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DE_Karlsbad_Becker Göring Straße 16
Additional Location:
Böblingen, Germany | Böblingen, Germany | Karlsbad, Germany
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Worker Type Reference:
Regular - Permanent
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Description & Requirements

What You Will Do

  • Responsible for realizing the Hardware of a large and complex Automotive Cockpit Project
  • As a Hardware Project Lead you will manage the project and lead the cross functional team consisting of electrical and mechanical engineering, validation, certification, 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.
  • Lead the Hardware Team, manage the topics in the Hardware Team and keep lead-PM and Program Steering Team (Team1) informed about issues, achievements, and others.
  • Reporting Hardware status towards OEM customer and internally to sales and engineering leaders (up to SVP level)
  • Based on your broad experience you will prepare and propose appropriate measures to mitigate project risks.
  • The Hardware PL is responsible to manage the BOM cost according to business case
  • Identify and evaluate additional cost optimization during development phase, provide planning and present to Program Steering Team (Team1), sales and engineering leadership team.
  • Align technical and commercial program targets with functional departments
  • Manage cross functional dependencies, risks, and changes effectively by optimizing the scope, schedule, and resources accordingly.
  • Support during RFI/RFQ-phase to achieve the best-cost concept, meeting the customer requirements. Align with sales organisation the communication strategy to customer and show the customer add-value items and HARMAN USP.
  • Project execution according to HARMAN Project Life Cycle Management Processes

What You Need

  • Track record as a successful team lead in Hardware, Mechanics, or similar domain for not less than 8 years
  • Alternatively experience as a lead program manager for complex systems of not less than 8 years
  • Technical and methodical knowledge in several areas of Hardware design and Project lead, alternatively in Program and Product Life Cycle Management
  • University degree in engineering (electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, or appropriate graduation)
  • Broad intercultural experience
  • Good communication skills
  • Focus on cost and technology, always customer expectation in mind.
  • Fluent technical and commercial in English and German, preferably C1 level
  • Willingness to travel

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.