Communications Manager

John Deere

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Position Details

Communications Manager
Central and Southern Illinois
Milan, IL

Your Responsibilities:

As a Communications Manager for Aftermarket & Customer Support (A&CS) Global Operations and the North America Parts Distribution Center (NA-PDC) located in Milan, Illinois, you will create and implement an annual communication plan that aligns enterprise communication and A&CS strategic goals with global operations needs and local unit priorities. In addition, you will:

  • Write or oversee communication materials produced for A&CS Global Operations and NA-PDC audiences, including newsletters, e-blasts, posters, digital signs, wage talk sheets, tours, and unit events
  • Provide strategic communication coaching and support to Operations and NA-PDC leadership and Region 4 A&CS facilities
  • Manage the NA-PDC tour program team

VISA Sponsorship is NOT available for this position

What Skills You Need:

  • 3 or more years of experience in the communication field as either a writer, designer, Account Manager or Communication Manager/Specialist within a business environment 
  • Working knowledge of communication styles/mechanisms/theories 
  • Experience with technology tools such as Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe products, SharePoint, and Microsoft Teams 

What Makes You Stand Out:

  • Broad exposure to our business, customers, and organizational structures for functions, divisions, or regions at John Deere 
  • Familiarity with Aftermarket & Customer Support functions 
  • Advanced knowledge of video editing 
  • Advanced knowledge of SharePoint sites 
  • Cross functional work experience with global teams


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

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations, or marketing or equivalent related work

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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