John Deere Manager, Communications in Moline, Illinois

There are 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 in our 175-year history. 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) - Illinois (US-IL) - Moline

Function: Communication

Title: Manager, Communications - 49428

Your Responsibilities

As a Manager, Communications for John Deere in Moline, IL, you will work with upper-management leaders and other stakeholders to develop and deploy external and internal communication campaigns for strategic enterprise initiatives. Initiatives may include reputation efforts in the areas of citizenship, sustainability, and company purpose and heritage. In this role, you will:

  • Develop and execute global strategic communication plans for both internal and external audiences.

  • Gain buy-in for those plans and secure resources.

  • Lead team (Deere employees, contingent employees, and external agencies and resources) during the execution and deployment of tactics.

  • Oversee quality of tactics being deployed.

  • Provide Deere leadership team with communication counsel and support based on their needs and business priorities.

  • Collaborate globally with peers and colleagues in Global Business & Employee Communications to optimize the impact and value of collective communication activities.

Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position.

What Skills You Need

  • 7 or more years of experience as a business writer, journalist, copywriter, or similar where you created compelling messages that informed and inspired your audiences

  • 7 or years of experience creating, managing and measuring multimedia strategic communication plans

  • 7 or years of project or campaign-management experience

  • Proven ability to develop compelling mainstream communications on complex topics such as company strategy and financial performance, citizenship and sustainability, and equipment and manufacturing technology

  • Ability to travel domestically and/or internationally up to 25%

What Makes You Stand Out

  • Experience developing successful social media campaigns

  • Experience developing successful public relations/journalism efforts

  • Experience developing successful marketing communication campaigns

  • Experience with brand-building and brand-management efforts

  • Experience navigating multiple divisions and/or functions

  • Experience communicating performance metrics (financial and other strategic measures)

  • Experience leading and influencing change

Education (or equivalent work experience)

  • Bachelor's degree in a Communications/Journalism discipline or in a Business/Management 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. 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.

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.