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Solutions Manager - Loudspeaker

Date: Dec 3, 2018

Location: Northridge, CA, US

Company: HARMAN International

Requisition Id : 114232 

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Position Summary:

Join the leader in professional loudspeakers and help us design and develop the next generation of cutting edge products. Our Professional Solutions Division is seeking an experienced and innovative Solutions Manager who will be responsible for the definition, development, management, and execution of professional loudspeakers, microphones, and wireless systems designed to bring unparalleled performance and use to performers worldwide.


Supervisory Responsibilities:  This position has no supervisory responsibilities. 


Job Responsibilities:   The position will help lead product and solution development and management efforts for the Retail Loudspeaker customer group.  The position will have a number of responsibilities and authority for making decisions as described below.


Marketing (Product and Solution Development)

  • Gather market research for new/existing products
  • Work as a liaison between internal/external sales channels
  • Research and respond to daily product information requests
  • Assist in evaluating and testing products/software during product development
  • Work with the Solutions Manager to drive new product documentation as needed
  • Assist in defining retail pilot programs to promote user experience
  • Help in accurately forecasting revenue from new and existing products in the market
  • Generation of market/product reports as needed
  • Overall assistance in driving the delivery of the roadmap as needed
  • Monitor and report on the current global competitive landscape
  • Collect requirements needed for a professional retail system that is solution focused
  • Assist in product launches to ensure sales force readiness, accurate forecast and product transitions



Basic Qualifications:

  • 5 years Live sound experience with a focus on loudspeaker
  • 5 years Live sound experience with a focus on stage microphones and wireless systems
  • Track record of product development and management success
  • Deep product application knowledge and understanding of full-system solutions
  • Solutions selling experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree Preferred



 Preferred Qualifications & Desired Competencies:  


Proven Leader:   Demonstrated track record of leadership

  • Able to run cross-functional project teams effectively.


Product and Solutions Management/Development Focus: Strong product and solutions management/development leader.

  • Strong leader that understands customers’ product and solutions needs.
  • Strong leader with deep product application and technical knowledge.
  • Able to effectively manage products and solutions throughout entire lifecycle.


Results-Driven:  Having a proactive, goal oriented approach to decision making.

  • Clear and strategic thinker; proven experience in developing and translating strategies into actionable plans
  • Sets and meets aggressive commitments to achieve business objectives
  • Capable of handling multiples projects / initiatives simultaneously and executing to completion


Team Player: Having respect for colleagues.

  • Proven team player with excellent communication and interpersonal skills who can effectively work with all levels of a global matrixed organization


Self-Awareness:  Accepting responsibility for personal development and actions.

  • Have clear objectives and strives to exceed them
  • Takes ownership for personal career and skill development



Eligibility Requirements:  

  • Willingness to travel up to 30%.
  • Willingness to work in assigned corporate, satellite, or remote office as required by posted position in the Northridge, CA campus.
  • Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.
  • Any offer of employment for any position that requires use of a HARMAN or customer owned vehicle is contingent upon the applicant having a clean driving record, which will be evaluated and determined in Harman’s sole discretion; however, applicants may have no more than 4 active points for moving violations (issued by any motor vehicle agency), and applicants must have no references to operating a vehicle under the influence of controlled substances within the last 10 years.

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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