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Director, Global L&D - Leadership Academy (m/f/d)

Garching bei München, Bavaria, Germany Job ID: 118862 Additional locations: None

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.

Additional Work Location(s) ​​​​​:None

About the Role

In conjunction with the Sr. Director, Global L&D, this individual will globally lead the analysis, design, development, implementation and evaluation of learning programs for all professional levels and positions in the Leadership Academy. The Director will have strong knowledge of training best practices to support HARMAN’s people and leadership development pipeline. He/she will cultivate relationships with senior business leaders to develop an agile needs assessment process and partner with internal experts to create engaging programs and training curriculums. The individual will lead cross-functional, complex initiatives, project teams and external resources, as applicable. This is a highly visible position that requires expertise in delivering high-impact people and leadership development programs across all levels in a global, fast pace environment and strong leadership in a matrixed environment.

Your Team

Three direct reports and two matrixed reports

What You Will Do

  • Partner with executive and senior level management to define short and long-term leadership, business and high potential development needs
  • In partnership with the Director of Talent Management, manage high potentials programs curriculum, including alignment with development centers, learning interventions for high potentials, and communication and reporting to top management as needed
  • Oversee governance of local learning roadmap development and implementation; define global targets and ensure local alignment
  • Create and implement content delivery strategies that are compelling to the learners and meet business needs, in a cost-effective manner using varied formal and informal modalities
  • Be a pioneer in exploring new learning technologies adjusted to the regional or country specific preferences
  • Identify and manage partnerships with renowned leadership and professional development firms, as well as global learning institutions
  • Contribute to HARMAN’s Diversity & Inclusion efforts by actively engaging target audiences and delivering appropriate learning interventions
  • Using a variety of communication channels, market and create awareness of learning programs
  • Coach and manage a team of learning professionals in various geographies

What You Need

  • Bachelor`s degree in Human Resources, Organizational Psychology, Management or related field of study
  • Min of 12 years of experience driving Learning in global matrixed organizations
  • Strategic perspective - proven ability to create learning roadmaps for leadership, business and functional development
  • Proven track record for delivering results in environments characterized by high growth, fast pace and or rapid change
  • Strong knowledge of learning best practices and theory with ability to implement pragmatic solutions tailored to meet specific business needs

What is Nice to Have?

  • Master`s degree in Psychology, Learning, Management, or related subject
  • Project management experience

What Makes You Eligible

  • Be willing to travel up to 20%, both domestically and internationally

Our Offer:

  • Be part of an international team working with the world's largest automotive manufacturers
  • Attractive salary package
  • Employer contribution to company pension plan
  • Extensive technical trainings
  • Career development opportunities
  • A great package of additional benefits such as
    • flexible working time
    • free parking spaces
    • language courses
    • sportevents like the B2Run or a skiing trip
    • daily lunch allowances
    • employee discounts on our HARMAN (JBL, AKG, HARMAN Kardon) and Samsung products
    • and much more...


The position is vacant in Garching near Munich, Bayern.

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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