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John Deere Product Manager in Urbandale, Iowa

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) - Iowa - Urbandale

Function: Other

Title: Product Manager - 74751

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.

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.

Your Responsibilities

As a Product Manager for John Deere Intelligent Solutions Group located in Urbandale, IA, you will:

  • Define the vision and strategy for digital products focused on land management (fields, boundaries, guidance lines) and agronomic prescriptions

  • Define the customer problems to be solved and lead a cross functional team of engineers and UX designers to craft technical solutions to solve them

  • Prioritize work for the product team based on value to the customer and the business

  • Own success of the product, defined by clear success metrics

    Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position.

What Skills You Need

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

  • 3+ years experience building technology products

  • Big picture leader that can think strategically but also get the nitty gritty detail right 

  • Knowledge of the agriculture industry and its customers

  • Ability to craft solutions to complex problems

  • Ability to lead cross-cutting initiatives that span multiple functional areas (e.g. engineering , product marketing, user experience)

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

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with ability to inspire and rally a team

What Makes You Stand Out

  • Experience building software products in a product management role

  • Solid design sensibilities and ability to create simple products that users love 

  • Don’t need to write code, but technical enough to engage with engineers directly 

  • Business strategy and business case definition experience


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

  • Undergraduate degree in engineering, computer science, business 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. 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.