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Manager, Program Management

Date: Nov 6, 2018

Location: Northridge, CA, US

Company: HARMAN International

Requisition Id : 111182 

Additional Work Location(s) ​​​​​: Northridge; Richardson 

Job Title:   Manager, Program Management

Manager:   Senior Director, Digital Business Unit Interface, Professional Solutions

Location:   Northridge, CA 


Job Description


Position Summary:

The Manager, Program Management, will be responsible for planning, managing, and overseeing the execution of the Digital Road Map for Supply Chain, Manufacturing Operations, Warehouse management, Sales & Operations planning and Finance functions.

In addition, will be responsible for developing project business cases, agree and secure project budget, coordinate the initiation of projects with the Digital team, track the project progress and measure the project success against defined metrics.


Supervisory Responsibilities:



Job Responsibilities:

  • Digital roadmap:
    • Define, align, and deliver a roadmap for manufacturing, Operations and Finance that drives simplification, standardization, analytics and innovation, which will enable profitable growth for HARMAN’s Professional Solutions Division.
    • Review and revise the digital roadmap annually and review it with business leadership.
    • Align and enable divisional targets to fiscal year roadmap.


  • Portfolio Management:
    • Oversee the Digital Portfolio for Manuafacturing and Finance functions within the division.
    • Analysis, design and transfer of business requirements to the Digital organization.
    • Develop Business case and business benefits for projects.
    • Interpret and apply organization’s policy on processes and projects.
    • Review project progress and evaluate results.
    • Measure the project success against defined metrics.
    • Develop and deliver monthly and annual Digital portfolio reports .
  • Process Excellence:
    • Deploy lean integrated processes for Manufacturing Operations and Finance to enable end user productivity,  market competitiveness, operational efficiencies, real time insights and decision making.
    • Be a catalyst for change enabling process definition and improvements.
    • Suggest option and solution recommendations to business owners.
    • Influence decisions and be a trusted advisor to Manufacturing Operations and Finance leadership team.
    • Explore, utilize and promote digital opportunities available.


  • Operational Excellence:
    • Establishes operational rigor, metrics, reviews and rythms to ensure system performance, availability, business continuity, and end user satisfaction for Manufacturing Operations and Finance.
    • Proactively collaborate and co-innovate with customers and suppliers to drive customer satisfaction and competitive differentiation.
    • Handles escalations and oversees closure of activities.


Basic Qualifications:

  • 7+ years Digital and/or Operational experience related to Supply Chain Management, Manufacturing,  Operations and Finance roles.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Business Administration or equivalent work experience.
  • 5+ years experience in project management and/or Business Analysis.
  • 5+ years experience in global setting.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent time management & organizational skills with keen attention to details.
  • Strong troubleshooting skills.


Preferred Qualifications & Desired Competencies:

Leadership: Demonstrate character, clarity, courage and commitment to high-performance.

  • Build environment of trust, high performance and engagement by establishing clear goals and a commitment to feedback, development and recognition.


Change Orientation: Champion a better, faster and simpler way of doing things.

  • Apply original thinking and continuous improvement to processes, products, systems or services and manage change to better serve customer needs.


Collaboration:  Connect, engage and communicate with others.

  • Encourage open expression of ideas; communicate effectively at all levels and build strong relationships.


Judgment: Make sound decisions.

  • Demonstrate critical thinking to take appropriate risk and make sound and timely decisions.


Results-Driven: Deliver extraordinary results.

  • Take initiative to achieve superior, quality results against internal or external standards of excellence.


Customer Excellence

  • Co-innovate and exceed customer expectations. Engage collaborate, and understanding voice of the customer.. 


Eligibility Requirements:

  • Willingness to travel up to 10% of the time.
  • Willingness to work in a key location – Northridge, CA 
  • 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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