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Media Campaign Manager, EMEA

Amsterdam, Netherlands Additional Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands Job ID: R-6585-2021

A Career at HARMAN

As a technology leader that is rapidly on the move, HARMAN is filled with people who are focused on making life better. Innovation, inclusivity and teamwork are a part of our DNA. When you add that to the challenges we take on and solve together, you’ll discover that at HARMAN you can grow, make a difference and be proud of the work you do every day.

Have you heard of JBL or Harman/Kardon, some of the world’s leading audio brands? The market we are leading in, is fast paced, fun and dynamic.

You will work with the biggest brands within Lifestyle Audio: JBL, Harman/Kardon and AKG. Our headphones, portable speakers and home entertainment systems will become your area of expertise.

In this “work hard, play hard” environment you will join our Integrated Marketing department within HARMAN Consumer Lifestyle, based in Amsterdam. We are looking to hire an enthusiastic and results driven:

Media Campaign Manager

About the Role:

The Media Performance Manager coordinates the execution and analysis of paid media campaigns execution across the Harman Consumer Audio, Car Audio, and Professional brands in EMEA. Execution focuses on the performance analysis and optimization of paid media while prioritizing brands, countries, and media channels.  The role requires a strong mix of traditional, digital, social, and content experience that enables mapping out full funnel paid communication plans. The ideal candidate demonstrates proficiency in developing POVs that incorporate emerging trends in media, marketing, and audience-targeting opportunities.

The Manager also collaborates with various marketing and E-com stakeholders to create and implement media plans that drive brand/product awareness, favorability, consideration, and purchase. A key part of the role is establishing and maintaining productive partnerships with internal teams that span branding, marketing communications, consumer insights, ecommerce, and data/analytics, as well as skillful engagement with external agency partners and the media community. Critical outcomes include aligning media and messaging, underpinning approaches with data-driven analysis, and driving innovation across paid and owned media. 

The manager will work with Harman’s media & creative agency partners.  Liaise with Harman Direct & In-Direct

E-com and manage how paid consumer communication efforts coordinate alongside Marketing and E-com owned and earned communications.  The manager will support the director in budget allocation, briefing, and evaluation of media plans. The manager will influence the design concepting of online video and display banner assets, and advise local markets, CA (car audio), and Pro on their own media plans.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This position does not have any direct reports internally but supports in managing agency partners.

What You Will Do:

  • Steward EMEA media budget management and support Director of Media, EMEA in budget allocation across portfolio of brands and product categories.  

  • Collaborate cross-functionally across marketing functions to support development and execution of paid communication plans (i.e., brand, marketing communications, consumer insights, customer marketing, social, PR, and E-com).

  • Coordinate in the briefing, design, execution, and analysis of paid media plans that support business objectives across Harman EMEA divisions.

  • Establish and track performance criteria throughout all media campaigns.

  • Organize the creative asset and messaging allocation across multiple paid channels; programmatic display, online video, radio/music streaming, social, addressable (d)OOH, and connected TV.

  • Review and Analyze agency reporting to inform future media and creative briefings.

  • Support Director of Media, EMEA in the day-to-day management operations of media agency of record.

  • Manage PO requirements, invoicing, and budget tracking.

What You Need:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required.

  • At least 5 years’ experience with demonstrated success in managing multiple media campaigns across brand and product marketing.

  • Current knowledge of industry trends and innovations within the media marketplace.

  • Proven ability to think strategically with a balanced analytical and creative approach and synthesize large amounts of information into actionable plans.

  • Process oriented self-starter with strong sense of ownership, assertive follow-through, and orientation towards results.

  • Detail oriented with the ability to handle multiple assignments and deadlines, to prioritize assignments as necessary.

  • Solid planning and organization skills necessary in managing complex projects and schedules.

  • Experience working within, international and cross-functional teams.

  • Budget management experience.

What We Offer:

  • A flexible work schedule where you will be able to work from home up to 40% and the remaining days in a fantastic new office at Houthavens, Amsterdam.

  • You are going to work in an international team within a friendly global working atmosphere.

  • HARMAN offers a diverse and inclusive work environment that fosters and encourages career development opportunities, professional training and competitive market base compensation plus a 13th month salary, 28 holidays per year.

  • You will also receive a highly valued commuter travel package, a EUR 100,- environment allowance when commuting via public transport or bike. Additionally, we provide an interesting collective health insurance scheme, pension and top-notch employee discounts on world class HARMAN/Samsung products (JBL, HARMAN Kardon, AKG etc.)

  • Professional development opportunities through HARMAN University’s business and leadership academies.

  • Internal talent management leadership acceleration programs.

  • “Be Brilliant” employee recognition and rewards program.

  • A unique opportunity to contribute to drive revenue growth and nurture strategic trust-based relationships.

  • The chance to work with on complex problems and continues improvement.

And a few reasons you might love it:

At HARMAN we create useful, playful, beautiful things. Our many iconic brands including; JBL, Harman/Kardon and AKG are transforming the car, the workplace and everywhere in between. We work hard, look for brilliance from all our 30,000 employees and in return you can expect a career full of brilliant possibilities. If you want to be part of a business offering industry-first features, innovation, superior sound technology and the guarantee that you'll never have a dull day - HARMAN could be the place for you! (

Is this the challenge you’ve been looking for? We look forward to receiving your application! Send your application with your resume and letter of motivation. For more information about the position, you can contact the Recruitment department by phone +31 (0)6 - 25374321).



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. (


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