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Business Development Manager, Cinema and Post Production

Date: Jan 22, 2019

Location: Apsley, UK, GB

Company: HARMAN International

Requisition Id : 110813 

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Position Summary:

This position is within HARMAN’s Professional Solutions Division.  This senior level individual will be the evangelist responsible for selling HARMAN product solutions to targeted customers. The primary mission is to drive demand for the HARMAN solution set by establishing, building and maintaining relationships with key decision makers in this market to meet/exceed revenue targets. The position will work within a matrix organization, and will have to work collaboratively within the Harman Professional Solutions Division


Job Responsibilities:

The position will have a number of responsibilities and authority for making decisions as described below;

  • Responsible for overall business development across EMEA for HARMAN’s Cinema vertical market
  • Define Cinema strategy across the EMEA region
  • Manage the execution of defined strategy for the Cinema vertical market across the EMEA region
  • Become the trusted face of Cinema within Harman across the EMEA region
  • Own relationships with key end users in conjunction with relevant distributors and associated integration partners
  • Ensure that the channel is fully aware of the product range and its applications and are technically trained on the product
  • Maintain the company’s CRM database to accurately reflect the ongoing sales and pipeline position
  • Represent the company at trade shows
  • Identity and assist with the on-boarding of new strategic partners and end users. Develop and manage the business development relationships with these new partners
  • Work closely with extended team to deliver accomplish vertical market growth. For example, application engineering team, regional sales leads)
  • Develop partner business plans in conjunction with relevant regional sales leads
  • Support the channel managers in selling products and full solutions for targeted Cinema customers both through product expertise and in-person customer support
  • Motivate and enable the channel to increase sales of the product range through utilising appropriate marketing techniques
  • Assist in the generation of positive PR to support the company’s reputation as a market leader, either directly, or in co-operation with the relevant partners and customers
  • Work closely with regional marketing teams to drive activities and marketing plans across the region
  • Responsible for monitoring and reporting relevant competitive activity in the marketplace
  • To be responsible for monitoring the performance of the existing product range, identifying market trends and opportunities for new product development
  • To assist in the specification of new product by providing the company with an effective market research/market feedback function


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree;  Master’s Degree a plus
  • 6+ years experience in a senior level sales position targeting audio and visual accounts
  • Proven track record of exceeding goals/objectives
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Superior follow-up skills


Customer Focus and Solutions Selling:  Providing exceptional service and quality to Cinema customers

  • Strong solutions sales representative that understands customers’ needs and is effective at selling solutions that will best meet their needs
  • Strong technical focus that can support channel management and business development teams
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully prospect, present to clients, and consistently close large deals
  • Ability to understand business requirements and effectively present/articulate advanced audio, video, lighting and control solutions and HARMAN technology


Team Player: Having respect for colleagues; leading teams with clarity and accountability

  • Proven team player with excellent communication and interpersonal skills who can effectively work with all levels of a global matrixed organization
  • Ability to interface with technical teams and internal departments to ensure customer success


Change Orientation:  Able to adapt to changing demands and conditions


Self-Awareness:  Accepting responsibility for personal development and actions

  • Have clear objectives and strives to exceed them
  • Takes ownership for personal career and skill development


Eligibility Requirements:

  • Willingness to travel 60%+ of the time
  • Willingness to work in an office in Europe
  • HARMAN will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in Europe for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen



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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