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HU_Budapest_Vaci Ut 96 13th District
Additional Location:
Budapest, Hungary
Job Family:
Supply Chain Management
Worker Type Reference:
Regular - Permanent
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Description & Requirements

The Senior Benchmarking Engineer is responsible for evaluating and comparing the performance of Harman products against best-in-class industry competitors. The primary focus is on assessing and analyzing the product functionality, costs and key features  to determine the efficiency, effectiveness, and quality of the product under evaluation 

Your Team 

This position will report to the Benchmarking Engineering Lead and will be an individual contributor role with no direct or indirect reports.  
What You Will Do  


  • Evaluate competitors and industry benchmarks to understand how Harman products compares in terms of total value 

  • Teardown (dismantle) of competitor benchmark products and analyze from a system/sub-system to component level; Identify key features and benefits that contribute to the overall value of the product 

  • Create summary of Materials BOM, functionality characteristics & Manufacturing characteristics 

  • Implement reliable benchmarking methodologies, processes and tools to assess the performance of Harman Automotive products such as  

  • Intelligent Cockpit 

  • Car Audio 

  • Connectivity   

  • ADAS) 

  • Establish Benchmarking database in a structured manner & publish quantitative data on a regular basis to stakeholders 

  • Remain current and conduct though research on technology, market monitoring OEM's, & competitors for future emerging trends of all Harman Products  

  • Propose improvements based on benchmarking findings to support VM ideation 

  • Participate in Ideation eventsexplain key functions, properties, key facts, highlights, and interaction of the different components 

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including Divisional Technology, engineering, manufacturing, and quality 


What You Need 

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering 

  • Minimum 5 years work experience in one or more of the following areas: 

  • Product development VA/VE of preferably automotive systems 

  • Engineering electrical and automotive (E)/mechanical components 

  • Minimum 3 years demonstrated  experience in reverse engineering high technology electronics products and related data analysis  

  • Fundamental knowledge in electronic, electrical & mechanical component integrated into an assembly  

  • Need to be able to identify & analyze why parts are made the way they are / design configuration / make innovative recommendations (clever /smart / ideas) to Advance development for functional design solutions which could improve the design. 

  • Experience with complex components, modules, assemblies 

  • Demonstrated ability to solve complex technical topics through structure solutions.  Must be able to influence others to drive alignment on proposed technical solutions. 

  • Excellent presentation skills and demonstrated ability to effectively present complex technical topics 

  • Experience working in a fast paced, highly measured, results focused environment 

  • Proven team player with excellent communication and interpersonal skills who can effectively work with all levels of a global organization 

  • Accepts overall accountability 

  • Fluency in English  


What is Nice to Have 

  • Master’s degree in engineering 

  • Experience in developing costs models for component, modules, assemblies 

  • Commercial basics in Procurement, controlling and accounting 

  • Advanced manufacturing engineering 

  • Experience with automotive electronic systems is highly desirable, including experience selecting and/or recommending automotive grade electrical components 

  • Demonstrated ability to share knowledge and best practices with teammates 

  • Change Orientation: Able to adapt to changing demands and conditions 


What Makes You Eligible 

  • Be willing to travel up to 20%, domestic and international travel  

  • Be willing to work in an office in EU(Any)/NA(Novi)/APAC(Shanghai) or work remotely full-time with occasional trips to all HARMAN locations...... 


What We Offer  

  • Flexible work environment, allowing for full-time remote work globally for positions that can be performed outside a HARMAN or customer location 

  • Access to employee discounts on world-class Harman products (JBL, HARMAN Kardon, AKG, etc.) 

  • Extensive training opportunities through our own HARMAN University 

  • 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.