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Senior Organization Development Specialist

Medina, MN
Posted on Jan 11, 2023 Full time R16161
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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.

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Organization Development Specialist to join our HR team.

What You'll Do

Organization Effectiveness

  • Manage the evolution, preparation, and execution of the company-wide Organization & Talent Review, including partnering with Human Resources Business Partners (HRBPs), project and meeting management, training, data analysis, and ongoing tracking of execution

  • Lead preparation for the annual Organization & Talent Review presentation to the Board of Directors in support of the company’s CHRO

  • Define processes and tools that enable HRBPs to assess and facilitate organizational capability and talent development

  • Operate as a consultant for ongoing assessment of organizational effectiveness leveraging Workday and other systems/tools

  • Partner with HRBPs to facilitate team sessions leveraging established guides (i.e., New Manager Assimilation, Globe Smart tools, etc).

Strategic Talent Development

  • Support strategic talent programs to prepare key talent for senior leadership roles, such as Business President and Functional leadership

  • Improve the process to create an internal candidate movement that drives talent visibility & promotes cross-business talent sharing

  • Key team member to launch internal marketplace capabilities through Workday by creating standard work and communication plans

  • Develop and implement talent management analytics in partnership with HRIS and HRBPs

  • Create and maintain tools to engage and guide stakeholders through organizational change

  • Support broader Talent Management team with critical initiatives, as needed

Succession Management

  • Evolve process, develop standard work and training materials for an ongoing succession management process that integrates with other talent management processes (i.e., performance management)

  • Enhance utilization of Workday to maintain succession plans and provide visibility to the talent pipeline

  • Partner with HRIS and HRBPs to evolve succession management and internal movement metrics

Skills You'll Need

  • 5+ years of experience gathering business requirements to create processes in Talent Management, Human Resources (HR), or business functions

  • Bachelor's or higher-level degree in HR, Business, or a related field

  • Previous experience working in HR, talent, or organization development

  • Demonstrated ability to pivot and navigate ambiguous situations

  • Strong organizational planning and project management skills

  • Results-oriented with an acute sense of urgency

  • Ability to influence without authority

  • Critical thinking and analytical skills focused on proposing business solutions & driving process improvement

  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office and experience with Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS)

  • Ability to maintain the confidentiality of HR data and information

Desired Skills

  • Workday experience

  • Talent tools certification(s)

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.