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DE_Garching_Parkring 1-5
Additional Location:
Garching, Germany
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Regular - Permanent
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Description & Requirements

About the Role

As a large corporation we are well aware of our responsibility on both the environment and the society, and we are committed to ensuring we all thrive responsibly and sustainably. We have set ourselves the challenging goal to be Carbon Neutral by 2040. Decarbonization has become a key qualification for future-proof businesses and we at HARMAN aim to play a leading role in the auto industry towards reaching carbon neutral commitments.

This role provides an opportunity to be a leader at the ground level of Harman’s sustainability strategy for the automotive division while creating a large path for future career opportunities in a field that is expanding at a rapid rate.

What You Will Do

  • Understand and monitor global legislation, industry and customer requirements in regards to decarbonization and emissions reduction
  • Drive the decarbonization strategy for the Automotive division and coordinate execution in line with corporate and divisional goals, industry requirements and trends
  • Establish and maintain carbon calculation method and monitor carbon footprint metrics
  • Define a roadmap for carbon footprint reduction and utilize tools and processes to monitor, report and generate transparency on status and progress
  • Support and engage the product development and operations teams in implementing, measuring, tracking and reducing CO2 emissions
  • Support customer teams to make sure that products being proposed for customer quotes are complying with sustainability and carbon footprint guidelines
  • Serve as advisor, business partner and link directly supporting the business unit and functional leaders on decarbonization/carbon footprint initiatives, goals and methodology
  • Attend Sustainability Seminars and Webinars to keep abreast of decarbonization initiatives and levers

What You Need

  • Bachelor’s or Masters in either Environmental, Engineering or other related fields
  • +5 years professional experience in large, multinational, complex companies in automotive/electrical manufacturing sector driving emissions metrics and decarbonization programs
  • Data analysis skills. Understanding of GHG metrics and SBTi methodology
  • Experience translating GHG emissions findings into actionable recommendations for decarbonization, in particular product carbon footprint reduction levers
  • Strong project management skills with cross-functional approach
  • Excellent team player and communication skills with peers at all levels of the organization

What is Nice to Have

  • Familiarity with mechanical and electrical development and manufacturing processes
  • A willingness to collect and analyze large amounts of data and very good knowledge of Excel (Macros and Pivot tables are a plus). If not Excel, then a good knowledge of other tools to analyze large amounts of data.
  • Expert problem solver with the ability to identify and triage data to drive tactical solutions
  • Good knowledge of PowerPoint for creating presentations/report-outs

What Makes You Eligible

  • Be willing to travel up to 20% domestic and occasionally international travel
  • Be willing to work in an office in Garching in a hybrid work environment

What We Offer:

  • HARMAN offers a diverse and inclusive work environment that fosters and encourages career development opportunities, professional training and competitive market base compensation
  • You will also receive top-notch employee discounts on Harman’s Consumer Audio (JBL, AKG, HARMAN Kardon) and Samsung products
  • Flexible work schedule with a culture encouraging work life integration and collaboration in a global friendly working atmosphere and good work-life-balance
  • Attractive salary package based on the Metall & Elektro Tarif Baden Wurttemberg and an Employer contribution towards a company pension plan
  • Professional development opportunities through HARMAN University’s business and leadership academies which also includes extensive technical trainings
  • Internal talent management leadership acceleration programs
  • “Be Brilliant” employee recognition and rewards program



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.