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Operations Development Program

Location: Wyoming, Minnesota US

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Job Number: 5776

Requisition Number: R7844

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.

Operations Development Program

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.

What to expect:

The Operations Development Program (ODP) offers a robust opportunity for engineering and business graduates who share our commitment to defining and delivering world-class manufacturing processes and products. Over a span of 2-3 years, our ODP participants will experience 3-4 rotations. This rotational program is designed to accelerate the team member's development by exposing them to Polaris Operations through a variety of critical assignments and targeted training.

As an ODP, you could work in Manufacturing Engineering and Quality, Supplier Quality, Supplier Development, New Product Engineering, Sourcing, Materials, Logistics, or Lean. Selected students are matched with rotational opportunities that support business strengths & needs, personal development and interests.

As an Operations Development Program Associate, you will:

  • Challenge yourself as every assignment has a new set of business problems that will give you to have a wide range of experience within a variety of roles from the very foundation of your career
  • Champion your Project Management skills through planning, leading and executing key assignments that track directly to the business goals
  • Monitor and improve both product and process performance to improve quality and drive down overall costs for the company
  • Have the autonomy to bring innovative solutions to the table that will have the ability to advance Polaris' manufacturing processes
  • Stretch yourself through complex cross-functional projects that go beyond assignments that most new college graduates would get to participate in
  • Drive solutions to real-world business problems that the company is facing
  • Develop leadership capabilities through a supervisory or related role
  • Receive hands on experiences and in-depth training and career mentoring, providing you with all the tools necessary to have a successful career in Operations with an expressed desire to obtain a leadership role


Mobility is expected of our ODP participants. ODP's are typically placed in any of the following locations: Osceola, WI; Roseau, MN; Spirit Lake, IA; Huntsville, AL; and Wyoming, MN, Minneapolis, MN; Portland, OR

Unique Benefits:
  • Eligibility for a Polaris vehicle after 1 year of service to experience the product first hand
  • Pay for Performance Company which uniquely allows employees to receive Annual Profit-Sharing bonuses based upon the performance of the employee
  • A generous 401K employee's contribution matching program
  • Tuition Reimbursement program to support employees who want to further their education after starting employment


Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Manufacturing Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Operations, Supply Chain, or related
  • Graduating between December 2021-June 2022
  • Minimum overall GPA of 3.0
  • Ongoing geographic flexibility; you must be willing to travel and relocate between sites for your rotations as well as mobility beyond the rotational program to support accelerating your development
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software; Outlook, Excel, Word, Teams, SharePoint


This position is not eligible for sponsorship.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Previous Internship/Co-op experience
  • Previous leadership experience in work, organizations, or classroom


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: Wyoming

State: Minnesota

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