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NL_Amsterdam_Danzigerkade 16
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Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Regular - Permanent
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Description & Requirements

Do you want to work for some of the world’s leading audio brands? Become a part of the HARMAN team and get to work for JBL and Harman/Kardon. 

By joining HARMAN, you'll dive headfirst into the exciting world of headphones, portable speakers, party boxes and other audio technologies, and contribute to the success of Harman Lifestyle EMEA business. The consumer audio industry is fast paced, fun and dynamic and we’re looking for someone who is proactive, loves to work with a lot of different stakeholders from all over Europe and has creative ideas.

You will join our Marketing department within Harman Consumer Lifestyle, based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands in the position of: 

Marketing Controlling Specialist (32 – 40h)

About the Role:

The Marketing Controlling Specialist is the go-to person for the EMEA Marketing organization when it comes to managing the marketing budget. This role is positioned in the marketing department, and you will work closely with the 40+ Marketing FTE’s and the finance organization for regular budget updates. Extensive collaboration with the European Sales offices.

The Marketing Specialist works closely with & reports to the Marketing Controlling & Operations Lead.

What You Will Do:

  • Budget Management – Responsible for the management of the annual 75M USD EMEA Marketing Budget. Maintain Allocadia and collaborate with the budget stakeholders on: 
  • Update & review the marketing budget for EMEA marketing. Makes sure that, together with the EMEA marketing organization, Allocadia (budget tool) is up to date.
  • Review department spend vs budget with marketing teams on a regular and ad-hoc basis.
  • Lead forecast process for mid and month-end close process for marketing: Identify accruals and pre-payments, provide month-end comments.
  • New vendor set-up in Ariba. Work directly with procurement and track status of pending requests.
  • Ad-hoc request from the EMEA marketing team, EMEA finance team or Global Finance organization.
  • Make yourself an Allocadia super user.
  • Support new employees with training and/or question.

What You Need:

  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially Excel.
  • Independent and team player, fluent in English, Dutch is a pre.
  • You work in a structured and organized manner.
  • You hold your own in a fast-paced work environment.

What is Nice to Have:

  • Experienced in working with Business Intelligence/Report tools (SAP).
  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, Accounting, Business Administration, or related field.
  • At least 1-3 years of relevant Finance experience (FP&A, accounting, and/or business analysis) preferably in an international environment.

What Makes You Eligible:

  • Be willing to work (flex policy) in an office in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

What We Offer:

  • HARMAN is offering a unique opportunity for growth and development in the dynamic and exciting world of consumer electronics.
  • We provide a flexible work schedule that allows you to work from home, while also enjoying a fantastic new office at Houthavens, Amsterdam.
  • At HARMAN, we value diversity and inclusivity, and foster a friendly and supportive global working atmosphere. We believe in investing in our employees through career development opportunities, professional training, and competitive market-based compensation. As part of our commitment to employee well-being, we also offer a commuter travel package, environment allowance, and interesting collective health insurance scheme, pension, and employee discounts on world-class HARMAN/Samsung products (JBL, HARMAN Kardon, AKG, etc.).
  • As a HARMAN employee, you will have access to professional development opportunities through HARMAN University's business and leadership academies, internal talent management leadership acceleration programs, and our "Be Brilliant" employee recognition and rewards program.

And a few reasons you might love it:

  • We're seeking talented and passionate individuals to join our team and help us transform the way people experience sound. As a global leader in the audio industry, HARMAN offers the chance to work with iconic brands like JBL, Harman/Kardon, and AKG, as well as cutting-edge technology and industry-first features.
  • We value excellence and brilliance in all of our 30,000 employees and we're looking for talented individuals who share our passion for innovation and superior sound technology. If you're looking for a career full of brilliant possibilities and the chance to work on industry-first features, then HARMAN is the place for you!

Don't miss out on the chance to be part of a culture that values excellence and brilliance in all of our employees. Apply now and take the first step towards a career full of brilliant possibilities!

We look forward to receiving your application! Send your application with your resume and letter of motivation. We will process the applications as we receive them.

For more information about the position or the recruitment process, feel free to contact our Recruitment department:  and Contact Number - +31- 648452749.

Join HARMAN and discover a world of endless possibilities!



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.