At Polaris our DNA started with co-founders Edgar Hetteen, his younger brother Allan and his close friend David Johnson who had somewhere to be and no way to get there. 65 years later, you still see that drive, ingenuity, and pioneering spirit in everything we do.

Analyst, Demand Planning

Location: Plymouth, Minnesota US


This position is no longer open.

Job Number: 4297

Requisition Number: R2153

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External Description: At Polaris Inc., we have fun doing what we love by driving change and innovation. We empower employees to take on challenging assignments and roles with an elevated level of responsibility in our agile working environment. Our people make us who we are, and we create incredible products and experiences that empower us to Think Outside.


  • Develops the monthly ORV Sales, Inventory & Operations Plan (SIOP)
    • Uses trends, promotion inputs, competitive info and Mgmt input to develop a consistently accurate retail plan
    • Responsible for the analysis, execution, and consolidation of regional rolling forecasts
    • Integrates dealer profiles, order forecasts and dealer inventory targets to develop the wholesale ship plan
    • Communicates worldwide ship demand plan to manufacturing to drive build requirements
    • Communicates retail, ship & build plan including risks & opportunities to ORV leadership
  • Leverage JDA software to optimize all aspects of SIOP process
  • Lead weekly flexibility review for ORV
    • Provide and analyze data on weekly retail, order, ship trends, lead-times, and service levels
    • Lead the process to increase / decrease weekly flex builds and colors
    • Work with Manufacturing to identify and communicate changes
  • Develop & Execute FG inventory / flexibility plans with manufacturing & ORV management team
    • Determine flexibility needs required to support RFM service levels
    • Communicate N.A. FG inventory plan to finance and ORV management
  • Assist ORV operations & sales team by regularly providing and analyzing data on:
    • Retail / order / ship forecasts; dealer inventory & DSO analysis; FG Inventory & target analysis
  • Other projects as they come up

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent required
  • 2+ years' experience in business analytics
  • Demand planning / forecasting experience preferred, but not required
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work successfully within a team, cross-functionally and independently
  • Ability to lead through ambiguity by demonstrating strong analytic, strategic, innovative thinking and problem solving
  • Proven track record of organization skills and project management skills
  • Ability to multi-task and work in fast paced environment
  • High proficiency in Excel

  • Standard office environment.
  • Some travel
  • Location - Bass Creek (Headquarters)

We are an ambitious, resourceful, and driven workforce, which empowers us to Think Outside. Apply today!

About Polaris

As the global leader in powersports, Polaris Inc. (NYSE: PII) pioneers product breakthroughs and enriching experiences and services that have invited people to discover the joy of being outdoors since our founding in 1954. With annual 2018 sales of $6.1 billion, Polaris' high-quality product line-up includes the Polaris RANGER, RZR and GENERAL side-by-side off-road vehicles; Sportsman all-terrain off-road vehicles; Indian Motorcycle mid-size and heavyweight motorcycles; Slingshot moto-roadsters; snowmobiles; and deck, cruiser and pontoon boats, including industry-leading Bennington pontoons. 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 includes military and commercial off-road vehicles, quadricycles, and electric vehicles. Proudly headquartered in Minnesota, Polaris serves more than 100 countries across the globe.

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: Analyst, Demand Planning

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