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Manager Business Analysis

Date: Nov 27, 2018

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands, NL

Company: HARMAN International

Requisition Id : 112670 

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Position Summary:

The Manager Business Analysis is responsible for providing management with insights that support decision making on strategic, tactical and operational level. He will manage a team of 2-3 business analysts and reports into the Director Business Analysis. He will lead the monthly reporting process, including month end activities, as well as the forecast process and the annual budget process. He will be looking for process improvements and is able to implement these in the organization.

Main tasks relate to the Financial and Business Analysis, Monthly Financial Close, Annual Budget cycle, Rolling Forecast process, Management Reporting, Inventory Control, Process and Risk Control.

Supervisory Responsibilities: The Manager Business Analysis is managing a team of 2-3 (Jr) Business Analysts.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Act as business partner and provide timely, accurate management information;
  • Improves forecast accuracy together with the business;
  • Leads the monthly reporting process to Global & Corporate Finance; provide financial close support in the areas of Revenue, Cost of Sales, SG&A and Inventory and ensuring timely reporting in consolidation system;
  • Coordinate the annual budget process and support the business with the planning process;
  • Manage and develop a team of 2/3 business analysts;
  • Cooperate with Shared Service transactional processing and General Ledger Accounting teams to safeguard accurate and consistent accounting;
  • Ensure compliance with company procedures and look for process improvements.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Finance & Accounting or equivalent;
  • 5-7 years of relevant experience in an international controlling function;
  • 1-2 years experience in managing a small team;
  • Strong business acumen and ability to partner with the business;
  • People manager able to develop individuals;
  • Experienced in Microsoft Office (especially Excel); knowledge of/experience with ERP systems (preferably SAP);
  • Fluency in English.







Preferred Qualifications & Desired Competencies:



  • Sees when analysis and discussion have served their purpose and moves to action
  • Can be counted on to execute and get things done
  • Re-prioritizes to adjust to changes in the business focusing on actions that deliver the highest value



  • Applies critical thinking to identify root causes of complex problems
  • Considers cost, efficiency and multiple scenarios as needed when making decisions, establishing, or changing procedures
  • Is open to suggested alternatives and try different approaches when initial efforts fails



  • Provides reasons behind decisions to all relevant parties in a timely manner
  • Communicates clearly, respectfully and with conviction
  • Actively engages individuals and teams beyond normal comfort zones to consider diverse points of view



  • Seeks ways to improve, streamline and/or reinvent processes within his area of control
  • Relentlessly pursues leading-edge information and technologies
  • Shifts strategy or approach in response to the demands of a situation



  • Establishes clear direction, stretches goals and priorities for himself and his team
  • Respects others and creates an environment of trust where individual voices and contributions are encouraged and valued
  • Takes accountability for his actions



    Eligibility Requirements:

  • Willingness to travel 10% of the time
  • Willingness to work in our Amsterdam office



About HARMAN International

Headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, HARMAN (NYSE: HAR) designs, manufactures, and markets a wide range of infotainment and audio solutions for the automotive, consumer, and professional markets. It is a recognized world leader across its customer segments with premium brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, and Mark Levinson® and leading-edge connectivity, safety and audio technologies. The company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 14,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $4.3 billion for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013. Harman is an equal opportunity employer, offering a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation. Looking for a challenge where your experience is valued? Come see what you can achieve as a leader with Harman! (

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 25 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. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 30,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia. In March 2017, HARMAN became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics. HARMAN is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or Protected Veterans status.  HARMAN offers a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation. Looking for a challenge where your experience is valued? Come see what you can achieve as a leader with HARMAN!  (

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