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Manager, Sales, Inventory & Operations Planning (SIOP) Transformation - Operations & Supply Chain

Plymouth, MN
Posted on Mar 20, 2023 Full time R17256
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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 Manager, SIOP Transformation works within the dedicated SIOP Transformation Team to lead the supply chain & operations portion of the enterprise’s SIOP transformation roadmap.  This role will partner with Transformation Team members, as well as the necessary business unit functional teams, central operations teams, & project teams, to deliver the appropriate SIOP solution.  This role will be responsible for ensuring the operations and supply chain components of the SIOP roadmap are developed and executed across process, people, technology, policies and metrics. As it relates to the operations & supply chain areas within the SIOP transformation, this person will help drive the process design, process governance and decision-making, technology enablement, and change management to deliver a best-in-class SIOP. 


Transformation Roadmap Design & Development

  • Compare the current state and gaps with industry leading practices and work with the transformation team and project team to define the necessary business unit to-be supply and supply chain/operations solution.
  • Develop the future cadence and calendar of the SIOP supply and operations process steps, including key inputs and outputs, meetings and attendees, critical decisions and decision owners. 
  • Recommend the needed organizational changes and transition plan to execute the SIOP process steps, including clear roles and responsibilities, information needed, decision rights, necessary tools and KPIs.
  • Ensure latest best of breed supply and operations solutions are considered & implemented where appropriate.
  • Develop critical project milestones and metrics that will reflect progress against the roadmap.
  • Ensure the future state SIOP design for operations and supply chain aligns properly with the business unit and corporate operating cadence (LRP, LRPP, budgeting, forecasting, etc.) and recommend changes as needed.

Transformation Roadmap Delivery & Execution

  • Support project teams to implement the SIOP supply and operations roadmap components, as required, across the relevant business units and in the defined order.
  • Work with the Director, SIOP Transformation and functional leads to support project teams to measure and realize project and program value related to supply and operations management.
  • Ensure supply chain and operations solution integration across the organization between process, people, systems, policies and metrics.
  • Review and support the Program Manager and Transformation Team Lead with all supply and operations related change requests.
  • Identify significant SIOP supply and operations project and rollout risks and escalate when needed to the Transformation Team Lead and Program Manager.

Cross-Functional Management & Leadership

  • Serve as the SIOP supply and operations solution point of contact to project teams, leaders, & executives.
  • Serve as the liaison between business unit teams and third-party partners on supply/operations capabilities.
  • Regular interaction and close alignment with the existing SIOP supply and operations teams to ensure transformation success.
  • Share supply chain/operations knowledge, templates and best practices across project teams & business units.
  • First level of supply and operations deliverable review and solution guidance to the project teams.
  • Influence key SIOP supply and operations stakeholders to drive for SIOP supply and operations project and rollout decisions and resolutions, resulting in win-win outcomes.

Change Management

  • Support the Transformation Change Management Lead with the required training to adopt the new supply and operations process, organization structure, systems, metrics, and policies.
  • Support, coach, and influence SIOP supply and operations project and rollout teams.


Skills, Knowledge & Critical Behaviors

  • Demonstrated expertise in managing an effective supply chain or operations process.
  • A comprehensive understanding of SIOP, supply chain, and operations.
  • Knowledge and experience in MRP and/or ERP systems, including inventory control, materials requirements planning, item master, and advanced supply chain planning and analytics preferred.
  • Knowledge of leading supply and supply chain/operations management principles and solutions preferred.
  • Is a proactive leader, anticipating opportunities and obstacles, possessing critical thinking and leadership with a history of success in intelligently pushing organizations out of comfort zones.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills, with an ability summarize complex information and drive decision-making.
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity and complexity across a global, matrixed organization.  Creates order, prioritization and clarity of purpose.
  • Knows how to balance long-term and short-term thinking and has internalized lean system behaviors.
  • Effective communication skills, both up and down the organization. Ability to develop, foster, and maintain effective working relationships with diverse groups of people within the organization.

Education / Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in engineering, business, supply chain, operations or related technical degree required.
  • 6-10+ years of supply chain or operations experience with increased responsibility in a complex, agile environment.
  • Experience driving process transformation, leveraging industry-leading best practices.


  • Hybrid office environment.
  • Based out of Plymouth (Bass Creek) location.
  • Some travel to other Polaris sites as needed (15% or less).


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

At Polaris we put our employees first, by offering a holistic approach to their health and financial wellbeing.  Polaris is proud to offer competitive compensation, including a market-leading profit-sharing plan that is fundamental to our pay-for-performance culture. At Polaris, employees are owners of the company through company contributions to our Employee Stock Ownership Plan and discounted employee stock purchases plan. Employees receive a generous matching contribution to 401(k), financial wellness education and consultation to plan for their financial future. In addition to competitive pay, Polaris provides a comprehensive suite of benefits, including health, dental, and vision insurance, wellness programs, paid time off, gym & personal training reimbursement, life insurance and disability offerings.  Through the Polaris Foundation and our Polaris Gives paid volunteer time off, we support employees who actively volunteer their time, efforts, and passions to improve the health and wellbeing of the communities in which they live, play and work. Employees at Polaris drive our success and are rewarded for their commitment.

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. 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; military and commercial off-road vehicles; snowmobiles; Indian Motorcycle® mid-size and heavyweight motorcycles; Slingshot® moto-roadsters; Aixam quadricycles; Goupil electric vehicles; and pontoon and deck boats, including industry-leading Bennington pontoons. Polaris enhances the riding experience with a robust portfolio of parts, garments, and accessories. Proudly headquartered in Minnesota, Polaris serves more than 100 countries across the globe.  

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.