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Polaris Industries Inc.

Strategic Sourcing NPI Leader

Polaris Industries Inc. - Wyoming, MN

Join a dynamic Strategic Sourcing Team responsible for supply chain execution of new Off-Road vehicle development for Polaris. As a member of the Strategic Sourcing organization, the NPI PDP Lead will be responsible for project managing the supply chain management activities required for the successful launch of new vehicle programs within Polaris New Product Development Process (PDP). This NPI PDP Lead will be the Strategic Sourcing interface with Engineering, External Suppliers, Product & Program Management, Category Sourcing teams, Supplier Quality Engineering and Supplier Development Engineering.


Program Manage Strategic Sourcing Polaris Development Process activities for programs including but not limited to:

Vehicle 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 Strategies 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 vehicle 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 vehicle 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 Off-Road Vehicles

Aptitude to drive results on tight timelines

MBA Preferred

Required Skills and Knowledge:

BS/BA degree in Business, Supply Chain/Operations or Engineering.

5 years in product development or Strategic Sourcing 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


US - Wyoming, MN



Education Requirements

4 year degree or higher

Years of Experience Required

5 years experience

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Polaris Industries Inc.


Strategic Sourcing NPI Leader Polaris Industries Inc. - Wyoming, MN, United States


Location: Wyoming, MN

Company Profile:
At Polaris, making great products is not just a job - it is a way of life. That is why our creed is etched in steel at the entrance at each of our locations. Our employees are not only building and designing our machines, they are also enthusiastic riders. This gives us the competitive edge as we work together to make the riding experience better.