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Garching - Bavaria, Germany - Parking 1-5 Business Campus
Additional Location:
Karlsbad - Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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Regular - Permanent
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Description & Requirements

About the Role

The Senior Principal Engineer - Product Cost & Value Analysis is responsible to define and execute the product value analytics strategy across HARMAN Automotive division considering all regions, business units and customer.

What You Will Do

  • Define and lead development of product value models supported by reliable and validated internal/external data
  • Define and drive the HARMAN “best practice” product value reference including BOM, BOL, BOP, COPQ, Carbon for all the Harman Automotive products across all SBUs
  • Build the product value models for advanced technology products such as:
    • Digital Cockpit
    • Connectivity modules
    • Advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS)
  • Develop, align and execute divisional wide strategy to assemble and enable highly effective cross functional teams (incl Procurement/Engineering/Manufacturing/Account Management...) which create overarching profitability, sustainability strategies and deliver both commercial & technical measures
  • Contribute and Co-Leadership with VM teams during the ideation phase to establish reference improvement targets supported by analytical product models
  • Develop close internal collaboration with advance sourcing engineering and external technical relationships with suppliers to identify best value solutions, including emerging technologies that provide value, CO2e improvements
  • Analyze competitor product benchmark reports/results and analyze best cost engineering results  to establish comprehensive product value assessment
  • Lead and drive the technical definition and implementation of product value modeling solutions, including the identification of analytics that enable trend and sensitivity data to be established
  • Develop and enhance internal Harman product analysis database
  • Creating professional reliable product value analytics modeling in-house tools and validating 3rd party tools, databases

What You Need

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering
  • Minimum 15+ years of experience in Product Value Analysis/ Cost Engineering / Value Management  / Procurement or Manufacturing / Engineering preferably in the Automotive industry
  • Minimum 10+ years experience with scientific expertise either in Semiconductor or Electrical devices as it’s related to chip, device, modem, memory device
  • Minimum 10+ years of experience and ability to lead diverse global teams to improve profitability, CO2e growth, innovation, and time to market commitments
  • Proven experience in one of the advanced technology automotive or consumer electronics products such as, Digital Cockpit, Connectivity ADAS, Audio systems & Amplifiers
  • Proven technical leadership with demonstrated ability to lead and review cost engineering analysis
  • Demonstrated experience in technology benchmarking of new and emerging technologies
  • Proven track record of outstanding engaging skills in diverse, cross functional teams including executive stakeholders to embrace continuous improvement in a highly competitive environment
  • Strong leadership skills with strategic thinking and track record of driving change orientations
  • Exceptional engaging skills in diverse, cross functional teams including Procurement & Engineering leadership to embrace continuous improvement in a highly competitive environment
  • Strong negotiation and relationship building skills

What is Nice to Have

  • Master’s Degree in Engineering or MBA
  • Commercial basics in procurement, controlling and accounting

What Makes You Eligible

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

What We Offer

  • HARMAN offers a diverse and inclusive work environment that fosters and encourages career development opportunities, professional training and competitive market base compensation
  • You will also receive top-notch employee discounts on Harman’s Consumer Audio (JBL, AKG, HARMAN Kardon) and Samsung products
  • Flexible work schedule with a culture encouraging work life integration and collaboration in a global friendly working atmosphere and good work-life-balance
  • Attractive salary package and an Employer contribution towards a company pension plan
  • Professional development opportunities through HARMAN University’s business and leadership academies which also includes extensive technical trainings
  • Internal talent management leadership acceleration programs
  • “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.