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License Category Manager (m/f)

Date: Oct 28, 2017

Location: Karlsbad, Germany, DE

Company: HARMAN International

Requisition Id : 98188 

Additional Work Location(s) ​​​​​: Garching, Germany 


  • Responsible for key supplier relationships with software license and embedded software providers
  • Sourcing of embedded software, licenses and services
  • Manage the Request for Quotation (RFQ) process
  • Contract and price negotiations with suppliers for current and future business
  • Creation of make or buy analysis in consideration of alternative system designs / solutions
  • Close cooperation with sales organization, product development, finance and program management
  • Support and drive technical discussions between suppliers and internal interfaces to ensure technical requirements are met by suppliers at best possible commercial terms
  • Preparation and presentation of reports and status updates for internal customers
  • Search and identification of new and alternative partners and suppliers
  • Support license determination by Program Management with coordination support of Program Management Office


Required Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or Engineering, preferably with majors in Business Information Systems, Supply Chain Management, Information Systems, Software, Engineering, Finance or similar
  • Global work experience as Category Manager, ideally for Software and Licenses
  • Automotive experience would be preferred
  • Passion for new technologies, media and system software
  • Experienced in creation of supplier contracts
  • Experienced with MS Office applications, SAP/R3 is optional
  • Strongly engaged and motivated
  • Self dependent work behavior, flexibility and ability for continuous learning
  • Business fluent in English, German preferred (B2 level)
  • Traveling up to 20%


Our Offer:

  • Be part of an international team working with the world's largest automotive manufacturers
  • Attractive salary package
  • 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
    • daily lunch allowances
    • employee discounts on our HARMAN products (JBL, AKG, HARMAN Kardon)
    • and much more...


HARMAN has a workforce of over 30,000 people and is a fully owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics. HARMAN designs, engineers and produces solutions for car manufacturers, consumers, and enterprises worldwide, including connected car systems, audio and visual products, enterprise automation solutions and connected services (IoT-solutions). With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson® and Revel®, we are admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. Millions of automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN connected car and audio 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.

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