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Sr. Financial Analyst - Operations

Medina, MN
Posted on Apr 24, 2023 Full time R17749
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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

This role will support key finance analytics in the Global Strategic Operations organization. The position will work with cross-functional finance teams as well as business leaders across the plants, logistics, and material purchasing teams in a variety of critical initiatives.  Key projects and analysis will include but are not limited to: production optimization, insourcing, vertical integration, acquisition analysis & integration, organizational optimization, and LEAN transformations across the Operations business.  The role will be required to understand business requirements and drive robust modeling, analytics, and reporting for projects.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provide financial support on key Business Development projects for the Operations team.

  • Support Manufacturing organization with Insourcing, Vertical Integration, and Plant Network Optimization analytics.

  • Develop standard operating procedures for evaluating opportunities including but not limited to: insource / outsource decisions, greenfield site selection, and network volume shifts.

  • Develop and maintain relationships within finance and business partners; solicit feedback and provide closed loop communications to enhance quality of service.

  • Support short and long term operational activities by developing, enhancing, and maintaining modeling tools and opportunities for further automation.

  • Partner with central operations leadership as key contact to forecast and track department expense.

Skills, Knowledge, & Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, or related field required.

  • 4+ years of experience in Accounting/Finance required.

  • Experience with manufacturing operations, supply chain, and product cost experience a plus.

  • Extensive experience in various Microsoft tools required (excel, PowerPoint).

  • Demonstrated success developing tools to improve financial analysis.

  • Willingness to learn and utilize alteryx and other automation tools as needed.

  • Successful candidate will have excellent communication and leadership skills.

  • Proven experience working with and influencing cross-functional teams in a matrix organization.

  • Requires ability to successfully coordinate with others and work well in a dynamic, team-centered environment.

Working Conditions

Standard, fast-paced hybrid office environment, some travel required.



This position is not eligible for sponsorship

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.  

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.