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Manager, Quality

Bucharest, Bucureşti Additional Location: Bucharest, Romania Job ID: R-13672-2022

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Position Summary:

Leader in the quality organization, responsible for managing the development quality team in the Bucharest location. 

Our new Quality Manager will play a key role which requires the passion to drive quality to meet customer quality requirements for assessments and certification. Must be a strong advocate for First-Time Quality and Flawless Program Execution.  

Main responsibility will be oversight and install best practices in our program execution for Software Quality and Process Compliance to ensure the best results, continually reducing the cost of poor quality (COPQ).

This role requires managing the Development Quality (APQP)  in Bucharest to perform global activities for customer programs and customer program activities.

Supervisory Responsibilities:  Managerial role within aprox. 8-10 direct reports/ team growth expected.

Job Responsibilities:


  • Perform all the People-Lifecycle activities – Target Setting, Talent Assessment, Development Plans, Succession Planning, and Performance Review – for all the team members.
  • Drive and supervise the entire Hiring, On Boarding and Leave processes, being responsible for the engineers joining or leaving the team.
  • Report to the Line Manager about the organizational status of the team, including changes in the team membership and structure, changes in the employment terms of any team-members and any risks related to the team.
  • Supervise and coordinate the activity of the team, ensuring the team members are able to work at their maximum potential, with the highest focus and according to established priorities.
  • Involvement in budget planning, resource leveling, team training activities.

Program/Project Specific Responsibilities:

  • Be aware and ensure awareness within the team about the requirements, planning and milestones of the projects established by the CPM/BU stakeholders in agreement with the End-Customer, driving the teams activity accordingly.
  • Coach CPM/BU teams in aspects of ASPICE/BMS (Business Management System)
  • Provide estimate planning for quality activities.
  • Participate in RFQ and RFI representing quality and STV Organization, in general.
  • Address and respond to any escalations related to the activity and results of the engineers from the team.
  • Drive any necessary reallocation and balancing of the human and material resources available in the team to ensure execution and delivery according to the expectations agreed with the CPM/BU stakeholders.
  • Report to the Line Manager and CPM/BU stakeholders about the execution status including results, deliveries and impediments/risks encountered in the team activity.
  • Prepare/Review monthly reports for programs.
  • Champion continued learning and training for the Bucharest location
  • Ensure the preventive quality aspects in projects from RFQ until SOP+90 days
  • Perform „lessons learned“, 8-Ds and 5-Whys to ensure process and program execution improvements.
  • Perform Maturity Level assurance of running projects (Corrections in case of deviations, escalations in the different project phases).  Tracking of Product-Quality-Gates
  • Moderation of workshops to prepare reliability prediction of running projects
  • Ensure the process adherence according the HARMAN process landscape, driving first-time quality initiatives within region
  • Perform internal audits and assessments

Basic Qualifications:

  • Degree in Computer Science, Electronics or similar
  • >3 years in direct managerial/supervisor role
  • >5 years of experience in responsible position in SW projects, preferably in an global environment
  • QA Knowledge (ISO/TS, ASPICE)
  • Functional Safety knowledge (ISO 26262, IATF 16949)
  • Customer focus
  • Able to work independently in a structured way
  • Good social skills and confidence
  • Excellent written and verbal in English

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proficient in use of software development lifecycle tools, including DOORS, IBM-ALM, etc.
  • Experience with development tools for static analysis, unit testing code reviews, code coverage is highly recommended
  • Certification in ASPICE or CMMi
  • Knowledge of ASIL levels and requirements in SW planning for FuSa.
  • Effective Problem Solving Skills

Eligibility Requirements:

  • 10% Willingness to travel if needed

About HARMAN International

HARMAN ( designs and engineers connected products and solutions for consumers, automakers, and enterprises worldwide, including audio, visual and infotainment systems; enterprise automation solutions; and software services. 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. HARMAN also is a technology and integration services leader for the Automotive, Mobile, Telecommunications and Enterprise markets. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. The Company's software solutions power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated, personalized, adaptive and secure across all platforms, from the work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of more than 25,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia. The Company's shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol NYSE:HAR. HARMAN is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. HARMAN offers a great work environment, brilliant 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! 

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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