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John Deere Product Manager, Floaters in Ankeny, Iowa

At John Deere, we run so life can leap forward. This powerful purpose is our promise to humankind that we will dream, design and deliver breakthrough products that sustain our world for generations to come. The world is counting on us to feed billions of people and build vital infrastructures in villages, towns, and megacities. We live up to the legacy our founder forged in a one-room blacksmith's shop nearly two centuries ago by creating a culture that brings out the best in all of us. A culture where great ideas thrive because every voice is heard.

Primary Location: United States (US) - Iowa - Ankeny

Function: Marketing / Sales

Title: Product Manager, Floaters - 79542

Onsite/Remote: Onsite Position

Your Responsibilities

As a Product Manager for the Floater Business for John Deere located in Ankeny, IA, you will bring deep knowledge of the customer, market, business, and industry, gather first-hand feedback from customers and channel partners, and collaborate with internal stakeholders on product vision and definition for Des Moines produced floater product and its implements (Air Boom, Liquid Skid and Dry Spinner Spreader). In addition, you will:

  • Define, plan, and communicate product vision in alignment with Business goals through collaboration with internal and external stakeholders. Definition to include features, volumes, pricing, target markets, and product evolution for the floater product family, including its implements.

  • Partner with engineering to prioritize the value-creating features, validate the product can create that value to customers and to the business

  • 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

    Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position.

What Skills You Need

  • 2 or more years of field experience with regular customer contact and broad product knowledge.

  • 2 or more years of experience in gathering input from multiple stakeholders and set priority for team

  • 1 or more years work experience with floaters or sprayers

  • 1 or more year of experience in business case & financial analysis development

  • Ability to collaborate effectively

  • Ability to decompose complex problems into actionable plans

What Makes You Stand Out

  • Skill in interpersonal communications, negotiation, and conflict resolution

  • Strong business and customer knowledge (Production Systems and application job)

  • Product Management experience

  • Strong Dealer and Region knowledge

  • Effective writing skills, including grammatical usage, persuasive copy, and style


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. 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.

    An Equal Opportunity Employer, John Deere requires a diversity of people, perspectives and ideas to address the complex challenges of its global business. 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, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.