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Marketing Controlling Coordinator

Date: Dec 5, 2018

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands, NL

Company: HARMAN International

Requisition Id : 113284 

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Position Summary:

This position is within HARMAN’s EMEA Lifestyle Audio Division, based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The Marketing Controlling Coordinator role has 2 focus areas: Budget Coordination and support to the Senior Marketing Controlling and Operations Coordinator and Marketing Department.

The Marketing Controlling Coordinator has a maintaining and controlling role concerning the EMEA Marketing Budget. Key to this role is the monthly tracking and reporting of the budget, working with stakeholders such as, Business Analysis, Regional Marketing and the Local Sales Offices.


This role reports to the Senior Marketing Controlling and Operations Coordinator.


Job Responsibilities:


  • Budget Coordination – Support the annual 70M USD EMEA Marketing Budget planning process. Tracking of all expenses regionally and locally, provide monthly marketing dashboards in cooperation with Business analysis. Report and present updates and status to the Senior Marketing and Product Management Coordinator.
  • SRM coordination:  Supporting the Purchase Order Process for EMEA Product Marketing. Controlling the Marketing spend through the SRM tool.
  • Expense file: Maintaining and updating the expense file for EMEA marketing and controlling the local expense files. Monthly reporting of the budget to the Senior Marketing Controlling and Operations Coordinator and Business Analysis.
  • Marketing Dashboards: Creating monthly Marketing Dashboards for EMEA and for local marketing. Key is the alignment between Business Analysis and the organization.
  • Vendor Management (MDM) and Procurement: support new vendor selection, and set up.


  • Support the Product Marketing Department – Support the department on daily operations
  • Support with department expenses
  • Manage consignment reviews on quarterly basis
  • Manage the inventory level (stock control) of 3 showroom locations
  • Manage the vendors that produce Harman EMEA’s merchandise/giveaways
  • Provides support for ad hoc projects and activities.



Basic Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 1-3 years’ experience preferably in an International Marketing or Financial environment
  • Ability to work within a matrix organization 
  • Experience with MS office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Preferably some experience with SAP
  • Strong Organizational skills and detail oriented
  • Independent and team player, fluent in English, Dutch would be advantageous



Preferred Qualifications & Desired Competencies:



You can be counted on to execute and get things done. You ensure quality in all aspects of your work. You take pride and ownership in your work.


You ask for and deliver feedback. You take actions to develop yourself. You take accountability for your actions.

Change Orientation

You seek ways to improve, streamline and/or reinvent processes within your area of control. You reframe issues to find new and pragmatic solutions to solve problems or meet customer needs. You shift strategy or approach in response to the demands of a situation


You listen well to understand instead of reacting fast. You communicate clearly, respectfully and with conviction. You have a global mindset and demonstrate cultural awareness


You consider the short and long-term impact of your actions. You recognize when to escalate issues and when to ask for help to take appropriate action. When initial efforts fail, you are open to suggested alternatives and try different approaches


Eligibility Requirements:

  • Willingness to work in our office in Amsterdam, The Netherlands



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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