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RO_Bucharest_5-7 Dimitrie Pompei blvd
Additional Location:
Bucharest, Romania
Job Family:
Worker Type Reference:
Regular - Permanent
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Description & Requirements

About the Role:

  • As Program Manager you are part of the Program Management Team of Customer Account Management.
  • As Value Management is of high importance to ensure viable business results you are leading the implementation of Value Management Measures for a dedicated set of programs for a specific customer or a group of customers.
  • You are leading the cross-functional team to implement Value Management Measures to agreed targets while managing launch risk and change management through launch and into stable production. This role is mainly managing post-SOP programs.
  • Together with Account Management you are managing the customer interface.
  • The defined (Post-SOP)-Team 1 is your core team responsible for development and implementation of Value Management Measure that meets Value Management (VM) Goals while keeping customer satisfaction.
  • The purpose of Team 1 is to deliver the product in accordance with Value Management milestones into stable production and to meet cost saving targets.  The Team1 consists of sales, design, product sourcing, manufacturing and quality roles and is led by the Program Manager.

What you will do:

  • Assemble a team to develop and implement Value Management Measures
  • Close alignment on targets with Value Management Organization.
  • Drive the VM implementation of the program as overall program responsible
  • Responsible to deliver the product according to agreed VM-measures
  • Balance triple constraint of cost, timing and quality performance to VM objectives
  • Manage changes and program risk while executing the VM measure implementation and launch process, Supervise Scope Management (internal / external CCBs)
  • Active support of Value Management Organization with respect to measure idea creation
  • Top level planning and controlling w/r to schedule and budget
  • Close technical alignment with functional departments
  • Reporting towards customer and internally incl. management board (CEO-level)

What you need:

  • Bachelor of Science in a technical field or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum 5 years product development and/or program management experience with specific experience in at least one area of technical specialization (software, hardware, mechanical or manufacturing) preferably in an automotive application.
  • Developed and launched at least 1 product through the lifecycle from business commitment through stable production.
  • Expected general skills includes, but not limited to, cross functional and international team leadership, arbitrate technical tradeoffs, problem solving, negotiation, P&L understanding and communication skills
  • Fundamental knowledge in terms of methodologies in project management
  • Ability to mediate between conflict parties and to work under pressure
  • Fluent in English (written and verbal)

What is nice to have

  • Master of Science, Technical or MBA, PMP Certification
  • Automotive supplier, Tier1 Electronics background, Direct experience with applicable customer

What We Offer


  • Work in international teams with the world’s largest automotive manufacturers
  • Use HARMAN Flex – chose the right working model fitting their job (WfH, Hybrid or Office)
  • Access career development opportunities and get both on the job training on high-end automotive projects, as well as extensive technical trainings
  • Access HARMAN Webshop with large employee discounts for audio products (JBL, HARMAN Kardon, AKG)
  • Are encouraged to a healthy work/life balance with a progressive holiday plan based on total work experience, 2 sick days, 3 days off compensation for weekend legal holidays and flextime
  • And of course, enjoy meal tickets, a premium medical subscription, fitness discounts and other corporate perks



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.