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Materials Manager

Riverside, CA
Posted on May 21, 2024 Full time R23024
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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.

As the Materials Manager, you will play a crucial role in supporting the production of our world-class suspension components by ensuring the seamless management of materials. This is your chance to build and guide a high-performing team while driving continuous improvement in our materials processes. Join us and be at the forefront of innovation and excellence in manufacturing.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead and mentor a team of 12 purchasing and materials planning professionals.
  • Ensure inventory accuracy and compliance for the plant.
  • Develop, implement, and refine Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) within the Materials function.
  • Analyze material processes and optimize them for efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Ensure adherence to inventory, receiving, and shipping policies and procedures, collaborating with other Polaris sites for consistency.
  • Manage supplier relationships and performance.
  • Support and guide the implementation of flexible manufacturing methods and pull systems.
  • Develop efficient, safe, and economical material movement methods within manufacturing.
  • Evaluate and recommend improvements for manufacturing planning processes.
  • Plan and organize material handling, warehouse, and shipping functions to maximize resource utilization.
  • Assess training needs and drive continuous skill improvement within the department.
  • Collaborate with other Polaris site Materials Managers to manage the Central Planning Group.
  • Participate in annual forecasting and establish future pre-production plans.
  • Work with Polaris Sourcing to enhance supply chain management.
  • Manage departmental budget and contribute to long-term plant goals and objectives.
  • Develop and report on inventory budget and turns.
  • Engage in new product development programs to onboard new suppliers and release new materials.
  • Develop and present monthly performance metrics.

Desired Competencies

  • Leadership: You possess strong leadership skills, enabling you to inspire and guide your team toward achieving common goals and fostering a collaborative work environment.
  • Analytical Thinking: You have a knack for analyzing complex material processes and identifying areas for improvement, ensuring efficient and effective operations.
  • Communication: Your excellent communication skills allow you to effectively collaborate with suppliers, team members, and other stakeholders, ensuring seamless material management.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • 5+ years of Materials Management experience within a manufacturing facility.
  • 2+ years of people management experience.
  • Intermediate proficiency in Excel.
  • APICS certification is a plus.
  • Ability to lift up to 40 lbs.
  • Willingness to travel up to 10% of the time.
  • Experience in both office and manufacturing environments.

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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.