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Manager, Innovation New Business Creation

Date: Jan 6, 2018

Location: Mountain View, CA, US

Company: HARMAN International

Requisition Id : 104417 

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Job Title:  Manager, Innovation New Business Creation

Manager:  Director, CTG Strategy

Location:  Mountain View, CA

Job Description

A Career at HARMAN

We are ONE HARMAN. We are greater than the sum of our divisions or brands. We proudly talk about our many iconic brands and describe how our technologies are transforming the car, the workplace and everywhere in between.  We work hard. We create useful, playful, beautiful things. We strive for excellence and we aim to win as a team. No matter the position, every employee at HARMAN is expected to demonstrate our core competencies:  leadership, change-orientation, collaboration, judgment and a results-driven mindset.  At HARMAN, we expect brilliance.  You can expect a career full of brilliant possibilities. 


Position Summary:

The Manager of New Business Development position will be  part of the Corporate R&D organization within HARMAN.  The candidate will focus on creating new business opportunities for the technologies developed within the organization and identifying new product development applications by pro-actively engaging with academina, start-ups, tech companies and government organizations.


Supervisory Responsibilities: This position will not have any direct reports. 


Job Responsibilities:

  • Seek and cultivate new qualified R&D opportunities consistent with Corporate strategic goals and initiatives.
  • Build, expand and maintain active contacts in academina, start-ups, tech companies and government agencies.
  • Work with internal business unit stakeholders to align on new business opportunities and participate in strategic planning activities.
  • Coordinate technology marketing efforts for external trade shows and internal events.
  • Interface with Corporate Marketing and Communication teams  to increase and improve our brand awareness  as a technology company and to increase demand for new applications with customers in core or adjacent markets.


Basic Qualifications:

  • MBA with Bachelor’s Degree in a engineering related field.
  • Minimum 2+ years experience.
  • Creative and Critical thinker with strong business acumen and relationship management skills.
  • Ideal candidate should have proficient computer experience (Excel, Access, Word, Internet, Power Point).
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Outstanding organizational skills.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior experience with transition from R&D prototype to product.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate with employees at all levels within the organization.
  • Effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers and other employees of the organization.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, manage competing priorities and meeting tight deadlines.
  • Solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.


Eligibility Requirements:

  • Willingness to travel.
  • Willingness to work in an office in Mountain View, CA.
  • HARMAN will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening.
  • Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.


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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