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Sales Trainee (m/f) in our Leadership Experience Acceleration Program (LEAP)

Date: Jan 21, 2018

Location: Karlsbad, Germany, BW, DE

Company: HARMAN International

Requisition Id : 106182 

Every brilliant invention had a beginning

At HARMAN, you will be an integral part of the team and relied upon to share your unique perspective. The ability to apply original thinking to solve problems and create opportunities is something we embrace. HARMAN is dedicated to providing hands-on, real-world work experience for early-career professionals. With newly acquired knowledge and skills, our early career talent are prepared to make their mark on the world. 

Our Leadership Experience Acceleration Program (LEAP) is a two-year program designed to develop early career, high-performing talent into the next generation of HARMAN’s Sales through rotations in various positions. You will have 3 rotations in one of HARMAN’s global divisions: Connected Car and Lifestyle Audio. Each assignment brings with it a different skill set and challenge where the individual is required to be flexible and focused. LEAP Trainees will benefit from global experiences across multiple businesses and functions, including a mentoring program, internal talent development offerings (HARMAN University), classroom trainings, virtual and self-paced programs while developing a strong peer and global network.

If you are driven to solve complex problems, thrive in a results-oriented environment, and seek a role that strikes your creative and technical abilities, then LEAP is for you!


Your Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with Sales team and provide support on critical priorities to enable business success
  • Manage key sales reporting, analytics, and forecasting activities
  • Participate in global program activities that will strengthen business skills and build future leadership capabilities
  • Complete an international rotation to increase global exposure


Your Profile:

  • Above-average Master’s degree in Business Administration with technical affinity, Industrial Engineering, Electrical Engineering or related field
  • First practical experience (internships etc.) desirable in Sales and/or in the automotive industry
  • International experience through internships, study semesters abroad etc.
  • Fluent verbal and written communication skills in English and German, additional languages are a plus
  • Strong customer orientation and drive
  • Passion about the IT / automotive industry
  • Intercultural awareness and positive attitude to succeed
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast paced, results-oriented, matrixed environment
  • Desire to learn and develop rapidly within the program period
  • Geographical mobility


Our Offer:

  • 3 rotations in various positions of which one is an international short-term assignment
  • Meet other international LEAP trainees at the kick-off in our headquarter in the US and during talent development offerings
  • Be part of multi-national teams working together with the world’s largest Car manufacturers
  • Hands-on, real-world work experience for early-career professionals
  • Global experiences across multiple businesses and functions
  • Extensive trainings as well as a mentoring program
  • Attractive salary package
  • Flexible working time
  • Sport events e.g. B2Run, ski trips
  • Employee discounts on HARMAN (JBL, AKG, Harman Kardon) and SAMSUNG products



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. 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. We have a workforce of over 30,000 people and are a fully owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics.

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