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.
Within the Global Electrical, Embedded, and Connected Systems Team, this role will lead the Control Systems Team in the platforming and development of electronic control units, components, and diagnostic systems. Your team will work with the vehicle product teams to integrate these subsystems and meet the needs of multiple product families, their platforms, and derivatives. You will provide technical insight, steer strategic decision-making, and build/improve control systems capability and competencies. You and your team will instrumental in scanning for new technologies, ideating and developing advanced products, and selecting suppliers and partners for product development.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Works with the team to develop department strategy, product platforming plans, and execution plans that align with the GEECS Strategy, Global Business Unit (GBU) product requirements, and the needs of the organization.
Responsible for the development of innovative control system/subsystem concepts and testing; identify and prioritize new features/concepts/technologies/innovations that warrant patent protection and execute.
Leads the team in system/subsystem design including tradeoff analyses, component design or selection, supplier and/or partner selection, make vs. buy decisions, etc. leveraging the Polaris Product Development Process while meeting targets in quality, warranty, cost, performance, schedule, etc.
Leads the development of control systems development-related competencies, processes, tools, training, industry standards, certification and regulatory requirements, etc. within engineering & cross-functionally; collaborates and influences cross-functionally with service, manufacturing, etc. as needed.
Responsible for employee hiring, compensation recommendations, and discipline.
Motivates, coaches, develops and directs employees (local and remote) to further organizational objectives and promote employee development. Focuses on integrating and steering a multi-cultural and multidisciplinary team.
Develops, manages and controls departmental budget, resource plans, and project estimation & prioritization while serving the needs of multiple Global Business Units.
Leads and promotes analysis led design activities and capability development to enable continuously increasing efficiency in decision making earlier in the development process; collaborates with ALD team.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor's and/or master's degree in engineering required; Electrical, Mechatronics, Software Engineering preferred; MBA is a plus
5-10+ years of experience in a fast-paced product development environment including 3+ years of leadership experience required
Experience with control systems/subsystems development and testing (including diagnostics and communications) required
Familiarity with current and emerging vehicle controls technologies & major trends strongly preferred
Experience with complex system tradeoff analyses, troubleshooting, risk management (project & technical including but not limited to HARA, DFMEA, DRBFM, FuSa methodologies), etc. strongly preferred
Excellent communication, critical thinking, negotiation, leadership, and influencing skills required
Strong business acumen and understanding of corporate finance preferred
Powersports riding experience (Motorcycle and/or ORV) strongly preferred. Riding/driving experience with hybrids and/or EVs desired.
Normal office working conditions.
Some (domestic and international) travel required.
We are an ambitious, resourceful, and driven workforce, which empowers us to Think Outside. Apply today!
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 RANGERÂ®, RZRÂ® and Polaris GENERALâ„¢ side-by-side off-road vehicles; SportsmanÂ® all-terrain off-road vehicles; Indian MotorcycleÂ® mid-size and heavyweight motorcycles; SlingshotÂ® 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. ~~~
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