Materials Manager

Job Description


The Materials Manager is a strategic business partner to the Plant Director of the Huntsville manufacturing facility. The Materials Manager is responsible for the overall control & movement of materials in and out of the plant. The Materials Manager will also be responsible for inventory and receiving control processes and procedures, traffic and shipping, warehousing, and planner organizations.


Provide leadership and direction to materials organization.

Ensure adherence to inventory compliance, receiving, and shipping policies and procedures. Work with other Polaris sites to develop consistent policies and procedures.

Continually improve performance and service to manufacturing and attain Corporate and Plant goals.

Support flexible manufacturing methods. Supply the vision and guidance to implement pull systems throughout manufacturing and with our supplier base.

Develop methods and policies that contribute to the most efficient, safe and economical movement of materials throughout manufacturing.

Evaluate manufacturing planning software and recommend improvements.

Plan and organize material handling/warehouse/shipping functions to best utilize resources. Assess training needs and drive for continuous skill improvement in the department.

Participate in the management of the Central Planning Group in conjunction with the Materials Managers from the other sites.

Participate in preparation of annual forecasts and establish future pre-production plans.

Collaborate with Purchasing to continually improve supply chain management.

Ensure a high fill rate for Poland supplied service parts.

Establish and manage departmental budget and assist in the development of long range plant goals and objectives.

Participates with Engineering on new product development.

Develop and present monthly metrics

Miscellaneous duties as assigned.


High integrity.

Passion for excellence: results-driven individual capable of a high level of execution.

Customer focus: able to translate the needs of the business function into HR solutions.

Problem solver: Intellectually agile. Sees multiple sides of issues and flexes to drive solutions.

Leadership: Confident and engaging, with the courage to challenge as required.

Innovative mindset, with ability to identify and act on key opportunities for improvement.

Team player: See Essential Duties & Responsibilities, Culture

Employee development: See Essential Duties & Responsibilities, Talent


Bachelor s degree required.

5-8 years previous materials management experience

Demonstrated people leadership experience

Knowledge of lean manufacturing processes

Outstanding leadership, influence, and communication skills.

APICS certification a plus.


Office and manufacturing environment. Some travel (<20%) required.

Location US - Huntsville, AL Status Full-Time Education Requirements N/A Years of Experience Required 5 Years Experience About Polaris Recognized as the leader in the powersports industry, Polaris Industries is a fast growing, innovative, global organization. The people here at Polaris don t just create products they are part of a lifestyle. It s the passion & execution of those people and their ideas that inspires the innovation that runs through everything we do.
Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) is a global powersports leader that has been fueling the passion of riders, workers and outdoor enthusiasts for more than 60 years. With annual 2017 sales of $5. 4 billion, Polaris innovative, high-quality product line-up includes the RANGER , RZR and Polaris GENERAL side-by-side off-road vehicles; the Sportsman and Polaris ACE all-terrain off-road vehicles; Indian Motorcycle midsize and heavyweight motorcycles; Slingshot moto-roadsters; and Polaris RMK , INDY , Switchback and RUSH snowmobiles. 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 globally includes military and commercial off-road vehicles, quadricycles, and electric vehicles. Proudly headquartered in Minnesota, Polaris serves more than 100 countries across the globe. Visit www. polaris. com for more information.
Polaris prides itself on recognizing and developing top talent to take its people and company to the next level. Competitive salary, generous benefits and a comprehensive relocation plan are just a few components of the total compensation package offered at Polaris. Are you ready to join a company where you will work hard and play hard, and be rewarded for your performance?

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