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Vehicle-Interior Concept Transportation Designer

Medina, MN
Posted on mai 21, 2024 Full time R23016
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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:

As a Vehicle-Interior Concept Transportation Designer at Polaris, you will be part of a Dynamic, focused & connected global design team working on forward-thinking advanced concept & production designs as we create the next generation of extreme powersports vehicles in Off Road. We are looking for Designers who thrive in a team environment and display a strong ability to manage multiple tasks and timelines. We’re searching for self-igniters with a considerable amount of perception, foresight, design taste, design judgment, and creativity bravery as well as a high level of skill, accuracy, and coordination who thrive on exploring the unknown in design and are seeking unique design projects. Your role will be to see the future - researching, designing, and creating proposals that demonstrate innovative concepts, from inception to implementation, for dynamic Off-Road vehicles and mobility solutions that redefine their segments in dirt, snow and even the road. You will create fresh, innovative designs for interiors for multiple Polaris & Indian Motorcycle Branded vehicles or other products. Through the lens of brand strategy, brand character and Portfolio refinement you will generate concepts in both 2D and 3D proposals that renew existing Polaris entries and discover new segments of mobility that will grow the brand. You will collaboratively refine ideas as you receive feedback and coordinate with the work of other design team members and collaborate with multiple partners to achieve design goals. You will follow design process from the initial research, story creation & sketch form to the final release clay model. If you are driven and eager to propel your career forward, take your next step in joining a team that will re-define the future of Off-Road Mobility and continue to lead the industry in Off Road Innovation, excitement and entertainment.

Job Responsibilities

  • Create unique interior designs and concepts for Advanced & Production vehicles and other mobility products through sketches as well as digitally through the use of 2D and 3D technology
  • Interpret industry trends and insights into actionable storytelling and design solutions
  • Work closely with Product planners to help interpret customer needs and insights into desirable compelling portfolio solutions
  • Collaborate frequently with the design team, sculpting organization, engineering and fabrication teams in the development of new designs
  • Have a big-picture perspective on customer needs and future transportation scenarios and create provocative concepts and designs using insights and research collected as a team and individually
  • Provide insight and recommendations to leadership while possessing willingness to receive guidance and direction
  • Maintain knowledge of current design trends and technology. Present ideas frequently to management and leadership to communicate design ideas
  • Work closely with Architectural Engineers, UX & HFE teams to create new platforms and vehicle architectures with an influencing Design voice
  • Exhibit passion, courage and a willingness to challenge expectations and be fearless in exploring the future

Skills & Abilities (Required Qualifications)

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Design (Automotive, Transportation, Industrial Design)
  • 6+ years of professional experience in a design related field, automotive, transportation, powersports, is strongly desired
  • Strong understanding of form and excellent drawing skills
  • Great communication & storytelling skills
  • Proven creative proficiency
  • Demonstrated ability with electronic tools to communicate 2-D ideations
  • Ability to work independently and within a team as well as provide mentoring to others
  • Please note, you must submit a Portfolio to be considered for this position – please make sure that you have several series of sketches and ideations

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.