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Public Relations Manager

Date: Feb 19, 2019

Location: Mountain View, CA, US

Company: HARMAN International


Public Relations Manager


We are seeking a creative, detail-oriented, and respected public relations manager to join our organization. In this position, you will create and promote the public image of HARMAN’s key division/ Business Unit – HARMAN Connected Services (HCS). You will develop communication strategies for media and analyst relations as well as maintain a strong network of industry connections to further increase our organization’s awareness.


Public Relations Manager Duties and Responsibilities


  • Develop public relations strategies for current and existing products, launches, and promotions for the division in order to protect and enhance HARMAN’s reputation in the market
  • Work with the HCS’ President & leadership team to understand the business priorities, objectives and go-to-market strategies and develop effective PR plans to support the division
  • Demonstrate ability to navigate and develop long-term and positive relationships with PR/marketing counterpoints at HCS’ client/customer site. Engage with customers, proactively, to develop strong and compelling story telling. Forge strong relationships with customers to obtain approvals for customer success stories and thought leadership pieces
  • Consistently brainstorm and collaborate with broader Communications and business teams for new ideas and strategies
  • Supervise, mentor, manage and delegate responsibilities to PR agency and build credibility and joint projects with industry analysts
  • Manage content team to produce relevant, compelling social media updates with links to products or promotions
  • Develop and produce high-quality, informative, and interesting press releases, press kits, and related materials
  • Maintain good relationships with media
  • Serve as the public face of the company in interviews and press conferences, if needed
  • Organize promotional events, press conferences, tours, visits, and exhibitions
  • Analyze media coverage; develop responses when needed
  • Create presentations, articles, reports, and information for web sites, blogs, and social media accounts
  • Create and manage PR budgets, deadlines, objectives, and schedules
  • Develop or commission market research as needed


Public Relations Manager Requirements and Qualifications


  • Bachelors/Master’s degree in marketing, journalism, business, or related field
  • 6 +years of experience in PR, Social media, Analyst and Influencer marketing. Experience of working with large, multinational companies
  • Strong knowledge of social media and IoT influencers, especially in the IT services domain
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills is a pre-requisite; strong copywriting and content creation skills
  • Willing to work, network and collaborate with a global communications team, sitting across countries and continents and managing time zones effectively
  • Up-to-date on latest industry trends; able to articulate trends and potential clearly and confidently
  • Strict adherence to company philosophy/mission statement
  • Strong project management skills with ability to supervise multiple projects
  • Available to work nights or weekends when needed
  • Willing to travel 20 - 30% of the time

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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