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Director, Supply Chain Management, Semi-conductors Segment

Date: Jan 8, 2019

Location: Budapest, Hungary, HU

Company: HARMAN International

Requisition Id : 114694 

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Director Supply Chain - Semiconductors

Position Summary:

The successful Candidate will maintain inventory accuracy and the end-to-end processes related to warehouse management, inventory handling, inventory control and accuracy, storage, receiving, shipping, and the continuous improvement of these processes (in the semiconductors Categories including SoC and processor, memory, displates and interfaces, telematics, power, audio and computer modules).



  • Develop and implement Critical Parts Management that will significantly reduce HARMAN supply risk
  • Develop and implement Inventory Policies for RAW, WIP and Finished Goods
  • Develop and Implement robust Master Data Management processes and procedures
  • Accountable for the global development of demand and supply chain decision modeling for the segment
  • Identifying opportunities to optimize total cost of ownership. Including critical parts, inventories, and capacities
  • Globally plan, organize, direct, and monitor decision execution instructions at the implementation level, as well as clearly present decision models and summary reporting to executives and leaders.
  • Globally control SAP master data setups across the supply chain.
  • Lead development, tracking, and reporting of global supply chain performance
  • Accountable to set raw and WIP inventory strategies for the supply chain organization. 
  • Leads all plants in regards inventory analysis and reporting including days on hand, inventory turns, and dead/slow moving
  • Owner of the global critical parts management, including identification, supplier allocations, and reporting.
  • Lead interface to the procurement team for the SIOP team.
  • Identify global continuous improvement activities to enhance supply chain effectiveness and cost reduction.  Including critical part management, inventory control, freight optimization, and others.
  • Advise senior level management on comprehensive business and market intelligence data including strategic opportunities and value-added solutions related to transportation, warehousing, service, supply chain trends, etc.
  • Prepare annual department budgets, and establish controls to maintain objectives.
  • Responsible for the accuracy of master data in the weekly SIOP process.
  • Responsible for developing inventory forecasts, auditing inventory settings in SAP, and contributing to the budgeting process.



Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in related field or equivalent experience, Electrical Engineering degree preferred
  • Experince in handling Electrical Categories/Commodities (SoC and processor, memory, displates and interfaces, telematics, power, audio and computer modules)
  • Minimum 10+ years of progressive experience in the area of supply chain and/or materials management with a minimum of 3 years experience with supervisory responsibility
  • Supplier & Production planning experience.
  • Experience utilizing financial and data-driven techniques to make decisions; proven experience negotiating with freight and logistics providers
  • Knowledge and participation in LEAN activities, including participation in Kaizen, Value Stream Mapping (VSM) and other continuous improvement activities
  • Experience in interviewing, hiring and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; counseling; rewarding and disciplining employees


A Career at HARMAN

We are ONE HARMAN. We are greater than the sum of our divisions or brands. We proudly talk about our many iconic brands and describe how our technologies are transforming the car, the workplace and everywhere in between.  We work hard. We create useful, playful, beautiful things. We strive for excellence and we aim to win as a team. No matter the position, every employee at HARMAN is expected to demonstrate our core competencies:  leadership, change-orientation, collaboration, judgment and a results-driven mindset.  At HARMAN, we expect brilliance.  You can expect a career full of brilliant possibilities. 

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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