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Director, Global Electromechanical Category

Date: May 24, 2019

Location: Budapest, Hungary, BU, HU

Company: HARMAN International

Requisition Id : 115942 

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Director, Global Electromechanical Category


Position Summary:

This procurement professional will be a key contributor to the competitiveness of a major, global direct material category for Connected Car and Lifestyle Car Audio and will manage a global team of category managers in support of executing the category strategy and savings objectives.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Management of the end-to-end strategic sourcing and procurement process
  • Cooperation with both corporate and regional stakeholders to standardize corporate-wide product specifications and establish and implement long-term strategic
  • Establishment and execution of category goals, improvement plans, quarterly business reviews and monthly reporting
  • Execution of effective supplier negotiations and event driven cost reductions
  • Development and execution of category strategies through alignment with Harman Global Procurement Segment Leaders, Business Units, Engineering, Quality, Manufacturing teams
  • Management and decision making on supplier relationship including contracts, commercial / pricing, capacity, supply assurance and conflict resolution for the Global Category
  • Be the escalation/communication point for Harman International and the supply partner
  • Identification, establishment and development of new suppliers, supplier relationship management, supplier portfolio management and supplier performance evaluation
  • Gathering relevant information systematically; considering a broad range of issues or factors; grasping complexities and perceive the relationship among problems or issues; seeking input from others


Basic Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Business Management, Supply Chain, or Engineering
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in Strategic Sourcing and Supply Management
  • Experience collaborating with internal and external resources
  • Experience in leveraging and focusing resources across organizational/geographic boundaries
  • Proficiency in handling procurement systems including sourcing, contract management and transactional systems
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint skills
  • Experience in Electrical, Mechanical, Electromechanical or Electronics procurement


Our Offer:

  • Be a part of an international team working with the world’s largest automotive manufacturers
  • Attractive salary package
  • Career development opportunities
  • Employee discounts on our HARMAN (JBL®, AKG®, HARMAN Kardon®) products

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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