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.
The Off-Road Supply Chain Execution team will work cross-functionally to develop and implement countermeasures identified by Supply Chain Risk Management teams. This team will also lead proactive supply chain risk identification and mitigation to improve supply continuity, while delivering strong performance to Build and Ship SIOP, Financial Forecasts and Cost, Quality and Delivery metrics.
As a Project Engineer or Project Leader within the Supply Chain Execution team, you will be responsible for bringing creative solutions for constrained parts/components affecting the off-road vehicle business. This includes working cross-functionally to create, track, and implement new parts, deviations, alternate configurations, new materials, redesigns, and more in a fast-paced environment. This role will include work on Bill of Materials (BOMs), cost and budget tracking, scheduling and execution of changes, and ensuring that parts are at the assembly plants when needed all while maintaining a high level of communication across groups. This person will also leverage strong communication skills to lead cross-functional meetings and ensure all groups are up-to-date on key project deliverables. This role will be a pivotal success driver to the overall build and ship attainment for Polaris Off-Road!
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Manages simultaneous projects that are days, weeks, or months in duration with significant financial investment.
Establish reasonable project development schedules from concept to production implementation in line with overall business requirements.
Tracks project updates and implementations along with supporting details.
Host cross-functional meetings to track and help solve critical parts issues.
Analyze complex issues, propose solutions, and work to implement fixes.
Drives issue resolution amongst the design and systems engineering teams in order to keep assigned project(s) on schedule.
Supports all design related component styling, purchasing, and manufacturing tasks with emphasis on safety, quality, reliability, delivery, and cost.
Benchmark competitive design/processes/materials and function.
Utilize the Polaris product development process.
Provide direction, coordination, and design trade-offs for designers within the team.
Coordinates development, layout, testing, drafting, and fabrication to ensure project objectives are met per schedule.
Lead and participates in design reviews on projects to ensure adequate input and involvement from all engineering and functional groups.
Analyzes manufacturing and field problems. Recommends and implements solutions.
Performs other miscellaneous project related assignments.
Ability to maintain strict confidentiality.
Other tasks and duties as assigned.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE & SKILLS:
Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field required
3-5 years’ minimum previous experience in automotive, agriculture, or consumer product engineering preferred.
Possesses and applies a broad knowledge of principles, practices and procedures to the completion of difficult technical problems and projects.
Skilled in multitasking and executing many tasks at once.
Decisive and prone to action – self starter.
Creo experience preferred, but not required.
Experience with Microsoft programs (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
Exhibits outstanding interpersonal communication skills (both oral and written communication).
Understands and actively pursues the voice of the customer to exceed customer expectations.
A passion for the mission, vision, and values of Polaris Off-Road Vehicles.
We are an ambitious, resourceful, and driven workforce, which empowers us to THINK OUTSIDE. Apply today!
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 2021 sales of $8.2 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® midsize 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. 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
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.