At John Deere Electronics, we assign a specific program management team to each customer. This team supports the day-to-day business with the customer at both the engineering and manufacturing level, matching highly technical requirements of the project to the areas of expertise within our organization.

The program management team also serves as the communication link between John Deere Electronics and the customer, and has other management functions as well.

Management Team Functions

• Responsibility for new business opportunities with existing customers, driving and generating the quotation activities
• Profit & loss responsibility
• Sales forecasting
• Leading the customer teams

Management Team Credentials

Our program management team is made up of highly trained, experienced, and credentialed individuals who have earned various certifications, including: 

  • IPC – Electronic Industry Standards
  • CEPM – Certified Electronics Program Manager for Electronic Manufacturing Standards. This training, administered by an industry standards group, prepares program managers for common business scenarios.
  • APICS – Association for Operations Management
  • CPIM – Certified in Product and Inventory Management. This training teaches the tactics of manufacturing operations.
  • PMI – Product Management Institute
  • PMP – Project Management Professional

Product Management Responsibilities

John Deere Electronics provides comprehensive product management throughout the complete life cycle of a product development project. Your product manager is the cross-functional product team leader who oversees the entire project, with responsibilities that include: 

  • Schedule management
  • Project financials
  • Product requirement development
  • Project definition
  • Prototypes
  • Risk management
  • Change management
  • Design and phase review leadership
  • Product ownership
  • Product cost tracking
  • Cost reduction ownership
  • Product improvement
  • Resolve product part obsolescence