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.
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.
The Operations Leadership Development Program (OLDP) offers a robust opportunity for engineering and business graduates who share our commitment to defining and delivering world-class manufacturing processes and products. This rotational program is designed to accelerate the team member’s development by exposing them to Polaris Operations through a variety of critical assignments and targeted training.
As an Operations Leadership Development Program Associate, you will:
Expand your skillset through 4, 6-month rotation assignments within Operations in the areas of: Manufacturing Engineering and Quality, Supplier Quality, Supplier Development, Purchasing, Sourcing, Materials, Logistics, NPI and/or Lean
Grow your project management skills through planning, leading and executing key assignments that track directly to the business goals and drive solutions to real-world business problems
Have the autonomy to bring innovative solutions to the table that will have the ability to advance Polaris’ manufacturing processes including the opportunity to develop leadership capabilities through a supervisory or related role
Work as a team cross-functionally monitor product and process performance to improve quality and drive down overall costs for the company while providing optimal customer centric products for Polaris
Experience a variety of operations roles early on in your career, which will allow you to narrow in on your next role at Polaris following the program
Demonstrate your competence on complex cross-functional projects that stretch beyond most new college graduate positions
Participate in technical training courses and projects that will help you to enhance your operations core competencies as well as Early Talent hosted training to grow personally and professionally
Receive hands on experience, in-depth training and ongoing support from your executive mentor, program steering team members and dedicated HR Program partner to ensure you will have a great experience and tools necessary to have a successful career in Operations
Selected LDP’s are hired and then partner with the Early Talent team in Spring 2024 to complete a brand slide, that will be used to match them to their specific LDP role, team, and location through our intentional LDP matching process. Brand slides are shared with the steering team for each program, which provide insights to the team and help us match them with the most meaningful rotation best suited to their strengths, development areas, interests, and the needs of the business. LDP’s complete this process bi-annually until they complete the program and roll-off into a new role at Polaris.
Mobility is required for our OLDP participants. ODP’s are typically placed in any of the following locations: Osceola, WI; Roseau, MN; Spirit Lake, IA; Huntsville, AL; Wyoming, MN; Plymouth, MN; Battle Ground, WA; Wilmington, OH; Vermillion, SD and other potential locations.
Polaris offers a robust relocation program for LDP’s who qualify through Weichert Workforce Mobility. LDP’s qualify for these services when their home address or current rotation is 35 miles or more from the office where they will be working. Benefits are tiered based on the mileage for each rotation and include a lump sum allowance, access to a relocation counselor to explain the resources available to make securing short-term housing super easy and following LDP’s closely until they have found a place to live. LDP responsibilities include:
Pay for Performance Company which uniquely allows employees to receive Annual Profit-Sharing bonuses based upon the performance of the employee
A generous 401K employee’s contribution matching program
Tuition Reimbursement program to support employees who want to further their education after starting employment
Attending a week-long summit event in Minnesota: an opportunity to learn from executives, network with other interns, and participate in professional development.
Pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Manufacturing Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Applied Engineering Sciences, Operations, Supply Chain, or related
Graduating between December 2023-June 2024
Minimum overall GPA of 3.0
Ongoing geographic flexibility: you must be willing to travel and relocate between sites for your rotations as well as mobility beyond the rotational program to support accelerating your development
Active leadership experience in student organizations and/or work experiences with interest to continue to grow your leadership skills
Proficiency in Microsoft Office software; Outlook, Excel, Word, Teams, SharePoint
This position is not eligible for sponsorship. To be considered for this opportunity, you must apply on our career page.
Previous Internship/Co-op experience
Previous leadership experience in work, organizations, or classroom
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.
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