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Business Development Manager (m/f/d)

Garching, Bavaria Additional Location: Garching bei München, Germany Job ID: R-8533-2021

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.

Position Summary:

This position is within Harman Automotive Division. In this position you will be part of a global team, who will growth the customer base for Harman Automotive products. This role is a key position to win customer projects, starting from early engagement towards final nomination. You will be embedded within Harmans Business Development and Product Management team driving the growth of this area.

Job Responsibilities:

  • You are driving Pursuit progress with focus on technical execution (on time, on spec, on cost)
  • You will work closely with sales teams and technical managers and other stakeholder to help ensure individual pursuit goals are met in alignment with the product/platform team
  • Your are key interface between internal technical team and the customers
  • You master collobration with Sales, Supplier Engineering, and Design Engineering to set system performance and drive that cost targets are met
  • You support market analysis and observation as well as recherches in defined areas

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineer/Computer Science or related field
  • 5+ years of experience in automotive technical development
  • 5+ years in an project management role (preference given to those with program management experience)
  • Superior leadership, time management, facilitation, and organizational skills
  • Good knowledge of supporting processes (Purchasing, Controlling, Legal)
  • Experience with methods used during all product development phases
  • Knowledge about risk and opportunities management
  • Excellent communication and conflict resolution skills
  • Be comfortable in an uncertain environment with constant risk management
  • Knowledge about requirement management tools e.g. Doors, Polarion
  • Knowledge in Automotive Program Management including understanding Automotive SPICE
  • Fluent in both written and spoken English, other languages is a plus

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Electrical Engineer/Computer Science or related field
  • MBA is a plus
  • Previous stakeholder management skills
  • Solid Customer Program Management experience
  • Proven experience working in agile environment
  • Entrepreneurial Mindset

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Willingness to travel up to 25%

What We Offer

  • HARMAN offers a diverse and inclusive work environment that fosters and encourages career development opportunities, professional training and competitive market base compensation
  • You will also receive top-notch employee discounts on Harman’s Consumer Audio (JBL, AKG, HARMAN Kardon) and Samsung products
  • Flexible work schedule with a culture encouraging work life integration and collaboration in a global friendly working atmosphere and good work-life-balance
  • Attractive salary package based on the Metall & Elektro Tarif Baden Wurttemberg and an Employer contribution towards a company pension plan
  • Professional development opportunities through HARMAN University’s business and leadership academies which also includes extensive technical trainings
  • Internal talent management leadership acceleration programs
  • “Be Brilliant” employee recognition and rewards program



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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