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Sourcing Manager, Engineering Services

Date: Mar 22, 2019

Location: Bangalore, India, KA, IN

Company: HARMAN International



Position Summary: Relative to all Global Software Services Procurement (GISP) areas, this Global role is responsible for sourcing, commercial and tactical procurement activities within the Engineering Services, reporting to the Manager of Global Sourcing for the same. The individual must be a subject matter expert in Engineering Services sourcing and Procurement strategies, tactical operations and related activities.

Supervisory Responsibilities: This is an individual contributor role.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Support in managing the Global Category Spend of over $100M, working closely with all functional and divisional managers, internal stakeholders and external sources.
  • Individual contributor role.  Responsible to manage and make critical decisions on all aspects of supplier relationship including contracts, commercial/pricing, supply assurance and conflict resolution.
  • Develop and execute sub-category strategies through alignment with Harman International global category manager, business units, engineering, quality, manufacturing activities.  Requires knowledge of the business units technology and product roadmaps and specific expertise in procurement and manufacturing cost structure.
  • The role requires a sophisticated level of relationship management interfacing with global suppliers, requiring balancing of interests to maintain mutually beneficial relationships.
  • Coordination of engagement between procurement, supply chain functions and senior stake holders within the BU. This person will be an escalation/communication point for Harman International and the supply partner.
  • Support in achieving the overall category targets and objectives to attain overall budget performance as well as expected internal/external performance.
  • Align sub-category strategy with overall category strategy, supply chain and business requirements
  • Establish consistent commercial terms/conditions and present a single unified Harman International interface to the supply base
  • Execute effective supplier negotiations and event driven cost reductions to meet annual cost reduction goals. 
  • Drive supplier rationalization strategy to maximize category leverage
  • Manage the sourcing process by: creating RFX, analysis, evaluation, negotiation, and award
  • Serve as a point of contact for BU sourcing issues and opportunities related to category management. Orchestrate cross-functional, cross site, internal/ external teams
  • Establish goals, improvement plans, business reviews and monthly reporting related to areas of responsibility
  • Oversee compliance with legal, business, code of conduct, financial and SOX requirements
  • process purchase requisitions and issue purchase orders as required
  • Manage business relationships with suppliers, including SOW development, KPIs, etc.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Require a Bachelors degree in Business, HR, Marketing, Supply Management or related field. Masters Degree preferred.
  • Experience in sourcing & procurement activities within a manufacturing dominated business environment with a minimum of 10 plus years of experience
  • Strong analytical skills including usage Excel for data analysis
  • Strong computer skills including usage of Microsoft Office tools; knowledge of e-procurement tools

Preferred Qualifications: Please list the preferred qualifications needed for this position based on the following:

  • SAP experience (Requisitions, POs., etc) a plus
  • Technical background in Software preferred
  • Action:  decision-making, assertiveness, self-starter
  • Communication: strong presentation and writing skills. Ability to speak clearly and express self well in groups and in one-to-one conversations
  • Performance: Commitment to achieve key goals and metrics, strives for continuous improvement
  • Vision & Purpose: Creates and communicates compelling visions; sees opportunities; inspires; motivates. Ability to gather relevant information systematically; consider a broad range of issues or factors; grasp complexities and perceive the relationship among problems or issues; seek input from other
  • Customer Focus: Meets internal and external requirements; creates & fosters productive team environment & relationships. Success in collaborating with key work partners and able to maintain relationships at the working level,
  • Risk Taking: Sets and achieves ambitious and challenging goals.
  • Leadership: High integrity, manages by fact, results drives, team builder, functional driver and manager. Fosteris collaboration among team members
  • Other: Demonstrates problem solving skills; project management skills; must have ability to multi- task many activities while working under constant pressure; excellent communication skills; excellent computer skills; excellent negotiation skills.


Eligibility Requirements:

  • Willingness to travel 25% of time
  • Willingness to work in an office located in Bangalore, India
  • Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen
  • Any offer of employment for any position that requires use of a HARMAN or customer owned vehicle is contingent upon the applicant having a clean driving record, which will be evaluated and determined in Harman’s sole discretion; however, applicants may have no more than 4 active points for moving violations (issued by any motor vehicle agency), and applicants must have no references to operating a vehicle under the influence of controlled substances within the last 10 years

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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