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Product Specialist in West Fargo, ND at Doosan Bobcat

Date Posted: 5/3/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Job Information

To build the Company's product and innovation advantage by working with Channel Marketing and Product Development Teams 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.
  • Based on representing the Voice of Customer & Dealer, along with utilizing product operation and technical system expertise, describe and demonstrate product feedback to support sales, quality and product development teams.
  • Act as liaison with the attachments team to ensure that all products work with approved attachments.
  • 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.
  • Research and respond to Info Center product inquiries.
  • Support on-going efforts to improve dealer performance.
  • Participate and facilitate collaboration activities across the Product Management team.
  • Hire, supervise and develop Student Co-ops.
  • Participate in industry events and associations.

Job Requirement

  • Education Required: Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration/Engineering
  • Experience Required:  4+ years of experience in Product Development, Engineering or Market Development
  • Travel Required: 10-24%
  • Construction product (or related) 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

The world-renowned brands that make up Doosan Bobcat produce industry-leading compact and heavy construction equipment, attachments, air compressors, lighting systems, generators and articulated dump trucks. Doosan Bobcat is a part of the Doosan Group, which employs 43,000 people in 38 countries worldwide. With people at the core of who we are, we believe the growth of our people will lead to the continued growth and success of our world-class company. Our team of dedicated employees is the backbone that allows us to provide construction equipment solutions that help our customers build the world of tomorrow. Wherever you find us, you’ll hear the sounds of progress, see the results of our people and feel the rhythm of transformation in everything we do.

Doosan is committed to 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. Individuals with disabilities who require a reasonable accommodation in the application process or who need assistance accessing the information on this website should call 701-476-4263. Doosan is a VEVRAA federal contractor and seeks priority referrals of protected veterans.

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