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Program Manager- RIDE COMMAND & Electrical Systems

Location: Wyoming, Minnesota US


This position is no longer open.

Job Number: 2725

Requisition Number: 12517BR

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Program Manager, RIDECOMMAND and Electrical Systems
Polaris is seeking a Program Manager for RIDE COMMAND and Electrical Subsystems.This position will lead, direct, and monitor design and development programs from concept to production to achieve product objectives on a specified schedule. This position will focus on platform management of RIDE COMMAND systems and related electrical technologies utilized across the company.
•Lead cross-functional, multi-site, program teams to meet project schedule, cost, quality, durability, performance and reliability requirements.
•Responsible for the overall success of assigned programs.
•Plan project schedule, resources, and budget.
•Direct programs using the Polaris Development Process (PDP), ensuring that all requirements are clearly defined, documented, and achieved. Hold PDP Milestone Reviews, as appropriate.
•Report out on status to product teams and management via Project Status and PDP Reviews.
•Will typically lead multiple programs throughout the calendar year, in support of model year introductions.
•Collaborate with suppliers to use their design expertise where appropriate.
•Monitor and manage the manufacturing, quality, and purchasing resources and activities on the team, to provide seamless coordination and issue resolution between all team members. Support accessory and service part planning and execution, as appropriate.
•Allocate and monitor resources and task assignments within the teams. Coordinate issue resolution with functional managers.
•Motivate the entire team ensuring cross-functional program success.
•Assist functional managers to plan budgets and manpower forecasts.
•Provide technical support for promotional materials, sales and marketing information, and service publications.
•Participate in the roadmap development and deployment of key RIDE COMMAND technologies.
•Key member of the PDC team.
•Other duties as assigned.

•BS Engineering Degree required. MBA strongly desired.
•8+ years of program leadership or engineering project leadership experience,in a similar industry.
•Proven track record of program management.
•Demonstrated progression of programs with increasingly complex system hardware/software interaction.
•Demonstrated ability to clearly message complex program needs and status within all management levels of the organization.
•Strong technical background.
•Strong leadership skills and ability.
•Outstanding oral and written communication skills.
•Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to influence others. Demonstrated ability to form business inter-relationships with supporting managers, leaders,and staff.
•Decisive and prone to action. Must be quality-oriented and customer focused.
•Excellent project planning, organizing, and administrative skills.
•Extensive budget management experience
•Understands how program objectives, tools, and resources relate cross-functionally.

Fast paced office environment with regular multi-site interactions. Ability and interest to work in a development shop/lab environment as needed.Occasional on-vehicle testing and validation.

Some travel required, typically less than 20%

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- RIDE COMMAND & Electrical Systems

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