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Polaris Industries Program Manager - RZR in Wyoming, Minnesota

At Polaris Inc., we have fun doing what we love by driving change and innovation. We empower employees to take on challenging assignments and roles with an elevated level of responsibility in our agile working environment. Our people make us who we are, and we create incredible products and experiences that empower us to Think Outside.

JOB SUMMARY:

Overall management of a portion of RZR Product Platforms. Responsible for global management of the RZR platform, variants, and platform life cycle. Leads program teams responsible for executing the design and development process for the projects in a given RZR platform. Key interface person for product management, the business unit, and operations. Coordinates with the cross functional team to develop product design, program costs and schedule, product quality, market research, sourcing and manufacturing plan(s) guided by the “Voice of the Customer”.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Establishes and manages the platform program plans to support Long Range Product Plan (LRPP) developed with the product planning team.

  • Champions and utilizes the Polaris product development process and project management best practices within team to execute programs

  • Plans, conducts, and manages overall projects for given RZR platforms. Reviews progress and evaluates results relative to quality, timing and costs.

  • Establishes targets for platform project costs, part costs and tool costs. Tracks and reports out on the costs throughout the project.

  • Coordinates and oversees platform development, testing, design, and validation efforts to ensure project objectives are met per schedule and budget

  • Develops and manages planned changes and cost enhancements opportunities for applicable RZR platforms

  • Tracks technology development trends, industrial design trends and competitive product development trends to help identify and anticipate future opportunities and competitive threats.

  • Report out to product groups, management teams and Polaris’ senior management to keep them abreast of these trends and their implications. Through project status and PDP.

  • Develops, maintains & manages the RZR platform strategies and aligns to division’s product strategy and manufacturing and sourcing strategy.

  • Key member of PDC team

  • Coordinates volume forecasts with purchasing and manufacturing for adequate planning cycles.

  • Responsible for staff development and transfer of knowledge to team.

  • Recommends changes, improvements, or deletions in current products.

  • Interfaces with Service & Warranty team as needed to ensure adequate in-field product support for dealers and customers.

  • Participates and can sign off design reviews to ensure adequate input and involvement from all engineering and functional groups.

  • Signs off at Gate reviews when applicable, major milestones and project status meetings.

  • Performs other miscellaneous project related assignments.

  • Participate in customer focus groups and VOC development.

  • Resolve and Implement corrective action on field issues and warranty.

  • Support product introductions to press, dealers, and consumers.

  • Other duties as assigned.

SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE:

  • B.S. in Engineering required, MBA preferred.

  • 8+ years previous experience in consumer product engineering, and or project management preferred.

  • Solid understanding of the design, function and interfaces of powertrains.

  • Possesses and applies a broad knowledge of principles, practices and procedures to the completion of difficult technical problems and projects.

  • Creative, innovative, decisive and prone to action.

  • Quality and customer focused.

  • Excellent presentation skills, communication, and interpersonal skills.

  • Team Player that is able to work well across and up and down the organization.

  • Strong professional development and team building skills.

We are an ambitious, resourceful, and driven workforce, which empowers us to Think Outside. Apply today!

About Polaris

As the global leader in Powersports, Polaris Inc. (NYSE: PII) pioneers product breakthroughs and enriching experiences and services that have invited people to discover the joy of being outdoors since our founding in 1954. With annual 2019 sales of $6.8 billion, Polaris’ high-quality product line-up includes the Polaris RANGER®, RZR® and Polaris GENERAL™ side-by-side off-road vehicles; Sportsman® all-terrain off-road vehicles; Indian Motorcycle® mid-size and heavyweight motorcycles; Slingshot® moto-roadsters; snowmobiles; and deck, cruiser and pontoon boats, including industry-leading Bennington pontoons. Polaris enhances the riding experience with parts, garments, and accessories, along with a growing aftermarket portfolio, including Transamerican Auto Parts. Polaris’ presence in adjacent markets includes military and commercial off-road vehicles, quadricycles, and electric vehicles. Proudly headquartered in Minnesota, Polaris serves more than 100 countries across the globe. www.polaris.com

EEO Statement

Polaris is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will make all employment-related decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, familial status, status with regard to public assistance, membership or activity in a local commission, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.

At Polaris, the need for diverse perspectives and experiences enables our vision of Best People, Best Team. We value our differences and align our passions to do great work. As a highly efficient growth company, we are driven to be agile and adaptable to support our customers. At Polaris we unite to create memorable adventures. Learn more at

http://www.polaris.com/careers

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