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Primary Location: United States (US) - Illinois (US-IL) - Moline
Function: Supply Management / Logistics
Title: Manager, Dangerous Goods Transportation Safety - 38266
As a Manager, Dangerous Goods Transportation Safety, for John Deere in Moline, IL, you will support global vision and strategy for the enterprise in the area of dangerous goods transportation (DGT) safety and compliance. In addition, you will:
- Provide assistance throughout the enterprise for assessing, planning and designing DGT risk reduction goals and initiatives.
- Oversee company governance for DGT compliance, designing and implementing approaches, plans and programs for same.
- Direct and oversee Deere's corporate internal and third-party DGT audit programs to ensure compliance with DGT regulations and other legal requirements, Deere's DG Management System and DGT standards.
- Manage DGT compliance assurance letter.
- Develop and proliferate global DGT training strategy for implementation at Regional or country level as dictated by applicable laws and regulations.
- Seek alignment with Regional managers on training recommendations for unit-specific DGT job functions.
- Develop enterprise-level DGT training courses for general, internal population.
- Manage processes and resources to oversee performance of Deere Suppliers executing DGT compliance functions on Deere's behalf.
- Collaborate with Supply Management and Legal to integrate DGT performance qualifications and expectations into long term agreements.
- Manage Supplier DGT audits, identify gaps and recommend corrective actions.
- Is subject matter expert on legal matters and legislative trends in area of expertise. Represents the company externally with global industry leaders, industry trade associations and technical consortia.
- Collaborate with global resources, assuring appropriate functional resources, processes and alignment with cross-divisional units, functions, management, and employee represented groups to assure DGT is integrated into business planning and decisions.
- Set strategy for DGT engagement in Technology Delivery Process (TDP) and Enterprise Product Delivery Process (EPDP) to minimize DGT supply chain and distribution channel risks.
- Offer guidance to minimize disruptions and proactively integrate DGT requirements into development, test and production processes.
- Lead and participate in corporate dangerous goods transportation due diligence for merger and acquisition projects.
- Conduct and review facility assessments at newly acquired businesses including hiring and oversight of DGT consultants who support these activities.
- Develop company processes, standards, and other guidance documents related to DGT due diligence including post-merger integration collaboration as necessary across functions and divisions.
- Lead and collaborate with regional DGT resources and enterprise staff.
- Lead and participate in the dangerous goods transportation professional talent and succession planning processes at regional and enterprise levels.
- Oversee the development of an Enterprise DGT classification and documentation systems strategy.
- Define business needs and works with IT to identify and deploy global systems capability to enable accurate identification of dangerous goods and completion of required transport documents.
- Direct the management of all DGT system applications and alignment of global DG transport classifications.
Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position.
What Skills You Need
- 8 or more years of experience with international and country-specific dangerous goods transportation safety regulations and requirements
- Ability to influence management and external constituencies.
- 2 or more years of experience overseeing compliance of Suppliers who perform outsourced dangerous goods transportation safety functions on behalf of the Company.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- 4 or more years of experience with manufacturing processes, factory operations and parts distribution center operations.
- 1 or more years of experience with audit standards and requirements, ideally including management systems and standards followed at John Deere.
- 1 or more years of experience with business process improvement methodology.
- 1 or more years of experience with strategic planning principles and processes.
- Ability to travel domestically and/or internationally up to 25%
What Makes You Stand Out
- 3 years or more experience managing a dangerous goods transportation safety or environmental compliance program for a large, multinational company.
- Experience managing a compliance-based training program, developing course content and/or functioning as a technical instructor of regulatory training.
- 2 years or more experience collaborating with Legal staff on dangerous goods transportation safety and compliance activities.
- Able to identify compliance risks and other ethical issues in practice.
- 7 or more years of Internal or external industry-specific experience in the transport of dangerous goods.
- Manufacturing or operations experience
- Professional certification such as Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM) or Certified Dangerous Goods Professional (CDGP)
- Knowledge of risk management within dangerous goods transportation safety program.
Education (or equivalent work experience)
- Bachelor's degree in a Business/Management discipline, in an Engineering/Science discipline, or in a Risk Management discipline