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Tooling Analyst

Posted on May 6, 2024 Full time R22829
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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.

Job Summary:

Support the implementation of a tooling asset management system and process. Partner with Global Business Units, engineering, sourcing, and PG&A to efficiently use Polaris assets and maximize the value of tool life. Support the business process for tooling asset management across all GBUs.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support the overall Business Process Owner for Tool Asset Management for a highly matrixed organization with multiple functional swim lanes.
  • Daily interaction with assigned suppliers to collect tool condition reports for upload into asset management system.
  • Ensure compliance to data inputs and integrity with external suppliers (75%) and Polaris manufacturing plants (25%)
  • Actively support budget, forecast and spending of sourced component refurbishment and capacity tooling needs for assigned suppliers.
  • Provide suppliers with refurbishment and maintenance reminders at required intervals.
  • Ensure timely initiation and completion of tool refurbishment and maintenance, as well as capacity tooling to prevent production disruptions.
  • Engage in proactive collaboration with NPI sourcing, product planning and engineering to build “remaining tool life” review into program scope evaluation process as a pre-Gate 1 PDP activity.
  • Proactive management of inactive and/or end of life tooling in alignment to long range product plans and service requirements
  • Support active monitoring and analysis of tool life trends (scrap rate planned vs scrap rate actual) to drive business decisions and quality improvement.

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business or Supply Chain/Operations, preferred
  • Previous materials/Sourcing experience is a plus but is not required.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • Effective time-management, prioritization, and multi-tasking skills.
  • Superior analytical skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Experience within manufacturing, product development and supply chain sourcing processes in a global environment preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to work effectively with a wide variety of people and functions.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities efficiently in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to thrive in an ambiguous environment.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Organized and strong attention to detail.

Working Conditions:

  • Fast-paced office environment.
  • Limited travel may be required, including international travel.

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

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.