Sales & Marketing Development Program - SMLDP 2019

Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota US


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Job Number: 2232

Requisition Number: 11646BR

Position Title:

External Description: 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.

Our SMLDP's may be asked to relocate throughout the rotations so applicants must be willing and able to relocate for the development program and for placement after completion.

Job Locations:
Sales and Marketing Development Program associates are typically placed in one of the following locations: Plymouth, MN; Medina, MN. But, candidates must be geographically flexible and willing to relocate outside of those locations if needed.
Required Qualifications:

  • Currently pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Business with an emphasis in Sales, Marketing or other related degrees
  • Must be graduating between December 2018 and May/June 2019 for consideration
  • Minimum overall GPA of 3.0
  • Right to work that is not solely based on possession of a student visa or visa sponsored by a third-party
  • Demonstrated ability to work with individuals from diverse cultures and backgrounds
  • Proven strength in the following: analysis and creative problem solving, communication, interpersonal relationships, self-motivation, and leadership
  • The drive to actively contribute to both personal and company-wide goals through creative and innovative thinking
Preferred Qualifications:
Previous Internship/work experience in a Sales or Marketing discipline
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.

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: Minneapolis

State: Minnesota

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