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Koto-ku, Japan | Nagoya, Japan
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Regular - Permanent
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Description & Requirements

About the Role

As a Hardware Project Lead you will manage intelligent cockpit development projects and lead the cross functional team consisting of electrical, mechanical engineering, validation, procurement, and quality teams. You will be responsible for meeting project objectives that involve hardware developing plans, implementing strategies, executing the project to completion, and accomplishing hardware deliverables.

In our cross-functional organization you will be the primary contact for hardware and mechanical project deliverables and continuously report the status with key stakeholders. Based on your broad experience you will prepare and propose appropriate measures to mitigate project risks.

What You Will Do

  • Responsible support lead HWPM to deliver HW for Customer projects in high quality, in time and in cost.
  • Lead together with lead HWPM the cross functional teams including engineering, product validation, quality, procurement to successfully develop the product for the assigned project.
  • Accountable from RFQ phase to production launch with full ownership of BOM (Bill of Materials), related ED&D, related CAPEX and resource allocations to ensuring business original EBITs
  • Collaborate across the functional groups in a matrix organization defining project requirements, setting priorities, and establishing the project scope.
  • Closely working with source team to define related strategical suppliers, get sufficient market benchmarking and ensure parts, service and equipment delivery meet project profitability, project timing and requirements.
  • Manage cross functional dependencies, risks, and changes effectively by optimizing the scope, schedule, and resources accordingly.
  • Work together project team to drive technical analysis, design, development, testing, implementation, and post implementation phases.
  • Manage project escalation and problem resolutions covering project deliverables and maturity gate reviews.
  • Develop and communication plans to effectively communicate project status, issues, and risks to stakeholders.
  • Lead the successful implementation of projects from start-up to close-out through close working relationship with CPM (Customer Program Management) and other functional teams like HW engineering, validation, procurement, and quality.
  • Define and track key metrics and key quality and performance indicators and drive cross functional execution of project deliverables.
  • Responsible for driving HW-PL target alignment, cost improvement initiatives, and best practices synergies.

What You Need

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical engineering or equivalent
  • Previous experience leading project team or engineering team
  • Experience in leading electro-mechanical system development covering thermal requirements.
  • Knowledge in PLM methodologies, PM processes in project execution and management.

What is Nice to Have

  • Masters in electrical engineering or equivalent engineering
  • 5+ years of experience leading automotive projects
  • Experience in developing Infotainment and ADAS platforms
  • Exposure to Hardware, RF and Thermal simulations in automotive applications
  • Broad intercultural experience and excellent communication skills
  • Certification as Project Management Professional (PMP) or similar

What Makes You Eligible

  • Be willing to travel up to 10%, domestic and international travel
  • Successfully complete a background investigation/Aptitude Test as a condition of employment.

What We Offer

  • We offer an authentic diverse, equal, and inclusive work environment that fosters and encourages professional and personal development in a truly global organization.
  • You will work on products and services that touch people’s lives and will change the industrial standards, being a part of the transformations in our industry.
  • Our work environments are fast paced, challenging, empowering, collaborative, flexible and exciting.
  • We offer our own HARMAN University with regular updates on the new technologies and trends by utilizing various sessions organized by Self Learning and Development Trainings to help grow and advance talent.
  • We offer competitive compensation/benefit programs and recognition programs.

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.