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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 Senior Manager – Performance Office is responsible for providing leadership to the assigned, highly critical/highly complex workstreams by utilizing the Business transformation or Performance improvement practice. The role requires partnering with the line leaders / functional leaders to achieve transformative performance by driving improvement strategies and pushing those actions to results

This role may involve leading or supporting key strategic initiatives as Program/ Project Manager - Shaping aspirations, developing initiatives, and leading end-to-end execution to deliver superior results for the division.

In this role, we are looking for a natural talent with a flair for structured business problem solving, with a decent financial acumen who can effectively partner with a broad range of stakeholders to drive performance, mindset, and behaviors.

This role will report to the VP Performance Office. As one of the senior members of the Performance Office, you will enjoy a tremendous learning opportunity in a highly competitive environment providing an excellent platform for advancing career growth.

What You Will Do

  • Champion and implement the performance management rigor within assigned functions or business.  

  • Work collaboratively with the functions, Business, and External consultants to design, execute, and lead teams through problem-solving, and organizational change to drive short- and long-term value.

  • Lead in-depth review with a focus on identifying full potential, target setting, action/measure tracking, and gap closure to benchmark.

  • Coach Initiative owners in developing rigorous business cases, project milestones & timelines.

  • Ensure initiatives drive implementation and guide each to fast and pragmatic execution.

  • Infuse a sense of urgency and establish where to focus (Initiatives, deep dives)

  • Act as a sparring partner for the peer leaders to increase speed to impact by challenging the status quo, prioritization, and breaking down functional silos.

  • Support change management efforts to drive high-performance culture and coach team members on transformation behaviors and mindset change.

  • Ensures connectivity across the workstream to leverage best practices and knowledge sharing.

What You Need

  • Undergraduate degree in Finance, Engineering, or other business management discipline. MBA is highly desirable.

  • 8+ years of experience in any one of the areas – Business Consulting, Restructuring/ Turnaround, M&A Integration, or Business Project management

  • Experience managing and leading improvement efforts to completion.

  • Strong analytic skills – structured thinker, Problem solver

  • Impactful communication skills, both written and verbal with an ability to clearly articulate messages to a variety of audiences

  • Certification of Lean Six Sigma or any Improvement methodology would be an added advantage.

What is Nice to Have

  • MBA or equivalent

  • Certification of Lean Six Sigma or any Improvement methodology

What Makes You Eligible

  • Be willing to travel up to 10%, domestic and international travel.

  • Be willing to work in an office in Novi, MI (hybrid)

  • Successfully complete a background investigation and drug screen as a condition of employment

What We Offer

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

  • Professional development opportunities through HARMAN University’s business and leadership academies

  • Flexible work schedule with a culture encouraging work-life integration and collaboration in a global environment

  • An inclusive and diverse work environment that fosters and encourages professional and personal development

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • “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.