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.

Systems Analyst- Demand & Supply Planning

Location: Plymouth, Minnesota US


Job Number: 5680

Requisition Number: R7444

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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.


The Demand and Supply Planning Systems Analyst is responsible for the high-level configuration, design and integration of 3rd Party Planning systems with business processes and Polaris systems. This role will require close partnership with business users, project managers, and technical resources in defining new processes, generating detailed business requirements, defining acceptance criteria, leading testing activity and driving change management activities into the organization. Functional knowledge of Demand and Supply planning will be critical as Polaris leverages several planning tools across various business units. This role requires the ability to quickly assess and come up to speed on new systems as new integrations and process changes are common in this space.


System Design and Testing

  • Documents requirement specifications for software developers/programmers including business process logic, alternative process flows and testing criteria steps
  • Partners with development and user teams to resolve questions and issues during configuration and development cycles
  • Write test scenarios, perform system testing and lead user acceptance testing cycles
  • Executes implementation tasks and ensures successful go-live

Gathering Requirements and Analysis
  • Analyzes current and future state business processes
  • Produce deliverables including business process flows; use cases; and storyboards
  • Facilitates process walkthroughs and administrative meetings
  • Ensures compliance with SOX where applicable

System and User Support
  • Provides day-to-day application support to business users
  • Troubleshoots production problems and works to fix issues
  • Understands technology and systems infrastructure
  • Assists with training users on system processes and changes
  • Performs other duties as assigned that support overall objective of the position


  • Bachelor 's degree in Computer Science/Software Design, Computer Information Systems, or Associate's degree with equivalent work experience
  • 3+ years of experience with supporting S&OP/Demand/Supply planning software (JDA/Logility/SO99, etc.)
  • Functional knowledge of the Demand to Supply to Manufacture to Sales cycle
  • Familiarity with adjacent business areas such as Logistics and Trade Compliance
  • Experience with ERP, manufacturing, and supply chain business processes
  • Experience writing technical specifications and partnering with development teams
  • Skilled team player, i.e.; flexible, collegial, and enthusiastic
  • Thrives in a fast-paced environment with multiple project assignments
  • Strong written and verbal communication
  • Ability to effectively communicate with non-technical audience
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks while under pressure
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision
  • Excellent analytical and creative problem-solving skills

  • Experience with Logility Planning Tools in a retail or similar organization
  • Experience with JDA/Blue Yonder Planning tools in a manufacturing organization
  • Experience supporting Logistics systems
  • Experience with Customer Order planning and prioritization tools
  • Experience integrating data across disparate systems
  • Experience working within Trade Compliance rules and practices such as NAFTA/USMCA
  • Able to understand basic programming logic and data flows
  • Able to read and understand SQL, .NET, RPG, C# , and/or XML, coding standards and practices
  • Experience with testing software in direct collaboration with users
  • Other software and systems experience (Infor XA, MAPICS, AX 2012, D365, Trade Automation)
  • Solid understanding of MS Azure integration patterns

  • Location - Bass Creek Facility in Plymouth, MN, some remote work is possible
  • Up to 10% travel (when safe to do so)

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

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