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.

Powertrain Program Leader

Location: Wyoming, Minnesota US


Job Number: 5493

Requisition Number: R6775

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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.

JOB SUMMARY: Manages, directs and monitors Powertrain design and development programs from concept to production to achieve program objectives within a specified time schedule


Manages large scale programs that are 2-3 years in length with significant financial investment Manages cross-functional Powertrain program team(s) to meet project schedule, cost, quality, durability, performance and reliability requirements; responsible for the overall success of the program Directs the Powertrain program using the Polaris Development Process (PDP), ensuring that all requirements are clearly defined, documented, and achieved; manages programs through a gated process; considered a subject matter expert in the gated process Responsible for the key decisions that drive the program objectives and metrics Manages the assigned Powertrain team to develop new product features, innovative approaches, breakthrough technologies, and improved processes; collaborates with suppliers to use their design expertise where appropriate Insures that manufacturing, quality, and purchasing resources and activities of the team to provide seamless coordination and issue resolution between all team members; supports accessory and service part planning and execution; drives necessary trade-offs to ensure program success Drives the development testing as required through technical leads to analyze problems and recommends possible solutions Manages resources and task assignments within the team; coordinates issue resolution with functional managers Motivates the entire team and others affecting the program's success Assists functional managers to plan budgets and manpower forecasts Provides technical support for promotional materials, sales and marketing information, and service publications; Coaches, develops, and potentially supervises Project leaders, Engineers and Engineering Development Associates Other duties as assigned


BS Engineering Degree required, MBA preferred. 8+ years of program leadership or engineering project leadership experience, in similar industry; strong technical background, ideally in powertrains Excellent project planning, organizing, and administrative skills; a subject matter expert in the application of project management tools and methodologies Ability to understand how program objectives, tools, and resources relate cross-functionally Strong ability to manage by influence with strong leadership skills and ability Exhibits outstanding interpersonal communication skills (both oral and written communication) Understands the voice of customer to exceed customer expectations Ability to supervise people if necessary Demonstrated ability to form business inter-relationships with supporting managers, leaders, and staff Decisive and prone to action; must be quality-oriented and customer focused Ability to work under pressure and maintain a positive attitude


  • Dynamic and fast paced office environment

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: Wyoming

State: Minnesota

Community / Marketing Title: Powertrain Program Leader

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