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Project Manager, Direct Materials Cost

Budapest, Hungary Additional Location: Budapest, Hungary| Novi, Michigan Job ID: R-6668-2021
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About the Role

The Project Manager, Direct Materials Cost will improve HARMAN’s Automotive overall profitability and attractiveness to its customer. The role will be responsible for the success of HARMAN Automotive Division’s direct material cost management global teams and the execution of the vision and strategy of the direct material cost optimization program and delivery of targeted EBIT improvement both on short/mid/long term.

What You Will Do

  • As Project Manager you integrate global cross-functional teams and its members in the Direct Material cost management teams
  • Support, control and challenge the teams to make sure they operate effectively and reach profitability targets
  • Clear responsibilities, drive accountibility and transparency
  • Mentor team members and support team integrity
  • Challenge results, methods and tools
  • Challenge procurement techniques and processes
  • Challenge design to cost approach
  • Execute vision and strategy activities of the Direct Material cost management (review target, track implementation plans, execute framework, align with Performance office)
  • Communication with stakeholders globally

What You Need

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Economics
  • Background with several years of experience in (ideally all) the following fields: Program/Project management, Cost Engineering, Engineering, Procurement
  • Technical competency in electronic products (Electrical, Mechanical, Semiconductor)
  • Excellent English language skills (both verbal and written)
  • Ability and personality to: drive, motivate and support global teams and control, challenge status quo, current processes, methods and tools
  • Strong influencing and networking skills – ideally experience in a diverse cross-functional environment
  • Understanding of Procurement processes & familiarity with the automotive global supply base
  • Understanding of Cost calculation methods and fact-based negotiations
  • Understanding of Design to Cost best practices
  • Strong data & analytics competency
  • Project Management experience/skillset – strong ability to drive and pressure timely execution of targets

What is Nice to Have

German, Chinese, Hungarian language skills

What Makes You Eligible

  • Be willing to work in an office in Budapest or Novi, MI
  • Successfully complete a background investigation and drug screen as a condition of employment (US Only)

What We Offer

  • Access to employee discounts on world-class HARMAN/Samsung products (JBL, Harman Kardon, AKG etc.)
  • Inclusive and diverse work environment that fosters and encourages career development opportunities
  • Flexible work schedule with a culture encouraging work life integration and collaboration in a global environment
  • Professional development opportunities through HARMAN University’s business and leadership academies
  • Internal talent management leadership acceleration programs
  • “Be Brilliant” employee recognition and rewards program
  • Scholarship programs for employee family members

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

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. (www.harman.com)

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