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As an NPI Materials Analyst you will be a key project team member charged with leading material coordination and planning activities of externally sourced components for new vehicle programs within a Global Business Unit (GBU) at Polaris. You will provide project analysis and be responsible for tracking and reporting key project metrics related to materials. You will serve as a subject matter expert for materials management practices within the new product development phase of the product lifecycle.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBLITIES :
- Provide clear, concise, and accurate project analysis to the program leaders and team.
- Accountable for tracking and meeting key project metrics.
- Lead material coordination for multiple projects simultaneously.
- Coordinate purchase orders, requisitions, request for quotes, and other similar documents related to the sourcing of product for unreleased parts or prototypes from suppliers.
- Facilitate pilot build readiness meetings with a cross-functional team to collectively set strategy for tooled parts vs proto-type parts on a build to build basis and to address schedule risk and mitigation plans.
- Formulate expedite plan for each pilot build including forecasting expense and gaining pre-approval.
- Provide weekly exception reporting on new parts setup status including release status and item master elements that require action from sourcing and engineering teams, and drive action to drive closure.
- Attend pilot builds within the plant as a part of the immediate response team to quickly resolve potential parts issues.
- Analyze and manage MRP schedules for new parts and ensure timely part PO placements.
- Coordinate transportation and logistics methods with input from the supplier, Polaris transportation vendor, and receiving department to ensure parts are identified correctly and delivered in a cost-effective manner.
- Manage shipping schedules with suppliers to ensure on-time delivery of parts.
- Subject Matter Expert for materials management and planning processes within the new product development phase.
- Communicate shortage risk to plant materials and sourcing team though use of the shortage database, as well as following additional escalation processes.
- Facilitate smooth transition of responsibility of materials management from the development team to the Materials, Planning & Logistics (MP&L) team upon release for production to support steady, stable production.
- 1+ years of relevant experience (materials, planning, sourcing or related)
- Effective time-management, prioritization, and multi-tasking skills
- Strong organizational and problem-solving skills including conflict management.
- Strong oral and written communication skills, including intercultural communication.
- Excellent MS Office skills (Excel, PowerPoint, & Outlook).
- Bachelor’s degree
- Solid understanding of material requirements planning (MRP).
- Superior analytical skills; Ability to synthesize large amount of data quickly and stay calm under pressure.
- Strong interpersonal skills.
- Project management experience
- Knowledge Bill of Materials (BOM) and structure.
- Fast-paced office environment.
- Up to 5% travel required to Polaris (Midwest) manufacturing facilities.
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
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