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Projektleiter / Senior Customer Product Owner (m/f/d) Navigation

Date: May 4, 2019

Location: Garching, Germany, BY, DE

Company: HARMAN International

Requisition Id : 116122 

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Your Tasks/Responsibilities:


  • Owner of 3-4 OEM projects
  • Steering and planning of all customer meetings
  • Define stakeholders from HARMAN side for technical discussions with the customer. Moderate technical discussions.
  • Manage all customer requests
  • Structure, systematize, prioritize the customer requests and address them to TPO organization
  • Reporting to the customer (e.g., project milestone report, daily defect status reports, etc).
  • Generate items for customer-dedicated feature backlog and monitor it
  • Synchronize with other CPOs and CPO Manager in order to groom and negotiate priorities across the projects
  • Preparation of and participate in all OEM-HARMAN Management meetings
  • Pre-analyze and prioritize defects
  • Be fully responsible for all OEM projects managed by the team
  • Formulate product strategy and communicate to the specific customer. Must work with solution management for value streams and engineering leaders
  • Triage customer tickets with customers / other domains and prioritize for the teams
  • Represent controller, engine and database in embedded, cloud and mobile products as one Harman solution for the customer
  • Manage Technical Product Owners and Engineers as needed and bandwidth allows (e.g., during SOP landing phase)


Your Profile:


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Computer Science or comparable
  • Broad understanding of navigation application with the focus on Worldwide Premium Navigation
  • Excellent customer communication and presentation skills
  • Flexibility and ability to work hard
  • 10+ years of management experience
  • Willingness to travel
  • Fluent English and German language skills


Our Offer:


  • Be part of an international team working with the world's largest automotive manufacturers
  • Attractive salary package based on IG Metall Tarif Baden Wurttemberg
  • Employer contribution to a company pension plan
  • Extensive technical training (e.g in our HARMAN University)
  • Career development opportunities
  • A great package of additional benefits such as
    • flexible working time
    • allowance for public transportation
    • language courses
    • sport events like B2Run or a skiing trip
    • daily canteen allowances
    • employee discounts on our HARMAN (JBL, AKG, HARMAN Kardon) and Samsung products
    • and much more...

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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