Product Manager- Motorcycles
Location: Medina, Minnesota US
Job Number: 5154
Requisition Number: R5575
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.
We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Product Manager to join our Motorcycle team. You will be re sponsible for developing global product plans and leading product lifecycle management. In this role you will coordinate the development of market share targets and sales objectives; product design specifications, development, and cost; product quality; market research; pricing and profit plans to ensure the commercial success of all new products, all guided by the "Voice Of The Customer". You will be a key member of the division's team that works together to build a successful business for Polaris.
Analyzes global market data, competitive activity, demographic & lifestyle trends to identify market opportunities that align with the strategic objectives of the business.
Develops and maintains key competitive segment analysis & summaries - specs, capabilities, timing, pricing.
Studies consumer behavior that impacts buying decisions for on-road vehicles and related products, as well as other consumer durables. Also tracks and monitors customer satisfaction data & trends.
Identifies & conducts or coordinates various forms of market research.
Polaris Development Process:
Collaborates with industrial design, engineering, manufacturing, marketing, and financial planning to develop early program specifications and business cases.
Develops and maintains product management deliverables for PDP such as the Program Brief, Gate 1 Presentation, Business Case, and Go-To-Market Plans.
Works closely with the product marketing team to effectively communicate key features and benefits of new products and updates. Review brochures, web info, press kit information for accuracy.
Develops and recommends share targets, sales volume, pricing, and profit margin forecasts.
Makes volume and model-mix forecasts and coordinates with purchasing and manufacturing for adequate planning cycles.
Cross-functional work to deliver a great customer experience
Recommends changes, improvements, or deletions in current products based on the voice of the customer.
Coordinates plans for new accessories that support the target customer and enhance the product ownership and lifestyle experience with the PG&A division.
Interfaces with Service & Warranty team as needed to ensure adequate in-field product support for dealers and customers.
Represents division and company at various industry and consumer events.
Collaborates with other division Product Specialists & Engineering team members on company-wide improvement initiatives.
Documents and improves product management processes and tools for continuous improvement of the business unit.
SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:
Bachelors Degree or equivalent required. MBA a plus.
5 plus years of relevant sales and marketing or product development experience.
Strong analytical & finance skills.
Excellent presentation skills. Ability to present to and persuade a wide range of audiences from Senior Management, to members of the press to dealers (sell the viability of commercial programs).
Good communication and interpersonal skills. Team Player that is able to work well across and up and down the organization.
Knowledge of quantitative & qualitative market research tools and techniques. Strong customer focus.
Must be able to use product competently and have 5 plus years of motorcycling experience. Extensive knowledge of off-road vehicles and other Powersports and/or automotive products a plus.
Standard office environment. Regular trips to Polaris engineering and manufacturing facilities.
Some travel (primarily throughout the US & Canada, occasionally overseas).
We are an ambitious, resourceful, and driven workforce, which empowers us to Think Outside. Apply today!
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 2020 sales of $7.0 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
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.
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