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Human Resources Manager

Location: Medina, Minnesota US


Job Number: 5705

Requisition Number: R7555

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.

The Human Resources Manager (HRM) is a strategic business partner to the Motorcycle organization. Through a robust partnership with business leaders, the HRM will develop and execute an HR strategy aligned to business needs to drive business results and deliver value-added support to managers and employees. This position is responsible for assessing, anticipating, and providing day-to-day HR support. The HRM will be a leader to attract, develop and retain top talent, to shape organizational culture and promote Polaris values, and to design the organization (strategy, structure, people, processes, and rewards). The HRM must also demonstrate HR functional excellence and strong partnership with our HR Centers of Excellence in the execution of HR initiatives and annual processes (HRIS, Organizational Development, Talent Acquisition, Total Rewards, etc).


Talent: Attract, develop and retain top talent

  • Lead talent management for the organization, including identification of talent needs and active participation in talent acquisition efforts, to deliver strategic and operational needs of the organization

  • Own development planning process for the team; identify & activate against developmental trends and capability gaps for the broader team, as well as champion employee plans individually

  • Partner with high potential employees on career planning

  • Lead succession planning for the organization through intentional development of key talent to build a strong bench for leadership positions

  • Build and maintain a strong leadership team through coaching, mentoring, and development at all levels

  • Organization: Design, build, and deploy an organization to win

  • Partner with leaders on organizational design for the team, considering factors such as: headcount needs, span of control, and overall team performance & effectiveness

  • Design roles with clear responsibilities & ownership; ensure broad communication of how roles fit into the organizational design and strategy

  • Develop a build vs. buy strategy for organizational capabilities; leverage agencies or external contractors for flexibility

  • Implement processes and invest in technology to drive organizational efficiencies

  • Coach leaders to set clear vision & strategy for team; check the pulse of employee clarity; champion activities such as annual goal setting and ongoing work prioritization/execution

  • Support cross-functional team integration and partnerships at all levels

  • Culture: Define and build a compelling and unbeatable culture

  • Act as a steward for building a strong team culture aligned with the Polaris Values

  • Actively develop and foster a positive climate, high employee engagement, and overall team effectiveness and integration

  • Maintain visibility and active presence within the team to be a credible and trusted resource

  • Coach leaders on a high standard of leadership behaviors & actions

  • Provide daily support and communication across all levels of the organization to enable high-performing teams

  • Identify and implement opportunities to build a sense of team, camaraderie, and community

  • Identify, communicate and problem-solve employee relations issues

  • Create and champion rewards & recognition practices within the team

  • Champion forums for regular, ongoing communication with team

  • Collect team feedback and ensure robust two-way communication in the organization

Functional Excellence: Deliver exceptional HR partnership & functional expertise for the organization

  • Act as a business partner to the leadership team to execute against strategic priorities and facilitate success against metrics, goals, and objectives

  • Actively participate in leadership meetings and strategy sessions; maintain an effective level of business literacy about the strategic plan, business challenges, budget, and culture

  • Develop and execute annual HR plans that address business issues and align with business priorities, high potential employee development, leadership succession planning, and other desired organizational development and changes

  • Lead HR processes such as organizational development and effectiveness, performance management, talent acquisition, training initiatives, career development, compensation, positive employee relations, and HR policy and strategy development

  • Leverage and improve HR processes to deliver value for the organization, leaders, and employees

  • Proactively engage in coaching and counseling conversations with managers and employees regarding Company policies and employment law; ensure fairness and consistency

  • Be a flexible leader, willing and able to play different roles on the team, such as: strategic partner, employee advocate, change agent, facilitator, or business person

  • Day-to-day HR tasks and other duties and projects as required or assigned


  • Comfortable with ambiguity

  • Willing and able to courageously push back or challenge the status quo

  • Influence without authority

  • Strong relationship builder and communicator

  • Demonstrated learning agility

  • Ability to drive all duties and responsibilities listed above with a remote / non-local team

  • Bachelor's degree in business or related field required; Master's degree preferred.

  • 7+ years of experience in Human Resources or related leadership field

  • Proven track record of successfully creating, implementing & operating HR programs and initiatives

  • Change management, org design, org effectiveness, and facilitation experience preferred

  • Proven effectiveness in matrix and dynamic environment


  • Office environment.

  • Ability to travel up to 20%)

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

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