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MX_Queretaro_Avenida 5 de Febrero 1351
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Queretaro, Mexico
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Regular - Permanent
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Description & Requirements

About the Role

As a Technical Program Manager, you will be responsible for organizing and executing product development tasks. You will work in a cross-functional role planning, communicating, team building, and executing a development plan to Harman and customer requirements. 

Your Team

This position has direct responsibility for program management and customer interface engineering.  The position has indirect responsibility for all engineering-related functions (transducer, hardware, software, mechanical, acoustics, and validation) and cross-functional interfaces (procurement, manufacturing, etc).

 What You Will Do 

  • Manage 4-8 audio system (Amplifier) program teams, requiring both applications and international development engineering
  • Contribute globally with Hardware/Mechanical/SW Engineering Teams in design and development of Toyota/Harman vehicle specific Audio System Solutions on specific vehicle platforms.
  • Define tasks to be performed by the cross-functional team in developing systems. Use a task list to create a work breakdown structure. Use work breakdown structure to establish program schedule.
  • Follow corporate product development (or applications) process
  • Ensure the compliance of team members
  • Ensure prompt decision-making is executed by promoting consensus decisions, intervening when consensus decision-making fails, and making unilateral decisions in the case of a deadlock
  • Understand all of the technical detail of the products used in all systems, both electrical and mechanical
  • Approve requirements and technical solutions for meeting requirements for all development products
  • Establish and manage program budget
  • Work with Sales, Supplier Engineering, and Design Engineering to set and meet the system cost target
  • Set team goals for timeliness, customer issues, and quality. Lead team to meet goals.
  • Interact with all internal functions: design engineering, manufacturing, quality, purchasing, marketing, and sales.
  • Negotiate resource allocations from functional managers. When a resource conflict occurs, negotiate a solution with functional managers and other program managers.
  • Serve as a lead program interface with the customer.
  • Identify and drive program issues at the team level
  • Review selected suppliers and quotes, and participate in supplier reviews/selection as appropriate
  • Coordinate and oversee the ordering of prototype and production tooling
  • Audit task completion and report major deviations from plan to appropriate management
  • Recommend continuous improvements development process

What You Need

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related field 
  • 8 years overall experience
  • 5+ years related experience in program management, sales, quality, design, engineering management, process engineering, or manufacturing engineering
  • Project Planning, problem-solving, multi-tasking, project management skills 
  • Technical knowledge of the Audio systems and Automotive Electronics 
  • Understanding of embedded software in audio electronics

What is Nice to Have

  • PMP certification preferred
  • Master’s Degree in Engineering or MBA
  • Background in Automotive Electronics and Audio systems
  • Experience working with Japanese OEMs

What Makes You Eligible

  • Be willing to travel up to 10% domestic and international travel and occasionally travel to the customer location and HARMAN Plants
  • Be willing to work in an office in Queretaro, Mexico
  • Be will to work remotely as well as attend meeting onsight when required.
  • 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.