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Senior Manager Product Sourcing (m/f)

Date: Dec 26, 2017

Location: Garching, Germany, DE

Company: HARMAN International


Your Responsibilities:


  • Ambassador of the supply chain management organization towards all relevant functions of the HARMAN organization (Engineering, Quality, Program management, Sales and Finance)
  • Product Sourcing participates in cross function RFI and RFQ teams and is responsible for providing a Costed BOM, BOL, BOS and Conversion Costs (e.g. make or buy inputs)
  • Lead cost reduction workshops and design-to-cost initiatives during the new product development process.
  • Cost Optimization events, led by Product Sourcing, focused on reduction of cost as well as optional component selection.
  • During the design phase of the product sourcing process, customer requirements and engineering specifications provide the inputs required for development of the advanced sourcing technology roadmap. The goal of these reviews is to provide costed Product BOM’s for integration into customer programs. 
  • Develop and implement sourcing strategies in conjunction with engineering and category management.
  • In conjunction with the SCM, CBU, CPM and finance departments, Product sourcing representative drives business review with SVP Supply Chain Management for make vs. buy decisions. (Capital, capacity, EMS costing, supplier delivery and performance, program timing, and business case impact are critical inputs in making decision).
  • Lead cross-functional teams in identification and implementation of product cost reduction opportunities through VAVE events including PCN’s and CR’s.
  • Regional Product Sourcing and Direct / Indirect Material category teams monitor Supplier quality and delivery performance
  • Collaborate successfully with key work partners and maintaining relationships at management level.
  • Track, monitor and drive respective actions to ensure material cost targets will be achieve during new product introduction phases.
  • Leading and owning a new business area BOM (e.g. ADAS), continuously strengthen knowledge as well as to support, exchange and train colleagues as the dedicated expert.  
  • Monthly reporting of KPIs


Your Profile:


  • Bachelor's / Master degree business administration, industrial engineer or appropriate graduation
  • 7+ years of related experience in Procurement, Strategic Sourcing, Supply Chain Management, Program Management, Product Sourcing.
  • Automotive background and strong technical affinity is a must have
  • Experience in ADAS, Camera Vision technology or Telematics sourcing desired
  • Ability to work independently, establishing priorities, setting goals and to make decisions.
  • Strong relationship building skills and proven success collaborating with key work partners and the ability to maintain relationships at the executive level.
  • Proven ability to lead and influence diverse global teams to achieve cost, quality, and time to market commitments.
  • Strong presentation and moderation skills.
  • Creative and innovative problem solver, agent for change management and the ability to adapt to rapidly changing environment.
  • Drive for results and success; convey a sense of urgency and drive issues to closure; persist despite obstacles and opposition.
  • Willingness to travel 10-20% of the time
  • Fluent in German and English


Our Offer:


  • Be part of an international team working with the world's largest automotive manufacturers
  • Attractive salary package
  • Employer contribution to company pension plan
  • Extensive technical trainings
  • Career development opportunities
  • A great package of additional benefits such as
    • flexible working time
    • free parking spaces or allowance for public transportation
    • language courses
    • sportevents like B2Run or a skiing trip
    • daily lunch 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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