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Supply Management Planning Lead

Company: John Deere
Location: Iowa
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Supply Management Planning Lead

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Date: May 17, 2021

Location: Iowa, United States

Company: John Deere

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)

Function: Supply Management / Logistics

Title: Supply Management Planning Lead - 73621

There are currently 8 open positions for the Supply Management Planning Lead.



2 positions Waterloo, IA

Darin Koontz

1 position Moline, IL (Harvester)

Darin Koontz

1 position Des Moines, IA

Darin Koontz

1 position Dubuque, IA

Dustin Thor

1 position Davenport, IA

Dustin Thor

1 position Augusta, GA

Chelsi Converse

1 position Horicon, WI

Chelsi Converse

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 Supply Management Planning Lead for John Deere, you will communicate with suppliers, planners, buyers, site integrators, and operations on a day-to-day basis regarding delivery schedules. You will monitor factory critical shortage and other reports daily to ensure adequate delivery plans and material replenishment using optimal logistics processes for your assigned unit(s). This level focuses on medium-high spend, complexity, and factory/product order volume. In addition, you will:

  • Supervise Deere and contingent Supply Management Planners. Monitor planner performance and drive planning excellence. Perform hiring and onboarding activities for new Supply Management Planners.
  • Work with the Supply Management Planners and Specialists to monitor and improve supplier performance; measure the performance of the supplier and define corrective actions; support planners in negotiations with suppliers to resolve short-term performance problems.
  • Resolve shipping and receiving problems to ensure prompt and accurate payments to suppliers.
  • Schedule and expedite the delivery of purchased materials to support a production plan, including recommendations for premium logistic alternatives when appropriate.
  • Support critical factory meetings as required.

Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position.

What Skills You Need

  • Experience in areas of Supply Management such as supplier integration, strategic supply management, logistics, or OFP / PDP supply management
  • Ability to multi-task and shift priorities as needed
  • Self-motivated, and possesses initiative to seek out additional responsibility
  • Proficient in SAP
  • Skill in interpersonal communications, negotiations, and conflict resolution
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite of software, especially Excel, Word, Teams, and Outlook
  • Travel up to 25% of the time based on business needs (domestic)

What Makes You Stand Out

  • Previous supply management experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Cross-functional experience in areas of material flow, supplier development, and operations
  • Previous supervision experience


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

  • Bachelor's degree in a Business/Management, Engineering/Technology or Supply Management discipline or one or more year's equivalent 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. 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.

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