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Sourcing Lead

Brooklyn Park, MN 55428

Posted: 03/16/2023 Employment Type: Contract Category: Business Professional Job Number: 25014

Job Description

Are you passionate about Powersports and thrive in a fast-paced, innovative environment? Dahl Consulting is currently partnering with Polaris, a leader in the powersports industry. We work one-on-one with great candidates to help connect them with local employment opportunities. Polaris is hiring a Sourcing Lead for a contract position! Interested? Get more details below.
  • Contract Duration: 12-Months + potential to extend or convert
  • Worksite Location: Brooklyn Park, MN (on-site for training, and then transition to hybrid work schedule)
Sourcing Lead Job Description:
As a Sourcing Lead you will be responsible for supporting the management for assigned categories of spend in alignment with the broader Commodity Strategy. You will manage the supply base to ensure that all suppliers meet our four priorities: Delivery, Quality, New Product Integration, and Cost Competitiveness. Assignment may include a matrix reporting structure and include changes in category assignments throughout the contract.

What you’ll do as the Sourcing Lead:
  • Manage assigned and establish new supplier relationships to ensure sufficient communication and alignment between the suppliers and Polaris.   Participate in the execution of critical supply agreements and LTAs
  • Initiate request for proposal and quote for new parts and part revisions to approved suppliers based on defined commodity strategy and propose supplier selections for assigned commodity
  • Identify and execute the implementation of cost reduction projects, supplier exits, and tool transitions
  • Utilize tools like fact-based negotiation, should cost modeling, and competitive market analysis to initiate cost reduction projects
  • Establish contractual commitments to ensure longer-term cost savings to meet departmental goals
  • Monitor and drive supplier performance for assigned categories to ensure suppliers are meeting Polaris requirements for quality and delivery
  • Manage supplier capabilities, lead-times, and capacity to ensure on-time delivery of components to support production schedules
  • Lead coordination of resources and schedules between multiple departments to assist in the development, launch, production, and continuation support of production vehicles from multiple facilities
What you’ll bring to the Sourcing Lead role:
  • Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain, Business Administration, or in a technical field
  • 4+ years of purchasing or relevant experience (sales, engineering, etc.)
  • Ability to professionally represent Polaris by developing productive working relationships with suppliers
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering documentation and technical data
  • Knowledge of Project Management tools and ability to assist in tasks assigned by Project Managers
  • Ability to travel 5-25% if needed
Take the first step on your new career path! To submit yourself for consideration for this role, simply click the apply button and complete our mobile-friendly online application. Once we’ve reviewed your application details, a recruiter will reach out to you with next steps! For questions or more information about this role, please call our office at (651) 772-9225.

To learn more about working for Polaris through DAHL, visit

As an equal opportunity employer, Dahl Consulting welcomes candidates of all backgrounds and experiences to apply. If this position sounds like the right opportunity for you, we encourage you to take the next step and connect with us. We look forward to meeting you!
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