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Sr. Project Management Leader, Supply Chain Recovery – Traveling Team 

Brooklyn Park, MN
Posted on Apr 24, 2023 Full time R17741
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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 Supply Chain Risk Management team will work cross-functionally to collaborate and communicate daily with the Supply Chain Execution team and the Core Functions (Central Planning, Strategic Sourcing, and Engineering). This team will 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 Sr. Project Management Leader, Supply Chain Recovery you will ensure that the Supply Chain Risk Management Team and suppliers that you are supporting are eliminating line disruptions, backorders and rework on schedule and budget.  You will support the Supply Chain Risk Manager to accomplish these objectives by facilitating and leading communications with assigned suppliers and managing action registers to insure timely completion of actions and countermeasures.  You will also manage data and metrics to support identification of root cause issues, ensure standard processes and tools are being used and communicate progress to key stakeholder groups across the organization.  The Sr. Project Management leader will also work with the other Project Management Leaders on Supply Chain Risk Management teams to ensure best practices are shared and adopted across all teams. 



  • Act as an extension of the Supply Chain Risk Management Manager; assist with the development and implementation of standardized work, tools and processes and ensure they are being utilized by your Recovery Team 

  • Organize Supply Chain Risk Management activities and coordinate schedules across team members and suppliers 

  • Partner with Information Systems team to develop necessary reporting and metrics to assist in supply chain recovery and report progress 

  • Facilitate and lead process mapping events as necessary to help identify root cause issues and develop an improved future state 

  • Partner with Supply Chain Recovery Countermeasures team to ensure escalated action items that require outside support are managed and executed timely. 

  • Own and manage team action register; lead weekly reviews of action registers with suppliers 

  • Facilitate cost / benefit analysis to provide financial assistance to suppliers to expedite recovery 

  • Present findings, actions, recovery timelines and KPI’s to key stakeholders throughout the organization 

  • Develop project and recovery plans to mitigate supply chain disruptions; accountable for timely execution of plans by team / suppliers 



  • Bachelors degree in Operations, Engineering, Business or similar field 

  • 5+ years of program or project leadership experience, in similar industry 

  • Demonstrated record of success in previous direct or indirect leadership positions 

  • Excellent project planning, organization and administrative skills 

  • Subject matter expert in the application of project management tools and methodologies 

  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects with tight deadlines and firm schedules 

  • Ability to embrace a rapidly changing environment and pivot quickly on priorities

  • Ability to understand data structure and develop queries to facilitate metrics development and reporting 

  • Excellent ability to manage by influence; able to inspire and guide team members 

  • Outstanding interpersonal communication skills (both oral and written) at all levels, including Sr. Executives 

  • Decisive and prone to action 

  • Quality-oriented, customer-focused and driven to succeed

  • Strong process orientation with general understanding of Lean Principles such as value stream mapping, kaizen 5S, standard work, etc. 



  • Fast-paced, dynamic culture in hybrid office / remote environment

  • Position can be based out of any North American Polaris facility, or remote with ability to travel on short notice to support team activities 

  • Approx 15% travel throughout the year, both domestic and international 


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.