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.
This role is responsible for all service activities related to the RZR product line. This person will lead the cross functional service team, actively participate in all new product development (Polaris Development Process - PDP) activities, and will lead all field campaign execution tasks related to released products. This position acts as the liaison between Technical Service and Design Engineering to evaluate the serviceability and maintainability of products during design. They will identify service concerns for new products and recommend adjustments to design.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Lead the serviceability and maintainability aspects of new product development
- Lead all aspects of service readiness and support for the assigned product line(s)
- Simplify the serviceability of the assigned product line(s) such that they are maintenance free or can easily be serviced by the consumer or dealer.
- Publish a finalized version of the Serviceability Specification at Concept Selection Review on all new projects that has been reviewed and agreed upon by the entire cross functional team. To accomplish this task ensure that Service is an active member of all new project teams starting at or shortly after Gate one.
- Represent the Service Department on all product development projects; provide information on new product development with regard to service
- Work with Design Engineering, Quality, and Manufacturing Engineering to eliminate service issues during design; maintain expertise about PDP, service technologies, manufacturing processes, quality processes, and the design process
- Ensure flat rates are available for new products and that they are kept up to date for all products
- Serve as THE go to person for all assigned product line(s) serviceability and maintainability issues (new product development and existing field issues)
- Provide input to owner’s, service, and parts manuals, as well as other product technical resources such as dealer training material
- Lead development of special tools required to service the specified product line(s)
- Work with Electrical Engineering to ensure Polaris Digital Wrench diagnostic software is updated to support new and existing products
- Attend and be an active member of all assigned product line(s) team meetings
Lead bulletin/field campaign execution and service-related communications
- Represent the Service Department in Post Sales Surveillance activities to identify potential issues for the assigned product line(s)
- Recommend cost effective plans to resolve field issues as the expert on all available methods of internal and external communications to the dealer network
- Maintain communication with Technical Service, Warranty, Customer Service, Engineering, Manufacturing, Purchasing, Legal and Quality, communicating information on product problems
- Manage all aspects of the Bulletin Field Execution Process
- Provide assistance to help resolve escalated customer and dealer inquiries
- Assist with procurement credits from vendors
- Responsible for special projects and reports for maintaining a high-quality service reputation for Polaris products and for maintaining good customer relations
- Work within the Technical Service and Warranty team to standardize service processes
- Maintain comprehensive service knowledge of Polaris products
- Other responsibilities, as assigned
SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE
- Bachelor’s degree in Engineering
- 3+ years of related experience
- Strong mechanical background and practical experience
- Excellent analytical, communication and problem-solving skills
- Proficient at Excel and data presentation
- Project management experience
- Customer contact and knowledge of retail service operations
- Experience in the manufacturing environment
- Experience presenting to different levels of an organization
- In depth knowledge of powersports industry and products
- General office environment, interacting with the engineering design team
- Significant interaction with dealers and customers
- Some Travel
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.
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. www.polaris.com
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.