Public Relations Manager

John Deere

There are over 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! 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.

John Deere is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards 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.

Position Details

Public Relations Manager
Central and Southern Illinois
Moline , IL

Your Responsibilities:

As a Public Relations Manager for John Deere Construction Equipment located in Moline, IL, you will…

  • Manage the Public Relations planning, development, recommendations, implementation for the products and services of Deere Construction and Compact Construction Equipment 
  • Write & issue news media releases, as well as monitors and analyzes new media coverage 
  • Lead the planning and implementation of strategic external communication plans for our emerging technologies, including electrification, connectivity, precision construction, etc.
  • Provide prep support and guidance to Division Leadership on news media issues

VISA Sponsorship is NOT Available for this position.

What Skills You Need:

  • 2 or more years of knowledge of the communication planning process and measurement techniques 
  • 2 or more years of brand management skills 
  • 1 or more years of knowledge of public affairs 
  • 2 or more years of understanding of communication theories

What Makes You Stand Out:

  • 4 or more years of experience in writing, editing, media relations and speech writing 
  • 4 or more years of a broad background of business experience within or outside the Company
  •  Cross functional work experience in multiple areas, i.e., accounting, product engineering quality, manufacturing ops, warehousing/ distribution, production employee supervision, supply management, marketing, HR, industrial engineering, etc. (Experience in three areas) 
  • 4 or more years of project management experience including plan development, budget management, team management, requirements gathering, delivery and deployment 
  • 1 or more years of understanding of Dealer channels (How product is sold and supported in market)


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

  • Bachelor’s Degree in business/Management, Communication/Journalism or equivalent related work experience

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 Benefit Pension) 
  • 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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