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Senior Program Manager (m/f/d)

Date: May 2, 2019

Location: Garching, Germany, BY, DE

Company: HARMAN International

Requisition Id : 116064 

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  • Overall program responsibility for the realization of large and complex Infotainment Programs
  • Steering of Team1 with related sub-teams and external suppliers with team sizes from 150 – 200 project team members
  • Responsible to deliver the product according to agreed targets (schedule, Product costs, budget costs, quality)
  • Top level planning and controlling
  • Align technical and commercial program targets with functional departments
  • Responsible for Change Management processes (incl. internal/external Change Control Boards)
  • Technical interface towards the OEM customer for all aspects of technical status, program progress and product alignment
  • Responsible for the transition from prototyping to production incl. ramp-up
  • Active steering during RFI/RFQ-phase to compile feasibility studies and to complete product performance specification
  • Reporting towards the customer and internally incl. management board (CEO-level)
  • Program execution according to HARMAN Project Life Cycle Management Processes (PLM / PMI PMBOK)


Required Skills:


  • University degree in Engineering (Electrical Engineering, Information Technology, Mechanical Engineering) or appropriate graduation
  • Minimum 5-7 years of experience in program or line management
  • Ability to manage very large multifunctional teams in worldwide locations
  • Strong customer focus required
  • Fundamental knowledge in terms of methodologies in project management (PMP certification preferred)
  • Fluent technical and commercial English skills
  • High Ability to clearly communicate complex technical details
  • Ability to motivate and to communicate
  • Ability to mediate between conflict parties
  • Willingness to travel


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 company pension plan
  • Extensive technical trainings (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...



For more information, please contact:

Hannah Lütgenau

+49 89 35 870560

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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