Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to footer

Inventory Allocation Manager - Offroad Vehicles

Plymouth, MN
Posted on Apr 16, 2024 Full time R22592
Go back

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.

Position Overview

As the Inventory Allocation Manager for Offroad Vehicles you will spearhead a team focused on the North American Retail Flow Management (RFM) strategy. Your mission is to optimize dealer stocking profiles and product allocations to expedite sales and increase market share. You will collaborate with Product Line Sales, Field Sales, SIOP, and Ship Performance teams to achieve high retail volume and velocity. This role is not just about managing inventory; it's about leading strategic initiatives that make a tangible impact on the business and its goals.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead and develop a team of 3 Sales Analysts to execute strategic inventory allocations.
  • Implement and manage the RFM strategy to enhance retail performance, dealer turnover rates, and market share.
  • Coordinate cross-functional efforts to align dealer stocking profiles and order allocation processes with strategic business objectives.
  • Ensure accurate dealer order estimations feeding into the SIOP supported by rigorous analytics and close collaboration with internal teams.
  • Oversee system and process improvements in partnership with the Polaris IT team to streamline operations and increase efficiency.
  • Manage new product launch allocations, ongoing dealer order accuracy, and strategic alignment.
  • Utilize advanced analytical tools such as Alteryx and Blue Yonder to optimize operational processes and data accuracy.
  • Direct initiatives related to wholesale operations and maintain robust communication channels for model launches and order visibility with the dealer network.

Desired Competencies

  • Analytical Prowess: You thrive on dissecting data and deriving insightful conclusions that inform business decisions. Your ability to interpret complex data sets and utilize advanced tools like Alteryx and Excel is crucial.
  • Strategic Thinking: You possess the foresight to anticipate market trends and align them with company objectives. Strategic planning and execution are in your professional toolkit, enabling you to effectively manage inventory and resource allocation.
  • Leadership and Development: You are not just a manager but a mentor. Leading by example, you develop your team's skills and capacities to meet both current and future organizational demands.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in inventory management, supply chain, or related fields.
  • At least 1 year of experience managing a team.
  • Exceptional analytical, organizational, and project management skills.
  • Proven ability to operate effectively in a high-velocity environment and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Experience working collaboratively across various business levels and functions.
  • Advanced proficiency in Excel; familiarity with Alteryx is preferred.
  • Willingness to travel up to 10%. 

#LI-RAO #hybrid

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.  www.polaris.com  

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.