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US_Novi_30001 Cabot Drive
Additional Location:
Novi, United States of America
Job Family:
Supply Chain Management
Worker Type Reference:
Regular - Permanent
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Description & Requirements

About the Role

The Senior Engineer, Cost and Sustainability, Electronics work to achieve the profitability, sustainability and growth goals defined by the leadership strategy through a cross-functional collaborative environment with Procurement, Engineering, Customer Account Management, Manufacturing and Suppliers.

Your Team

This position will report to the Cost & Sustainability Engineering Lead and will be an individual contributor role with no direct or indirect reports.

What You Will Do

  • Utilize internal and external databases to build cost and life-cycle CO2e assessment models that will establish Design-to-Cost, CO2e reduction targets for components, modules, assemblies designed into HARMAN Automotive products
  • Support on HARMAN “best practice” cost and CO2e neutral reference for the Harman Automotive products to a component level:
  • Analyze cost breakdowns from supplier quotes and understand relevant cost influent factors
  • Contribute to the technical definition and implementation of electronic system cost and sustainability modeling solutions, including the identification of analytics that enable trend data to be established
  • Develop close technical relationships with suppliers to identify best cost solutions, including emerging technologies that provide cost and CO2e improvements
  • Work with Engineering & Product Sourcing teams during the new business quoting phase to establish reference cost targets and source board
  • Support Procurement teams during negotiating events with target costing
  • Identify and drive category strategy activities to meet should cost target and best CO2e solution (based on: new supplier scouting, benchmarking, purchased part relocation – defined category strategy plan including sustainability roadmap), alignment with cross-functional teams
  • Develop cost engineering infrastructure

What You Need

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering
  • Minimum 6 years work experience in the following areas:
    • Cost engineering of electronic systems
    • VA/VE of electronic systems
    • Design & development of electronic systems
    • Electronic system component engineering
  • Experience with factors impacting design for sustainability
  • Experience with complex components, modules, assemblies
  • Technical contribution on review the work of other cost engineers
  • Ability to solve complex technical topics through structure solutions.  Must be able to influence others to drive alignment on proposed technical solutions.
  • Ability to breakdown component costs into the constituent costs
  • Good presentation skills and demonstrated ability to effectively present complex technical topics
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills who can effectively work with all levels of a global organization
  • Experience working in a fast paced, highly measured, results focused environment
  • Experience supporting Procurement in supplier Negotiations
  • Accepts overall accountability
  • Fluency in English

What is Nice to Have

  • Master’s degree in engineering
  • Minimum 2 years work experience in developing costs models for component, modules, assemblies
  • Experience with automotive electronic systems is highly desirable, including experience selecting and/or recommending automotive grade components
  • Ability to share knowledge and best practices with teammates
  • Change Orientation: Able to adapt to changing demands and conditions
  • Experience in negotiation, on site visiting
  • Experience in data analytics

What Makes You Eligible

  • Be willing to travel up to 20%, domestic and international travel
  • Be willing to work in an office in Novi, MI (Hybrid)

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.