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Industrial Designer (Indian Motorcycle)

Medina, MN
Posted on Oct 20, 2022 Full time R14830
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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.


Day to day creation of Indian Motorcycle concepts and new product ideas at the forefront of the creative requirement and constantly pushing the envelope. Creating legitimate concepts that meet or exceed customers’ expectations as determined through VOC work done with Product/ Research Managers. Provides drive and impetus to chosen programs, connects product description, product personality to theme, and endorses and follows a theme/design- if selected, is that programs champion. The expectation of every designer is that they can and will contribute a successful design to the Polaris Industries product portfolio. As all programs in the company start in ID the expectation is that they will interact with staff at a level that permits good decision making and communication of design intent to Polaris management. 



  • Prepares and carries out original or adaptations to designs and design changes through drawing, riding, and researching while regularly make in-course decisions regarding brand, functionality, fit to VOC and design DNA and incorporates these to improve his/her work. May seek out the assistance of a Senior or Lead designer. 

  • Presents concepts and ideas to peers and management and provides peer reviews during the weekly meetings 

  • Cooperates and collaborates with Engineering and Marketing during product development if theme/design is selected 

  • Works with Clay Modelors if theme/design is selected 

  • Other duties as assigned



  • 4-year Industrial Design Degree from accredited or internationally recognized design school 

  • 5+ years experience 

  • Powersports experience a must 

  • Peer-review experience a plus 

  • Strong communication skills 

  • Portfolio required



  • Team-based, collaborative, fast-paced, office/studio environment 

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.

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.