Air Seeding Product Manager

Moline, Illinois, USA

Time Type: Full time

Job Requisition: 106180 

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.

John Deere is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards 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.

Primary Location: United States (US) - Illinois - Moline  

Function: Marketing / Sales

Title: Air Seeding Product Manager - 106180 

Onsite/Remote: Onsite Position

Your Responsibilities

As a Product Manager for the Air Seeding Business in Moline, IL you will lead the product vision, definition, and delivery for John Deere’s groundbreaking next generation of air seeders. You will deeply understand the needs of customers, define and prioritize problems and solutions in assigned value streams and products, and will be ultimately responsible for the success of said products. Joining a team that is passionate about helping customers run better so life can leap forward. You will also...

  • Own the product from definition to delivery through collaboration with internal and external stakeholders. Definition to include features, volumes, pricing, target markets, and product evolution, ensuring we are delivering the right product.
  • Plan and coordinate customer focus groups, customer advisor groups, dealer advisor groups, and customer visits in order to capture customer needs and gather first-hand feedback from customers and channel partners.
  • Leverage tools to document customer needs and communicate to cross functional teams. 
  • Partner with engineering to prioritize the value creating features, validate the product can create that value, and articulate that to customers.
  • Partner with Product Marketing to validate the product and product messaging with the market (field, dealers, customers) through customer advisor groups, customer focus groups, dealer advisor groups, and customer visits.
  • Coordinate value stream backlog grooming and planning/demo events across the entire Air Seeding Product Management team.

Visa Sponsorship is NOT available for this position.

What Skills You Need

  • Skill in interpersonal communications, negotiation, and conflict resolution
  • 1 or more years of field experience with regular customer contact, and broad product knowledge
  • Knowledge of air seeding products, customers, markets, and competitors
  • 1 or more years of Marketing or Product Management experience
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, negotiation, and conflict resolution with a proven ability to take initiative and build strong, productive relationships 
  • Ability and willingness to travel up to 50%

What Makes You Stand Out

  • Small Grains Agronomy and/or technical product experience in air seeding
  • 1 or more years of business case development experience
  • 1 or more years of experience with precision agriculture tools
  • Understanding of market segmentation and retail distribution systems
  • 1 or more years of experience working with cross-functional, global teams


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

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Management, Engineering, Technology, Agricultural Sciences, Agronomy, Marketing, or equivalent discipline 

What You'll Get

At John Deere, you are empowered to create a career that will take you to where you want to go while working in an inclusive team environment. 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. Additionally, we offer a comprehensive reward package to help you get started on your new career path, including:

  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Highly competitive base pay and performance bonuses
  • Savings & Retirement benefits (401K and Defined Contribution)
  • Healthcare benefits with a generous company contribution in the Health Savings Account
  • Adoption assistance
  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • Tuition assistance
  • Fitness subsidies and on-site gyms at specific Deere locations
  • Charitable contribution match
  • Employee Purchase Plan & numerous discount programs for personal use

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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.

The terms of the applicable benefit plans, and all company actions administering or interpreting these plans, continue to control. Deere & Company reserves the right to suspend, amend, modify, or terminate the Plan(s) in any manner at any time, including the right to modify or eliminate any cost-sharing between the company and participants. Changes, which can be made at any time, are made by action of the company's board of directors, or to the extent authorized by resolution of its board of directors, or by the Deere & Company Compensation Committee. In the event of a conflict between the language of the official Plan Documents and this document, the language of the official Plan Documents will control.

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