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Sr. Industrial Designer (Indian Motorcycle)

Medina, MN
Posted on oct 13, 2023 Full time R20552
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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

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.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

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 Modelers if theme/design is selected 
Other duties as assigned

Skills,  knowledge & Education

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

Working Conditions

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

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.