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.

Sr. Financial Analyst

Location: Brooklyn Park, Minnesota US

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Job Number: 5597

Requisition Number: R7168

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.

Polaris is making a bold, strategic investment to improve our strategic sourcing process and consequently generate a high level of savings through improved performance. The completed diagnostic exercise identified significant cost savings opportunities that require a focused, precise approach led by our best employees. Apart from significant cost savings, this exercise promises an opportunity to transform our supply chain.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

Category Team Members

Our team members will be dedicated full-time to a cross-functional team that will work on one of the below categories (Fuel and Cooling).The Category Team Leads will be selected first and will help with the interview process forTeam Members. We will determine specific interest and fit during the interview/selection process.The team will work together for a period of 12-18 months. It's also important to note that for periods during the project, there will be heavy travel.Category team members will be dedicated to the project team for the duration of the project and will be comprised of the following functional roles: Sourcing, Engineering, Manufacturing, Supplier Quality, and Finance.

Finance Team Member

The Finance team member will assist the project category team throughout the 11-gate Strategic Sourcing Process.


  • Work directly with the category team to develop ideas or team requests into working solutions

  • Act as Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) for any finance/accounting requirements received from Project Managers. Examples include: financial statements, accounting protocols and systems, cost accounting, variance analysis, financial reporting, forecasting, budgeting, cost reductions, cost benefit analysis

  • Build and maintain financial models to track estimated savings and key financial metrics to support executive-level decision making

  • Accompany project category team on site visits and provide expertise/analysis on supplier financials

  • Examine supplier financial metrics (i.e. inventory turnover, throughput, cost per unit), review and validate project savings baseline and advocate for Polaris

  • Act as a liaison between the project category team and Polaris Finance/Accounting function


SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance/Accounting Required.

  • 4-6 years of experience in Accounting/Finance

  • Demonstrated skill working with and influencing cross functional teams

  • General manufacturing / sourcing experience preferred

  • Ability to thrive in ambiguity and non-traditional Finance role

  • Extensive experience in various Microsoft tools (Excel, PowerPoint, Access) required

  • Hyperion and MAPICs experience a plus

  • High level of integrity and dependability with a strong sense of urgency.

  • Team player with good communication; influencing and analytical skills.

  • Successful candidate will have excellent communication and leadership skills with previous experience working with senior management on a routine basis


WORKING CONDITIONS:

Standard, fast-paced office environment.

Heavy travel required.

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. 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: Brooklyn Park

State: Minnesota

Community / Marketing Title: Sr. Financial Analyst

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