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Technical Product Owner

Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota US


This position is no longer open.

Job Number: 3591

Requisition Number: 14554BR

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External Description: JOB SUMMARY:
Polaris Industries, Inc. is looking for a technical owner to work in an exciting, very fast-paced environment. As a leader on the Polaris team, you would be dedicated to our product quality management systems team. You will have the opportunity to work on exciting products across Polaris global manufacturing and quality management footprint. Strong candidates will be experienced product owners with knowledge and excitement around agile transformations. Additional duties will include helping to push scrum best-practices and coaching the teams to higher levels of maturity.

Planning / Roadmapping / Stakeholder Engagement (50%)

  • Collaborates with business partners to determine opportunities and priorities.
  • Build relationships with stakeholders (plant managers, product quality team members, engineering team members and supplier quality team members)
  • Scopes and structures initiatives into IS projects. Performs requirements gathering.
  • Works with business to provide status updates, open issues and resolutions.
  • Effectively interacts with stakeholders at all levels of the organization
  • Plan and prioritize product feature backlog and development for the product
  • Communicate frequently product feature backlog, progress, impediments and provide transparency to all stakeholders

Product Leadership (50%)
  • Take lead of scrum teams as the Product Owner
  • Scopes and structures initiatives into IS projects.
  • Providing vision and direction to the Agile development team and stakeholders throughout the project and create requirements
  • Plan and prioritize product feature backlog and development for the product
  • Provides product team with guidance, decision making and overall responsibility for product delivery
  • Ensure that the team always has an adequate amount of prior prepared tasks to work on
  • Assess value, develop cases, and prioritize stories, epics and themes to ensure work focuses on those with maximum value that are aligned with product strategy
  • Provide backlog management, iteration planning, and elaboration of the user stories
  • Lead the planning product release plans and set expectation for delivery of new functionalities
  • Provide an active role in mitigating impediments impacting successful team completion of Release/Sprint Goals
  • Provide leadership to team members learning Agile/Scrum, be a servant leader to those team members and help them learn exciting new ways of getting work done
  • Keep abreast with Agile/Scrum best practices and new trends

  • Previous working experience as a product owner, scrum master or project manager
  • 4 year Bachelor's degree or equivalent required
  • In-depthknowledge of Agile process and principles
  • Outstanding communication, presentation and leadership skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Sharp analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Creative thinker with a vision
  • Attention to detail

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

Community / Marketing Title: Technical Product Owner

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