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Privacy and Compliance Analyst

Location: Medina, Minnesota US


Job Number: 6046

Requisition Number: R8773

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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 Privacy and Compliance Analyst helps execute Polaris' vision to be a customer-centric, highly efficient growth company by partnering with the Privacy & Cybersecurity Counsel to mature and evolve the Polaris Privacy Program and embed privacy by design principles into Polaris operations. Will also partner with the Global Head of Ethics & Compliance to support the Polaris Ethics & Compliance Program.

The Privacy and Compliance Analyst plays a leading role in (1)working with cross-functional teams to develop and implement operational processes to address privacy requirements, such as responding to individual rights requests, maintaining records of personal information processing activities, and conducting privacy impact assessments, (2)helping to translate legal privacy requirements and principles into practical, actionable guidance to assist Polaris teams in achieving their goals, and (3)helping to track Polaris Business Ethics Hotline reports, monitor trends, and assist with the resolution of investigations.

The ideal candidate will possess strong cross-functional communication, collaboration, and leadership skills; emotional strength and maturity; and sound project management and organizational skills.


  • Partner with the Information Services team to maintain, enhance, and implement Polaris' process for responding to individual rights requests

  • Collaborate with Engineering, Digital, Information Services, and business representatives to maintain and enhance Polaris' records of business processes, products, services, systems, and vendors that process personal information

  • Partner with the Privacy & Cybersecurity Counsel to maintain, enhance, and implement Polaris' process for conducting Privacy Impact Assessments (PIAs) and Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIAs)

  • Collaborate with Polaris' Engineering, Digital, Information Services, and business teams to help incorporate privacy by design principles into the development, delivery, and maintenance of connected products and services and digital offerings

  • Analyze relevant facts, including product/system/process designs and data flows, to help identify privacy risk, develop appropriate risk-mitigation strategies, and provide practical guidance to assist Polaris teams in achieving their goals while appropriately addressing privacy requirements and principles

  • Assist the Privacy and Cybersecurity Counsel with the maintenance and enhancement of Polaris' privacy policies and notices

  • Collaborate with the Privacy & Cybersecurity Counsel to develop and deliver appropriate privacy training and awareness to various business and functional teams throughout Polaris

  • Partner with the Privacy & Cybersecurity Counsel to enhance the maturity of the Polaris privacy program and adapt it to changes in global privacy laws and enforcement activities, and Polaris business initiatives

  • Work with members of the Legal team and cross-functional partners (HR, Finance) to assess Polaris Business Ethics Hotline reports, monitor the status of investigations, and evaluate how to address root causes for issues reported to the Hotline

  • Help prepare reports for the Compliance Committee and the Audit Committee on Hotline reporting metrics and evaluate data to identify trends and issues that should be addressed through changes in policy or practice

  • Build relationships with external and internal business stakeholders across the globe to support communication and training related to the Polaris Code of Conduct and Business Ethics Hotline


  • 2+ years of experience as a data privacy professional with knowledge and understanding of current and emerging global privacy laws and regulations or 2+ years of project or program management experience and a desire to learn privacy and compliance requirements

  • Bachelor's degree required - preference for Business, Communications, or related field of study

  • Relevant privacy certification(s) (e.g. CIPP, CIPM, CIPT) a plus

  • Information technology or engineering experience a plus

  • Ability to obtain and digest relevant facts and data flows to help assess privacy risks and develop appropriate risk mitigation strategies

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate risk to diverse technical and non-technical audiences with different levels of seniority

  • Ability to help translate legal requirements and advice into operational privacy requirements and provide practical guidance to assist business and technical teams in obtaining their goals while appropriately addressing privacy requirements and principles

  • Strong cross-functional collaboration and leadership skills, with the ability to drive and manage projects proactively, and negotiate appropriate risk-mitigation strategies

  • High emotional intelligence that shows emotional strength and maturity

  • Sound project management skills (e.g. project charters, trackers, timelines, and reports)

  • Strong organizational skills and ability to balance competing priorities in a very fast-paced environment

  • Experience working in matrixed, global organizations and knowledge of other cultures and/or languages a plus


  • Corporate office environment

  • Limited travel 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.

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