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JP_Ota_899-1 Uchigashima-cho
Additional Location:
Ota-shi, Japan
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Regular - Permanent
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Description & Requirements

About the Role

Resident engineer which required by customer (S-OEM) is working as S-OEM employee in 2 years and role is main responsible for Gen 3 Radio/Harman Kardon Audio function owner. In S-OEM, to provide product/development status information to relevant S-OEM department and also collect necessary info from these department and share/request to Harman accordingly.

Your Team

The position in Harman is directly report to lead PM of CPM-S-OEM in Japan Automotive division. In SBR, person report to CSK1 general manager.

What You Will Do

  • Manage customer interface and communication strategy with S-OEM and Harman in Japan.  Ensure assignments from S-OEM is well understood, distributed to Gen 3 / HK AUDIO development and certification teams, and reasonable for Harman success.
  • Build and manage customer relationships with Harman Japan.
  • Work with S-OEM relevant department and Harman CPM team to manage issues.
  • Serve as an internal expert on S-OEM development processes.
  • Analyze and negotiate program schedules with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ensure adherence to engineering best practices / processes and facilitate creation of new best practices as appropriate.
  • Back up Harman colleagues in program management team as appropriate.
  • Manage product risk proactively, identify engineering risks and coordinate meetings with the cross-functional team to address risks before they become issues.
  • Ensure customer requirements are communicated throughout Harman engineering teams.  Ensure customer requirements are met with the product design. Manage customer interface teams to clarify requirements when needed.

What You Need

  • Bachelors in Engineering
  • 5+ years related technical experience.
  • 2+ years experience in technical program management or customer resident engineering.
  • Proficient in Japanese language.
  • Able to communicate in English (spoken and written).
  • Experience as Japanese carmakers or experience as a supplier to Japanese carmakers
  • Must have general knowledge of automotive engineering.
  • Must be able to articulate vision and influence decision making outcomes with internal stakeholders, external suppliers, and the customer.
  • Must have a "whatever-it-takes" attitude using diplomatic leadership skills within a collaborative teamwork environment to accomplish the necessary results.
  • Proven and effective communication, analytical, judgment, initiative and execution skills.
  • Willingness to help your colleagues.
  • Team player don’t be sticking with low priority details, ability to accept different approaches, always being focused to complete priority task items.

What is Nice to Have

  • Master’s degree or MBA preferred.
  • Expertise in driving complex cost reduction projects and program deliverables.
  • Business acumen.
  • Analytical thinking.
  • Drive for Results, Change Orientation, Customer Focus, Self-Awareness.
  • Experience with managing distributed development teams is preferred.

What Makes You Eligible

  • Be willing to travel up to 25%, domestic and international travel.
  • Be willing to work in S-OEM HQ office.
  • Able to work late evening and early morning as necessary especially when working with global teams.
  • This position requires the use of a HARMAN or customer-owned vehicle.  As such, any offer of employment will be contingent upon having a clean driving record, which will be evaluated and determined in HARMAN’s sole discretion, no more than 4 active points for moving violations (issued by any motor vehicle agency), and no references to operating a vehicle under the influence of controlled substances within the last 10 years

What We Offer

  • We offer an authentic diverse, equal, and inclusive work environment that fosters and encourages professional and personal development in a truly global organization.
  • You will work on products and services that touch people’s lives and will change the industrial standards, being a part of the transformations in our industry.
  • Our work environments are fast paced, challenging, empowering, collaborative, flexible and exciting.
  • We offer our own HARMAN University with regular updates on the new technologies and trends by utilizing various sessions organized by Self Learning and Development Trainings to help grow and advance talent.
  • We offer competitive compensation/benefit programs and recognition programs.

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.