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Business Manager Digital - Lifestyle Audio (m/f)

Date: May 12, 2018

Location: Garching, Germany, BY, DE

Company: HARMAN International

Position Summary:


Responsible for the economics of Digital projects within the Lifestyle Audio Division. Tasks include calculating business cases, agree the budget with corporate or the respective business unit, coordinate the initiation of projects with the executing departments in Digital, track the progress of projects and initiatives and measure the project success against defined metrics. The Senior Business Manager Digital will also perfom profitability analysis on a regular basis.



Job Responsibilitiies:

  • Responsible for managing, planning and controlling the Digital Budget in the Lifestyle Audio division
  • Reviews and report progress as well as evaluate results
  • Perform the longe range planning and yearly budget planning together with the Digital organization, the financial departments and the respective business units
  • Conducts and supervises broad assignments, necessitating ability to evaluate matters which may have a major bearing on the conduct of the organization’s business
  • Responsible for the operational purchase processes
  • Recommends changes in procedures
  • Reviews progress with management
  • Analysis, design and transfer of business requirements into the Digital organization
  • Responsible for the Operational Reporting of Digital projects and  collect required data, generate respective reports and distribute them to Stakeholders.
  • Suggests options and recommendation solutions to business owners
  • Manage the tools, measure the usage and business contribution of the Digital tools in order to manage the lifecycle of such tools by initiating end of life and/or migration projects.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking to take appropriate risk and make sound and timely decisions
  • Take initiative to achieve superior, quality results against internal or external standards of excellence





  • University degree in Computer Science, Business Administration or Economics
  • Minimum of 5 years experience within the field of Business Management, ideally with an FP&A background
  • Strong intellect combined with good commercial sense and excellent analytical, planning & forecasting skills
  • Experience in project management within technical teams
  • Experience in Digital projects would be considered a plus
  • Experience with intercultural teams
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English and German
  • Excellent time management & organizational skills with attention to detail
  • Strong analytical skills with an affinity to numbers and IT
  • Troubleshooting skills
  • Proficient user of SAP and Excel



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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