Polaris Industries Wyoming , MN 55092
External Description:Strategic Sourcing Manager
Together, we will transform our supply chain and its performance as we take future generations of industry leading Polaris vehicles from concept to the market place. Let's work together to better understand and address customer needs and translate value, optimize cost, deliver speed of execution, and manage risk from our supply chain into the new product development process. Provide your leadership and strategic insights into the supply chain function alignment while leading a team of sourcing project leaders to deliver new products.
Working knowledge of Global Strategic Sourcing Function with experience in supply chain management and project management.
Bachelor's Degree in Technical, Operations, or Supply Chain Management disciplines. Master's in Business Administration and Project Management Professional Certification (PMI) desirable.
5-10 years of professional experience with 3 years minimum in sourcing & project management or product development roles.
Experience managing complex and high-risk projects, ability to lead in ambiguous situations with robust influencing skills to achieve results in a cross-functional matrix organization.
Ability to link business unit and product strategies to a global supply chain strategy to provide sustained competitive advantages through direct material supply, sourced technology, and supplied value.
Excellent communication skills bi-directionally within an organization and across various setting.
Brilliant at analytical assessment and problem-solving towards developing solutions complex operational and financial challenges.
Initiates and lead change to provide breakthrough ideas in sourcing value add, process development, and supply chain risk management.
Manage and develop a team of Sourcing Project Leaders that are deployed into program teams to drive sourcing execution to material cost, tooling, and pre-production part financial and schedule milestone targets of projects.
Develop and lead a team of capable material planners that source and plan materials for pre-production builds.
Partner with assigned business unit and engineering Sr. Leadership as the represented single point of contact for strategic sourcing.
Execute to portfolio targets of cost, quality, schedule, and strategic KPI's for assigned business areas.
Operate globally and cross-functionally with supplier quality & development, engineering, manufacturing operations, suppliers, and category sourcing teams.
Demonstrate passion and high energy, with cooperative and customer obsessed mindset to motivate and influence others.
Provide commercial and strategic guidance to category sourcing teams to guide negotiations, manage project risk, and improve product knowledge/alignment.
Ability to travel globally with annualized range of 10% to 25%
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Recognized as the leader in the powersports industry, Polaris Industries is a fast growing, innovative, global organization. The people here at Polaris don't just create products - they are part of a lifestyle. It's the passion & execution of those people and their ideas that inspires the innovation that runs through everything we do.
Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) is a global powersports leader that has been fueling the passion of riders, workers and outdoor enthusiasts for more than 60 years.
With annual 2017 sales of $5.4 billion, Polaris' innovative, high-quality product line-up includes the RANGER, RZR and Polaris GENERAL side-by-side off-road vehicles; the Sportsman and Polaris ACE all-terrain off-road vehicles; Indian Motorcycle midsize and heavyweight motorcycles; Slingshot moto-roadsters; and Polaris RMK, INDY, Switchback and RUSH snowmobiles. 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 globally includes military and commercial off-road vehicles, quadricycles, and electric vehicles.
Proudly headquartered in Minnesota, Polaris serves more than 100 countries across the globe. Visit www.polaris.com for more information.
Polaris prides itself on recognizing and developing top talent to take its people and company to the next level. Competitive salary, generous benefits and a comprehensive relocation plan are just a few components of the total compensation package offered at Polaris. Are you ready to join a company where you will work hard and play hard, and be rewarded for your performance?
Polaris is an Equal Opportunity Employer