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HU_Budapest_Vaci Ut 96 13th District
Additional Location:
Budapest, Hungary | Pecs, Hungary
Job Family:
Supply Chain Management
Worker Type Reference:
Regular - Permanent
Pay Rate Type:

Description & Requirements

About the Role

The position will manage and execute the category sourcing strategy and savings objectives of he assigned commodity. The successful candidate will manage all activities relating to global supply base including contracts, commercial/pricing, supply assurance, innovation, and conflict resolution.  The successful candidate will oversee and implement category strategies through alignment with HARMAN business units, engineering, quality and manufacturing activities.  This candidate will also lead a team of related category managers and overall responsible for the entire category group sourcing strategy and saving ojectives. Requires knowledge of the Audio Acoustic and Audio Electronics business technology and product roadmaps;  specific expertise in the procurement of professional Audio industry manufacturing cost structure.

What You Will Do

  • Oversee, conduct, and actively manage the end-to-end strategic sourcing and procurement process.
  • Provide thought leadership and innovative strategies for optimizing sourcing effectiveness.
  • Coordinate and work with both corporate and regional stakeholders to standardize corporate-wide product specifications and establish and implement long-term strategic goals to continually enhance HARMAN’s market position.
  • Lead corporate-wide teams to establish specifications, processes, policies, and procedures to manage demand for assigned categories.
  • Responsible for regular supplier management and negotiations to achieve annual cost reduction targets and performance goals
  • Establish strong vendor relationships, effectively manage category supply base, perform advanced and intricate negotiations, and oversee selection of key vendors.
  • Ensure expedient and compliant implementation of new contracts throughout organization.
  • Actively monitor vendor and internal performance against contracts, industry benchmarks, and previous baselines on a quarterly basis. Develop and submit reports for senior management.
  • Identify and evaluate market changes and new technologies -- make appropriate fact-based recommendations for adoption by HARMAN stakeholders.
  • Able to effectively recruit and build teams to deliver results for the company and catalyze team commitment to high performance standards.

What You Need

  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Minimum 10+ years of procurement experience.
  • Experienced in sourcing and negotiating finished goods and services by using strategic category management techniques to achieve results.
  • Strategic procurement knowledge, cost model Analysis skill, negotiation skill with suppliers
  • Must possess the social intelligence to influence and lead team within the organization.

What is Nice to Have

  • Master’s Degree in Business Administration.
  • 8+ years of working experiences with OEM, JDM or ODM on complex product or subassembly from new Product Development through End of Life.
  • Experience in successfully using benchmarking and cost analysis tools to deliver negotiation outcomes to exceed the market index.
  • Thorough program/project management skills.
  • Strong skills with: Supplier management, negotiation, contract development/analysis, supplier evaluation, price/cost analysis.
  • Outstanding communication and presentation abilities.
  • Solid understanding of risk management techniques.
  • Excellent market research and trend analysis skills.
  • Strong strategic/long-range planning skills.
  • Good financial analysis skills.

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 and Samsung products (JBL, HARMAN Kardon, AKG, etc.)
  • Extensive training opportunities through our own HARMAN University
  • Competitive wellness benefits
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • 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.