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Senior Director, Global Integrated Demand Plan

Date: Jan 16, 2019

Location: Budapest, Hungary, HU

Company: HARMAN International

Requisition Id : 114144 

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Senior Director - Integrated Demand Planning


Position Summary:

The Colleague is responsible for development and global implementation of an integrated planning process that will improve Harman’s ability to provide a high-level support to its customers, costs optimization, and the future expansion of the customer base. The successful candidate will have responsibility the global automotive process (Connected Car and Car Audio).


Job Responsibilities: 


  • Lead and provide direction to a cross-functional SIOP team consisting of Finance, Sales & Marketing, Program Management, Procurement, Supply Chain, and Manufacturing. 
  • Collaborate with the business stakeholders to align on optimal strategies to support the customers.
  • Manage Harman’s Global Automotive Sales Forecast to allow a roll-out of an integrated demand plan to the Harman plants, EMS partners and the supply chain.
  • Develop a consolidated 52-week detailed demand forecast plus 4 quarters, establish a process for loading into SAP and the plants’ MRP and design mechanisms for formal adjustments between the monthly editions.
  • Develop a 36-month aggregated forecast to facilitate business planning (capacity planning, supply chain capital requirements.
  • Establish a long-term Global Automotive Production Plan consisting of a quarterly production plan for all Harman manufacturing plants. 
  • Provide executive summaries to facilitate recommendations for capital investment decisions based on the business needs, demand forecast and inputs from the various stakeholders.
  • Develop and implement the SIOP process and Roles and Responsibilities (RASIC chart) for Sales and Inventory.
  • Define team structure and resources required to establish and maintain an integrated SIOP process.
  • Determine activities and identify cross-functional resources to drive accountability for actions required to support new product introductions, take rate and marketing campaigns.
  • Define and implement policies and guidelines to allow for designed finished good inventory level by commodity by plant to ensure meeting the required customer on time delivery / service levels and achievement of business sales and take rate objectives.
  • Monitor on-time customer delivery ratings to ensure the SIOP process adequately supports business needs.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree. Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience in SIOP
  • Relevant professional certifications (e.g. APICS) a plus.
  • Direct experience with automotive OEM customers
  • Supply chain expertise
  • Relevant APICS program management  and/or supply chain certifications


Eligibility Requirements:

  • Willingness to travel 25%
  • Willingness to work in an office



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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