Dir, Human Resources

Location: Wyoming, Minnesota US


This position is no longer open.

Job Number: 3238

Requisition Number: 13847BR

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External Description: JOB SUMMARY:

The Human Resources Director (HRD) is a strategic business partner to the SVP, Chief Technology Officer. Through robust partnership with the Engineering Leadership Team, the HRD will develop and execute an HR strategy that is aligned to achieve the business results. The strategy will build an innovative and highly efficient engineering workforce focused on delivering value for our Global Business Units (GBUs). They will ensure we have the Best People and Best Teams in place to enable our Product Creation Powerhouse Strategies.


Responsibilities and Key Deliverables:
Talent: Lead talent management for Engineering across the enterprise to ensure we have the right talent, in the right places, at the right time to enable the business strategy

  • Own talent development process across the matrix; ensure leadership is aligned and proactively driving strategic development
  • Lead succession planning and career pathing strategy to develop bench strength for critical positions; ensure talent is shared across the matrix; champion individual career planning
  • Lead Engineering Global Footprint strategy to effectively manage growth while building global capability
  • Track, measure and report on talent metrics; use predictive analysis methods to anticipate staffing requirements
  • Cultivate a leadership team that has a "talent-focused mindset" through coaching, mentoring, and holding leaders accountable for employee development
Organization: Design, build, and deploy an organization that wins
  • Partner with leaders on organizational design for the team, considering factors such as headcount needs, span of control, and overall team performance and effectiveness
  • Design roles with clear responsibilities and accountabilities; ensure broad communication of how roles fit into the organizational design and strategy
  • Develop a build vs. buy strategy for organizational capabilities; leverage global workforce and contingent workers for flexibility
  • Coach leaders to set clear vision for teams; pulse check employee clarity; champion standard work including goal setting and ongoing feedback
Culture: Culture: Refine & build upon Polaris' already compelling and unbeatable culture
  • Lead the initiative to build a strong team culture that is aligned with the Polaris Values by enabling, coaching, and holding leaders accountable
  • Maintain visibility and active presence within the team to be a credible and trusted resource, fostering two-way communication and open feedback from team members
  • Identify, communicate and problem-solve employee relations issues
  • Create and champion rewards and recognition practices within the team
  • Lead forums for regular, ongoing communication within the team
Functional Excellence: Deliver exceptional HR partnership and functional expertise
  • Act as a business partner to the leadership team to execute against strategic priorities and facilitate success against metrics, goals and objectives
  • Lead annual HR and business processes including Org & Talent Review, performance management, compensation planning, employee survey, Long Range Planning, and Ops Planning & Budgeting
  • Understand points of connection between business strategy and people strategy; balance business needs with employee advocacy
  • Serve as an expert in change management processes; coach leaders on how to enable successful organizational change
  • Partner with HR COEs to build defendable global compensation plans, job architectures, workforce planning and analysis tools, and superior systems, processes, and policies
  • Be a flexible leader; get involved in day-to-day tasks as needed; other duties or projects as required or assigned


  • Bachelor's degree in business or related field required; Master's degree preferred
  • 10+ years of experience in Human Resources or related leadership field
  • Ability to lead, engage, coach and develop team of HR professionals
  • Comfort with ambiguity; proven ability to work in dynamic, matrix organization
  • Intellectually curious, fast learner, results driven, strong work ethic
  • Strong data analysis and financial skills
  • Exceptional interpersonal, communication, and leadership skills
  • Fast-paced, dynamic culture in a casual office environment
  • Based out of Wyoming, MN location
  • Some travel required (20% or less)
QID for the EEO Statement - 89594

About Polaris

Recognized as the leader in the powersports industry, Polaris Industries is a fast growing, innovative, global organization. The people here at Polaris don't just create products - they are part of a lifestyle. It's the passion & execution of those people and their ideas that inspires the innovation that runs through everything we do.

Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) is a global powersports leader that has been fueling the passion of riders, workers and outdoor enthusiasts for more than 60 years. With annual 2017 sales of $5.4 billion, Polaris' innovative, high-quality product line-up includes the RANGER®, RZR® and Polaris GENERAL™ side-by-side off-road vehicles; the Sportsman® and Polaris ACE® all-terrain off-road vehicles; Indian Motorcycle® midsize and heavyweight motorcycles; Slingshot® moto-roadsters; and Polaris RMK®, INDY®, Switchback® and RUSH® snowmobiles. Polaris enhances the riding experience with parts, garments and accessories, along with a growing aftermarket portfolio, including Transamerican Auto Parts. Polaris' presence in adjacent markets globally includes military and commercial off-road vehicles, quadricycles, and electric vehicles. Proudly headquartered in Minnesota, Polaris serves more than 100 countries across the globe. Visit www.polaris.com for more information.

Polaris prides itself on recognizing and developing top talent to take its people and company to the next level. Competitive salary, generous benefits and a comprehensive relocation plan are just a few components of the total compensation package offered at Polaris. Are you ready to join a company where you will work hard and play hard, and be rewarded for your performance?

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.

City: Wyoming

State: Minnesota

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