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DE_Garching_Parkring 1-5
Additional Location:
Garching, Germany
Job Family:
Worker Type Reference:
Regular - Permanent
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Description & Requirements

What you will do:

  • Assemble a team to develop and launch a product or service
  • Define program objectives and ways of working and communicating externally and internally
  • Drive the execution of the program as overall program responsible
  • Responsible to deliver the product according to agreed targets (schedule, BOM costs, budget costs, quality)
  • Balance triple constraint of cost, timing and quality performance to program objectives
  • Manage changes and program risk while executing the product development and launch process, Supervise Scope Management (internal / external CCBs)
  • Active support of sales pursuit team in steering during RFI/RFQ-phase to compile feasibility studies, product performance specification and offer documentation
  • Top level planning and controlling w/r to schedule and budget
  • Close technical alignment with functional departments
  • Regular meetings with OEM-customer for all aspects of technical status, program progress and product alignment
  • Transition from prototyping to production incl. Ramp-up
  • Reporting towards customer and internally incl. management board (CEO-level)
  • Execution of defined Value Mgmt. measures and active support in ideation process for cost saving initiatives
  • Maintenance support after SOP+90 days

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

  • 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.