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Sr. Product Sourcing Specialist

Date: Aug 8, 2018

Location: Novi, MI, US

Company: HARMAN International

Requisition Id : 110335 

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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: This position is responsible for Product Sourcing for NA Connected Car. This role will act as an advocate for Procurement/Supply-Chain into all relevant functions of HARMAN including Engineering, Quality Assurance, Program management, CBU, Finance, and Manufacturing. In addition, this role will be the voice of the business unit into the Procurement/Supply-Chain organization. This role will report to the Director, NA Connected Car Product Sourcing.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Advocate the category strategies within the business during all four (4) phases of product maturity from concept development to production
  • Communicate business requirements and priorities to category management and align Procurement metrics with business unit P&L including translating category cost savings and negotiations
  • Conduct material and supplier risk assessments
  • Support centers-of-competency (CoC) and supplier technology development in the concept phase by developing and implementing Product Sourcing strategies in conjunction with Engineering and category management
  • Lead and develop customer RFQ/RFI BoM and BoL costs and sign-off on stretch targets within the business case in the quote phase
  • Track, monitor and drive actions to ensure material cost targets are achieved during New Product Introduction (NPI) phase
  • Prioritize the business unit requirements and program sourcing in the NPI phase
  • Lead cost reduction workshops and design-to-cost initiatives during the new product development phases
  • Manage production cost reduction measures, including VA-VE, Product Transfers, and productivity initiatives
  • Collaborate successfully with key work partners and maintaining key relationships
  • Deliver KPI’s and implement process improvements


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain, Engineering or Business
  • 4 years of relevant working experience preferably in the areas of either procurement, engineering, program management, quality, or product development.
  • Strong relationship building skills
  • Strong presentation and writing skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Ability to drive for results in an ambiguous environment


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Automotive and NPI experience, preferably with a global organization
  • Infotainment or electronics experience


Eligibility Requirements:

  • Willingness to work in an office in Novi, MI
  • 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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