Supplier Development Engineer

Location: Plymouth, Minnesota US


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Job Number: 2816

Requisition Number: 12881BR

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Must possess Core Values that are in alignment with the Polaris Creed: Understand the riding experience, Live the riding experience, Work to make it better.The fundamental goal is to improve the performance (Price, Delivery and Quality) of the Polaris Global Supply Chain.Primary responsibilities include Onboarding of new suppliers and support of the Supplier Continuous Improvement Program (SCIP) which involves the long-term strategic development of suppliers with performance that is below expectations.The Supplier Development Engineer (SDE) role requires the application of diversified technical knowledge of Quality, Operations and Engineering along with exercising business acumen of Supply Chain Management.


  • Conduct Quality, Manufacturing and Production Capacity Assessments
  • Execute Root Cause Problem Solving & Corrective/Preventative Action (CAPA)
  • Facilitate Risk Management & Mitigation, Improvement Events & Supplier Training
  • Development & Presentation of Executive Summaries & Supplier Scorecards
  • Development & Innovation of Quality Core Processes (Standard Work)
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Engineering Degree and relevant full-time Work Experience in Quality and/or Operations that meet the following minimum requirements: BS Degree with 4 years of work experience or MS Degree with 3 years of work experience.
  • Robust Technical Problem-Solving Skills (Six Sigma, Kepner-Tregoe, Shainin Red X)
  • Proficient with Quality Core Toolset: Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP), Production Part Approval Process (PPAP), Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA), Statistical Process Control (SPC) and Measurement System Analysis (MSA).
  • Diverse Process Experience with various Vehicle Component Commodities preferred:Cast/Machine Parts (HPDC, Forging, Investment, Sand, Extrusion, Screw), Chrome (Aluminum, Steel, Zinc), Drivetrain (Brakes, Cooling, Fuel, Lubrication, Steering, & Suspension, Wheels), Electrical (Harness/Cables, Switches, Sensors), Engine (Balance Shafts, Bearings, Camshafts, Connecting Rods, Crankcase, Crankshafts, Cylinder Head, Gaskets, Gears, Piston, Turbocharger, Valvetrain), Fabrications (Stamping, Tube & Weld), Plastics (Blow, Compression, Injection & Rotational Mold, Die Cut, Extrusion Vacuum/Thermoform), Rubber (Molding, Hoses, Gaskets, Belts, Die Cut, O-Rings, Extrusion, Tracks, Tires), User Interface (Seats, Gauges/Display, Lighting, Telematics).
  • Extensive Cross Functional Team Experience (Engineering, Operations & Supply Chain).
  • Flexibility to travel as required (up to 50%) to supplier locations both domestic and international.
Desired Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
·Global (China, Europe, India,Mexico, Thailand, Vietnam) Quality Management System (QMS), Experience with Automotive OEM or Automotive Suppliers (Tier 1 and Tier 2).

Currently possess or obtain one of the following certifications within the first year of employment:
  • American Society for Quality (ASQ) Six Sigma Certification: Certified Six Sigma Black Belt (CSSBB), Certified Six Sigma Green Belt (CSSGB).
  • American Society for Quality (ASQ) Quality Certification: Certified Supplier Quality Professional (CSQP), Certified Quality Engineer (CQE), Certified Quality Auditor (CQA).
  • Kepner-Tregoe Certification: Process Facilitator & Coach, Program Leader.
  • Shainin Red X Certification: Red X Master, Red X Journeyman.
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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: Plymouth

State: Minnesota

Community / Marketing Title: Supplier Development Engineer

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