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Product Line Sales Specialist

Location: Plymouth, Minnesota US

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Job Number: 4676

Requisition Number: R3789

Position Title:

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.

JOB SUMMARY:

This position requires a highly motivated, strategic sales leader focused on continuously improving sales strategies, planning and execution for Motorcycle accessory categories. Key responsibilities include developing and implementing stocking, merchandising and retail strategies for the Polaris dealer network, while maintaining effective on-going communications between our field sales team and the category teams. He/she must have demonstrated the ability to operate effectively in a matrix environment, both supporting and directly interacting with customers. In summary, the Product Line Sales Specialist (PLSS) will be a key player in the development and implementation of the Parts, Garments & Accessories (PG&A) division's go to market sales strategies, planning and execution.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:


  • Responsible for strategy development, planning, execution and tracking of Polaris dealer stocking, merchandising and retail programs, including program terms, planograms and retail promotions

  • Develop and execute mutually beneficial programs to increase sales and promote customer loyalty

  • Communicate and gain support of plans within division and sales leadership while effectively managing each plan to achieve goals

  • Lead all sales related aspects of new product launches from planning to execution, including brand and product training with field sales and the Polaris dealer network

  • Budget, plan and manage allowances, flooring and promotional budgets

  • Division contact for Polaris field sales to resolve dealer issues and consider special requests

  • Work closely with the PG&A and applicable business unit's sales and marketing teams to achieve consistent brand and merchandising standards in the retail environment

  • Provide "voice of the field" input to support the PG&A division's marketing strategy, product strategy and tactical decision-making

  • Create and implement effective Polaris dealer communications

  • Collaborate with members of the PG&A and Polaris divisions on the transition to a retail driven PG&A sales model, including the evolution from quarterly stocking programs to on-going dealer segment stocking and merchandising

  • Track, analyze and report industry and competitive trends to the category teams

  • Develop detailed understanding and analysis of business data and sales metrics to ensure success of the categories

  • Metrics: Revenue, sales $/unit, gross profit, fill rates, inventory turns, dealer segment stocking and merchandising, applicable program spending budgets


SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Sales, or Marketing required; MBA preferred

  • Experience in field sales, program development and/or similar sales-related function

  • Dealer network experience preferred

  • Strong communication and leadership skills

  • Highly organized and proficient in use of computer software, including Microsoft Office


WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Standard office environment

  • Some travel for field and customer visits including remote outdoor locations


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 2019 sales of $6.8 billion, Polaris' high-quality product line-up includes the Polaris RANGER®, RZR® and Polaris 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. www.polaris.com

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

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