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Garching - Bavaria, Germany - Parking 1-5 Business Campus
Additional Location:
Karlsbad - Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
Job Family:
Worker Type Reference:
Regular - Permanent
Pay Rate Type:

Description & Requirements

What You Will Do:

  • Ensure profitability of the division with day-to-day integration and tracking of ideas/measures to secure the pipeline vs. target, own the measures and monitor of VM ideas across the organization by being leader of facilitating the generation of measures with functions and stakeholder
  • Definition and integration of cross-functional team members in the Value Management cross functional teams
  • Lead, execute and deliver the VM roadmap, vision and strategy
  • Fostering purpose driven, highly effective teams with clear ownerships & accountability
  • Ensure efficiency of teams by mentoring team members and challenging status quo
  • Lead the team to ensure transparency with data and analytics
  • Responsible and driver of measures based on input out of procurement, manufacturing, engineering, customer group and quality
  • Responsible and driver of risk assessment of measures
  • Responsible and driver of feasibility studies based on given standards / constrains
  • Execute vision and strategy of the divisional Value Management activities with
  • Drive creation of a detailed implementation planning at project & product level
  • Target delivery review, challenge, track implementation plans
  • Drive steering committee for implementation commitment
  • Owner of cross functional meetings and reporting of status quo
  • Driving the cross functional Value Management teams, Monitoring and Tracking of implementation progress
  • Ensure highly effective cross-functional teams to realize best-in-class cost improvements by fostering the Team integrity and leading and requesting the VM Budget
  • Leading overall VM communication and reporting towards stakeholders

What You Need:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Economics
  • Minimum 5 years work experience as Program Manager in automotive business
  • Minimum 5 years work experience in the following areas:

  • Cost engineering of electronic systems
  • Valuemangement knowledge of electronic systems
  • Design & development of electronic systems
  • Commercial basics in Procurement, controlling and accounting
  • Design for Assembly experience in electronic systems
  • Automotive Quality processes
  • CO2e improvement
  • Professional knowledge in electronic, electrical & mechanical component integrated into an assembly

  • Demonstrated strong ability to solve complex technical topics through structure solutions.  Must be able to influence others to drive alignment on proposed technical and commercial cost initiatives.
  • Demonstrated ability to breakdown Assembly processes down to component level
  • Excellent presentation skills and demonstrated ability to effectively present complex technical & commercial topics
  • Fluency in English

What is Nice to Have:

  • Master’s degree
  • Technical competency in electronic products (Electrical, Mechanical, Semiconductor components)
  • Experience with data-leveraged approach to driving progress & measuring results.
  • German, Portugese and Chinese skills are a plus.

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 based on the Metall- & Elektro -Tarif Baden Wurttemberg 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.