Skip to content

General information

Budapest - Budapest, Hungary
Job Family:
Worker Type Reference:
Regular - Permanent
Pay Rate Type:

Description & Requirements

About the Role

The role is responsible for leading the Automotive Value Engineering team and related Value Engineering strategies and methods to improve HARMAN Automotive products value, which creates substantial impact on Harman overall profitability.

The scope of value improvement considers:

Pre & Post SOP Electronics and Acoustics Project Products Function, Material, Processes, SW & License, product quality and carbon

The role is accountable for the Value Engineering and the related cross-functional teams to successfully identify and mature the value pipeline. Define priority across products to maximize impact of Value Management and using state-of-the-art Value Management processes and methods.

Your Team

This position will report to the Automotive Value Management Lead and will have a global team of 8 direct reports of Value Management engineers.

What You Will Do

Create Vision, Mission and Strategy, and metrics for Value Engineering activities in regards of:

  • Standardization of Value Analysis methods and tools across the division

  • Define Value Improvement ideation & Pipeline generation methodologies

  • Filtering and hardening measures for execution

  • Upskilling of division to create a value-conscious product mindset

Define and ensure successful utilization Value Management methods and tools globally by the Automotive Division to analyze value and improve value of complex products and factors. The methods and tools will focus on:

  • Value Analysis including Function/Cost analysis

  • Commercial idea generation methods and tools

  • Technical idea generations methods and tool

  • DFX methods and tools

Ensure effective hardening of value improvement measures by defining and rolling out of following activities by cross-functional teams:

  • Risk identification and mitigation

  • Feasibility checking methods from commercial and technical perspective considering legal, customer requirements and obligations

  • Filtering of ideas to maximize impact of divisional value management

  • Ensure and own the quality of measures data’s including the software environment and infrastructure to report, track and monitor the VM initiatives

  • Ensure team transparency with data and analytics

  • Delivering idea generations, ideas, measures to Automotive Value Management PM Organization for execution

Ensure value-conscious mindset across Division by:

  • Close cooperation with engineering, operations and program teams during design milestones

  • Creating Value Management lessons learned and define projects for continuous improvement

  • Developing and roll out of methods and tools

  • Train and coach cross-functional teams

What You Need

  • Master's degree in Engineering or Economics

  • Minimum 15 years of proven experience either managing direct reports globally or leading cross-functional teams in a matrix organization in engineering fields

  • Minimum 10 years of experience in Value Management methodologies and processes

  • Outstanding motivation to challenge status quo and improve HARMAN Automotive division’s profitability

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

  • Proven experience in best-in-class Procurement processes & familiarity with the automotive global supply base and Design for X best practices

  • Understanding of cost calculation methods and fact-based negotiations

  • Strong data & analytics competency; data-leveraged approach to driving progress & measuring results

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English

What is Nice to Have

  • Experience with automotive electronics is highly desirable

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

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

  • German and Chinese language skills are a plus

What Makes You Eligible

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

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.