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.

Business Analyst

Location: Plymouth, Minnesota US


Job Number: 5629

Requisition Number: R7279

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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.


Key member of the ORV Category Team with responsibility for providing and continuously improving PG&A revenue and retail/merchandising reporting and analysis to drive category sales and profitability as well as dealer retail growth. Responsible for market, consumer and competitive analysis, sales and commodity trends, and business analysis. Responsible for interpreting data and making recommendations based upon the research findings.


  • Develop and execute monthly/weekly business insights for category team - commodity reports, sales trends, $/unit, attachment rates, etc.
  • Work with Category Manager to identify and analyze PG&A commodities with opportunities to improve performance. Leverage market, competitive, and sales data to develop business case and project manage short and long term improvement plan.
  • Provide timely and accurate monthly reporting packages to PG&A Management including in-depth analysis and recommendations to accelerate short and long-term sales growth
  • Utilize external data bases, including Dealer Management Systems to define, gather and analyze dealer retail and inventory data. Make recommendations to Category leadership to drive the transition to a retail driven PG&A sales model
  • Work with PG&A and Marketing to obtain consumer insights at each step of the consumer experience. Analyze these insights and provide input to the category team for Long Range Product Planning, product launches, and category plans
  • Attend industry events to obtain consumer insights. Use these insights to inform analysis.
  • Leverage Product Line Management information to recommend product changes/eliminations
  • Identify positive and negative sales trends and drive countermeasure action with the category team
  • Ad hoc analysis & recommendations as requested by PG&A leadership
  • Provide project management expertise as needed.
  • Analysis of new markets we plan to enter to help develop the business case, line plans, and set $/unit goals
  • Integration with Design to Value and Price Elasticity projects to determine proper market pricing.
  • Provide support to other categories and Category operations as needed.

  • Bachelor's degree in business, marketing or finance.
  • 3-4 years' experience in business analytics
  • Strong project management and analytical skills. Knowledge and experience with quantitative and qualitative market research tools.
  • Cross-functional influencing capabilities, able to work well across and up and down the organization. Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Exceptional written, oral, and presentation communication abilities
  • Expertise with Excel, PowerPoint, Microsoft Power BI and Ultrix experience a plus.

  • Standard office environment
  • Some travel may be required, up to 10%

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: Plymouth

State: Minnesota

Community / Marketing Title: Business Analyst

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