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.

Demand Planning Analyst, Gov & Defense

Location: Medina, Minnesota US


Job Number: 5217

Requisition Number: R5835

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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.


Responsible for working closely with both Gov & Defense and Manufacturing Operations leadership to provide regional forecasting, planning, and inventory management for assigned product category(s).


  • Provide and analyze data for Polaris Gov & Defense Forecasts and make recommendations as appropriate
  • Responsible for the execution and consolidation of rolling forecasts for specific category(s)
  • Develop future forecast analysis/collaboration with SIOP team
  • Maintain and Manage min/max safety stock parts/unit - WIP
  • CRM Order Entry - Convert quote to Order
  • MAPICS/ASI order entry
  • Leverage Logility software for specific category(s) and apply to all aspects of demand planning process (S&OP)
  • Assist Gov & Defense operations & sales team by regularly providing and analyzing data on:
    • Order trends / forecasting
    • Retail / ship forecasts
    • Dealer inventory levels / DSO analysis / Instock %
  • Lead weekly category management review
  • Provide and analyze data on weekly retail, order, ship trends, and instock %
    • Lead the process to increase / decrease weekly flex builds and colors
    • Work with Manufacturing to identify and communicate changes
  • Responsible for ensuring Category Retail Forecast accuracy by:
    • Updating monthly reports
    • Identifying models with low accuracy and determining ways to improve
  • Provide high level Forecast Trends that support internal PII and industry projections by analyzing segments, competitors and regions
  • Key liaison with Manufacturing on ship / build planning
  • Manage Sales Ops phone/case queue
  • Assist in working POs, warranty issues, and order invoicing issues
  • Other projects as required


  • Associate's Degree with 2+ years experience or equivalent working experience with degree required
  • 2+ years' experience in business analytics
  • 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
  • Exceptional Excel and analytical skills
  • High Proficiency in demand planning systems


  • Standard office environment.
  • Some travel
  • Location - Medina (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 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.

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: Medina

State: Minnesota

Community / Marketing Title: Demand Planning Analyst, Gov & Defense

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