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General information

Location:
DE_Garching_Parkring 1-5, DE_Karlsbad_Becker Göring Straße 16
Additional Location:
Garching, Germany | Karlsbad, Germany
Job Family:
Supply Chain Management
Worker Type Reference:
Regular - Permanent
Pay Rate Type:
Salary
JOB ID:
R-31665-2023

Description & Requirements

About the Role

We are seeking an experienced and results-oriented Project Lead to drive procurement transformation initiatives within our Procurement Excellence organization. As the Project Lead, you will be responsible for identifying, initiating, and leading global digital projects that improve quality, processes, efficiency, governance, and compliance within our procurement organization. Your ability to coordinate cross-functional teams and drive change will be essential in achieving targeted improvement results and successfully implementing transformational projects.

What You Will Do

  • Project Identification and Initiation:
    • Identify improvement areas within the procurement organization and initiate digital projects to address them.
    • Define project scopes, objectives, deliverables, and success criteria in alignment with procurement excellence goals.
  • Global Project Leadership & Team Management:
    • Simultaneously lead complex digital projects or initiatives with global impact.
    • Lead cross-functional project management teams, both within and outside the procurement organization.
    • Drive project timelines, milestones, and schedules to ensure successful achievement of improvement results.
  • Stakeholder Engagement and Alignment:
    • Build and maintain relationships with stakeholders at all levels of management.
    • Drive cross functional alignment on all levels of management and achieve stakeholder acceptance within as well as outside the procurement organization in order to influence, change or recreate business processes
    • Foster cross-functional alignment by collaborating with stakeholders within and outside the procurement organization.
  • Reporting and Communication:
    • Provide periodic status reports on project progress, risks, and mitigation strategies.
    • Prepare and deliver presentations to senior-level management, conveying project updates and seeking decision-making support.
    • Engage senior management participants as needed to ensure project success within defined timeframes and frameworks.
  • Change Management and Results Orientation:
    • Apply change management principles and methodologies to facilitate smooth project implementation and adoption.
    • Continuously monitor and evaluate project outcomes, ensuring that targeted improvement results are achieved.
    • Drive a results-oriented mindset within the project team, fostering accountability and a focus on delivering tangible outcomes.

What You Need

  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Project Management, or a related field.
  • 5-8 years of relevant business experience within procurement or surrounding functions
  • Proven experience in leading global digital projects within a procurement or supply chain function.
  • Strong project management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Excellent coordination and cross-functional collaboration abilities.
  • Demonstrated ability to drive change and influence stakeholders at all levels of management.
  • Effective communication and presentation skills, including the ability to present to senior-level management.
  • Results-oriented mindset with a focus on achieving targeted improvement outcomes.
  • Familiarity with change management principles and methodologies.
  • Proficiency in project management tools and software.
  • Strong digital understanding, experience in digital project management is a plus
  • Strong stakeholder management skills and ability mediate between conflict parties
  • Strong presentation skills

What is Nice to Have

  • MBA or Masters degree
  • Experience in different procurement functions within and outside HARMAN
  • Experience in digital projects and/or managing cross functional projects and teams

What Makes You Eligible

  • Be willing to travel up to 25% domestic and international
  • Be willing to work in a HARMAN office within the USA, MX, GER, HUN, CN

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 and Samsung products (JBL, HARMAN Kardon, AKG, etc.)
  • Extensive training opportunities through our own HARMAN University
  • Competitive wellness benefits
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Access to HARMAN Campus Fitness Center and Cafeteria
  • An inclusive and diverse work environment that fosters and encourages professional and personal development

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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.