Sales & Marketing Development Program 2020

Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota US

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Job Number: 3477

Requisition Number: 14326BR

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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.

What to expect:
The Polaris Sales & Marketing Leadership Development Program (SMLDP) accelerates career development for recent college graduates who wish to further develop core business, leadership, marketing, and sales competencies. Our unique two-year development program allows you the opportunity to work in roles within both Sales and Marketing to build a solid business foundation, and to ultimately declare a focus area for more concentrated experience.

Through your business rotations, you will be given challenging assignments in each of the 6-month rotations to accelerate your career development for future positions of significant responsibility. The variety of work gives you an introduction to what working at Polaris is all about and helps you decide where you can do the work best suited to your interests and the company's needs. During this program you will also establish mentor relationships with our business leadership that will continue throughout your career with Polaris. Polaris provides the resources, support and environment you need to realize both personal and professional success in this role.

You will have an individualized development plan of four short-term rotations (6 months long) in Sales and Marketing. These rotations are designed to help build a solid and well-rounded business background, focused in Sales and Marketing. Some of the areas you'll gain exposure to in your rotations include:

  • Retail Marketing & Sales Events, Training, In-Store, Local Advertising Strategy
  • Media Execution & Creative Development, Agency Management, Social Media, Digital Marketing
  • Marketing Communications & New Product Introduction, Marketing Collateral Creation, Asset Creation
  • Product Planning and Development & Product Development Process, Market Research
  • Dealer Development & Prospect Identification and Sell-In, Market Analysis, Competitive Analysis
  • Territory Sales & Account Management, Territory Planning, Retail Planning, Demand Creation

After completion of the Development Program you will be placed into your first Sales or Marketing related position. Examples of these positions may include a District Sales Manager or a Marketing Specialist.

Mobility is expected of our SMLDP participants. SMLDP's are typically placed in any of the following locations: Plymouth, MN; Medina, MN.

Unique Benefits:
  • Eligibility for a Polaris vehicle after 1 year of service to experience the product first hand
  • Pay for Performance Company which uniquely allows employees to receive Annual Profit-Sharing bonuses based upon the performance of the employee
  • A generous 401K employee's contribution matching program
  • Tuition Reimbursement program to support employees who want to further their education after starting employment
Required Qualifications:
  • A Bachelor's Degree in Business with an emphasis in Sales, Marketing or other related degrees
  • Graduating between December 2019-June 2020
  • Minimum overall GPA of 3.0, preferred
  • Ongoing geographic flexibility; you must be willing to travel and relocate between sites for your rotations as well as mobility beyond the rotational program to support accelerating your development
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software; Outlook, Excel, Word, SharePoint

This position is not eligible for sponsorship.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Previous Internship/Co-op experience
  • Previous leadership experience in work, organizations, or classroom


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. With annual 2018 sales of $6.1 billion, Polaris' high-quality product line-up includes the Polaris RANGER, RZR and GENERAL side-by-side off-road vehicles; Sportsman all-terrain off-road vehicles; Indian Motorcycle mid-size and heavyweight motorcycles; Slingshot moto-roadsters; snowmobiles; and deck, cruiser and pontoon boats, including industry-leading Bennington pontoons. 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 includes military and commercial off-road vehicles, quadricycles, and electric vehicles. Proudly headquartered in Minnesota, Polaris serves more than 100 countries across the globe. www.polaris.com QID for the EEO Statement - 89594

About this location

This opportunity is located approximately 30 minutes from Minnesota's Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul.  These neighboring cities consistently rank as two of the United States' top cities to live in. Minneapolis's thriving art scene, outdoor culture (even in the winter), affordable prices, and friendly atmosphere make this Midwest metropolis a perfect place to live.

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.

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