Job Number: 3108
Requisition Number: 13478BR
External Description: JOB SUMMARY:
Manage & Lead new vehicle projects, tracking project cost detail, timing & conformance to vehicle KPC's along with adherence to technical specifications using the Polaris Development Process. Monitor & drive vehicle design and development from concept to production to achieve program objectives within a specified time schedule and budget.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Manages multiple small and large-scale programs and initiatives or technology projects that are 1-3 years in length, with significant overall financial investments
Manages & drives cross-functional program teams to meet project schedule, cost, quality, durability, performance and reliability requirements; responsible for the overall success of the programs and support once in production
Manages the China CCC homologation process along with Compliance team to successfully import new and carry-over models of vehicles for distribution in China.
Manages multiple programs simultaneously using the Polaris Development Process (PDP), ensuring that all requirements are clearly defined, documented, and achieved; manages programs through a gated process; must be considered a subject matter expert in the gated process
Responsible for the key decisions & milestones that drive the program objectives and metrics
Manages the assigned team to develop new product features, innovative approaches, breakthrough technologies, and improved processes; collaborates with suppliers and external technology partners to use their design expertise where appropriate
Ensures that Manufacturing, Quality, and Purchasing resources are coordinated to provide issue resolution between all team members; supports accessory and service part planning and execution; drives necessary trade-offs to ensure program success
Drives the DVP&R activity as required through technical leads; recommends solutions and leads issue resolution as needed
Manages resources and task assignments within the team; coordinates issue resolution with functional Managers or Directors
Tracks and monitors warranty trends; leads teams to drive resolution for issues as needed
Motivates the entire team and others affecting the program's success
Assists functional Managers & Directors to plan budgets and forecasts for manpower and expenses
Provides technical support for promotional materials, events, sales & marketing information, and service publications; acts as Engineering advocate
Coaches, develops, and supervises Project Leaders, Engineers and/or EDP's along with Interns as necessary
Participates actively in long-range product planning process and budgeting activity
Other duties as assigned
SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE:
BS Engineering Degree required, advanced degree in Engineering or Business (MBA) preferred
8+ years of program leadership or engineering project leadership experience, in similar industry; strong technical background
Excellent project planning, organization and administrative skills; subject matter expert in the application of project management tools and methodologies
Ability to understand how program objectives, tools, and resources relate cross-functionally
Excellent ability to manage by influence with strong leadership skills; able to inspire and guide team members
Exhibits outstanding interpersonal communication skills (both oral and written communication)
Understands and actively pursues the voice of the customer to exceed customer expectations
Ability to directly supervise, lead and mentor others
Demonstrated ability to form business inter-relationships with supporting managers, leaders, and staff
Decisive and prone to action; must be quality-oriented, customer-focused and driven to succeed
Ability to work under pressure and maintain a positive attitude
QID for the EEO Statement - 89594
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