo Podgorne, Poland

Welcome to John Deere, the leading innovator of agricultural, forestry, construction, lawn and grounds care equipment supported by comprehensive parts and financial services solutions. With around 70,000 employees worldwide, we develop and produce connected and technologically advanced machines with a total sales of $35,5 billion. By joining us you grow individually and become a key contributor in managing the biggest global challenge: supplying 7 billion people with food, clothing and infrastructure.

Due to the development of John Deere Polska Business Service Center in Poznan we are currently seeking candidates for the position of:

Supply Management Specialist (Cost Projects) M/F

Location: Poznań

What You’ll Do:

As a Supply Management Specialist (Cost Projects) you will support supply management department in all areas of cost reduction activity.

In addition, you will:

  • Manage cost savings and increase projects in a forecast for specific commodities with a focus in the US and Europe.

  • Perform analysis to generate cost reduction opportunities and mitigate cost increases.

  • Clearly communicate the resources or activities needed to activate projects or keep them on track.

  • Work with Supply Management on developing supplier level cost strategies.

  • Support supplier negotiations by using fact-based information based on analysis of quotes, use of cost models, and other appropriate analyses.

  • Facilitate the creation of Long-Term Agreements with Supply Management.

  • Understand and communicate the impact of material/currency forecasts to Supply Management department.

  • Support initiatives to partner with suppliers by performing project management tasks.

    What It Takes:

  • We need an excellent communicator in English, both written and verbal, who embraces challenges and likes to work in a global, interdisciplinary team. Ideally you have University degree in field of Economics/Business Management and/or generally in technical area.

    Please do not hesitate to apply if you are:

  • Supply Management Experience: i.e. Current Product Buyer or New Product Buyer

  • Very good team player attitude with conflict resolution skills

  • Experienced in project management; organizational skills

  • Flexible and a goal-oriented person in daily business management

  • Skilled in computer systems (i.e. Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint)

  • German language knowledge is a plus