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HU_Budapest_Vaci Ut 96 13th District
Additional Location:
Budapest, Hungary
Job Family:
Supply Chain Management
Worker Type Reference:
Regular - Permanent
Pay Rate Type:

Description & Requirements

About the role

The Automotive Value Program Manager is responsible for defining and executing value initiatives (estimated numbers of measures is +2,000 measures every year) & strategy across HARMAN Automotive Division considering all Region, Business Units, Customer Product & Projects (pre- and post SOP), with the focus on value increase and improvement on BOM, BOL, BOP, COPQ & sustainability.

Your team

The Automotive Value Program Manager will report to the Automotive Value Program Management Lead.

What you will do

  • Ensure profitability of the division with day-to-day integration and tracking of ideas/measures to secure the pipeline vs. target, own the measures and monitor of VM ideas across the organization by being:

  • Leader of facilitating the generation of measures with functions and stakeholders

    • XSBU & XCG -> Automotive VM

    • Single SBU & Single CG -> SBU and/or CG

    • Manufacturing -> Manufacturing

    • Quality -> Quality

    • CO2e improvement

  • Definition, integrator of cross-functional team members in the Value Management cross-functional teams

  • Lead, execute and deliver the VM roadmap, vision and strategy

    • Fostering purpose-driven, highly effective teams with clear ownership & accountability

    • Ensure efficiency of teams by mentoring team members and challenging status quo

    • Lead the team to ensure transparency with data and analytics

    • Responsible and driver of measures based on input out of procurement, manufacturing, engineering, customer group and quality

  • Responsible and driver of risk assessment of measures

  • Responsible and driver of feasibility studies based on given standards/constrains.

  • Execute vision and strategy of the divisional Value Management activities with

    • Drive creation of a detailed implementation planning at project & product level

    • Target delivery review, challenge, track implementation plans

    • Drive steering committee for implementation commitment

    • Owner of cross functional meetings and reporting of status quo

    • Driving the cross functional Value Management teams, monitoring and tracking of implementation progress

  • Ensure highly effective cross-functional teams to realize best-in-class cost improvements:

    • Fostering team integrity

    • Lead the VM Budget and request the VM Budget

  • Leading overall VM communication and reporting towards stakeholders:

    • Automotive Value Management Lead

    • Functional executive leadership

What You Need

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Economics

  • Minimum 10 years of work experience as Program Manager in automotive business

  • Minimum 12 years of work experience in the following areas:

    • Cost engineering of electronic systems

    • Value management knowledge of electronic systems

    • Design & development of electronic systems

    • Commercial basics in Procurement, controlling and accounting

    • Design for Assembly experience in electronic systems

    • Automotive Quality processes

    • CO2e improvement

    • Professional knowledge in electronic, electrical & mechanical component integrated into an assembly

  • Demonstrated strong ability to solve complex technical topics through structure solutions. Must be able to influence others to drive alignment on proposed technical and commercial cost initiatives.

  • Demonstrated ability to breakdown Assembly processes down to component level

  • Excellent presentation skills and demonstrated ability to effectively present complex technical & commercial topics

  • Fluency in English

What is Nice to Have

  • Master’s degree

  • Technical competency in electronic products (Electrical, Mechanical, Semiconductor components)

  • Experience with data-leveraged approach to driving progress & measuring results

  • German, Portuguese and Chinese skills are a plus

What Makes You Eligible

  • Be willing to travel up to 20%, domestic and international travel

  • Be willing to work in an office in EU(Any)/NA(Novi)/APAC(Shanghai) or work remotely full-time with occasional trips to all HARMAN locations (this could be on 24-hour notice)

What We Offer

  • Flexible work environment, allowing for full-time remote work globally for positions that can be performed outside a HARMAN or customer location

  • Access to employee discounts on world-class Harman products (JBL, HARMAN Kardon, AKG, etc.)

  • Extensive training opportunities through our own HARMAN University

  • An inclusive and diverse work environment that fosters and encourages professional and personal development

HARMAN is proud to be an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.