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Technical Product Manager

Company Name:
John Deere
## Why John Deere
We take pride in developing technology and equipment that helps billions of people achieve a better quality of life. This goal is common to every one of the men and women who work here. At John Deere Intelligent Solutions Group (ISG), we play a key role for Deere & Company in designing and delivering the technology needed by our customers to help them meet the challenge of growing more food and building much-needed infrastructure for the estimated 9-billion people that will call this planet home by 2050. Working with satellite-based global-positioning technology and mobile device integration, John Deere ISG designs displays and receivers, guidance systems, field and crop management, and information and logistics systems our customers rely on. The solutions we create are an integral part of how our customers feed, clothe and shelter the world. We leverage Agile project methods to deliver the most advanced innovations to our products. We foster a creative environment where employees feel empowered to put their best ideas forward and forge their own career path.
We're looking for people who want to make a difference in the world - people who want to bring new apps, new technology and new services to the agriculture market.
This position is currently eligible for a telework and/or compressed workweek arrangement at the present time. The arrangement may be delayed for training or other job acclimation purposes, and remains subject to change.
What You''ll Do
At John Deere Intelligent Solutions Group (ISG) in Urbandale, IA as a _Technical Product Manager_ you will define product strategy and product roadmaps for wireless data transfer solutions between GreenStar and non-John Deere displays, and the MyJohnDeere Operations Center, where growers and their trusted advisors will utilize timely and appropriate data in applications that help the grower manage their operations. In addition, you will:
Develop functional requirements wireless data transfer solutions between GreenStar and non-John Deere displays, and the MyJohnDeere Operations Center.
Work with User Experience (UX) experts to define and validate the product experience.
Work with development to guide build activities and assist in the final validation of the applications.
Review existing market research to document required features for product solutions.
Support the creation of project charters for product and service solutions and development projects to validate spend and return for projects.
Identify product value proposition assumptions and evaluate their accuracy; including in-field quantification and qualification.
Work cross-functionally to develop and execute product and service solution channel support, order fulfillment and go to market strategies and tactics.
## What It Takes
At John Deere (ISG), we are eternal optimists. Working smarter together, we look past obstacles to find the solutions our customers need. By fostering a fast paced team environment that strives for open and honest communication and being servant leaders, we deliver products that work for our customers. Ideally, you will have a Degree in Agricultural Sciences / Technology, Computer Science, Information Systems, and Engineering, or equivalent experience in a related career field. In addition we require:
3+ years of professional experience in one or more of the following areas: Agricultural Sciences / Technology, Information Technology or Engineering.
Experiences utilizing Information Technology in production agriculture
Experience defining and tailoring business process flows, including the ability to display or lay-out workflow related to customers and the sales channel
Experience building value propositions for information-based services
Ability and willingness to travel up to 30%, both domestic & international.
A strong candidate will also have:
Experience with web and mobile technologies in agriculture.
Understanding of John Deere channel support software tools and processes such as Stellar Support, JD Point or JD Quote.
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.
_Can you imagine the challenge of a lifetime and a rewards package that makes it all worthwhile?_
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, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.
Job: Marketing / Sales
Primary Location: United States-Iowa-Urbandale
Organization: Agricultural Equipment
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Job Posting: Apr 3, 2014, 3:24:59 PM
Req ID: 50577615

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