Project Management Leader- PDP

Location: Wyoming, Minnesota US


This position is no longer open.

Job Number: 2764

Requisition Number: 12800BR

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External Description:

Serve as a subject matter expert for the Polaris Development Process (PDP) supporting product development teams across all enterprise functions. Help identify and lead organizational efficiency improvements through the application of Lean within the new product development value stream.

  • Help develop & support the strategic plan and vision for the Polaris Development Process (PDP).
  • Drive continuous improvement of integrated functions (engineering, strategic sourcing, manufacturing, etc.) and development of non-integrated functions into the PDP
  • Prioritize & execute Lean initiatives in the PDP to drive out waste, reduce costs, and / or increase product safety, quality, productivity, and speed
  • Apply Lean tools such as kaizen, process mapping, built-in quality, kaizen, 5S, etc.
  • Identify process improvement opportunities and lead selected project teams
  • Provide daily support to PDP users and on-going system support as needed
  • Interface with all levels of teams, leadership, and functions across the enterprise
  • Consider product development globally. Involve international product development teams and customers when developing solutions or executing process improvement projects
  • Works closely with project leaders and project teams to understand process pain points and drive continuous improvement in PDP
  • Maintain and update process documentation & training as well as maintenance of the process website
  • Lead PDP training for all new users, refresh current users and train on PDP changes
  • Work closely with IS and Project & Portfolio Management (PPM) teams on all systems changes, designs and implementation
  • Other assignments as requested or required


  • Balanced execution and prioritization of a portfolio of projects & tasks
  • Ability to lead change and motivate at all levels within the organization
  • Strong communication, facilitation, and presentation skills
  • Excellent project planning, execution, organizing, and administrative skills
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to influence others without direct authority
  • Effective decision-making, problem solving and negotiating skills
  • Ability to work effectively within tight deadlines and firm schedules
  • Ability to embrace a rapidly changing environment
  • Experience in non-technical website development (i.e. SharePoint) is a plus

Education / Experience
  • Bachelor's degree
  • 3-5 years of experience in a business setting with strong process orientation
  • Experience in product development & innovation
  • Demonstrated competence with PDP or similar stage/gate process
  • Lean experience with kaizen events, process mapping, and/or quality systems engineering


  • Fast-paced, dynamic culture in an office environment
  • Based out of Wyoming, MN
  • Work and travel between Polaris sites will be required. Travel less than 10%.

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: Project Management Leader- PDP

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