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Robert Half International Supply Management Specialist in Waterloo, Iowa


Supply Management Specialist Opportunity Available with John Deere! Opportunity to join a growing, dynamic team and be a part of work that is challenging and rewarding.

As a Supply Management Specialist, you will make an impact through leading and/or supporting a Strategic Sourcing team with the development and implementation of sourcing strategies, meeting Enterprise Product Delivery Process and Enterprise Order Fulfillment Process requirements/goals on product cost, schedule and quality for the enterprise/region/division/unit. In the Enterprise Product Delivery Process, plays a key role in integrating suppliers early in the process to optimize design and cost.

Furthermore, you'll be able to contribute through activities such as:

  • Builds and develops a supply base for procuring complex and strategic materials, products, supplies and services.

  • Coordinates and leads efforts to address chronic supplier performance issues.

  • Develops, builds and maintains an ongoing relationship with assigned suppliers to monitor and improve supplier performance; measures the performance of the supplier and defines corrective actions; obtains assistance from other functional representatives such as quality, product engineering, etc. as appropriate.

  • Leads and/or supports the negotiation of supply agreements with specific suppliers resulting in cost models, an implementation strategy and a documented agreement, ensuring the Company meets its overall goals for cost, quality, continuity of supply, etc.

  • Collects cost data and prepares supplier cost/industry analyses.

  • Works with engineers and suppliers on product specification, making recommendations to ensure a quality product at the lowest total cost and meeting cost targets; supports the Engineering Change Management (ECM) process so design changes and product improvements are implemented in a timely and cost effective manner.

  • Leads target costing and cost management support for Enterprise Product Delivery Process (EPDP) cost goals, focusing on Shareholder Value Added; develops and implements communication plans to key stakeholders, internally and externally.

  • Develops, implements and improves Supply Management processes to support the Enterprise Order Fulfillment Process and Enterprise Product Delivery Process.

  • Provides work direction and/or coaching as necessary to less experienced supply management personnel.

In this role, you'll have the opportunity to exercise discretion and independent judgment while also receiving mentorship and leadership from senior team members. You'll be able to utilize your problem-solving skills as well as contribute to process improvement and efficiency gain. You can leave your mark in a role like this! There's much more to share about this opportunity. Contact us today to discuss your career goals and learn more!


We are seeking a team member who is ready to add value, learn and grow! Expected strengths include highly effective communication skills and proven ability to work in a collaborative and team-oriented environment.

  • Bachelors degree in related field preferred; will consider experience equivalent

  • Advanced proficiency of Microsoft Office tools specifically Microsoft Excel is a must (VLOOKUPS, Pivot Tables)

  • Working knowledge of SAP preferred

  • Demonstrated use of your financial analytics skills will set you apart

Accountemps, a Robert Half Company, matches skilled accounting and finance professionals with remote or on-site jobs on a temporary and temporary-to-hire basis. Our experienced staffing professionals can promote you to employers and advocate on your behalf. We provide access to top jobs, competitive compensation and benefits, and free online training. For more opportunities, get the Robert Half app and receive instant notifications when our AI matches your skills and experience with jobs.

When you work with us, you’re working with the best. Robert Half has been recognized as one of FORTUNE’s “Most Admired Companies” every year since 1998 and was named to Forbes’ inaugural list of America’s Best Temporary Staffing Firms.

Questions? Call your local office at 1.888.490.3195. All applicants applying for U.S. job openings must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Benefits are available to temporary professionals. Visit for more information.

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Salary: DOE

Location: Waterloo, IA

Date Posted: February 9, 2021

Employment Type: Temporary

Job Reference: 01530-0011699462

Staffing Area: Temporary Accounting u0026 Finance