Material Coordinator
John Deere - Ottumwa, IA

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Why John Deere

The John Deere Agricultural and Turf division touches every corner of the globe. If it’s green and growing, chances are John Deere has a hand in it. Our products provide complete solutions, whether it’s to nurture seeds into a bountiful crop, beautify our parks, carpet our golf courses or taking care of the lawns and gardens that surround our homes. Join John Deere--a proven business leader--and watch your potential grow.

At John Deere, operations is directly responsible for producing equipment that helps feed and clothe people around the world. Here, production supervisors have the opportunity to apply their team–building and problem–solving skills, coordinate product launches and serve as liaisons between union and salaried workers. In operations, change is a constant with the introduction of new products, the implementation of new technology and the recruitment of additional team members to keep pace with our continuing growth.

What You'll Do

As a

Material Coordinator

for John Deere Ottumwa Works you will coordinate the procuring, expediting, producing and on time delivery of material for multiple departments. This includes managing the movement of rejected material to source. In addition, you will:

Recommend procedures for specific situations that will maintain inventory accuracy and management.

Find and correct root cause of material shortages.

Provide recommendations for solutions.

Utilize Master Schedule to create and distribute daily production schedules.

Process transactions for inbound/outbound materials.

Audit material replenishment cycles and accuracy and may create material replenishment plans with assistance.

Resolve inventory errors and expedite parts to ensure uninterrupted production.

Work critical shortage reports to ensure part availability.

Implement the output from the engineering release and change management process.

What It Takes

We need an excellent communicator, who thrives on solving problems and working in a team environment. Ideally, you will have a degree in a Business/Management, Engineering/Technology, Supply Management or Accounting/Finance discipline or equivalent experience. In addition, we require:

Organizational skills.

Communication skills.

SAP experience.

Microsoft Office experience.

Supply Management/Operations Experience.

High Responsibility.

Root Cause and Corrective Action Problem Solving.

Relationship building skills.

A strong candidate will also have:
Understanding of Order Fulfillment Process.

Skill in interpersonal communications, negotiation and conflict resolution.

Production floor experience.

Six Sigma training.

*** No relocation benefits are available for this position. ***

What You'll Get

With excellent training and development opportunities, our employees can advance their careers as fast and as far as their ambition, skills and competencies allow. Multiple career paths enable our employees to explore their many talents and maximize career satisfaction.

Experience John Deere and serve the land you live on.

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. An Equal Opportunity Employer, John Deere requires a diversity of people, perspectives and ideas to address the complex challenges of its global business.




Primary Location


United States-Iowa-Ottumwa



Agricultural Equipment






Day Job

Job Posting


Feb 22, 2013, 2:00:00 AM

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