Program Manager - ORV Technology & Predevelopment

Location: Wyoming, Minnesota US


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Job Number: 3567

Requisition Number: 14531BR

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Overall management of Off Road Global Technology & Predevelopment Programs. Leads technical team responsible for executing the technology and pre development process across all of Off Road Vehicles. This includes project identification, scoping, and execution supporting all Off Road Vehicle product platforms. Key interface person for product management, the business unit, sourcing, and the broader engineering organization. Coordinates with the cross functional team to develop product solutions, program costs and schedule, product quality, market research, sourcing and manufacturing plan(s) guided by the "Voice of the Customer".


  • Establishes and manages the ORV Technology plans to support Long Range Product Plan (LRPP) developed with the product planning team.
  • Champions and utilizes the Polaris technology development process and project management best practices within team to execute programs.
  • Plans, conducts, and manages overall technology projects supporting all ORV platforms. Reviews progress and evaluates results relative to defined project charter.
  • Establishes targets for technology project costs, part costs and tool costs. Tracks and reports out on the costs throughout the project.
  • Coordinates and oversees technology design, predevelopment, and testing efforts to ensure project objectives are met per schedule and budget.
  • Continue to develop and execute strategic partnerships necessary to support technology strategy.
  • Tracks technology development trends, industrial design trends and competitive product development trends to help identify and anticipate future opportunities and competitive threats.
  • Report out to product groups, management teams and Polaris' senior management to keep them abreast of these trends and their implications. Through project status and PDP.
  • Develops, maintains & manages the technology plans that align to division's product strategy and manufacturing and sourcing strategy.
  • Key member of PDC Team.
  • Responsible for staff development and transfer of knowledge to team.
  • Recommends changes, improvements, or deletions for future products.
  • Participates and can sign off design reviews to ensure adequate input and involvement from all engineering and functional groups.
  • Signs off at Technology Gate reviews when applicable, major milestones and project status meetings.
  • Performs other miscellaneous project related assignments.
  • Participate in customer focus groups and VOC development.
  • Other duties as assigned.

  • B.S. in Engineering required, MBA preferred.
  • 8+ years previous experience in consumer product engineering, and or project management preferred.
  • Solid understanding of the design, function and interfaces of powertrains.
  • Possesses and applies a broad knowledge of principles, practices and procedures to the completion of difficult technical problems and projects.
  • Creative, innovative, decisive and prone to action.
  • Quality and customer focused.
  • Excellent presentation skills, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Team Player that is able to work well across and up and down the organization.
Strong professional development and team building skills.
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 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

Community / Marketing Title: Program Manager - ORV Technology & Predevelopment

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