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: Manages the supply base to ensure that all suppliers meet expectations for quality, delivery, cost, and technology. ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: •Responsible for managing the quality performance of suppliers. •Manages the purchase price and total acquisition cost of out-sourced components and coordinates the implementation of cost reduction opportunities. Conducts make vs. buy analysis. Prepares and solicits requests for quotes and proposals. •Supports product development from concept stage to production. •Guides the selection process of suppliers to be considered for new projects and facilitates early involvement of suppliers in design development. •Identifies new product and process technologies and facilitates introducing the organization to suppliers that may possess new or superior technical capabilities. •Leads negotiations and problem resolution discussions with suppliers and ensures the adequacy and timeliness of supplier correction action plans. •Coordinates and communicates new component releases and design changes with suppliers. •Monitors supplier capabilities, lead-times, and capacity to ensure on-time delivery of components to support production schedules. Supports expediting deliveries from suppliers as required. •Responsible for submitting requisitions for tooling expenditures in accordance with established procedures. MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED: •Bachelor's degree in Business Administration or Engineering, or equivalent education plus experience MINIMUM WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: •Previous Purchasing experience is a plus but is not required. SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES REQUIRED: •Effective negotiation, communication, decision making and problem solving skills. •Highly organized and effective in managing multiple priorities and deadlines. •Proven strength in working effectively cross-functionally. •Ability to professionally represent Polaris by developing productive working relationships with suppliers. •Capable of reading and interpreting engineering documentation and technical data. WORKING CONDITIONS •Fast-paced office environment. •5-25% travel may be required
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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.