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Polaris Industries GEM Product Engineering Program Leader – TAYLOR-DUNN in Anaheim, California

GEM Product Engineering Program Leader – TAYLOR-DUNN

Responsible for technical, design, and functional leadership of the GEM platform product development from concept to production to achieve product objectives within a specified timeline.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead product design teams to meet project schedule, cost, quality, durability, performance and reliability requirements. Responsible for the overall success of the product launch.

  • Direct the product development using the Polaris Development Process (PDP), ensuring that all requirements are clearly defined, documented, and achieved.

  • Manage the assigned team to develop new product features, innovative approaches, breakthrough technologies, and improved processes.

  • Coordinates development, layout, testing, drafting, and fabrication to ensure product and project objectives are met per schedule.

  • Collaborate with suppliers to use their design expertise where appropriate.

  • Manage the assigned team to develop new product features, innovative approaches, breakthrough technologies, and improved processes.

  • Collaborate with suppliers to use their design expertise where appropriate.

  • Monitor and manage the manufacturing, quality, and purchasing resources and activities on the team, to provide seamless coordination and issue resolution between all team members.

  • Responsible for the key decisions that drive the program objectives and metrics.

  • Ensure manufacturing, quality, and purchasing resources and activities provide seamless coordination and issue resolution between all team members; supports accessory and service part planning and execution; drives necessary trade-offs to ensure program success.

  • Participate in field development testing as required; analyze field problems and recommend possible solutions.

  • Allocate and monitor resources and task assignments within the team. Coordinate issue resolution with functional managers.

  • Motivate the entire team and others affecting the program's success. Coaches, develops, and potentially supervises Project Leaders, Engineers and Engineering Development Associates.

  • Assist functional managers to plan budgets and manpower forecasts.

  • Establishes projected part and tool costs and monitors the costs throughout the project.

  • Provide technical support for promotional materials, sales and marketing information, and service publications.

  • Other duties as assigned.

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & COMPETENCIES

  • BS Engineering Degree

  • 5 or more years of project/program leadership or engineering project/design leadership experience in similar industry.

  • Strong technical background, including technical understanding of Polaris products, or similar vehicles.

  • Ability to manage by influence with strong leadership skills.

  • Excellent project planning, organizing, and administrative skills; a subject matter expert in the application of project management tools and methodologies.

  • Understands how program objectives, tools, and resources relate cross-functionally.

  • Outstanding interpersonal communication skills (both oral and written communication).

  • Demonstrated ability to form business inter-relationships with supporting managers, leaders, staff and suppliers.

  • Ability to supervise people if necessary.

  • Decisive and prone to action. Must be quality-oriented and customer focused.

  • Ability to work under pressure and maintain a positive attitude.

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Dynamic and fast paced office and manufacturing environment.

  • Some travel required <20%

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

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