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Business Unit Manager, Cutting Operations at John Deere

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Ottumwa, Iowa

Job Description:

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 - Ottumwa
Function: Operations
Title: Business Unit Manager, Cutting Operations- 71877

Your Responsibilities

As the Business Unit Manager for Cutting Operations at John Deere Ottumwa Works located in Ottumwa, Iowa, you will:

  • Lead a team of approximately 6 direct reports and 150 production employees for all processes for cutting equipment manufacturing; processes include primaries, machining, weld, assembly, and paint.
  • Establish business unit metrics, plans, and strategies, while module leaders (production supervisors) are responsible for execution.
  • Responsible for setting and meeting goals for Safety, Quality, Delivery, Productivity, and Efficiency.
  • Responsible for leading employee engagement, development and continuous improvement.
  • Plan and ensure manufacturing and operations readiness for EPDP (new products) for cutting operations.
  • Development of business unit strategic plan and long-range goals and objectives.
  • Using models, ensure there is a staffing plan to support orders.
  • Counsel and advise supervisors on grievances, training, procedures, discipline and other issues.

Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position.

What Skills You Need

  • Four or more years' manufacturing and/or operations experience
  • One or more years' experience in budgeting, forecasting and scheduling
  • Two or more years' experience supervising production employees
  • One or more years' demonstrated team leadership and mentoring experience
  • Fostering teamwork (collaboratively)
  • Ability to lead a large and dynamic team in a production environment
  • Extensive operations experience as a Supervisor, Manufacturing Engineer or other Order Fulfillment Process related roles
  • Strategic thinking and ability communicate vision to the production workforce
  • Ability to formulate plans and facilitate efforts associated with new product introduction within the Production Unit with product engineering, supply management, manufacturing engineering, and facilities
  • Proven ability to use data and develop analytics to make business decisions

What Makes You Stand Out

  • Proven manufacturing and team leadership


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 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 hereto 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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