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Budapest - Budapest, Hungary
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Description & Requirements

HARMAN ( designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers, and enterprises worldwide, including connected car systems, audio and visual products, enterprise automation solutions; and services supporting the Internet of Things.  With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. More than 50 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and connected car systems. Our software services power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated and secure across all platforms, from work and home to car and mobile. Looking for a challenge where your experience is valued? Come see what you can achieve as a leader with HARMAN!

About the Role

The Automotive Value Management Framework & Analytics Manager will have an end-to-end  responsibility for driving the value management framework implementation, including training cross-functional team across HARMAN Automotive Division considering all Region, Business Units, Customer Programs & Projects (pre- and post-SOP).

This role will play a crucial role in transforming Harman Automotive Value Management organization to a best-in-class efficient work environment by building an advanced framework, methods & tools capable of successful execution of:

  • Around 2,000+ complex VM measures

  • Impacts on multiple functions: Customers, Manufacturing, Engineering, Procurement, Suppliers

Your Team

This position will report to the Automotive Value Management Lead and will be an individual contributor role with no direct or indirect reports.

What You Will Do

  • Develop and implement a robust value management framework by:

    • Designing and implementing a systematic approach to identify, measure, and optimize value management initiatives

    • Assessing business processes, identify areas for improvement and develop strategies to enhance value creation.

  • Coordinate and execute VM analytical tools and methods:

    • Ensure successful coordination and execution of multiple ongoing VM methods and tools

    • Oversee tool implementation timelines, budgets, and quality to achieve targeted outcomes.

    • Provide escalation support to facilitate critical decision-making

  • Process Development and Improvement:

    • Develop, maintain and improve VM processes and workflows

    • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to represent VM in process development initiatives.

    • Identify process gaps, bottlenecks and areas for optimization, and drive continuous improvement efforts.

  • Cross-Functional Representation and Alignment:

    • Represent value management in senior management meetings, focusing on VM methods and tools roll-out

    • Drive cross-functional alignment on all levels of management both internally and externally to the VM organization.

What You Need

  • Bachelors' Degree in Engineering

  • Minimum 7 years of work experience in the following areas:

    • Process development

    • Value management related systems, processes, methods and tools

    • Commercial basics in Procurement, controlling and accounting

    • Database management and SW tool engineering

    • Professional knowledge in electronic, electrical & mechanical component integrated into an assembly

  • Excellent presentation skills and demonstrated ability to effectively present complex technical & commercial topics

  • Fluency in English

What is Nice to Have

  • Master’s degree in engineering

  • Experience with automotive electronic systems is expected, including experience selecting and/or recommending automotive assemblies

  • People development

  • Proven ability to share knowledge and best practices with teammates

  • Change Orientation: able to adapt to changing demands and conditions

What Makes You Eligible

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

  • Be willing to work in an office in EU(Any)/NA(Us & Mexico)/APAC(Any) or work remotely full-time with occasional trips to all HARMAN locations

What do we offer?

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

  • 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.

  • An inclusive and diverse work environment that fosters and encourages professional and personal development in an innovative and collaborative culture.

  • “Be Brilliant” employee recognition and rewards program.

  • Work on best-in-class emerging technologies and an atmosphere that pushes you to give your best.


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.