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Sr. NPI Sourcing Lead

**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.**

Job Description

**KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:**

+ Program Manage Strategic Sourcing PDP activities for programs including but not limited to:

+ Sourcing Strategy

+ Supplier Selection

+ Cost Management

+ PDP Deliverable & Presentation Management

+ Pre-Production Build Material Supply / Coordination

+ Design Reviews

+ PPAP Completion

+ Proactively liaison between Engineering, Suppliers, Operations, and Strategic Sourcing to coordinate the on time delivery of components for vehicle development builds.

+ Prior to BOM release, Program Manage all development builds for Strategic Sourcing.

+ Analyze and manage MRP schedules for new parts and ensure timely part PO placements.

+ Facilitate smooth transition of responsibility to Material Planning upon release for production, insuring seamless impact to production schedules.

+ Lead process Improvement through the participation in Kaizen events, creation of standard work, managing functional related controlled documents, development of training material, and training new planners and buyers.

+ Lead procurement of supplier tooling and development schedule for all sourced components in accordance to project milestones.

+ Organize and lead VAVE events between suppliers and engineering, including engine tear-downs.

+ Identify gaps in supplier capability and technology, and proactively identify and on-board new suppliers as necessary with partnership of category sourcing teams.

+ Willingness to travel domestically and globally to collaborate and support potential supplier qualification and/or pre-production and concept builds.

**Preferred Skills:**

+ Proven program/project management experience; 5+ years; PMP preferred.

+ Excellent and demonstrated interpersonal skills including influencing without authority

+ Strong organizational and problem-solving skills including conflict management

+ Tremendous customer focus coupled with passion for recreational vehicles.

+ Aptitude to drive results on tight timelines

+ MBA Preferred

**Required Skills and Knowledge:**

+ BS/BA degree in Business or Engineering.

+ 5+ years in product development environments with demonstrated success highly preferred.

+ Thorough understanding and/or experience in gate review processes related to new product development.

+ Knowledge of engineering documentation, manufacturing process control, and technical data.

+ Demonstrated experience negotiating supply contracts with domestic and international suppliers.

+ Excellent MS Office skills (Excel, PowerPoint, & Outlook) supported by matching verbal and written communication skills.

+ Working knowledge of MS Project or other project management software.

+ Solid understanding of MRP

+ Working knowledge of applicable MAPICS modules

_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 2019 sales of $6.8 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.

At Polaris, the need for diverse perspectives and experiences enables our vision of Best People, Best Team. We value our differences and align our passions to do great work. As a highly efficient growth company, we are driven to be agile and adaptable to support our customers. At Polaris we unite to create memorable adventures. Learn more at

http://www.polaris.com/careers