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Mgr, Technical Publications

Plymouth, MN
Posted on Jul 24, 2022 Full time R13259
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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:

The Publications Manager leads direct and cross-functional teams to develop a long range plan that drives world class publications across the globe. Through relationship building, project management, and team leadership, the Publications Manager drives delivery of accurate and on-time technical content to our dealers.  This role will also be accountable for establishing and driving overall Publications vision and strategy.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

Organizational Leadership

  • Lead the Publications functional business strategy, and integrate the strategy within the broader organization
  • Partner with Innovation teams across the organization to deliver new technology
  • Oversee planning and scheduling of work to meet timelines and quality goals for internal partners, dealers, and customers
  • Collect and manage department metrics to monitor progress and effectiveness of content
  • Support long range Central Service strategy, annual planning, and capability development
  • Identify and implement LEAN initiatives and new tools to drive out waste and increase productivity and quality
  • Manage departmental and organizational projects- identify opportunities and requirements, assemble and lead working teams, create project plans, and deliver timely results
  • Influence, motivate, and negotiate with cross-functional teams to ensure objectives are met
  • Complete financial planning to drive strategic investments and set and meet budgets
  • Develop and deliver progress updates to leadership and executive teams on strategic initiatives
  • Develop best practices and influence adoption
  • Lead localization activities for Publications elements associated with new product and program releases

Customer and Quality Focus

  • Represent the voice of the dealer and identify cutting edge technologies and strategies that improve Service Publications
  • Develop mesh points to integrate dealer feedback into new and existing processes and standard work
  • Act as a unifying voice to drive teams to think and work cross-functionally in every decision
  • Serve as a communication conduit to connect Publications teams to Corporate strategies

SKILLS,  KNOWLEDGE & EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communication, Engineering, Business, Technical Documentation, or a related field
  • Deep experience (6+ years) across Publications, Service, and IT, PG&A, and Engineering
  • Demonstrated business expertise in technical writing, dealership operations, and publications tools
  • Proven capability in organizing & delivering large, complex, and transformational initiatives
  • Demonstrated experience in organizational leadership, creating vision and purpose across the organization
  • Cross-functional influencing capabilities, able to work well across and up and down the organization
  • Professional, concise and visual communications skills
  • Experience with content development tools: Windchill, Arbortext, Creo Illustrate, Adobe

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Standard, fast-paced office environment
  • Travel as needed (~10% under normal circumstances)

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. With annual 2021 sales of $8.2 billion, 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; Indian Motorcycle® midsize and heavyweight motorcycles; Slingshot® moto-roadsters; snowmobiles; and deck, cruiser and pontoon boats, including industry-leading Bennington pontoons. Polaris enhances the riding experience with parts, garments, and accessories, along with a growing aftermarket portfolio. Polaris’ presence in adjacent markets includes military and commercial off-road vehicles, quadricycles, and electric vehicles. 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.