Talent Management Director
Regional Recruiter (Hybrid)

Manager, Early Talent Programs

Full Time Minnesota Recruiter Job


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.


As the Early Talent Program Manager, you will sit within our Talent Acquisition Team and are responsible for the strategic design and execution of Early Talent programs for Polaris. The role requires collaboration across all levels of internal stakeholders to build, support, and execute Early Talent strategies to meet future business needs. You’ll work side-by-side with HR partners & business leaders to understand and validate talent demands and align early talent program makeup, structure, experiences, and processes to support early in career talent. This role is responsible for illustrating how to build the best talent pipelines for various stakeholders across Polaris’ Business Units and entrusted with the continued growth of the Polaris Early Talent programs.

Early Talent Organizational Structure & On Campus Relationship Development

  • Lead a Team of Early Talent Recruiters and Specialists to execute strategic recruitment & early career programming

  • End-to-end ownership of Early Talent maturity matrix including centralized infrastructure build-out of toolkits for campus teams, business stakeholders, school selection processes, metrics dashboard

  • Accountable for intern and development program experiences and processes

  • Expand Early Talent Program reach to acquired businesses and global partners

  • Partner closely with program stakeholders to build toolkits that simplify the execution of on-campus relationship development for Early Talent and establish baseline requirements to support the maturity matrix

  • Coach Early Talent Program Owners on best practices to drive consistent best-in-class experiences

  • The team will engage with third party providers to establish develop and review the suite of services for Polaris Talent Acquisition

  • Various reporting responsibilities to TA and HR Leadership


  • Bachelor’s Degree required in Human Resources, Business Administration, or another related field.  MBA/Master’s preferred.

  • 7+ years of experience in Talent Acquisition, Organizational Design, or related HR fields

  • Prior experience designing and implementing a campus recruitment strategy

  • Excellent planning, organization, and project management skills

  • Program management experience

  • Strong analytical skills and data-driven thinking

  • Proven track record of working with and influencing stakeholders at all levels of the company

  • Must have a collaborative, employee-centric mindset

We are an ambitious, resourceful, and driven workforce, which empowers us to THINK OUTSIDE. Apply today!

At Polaris we put our employees first, by offering a holistic approach to their health and financial wellbeing.  Polaris is proud to offer competitive compensation, including a market-leading profit-sharing plan that is fundamental to our pay-for-performance culture. At Polaris, employees are owners of the company through company contributions to our Employee Stock Ownership Plan and discounted employee stock purchases plan. Employees receive a generous matching contribution to 401(k), financial wellness education and consultation to plan for their financial future. In addition to competitive pay, Polaris provides a comprehensive suite of benefits, including health, dental, and vision insurance, wellness programs, paid time off, gym & personal training reimbursement, life insurance and disability offerings.  Through the Polaris Foundation and our Polaris Gives paid volunteer time off, we support employees who actively volunteer their time, efforts, and passions to improve the health and wellbeing of the communities in which they live, play and work. Employees at Polaris drive our success and are rewarded for their commitment.

About Polaris

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. Polaris' high-quality product line-up includes the Polaris RANGER®, RZR® and Polaris GENERAL™ side-by-side off-road vehicles; Sportsman® all-terrain off-road vehicles; military and commercial off-road vehicles; snowmobiles; Indian Motorcycle® mid-size and heavyweight motorcycles; Slingshot® moto-roadsters; Aixam quadricycles; Goupil electric vehicles; and pontoon and deck boats, including industry-leading Bennington pontoons. Polaris enhances the riding experience with a robust portfolio of parts, garments, and accessories. Proudly headquartered in Minnesota, Polaris serves more than 100 countries across the globe.  www.polaris.com

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.

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