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Product Manager BHT

CLAAS Omaha Omaha, NE

Company: CLAAS of America Inc. 
Location: Omaha 
Start Date: 03/01/2022 
Professional Level: Management 
Key Area: Marketing 






CLAAS of America is located in the heart of the Midwests corn and wheat belts in Omaha. We have people throughout North America as well as Columbus, Indiana, where we have our parts distribution center. As a team, we stand for the successful sales and service of the CLAAS product range in North America. Together with our sales partners, we offer local expertise enabling farmers to be the best in their fields.

Your role on our team:

The Product Manager (PM) supports designated product development for CLAAS in the North American (NA) Market. This position provides technical and feature knowledge of the designated products to various audiences. PM performs comparisons to competitive equipment and develops demonstration and training guidelines of CLAAS equipment. Additionally, the position provides product information and promotes the development of the CLAAS Brand to customers, dealers, and other CLAAS employees. 


  • Gathers market intelligence and product requests to formalize List of Demands (LOD) and communicate to Group.
  • Analyzes and formulates competitive pricing and feature comparisons.
  • Manages product development planning and feature/price positioning.
  • Conducts product systems maintenance; i.e. configurator, SAP-bundling, price books, and models.
  • Manages product portfolio and segment strategies.
  • Analyzes and supports the introduction of new models.
  • Represents NA market view at cross company functions.
  • Coordinates between BUSS-PM and CLAAS production company PM.
  • Establishes product training development and œTrain the Trainer lead for product segment, in collaboration with NA Academy.
  • Conducts market focus group discussions to understand evolving market demands.
  • Documents the CLAAS product market development and competitive product development.
  • Adheres to established company values, practices, policies and procedures at all times. Follows and supports compliance with all applicable safety rules, laws, regulations and standards. 
  • Demonstrate regular and punctual attendance at the assigned work location.   

Note:  This position includes 25-35% domestic and international travel by auto and air; valid driver's license with an acceptable driving history & passport is required.

Your profile:

  • Minimum 5 years' related <relevant product category> industry experience, preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years' experience leading exempt level employees, including training and staff development; Ability to give employee feedback in verbal and written form succinctly and timely, preferred.
  • Must have field experience with agriculture equipment.
  • Ability to read engineering specifications, a plus.
  • Ability to effectively communicate technical information to technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Agriculture background, highly desirable.
  • Must be able to meet deadlines and handle a high volume workload in a fast-paced environment with a strong attention to detail.
  • German language skills a plus, not required.

Full Time Benefits Package Includes:

  • Premium free health, dental, vision, short-term disability, and long-term disability;
  • Competitive paid time off;
  • 401(k) with a generous company match;
  • Retirement Readiness Program;
  • Company-Paid Life Insurance;
  • Flexible Spending Accounts;
  • Dependent Care Resources Program;
  • Tuition Reimbursement;
  • Employee Assistance Program, including mental health;
  • Wellness Programs including weight loss, diabetes management, and high blood pressure management;
  • Legal & Financial Services;
  • Fun & Safe Environment


We look forward to your application.

Your contact from our CLAAS Recruiting Team

Michelle Schefcik

CLAAS of America Inc.


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Date Posted January 21, 2023
Date Closes February 20, 2023
Requisition 763155602
Located In Omaha, NE
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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