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Product Specialist II

Employer
Doosan Bobcat North America
Location
Johnson Creek, WI
Salary
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Industry
General
Role
Other
Job Type
Long-Term
Hours
Full Time

Job Details

At Doosan Bobcat, our success is powered by our people. Through our winning culture and one global team working together, we deliver the best products and service to our customers – and make the world a better place. Join our team today and start building your career with a worldwide leader.

Location : Johnson Creek

Job Information

Location: West Fargo, ND or Johnson Creek, WI

To build the Company's product and innovation advantage by working with Channel Marketing to create optimal products and product improvements.  This includes maximizing product gross profit and customer satisfaction.

Role & Responsibility

Market & Competitor Analysis
  • Capture and analyze market data (e.g. by industry, market, product, channel and/or region).
  • Monitor, analyze and communicate competitor product intelligence (e.g. business strategy, new products, pricing data) to identify implications and differentiation opportunities for the Company's strategy and products.
  • In conjunction with Marketing, initiate and/or participate in market and product research activities to understand customer and dealer needs (Survey, Customer Visits, Focus Groups, Dealer Visits).
  • Review Engineering Change Notice's for field impact (price, performance, safety) and communicate findings to marketing communications and channel marketing managers.

Product Management
  • Provide Marketing Plan, product specifications and product features for completion of Business Plan and work effectively with cross-functional teams on new product development.
  • In conjunction with the Program Management Office, support the product development process to ensure the product fulfills the market needs and achieves the project goals.
  • Acting as Voice of Customer, provide product feedback to support product development.
  • Develop and maintain price and specification data sheets.
  • Setup new product and option package configurations in production planning systems.
  • In conjunction with Marketing, develop training materials for new product launches along with participating in market and product training events (e.g. press events, literature, web development, photo/video, etc.).
  • Develop and conduct product training activities to support dealer Sales Specialists and Bobcat Field Marketers.
  • Provide on-going product support to dealer Sales Specialists and Bobcat Field Marketers
  • Support on-going efforts to improve dealer performance.
  • Hire, supervise and develop Student Co-ops.
  • Participate in industry events and associations.


Job Requirement

  • Education Required: Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration/Engineering/Marketing
  • Experience Required:  4+ years of experience in Product Development, Engineering or Market Development
  • Travel Required: 10-24%
  • Turf,  Construction, or other Off-Road related product development knowledge and operation experience
  • Experience in conducting and compiling customer research
  • Verbal and written communication skills and the willingness to speak in front of audiences ranging from 5-100 people
  • Ability to handle objections from dealer staff, incorporating feedback where appropriate and providing supporting evidence to help change dealer mindset where appropriate
  • International travel may occur


As a part of the Doosan Group, which employs more than 43,000 people in 38 countries worldwide, the company offers its customers products and solutions to help build stronger businesses and communities. Based in Seoul, South Korea, with its North America headquarters in West Fargo, North Dakota, Doosan Bobcat is a leading global manufacturer of construction, agriculture, landscaping and grounds maintenance equipment, attachments and services. The company is committed to empowering people to accomplish more. 

Doosan Bobcat North America is home to world-renowned brands, including Bobcat® compact equipment, Doosan® portable power products, Ryan® and Steiner® grounds maintenance equipment and Geith® attachments. Doosan Bobcat North America is a tradename of Clark Equipment Company.

Doosan is committed fostering an inclusive and a diverse workforce and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, age, race, color, religion, creed, citizenship status, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please contact us at 701-476-4263. Doosan is a VEVRAA federal contractor and seeks priority referrals of protected veterans.

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Nearest Major Market: Fargo

Company

Our people power our progress. Keeping our company moving forward means empowering employees with opportunities to grow and the resources necessary to be happy, healthy and productive. That’s why we offer our people a competitive and comprehensive benefits package. Here, you’ll enjoy full health coverage, paid time off, income protection, employee discounts on certain consumer goods, tuition reimbursement and more.

How do different cultures play a part in your organization?

Our North American headquarters is located in North Dakota, where we started the compact equipment industry. But our locations span the entire globe – dealers, manufacturing facilities and corporate offices – where innovation is driven forward worldwide. To continue expanding our reach, we’ve opened the Global Collaboration Center in the heart of downtown Minneapolis.

What skills, education, and experiences does your ideal candidate(s) have?

•Education Required: High School Diploma or Equivalent
•These are entry level opportunities
•Must be able to follow established methods and procedures and perform work accordingly. Must have the ability to work rapidly and under time pressure for extended periods of time in order to meet build requirements. Must possess the ability to read build sheets and blueprints.
•The ability to communicate with supervisors and fellow workers in both written and verbal forms at a level normally acquired through the completion of a high school diploma or GED is required.
•Job specific skills, techniques and safe work and equipment operating practices are learned through on-the-job and classroom training. General instructions are given on recurring duties, operations and assignments; detailed instructions are given on new duties, operations and assignments.

How would you describe the company leadership/team management? Our employees are the driving force behind our brand. We cultivate an environment where they feel valued and build their career while working for an industry leader. Career opportunities include positions in our corporate offices and manufacturing facilities. We also have a highly-competitive internship and co-op program. Your opportunity to contribute to the future of the compact equipment industry is right here.

Where do you see the company/organization in the upcoming years? https://www.bobcat.com/company-info/next-is-now

What do you feel candidates need to know about the company before applying?

Our success is powered by our people. Plain and simple. Their dedication and passion for empowering customers to accomplish more is what drives our continued industry leadership. Our integrated, global team of employees and dedicated dealers work together to deliver the best products and services; making lives, businesses and communities better and stronger.

Bobcat Company is both an employer and partner of choice, and we pride ourselves in attracting, retaining and developing top-tier talent and dealers to drive our mission forward.

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