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US_Novi_30001 Cabot Drive
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Novi, United States of America
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Regular - Permanent
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Description & Requirements

About the Role

The Value Management Senior Analyst is an integral member of the global Value Management (VM) team within Car Audio. The role’s responsibility covers all cost-related calculations especially those related to forecast calculations and regular cross-functional reviews of cost savings. The VM Senior Analyst improves VM processes and owns the definition and tracking of VM KPIs.

What You Will Do

  • Own cost-related topics for customer projects and products (internally called SPACEs) concerning VM activities from RFQ to post-SOP within the Strategic Business Unit (SBU) Car Audio

  • Drive, establish, and maintain a multi-year forecast savings calculation for Value Management projects and cost-down activities in alignment with cross-functional teams

  • Lead Business Case calculations (ROI) for VM projects in alignment with project teams

  • Analyze and identify technical cost drivers in complex systems and prepare a baseline for technical countermeasures in alignment with project-controlling

  • Own the definition, tracking, and monitoring of VM KPIs including regular cross-functional reviews

  • Optimize existing reporting routines and implementation of new reporting standards/tools

  • Lead and define continuous process optimizations for project cost calculation within VM activities

  • Challenge VM Engineering & Procurement from the technical and commercial perspectives during the ideation phase through to the tracking of implementation

  • Develop mathematical models for project comparisons to continuously improve own processes

  • Build and drive re-useable methodologies and models for data sanity checks

  • Knowledge transfer between different regions for cost-down opportunities

What You Need

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, (Industrial) Engineering, or a mixed/additional qualification with financial education

  • Minimum 8 years of experience as a Cost Engineer or Technical Controlling

  • Excellent knowledge of ERP, cost-controlling systems, and Value Management methodologies and tools

  • Strongly result-driven personality

  • Affinity towards innovation, products, and technology with the ability to understand technical challenges, product variants, competitors, and market dynamics

  • Ability to align multiple parties with varying objectives to a common goal

  • Ability to understand and manage complex situations from a technical and commercial perspective

  • Highly creative working style driving towards the use of the most effective and efficient way of working

  • Fluent in English, both written and spoken

What We Offer 

  • 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


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.