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Specialist, Operations and Project Management - Huemen

New York, United States Additional Location: New York, New York | Seattle, Washington Job ID: 131474
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Additional Work Location(s) ​​​​​: New York; Seattle

About the Role

Huemen is looking for an Operations & Project Manager to join a new and growing design team focused on all creative efforts for the Huemen external business portfolio of design driven creative work.

The Operations & Project Manager will collaborate with Harman leadership and the broader internal creative team to manage project schedules, milestones, and resources; lead client projects from kick-off to final delivery; prepare and present proposals; and streamline internal and external processes. As the client’s eyes and ears inside the organization, they will be engaged across multiple projects and possess a strong sense of ownership, responsibility and accountability to see projects through from start to finish. This role will report into the Director of Operations and Project Management within Huemen


Your Team

HARMAN has always placed great value on the design and execution of its products and services. In 2018, the three internal design groups across the 4 divisions were reorganized into a single agency-model design organization. This design organization is named “Huemen”. Huemen will continue to deliver and lead the world-class design across all of HARMAN in the disciplines of Industrial Design, User Interface/Interaction Design, Visual Design, Packaging Design, and User Experience Design, as well Marketing Services and Future Experiences in Auto and Home. Link to Huemen portfolio page: https://www.behance.net/huemen


What You Will Do

  • Accountable for leading the quality of all project deliverables and performance throughout the duration of the engagement
  • Sets expectations with internal and external teams and handles prioritization for all work that comes through creative team
  • Leads the project team to execute the project plan on budget and on time.
  • Facilitate project-related team meetings (i.e. kick-offs, status, internal/client reviews, etc,) communicating action steps
  • Must be able to be client facing and clearly present ideas, challenges, and creative solutions efficiently
  • Leads the project plan, ensuring that all deliverable dates are met.
  • Responsible for leading budget and scope creation, implementation, and reconciliation.
  • Responsible for managing internal project communications, ensuring that any issues, changes, or required performances that impact the project are addressed with team and team lead.
  • Provides on-site lead production support for project execution
  • Identify resourcing needs and secure them as required
  • Lead, shape and continually optimize creative production processes/workflows
  • Bring a positive, solution-oriented mindset to tackling problems and help unify and motivate project teams

What You Need

  • 3-5 years as a project manager, product manager, or producer at a consulting or creative agency
  • Experience with a variety of project types including brand strategy, experience design, design production, digital/ux, retail design, photo/video shoots, brand activations etc.
  • Experience articulating creative intent to others and proactively organizing partners to bring ideas to life.
  • Excellent organization and time management skills
  • Ability to identify, sort through, and plan for interdependent dates and deliverables
  • An aptitude for negotiation between client and agency; and between departments
  • The dexterity to drive stakeholders (the internal team, client, agency partners) to deliver on time while maintaining positive relationships across the board
  • An innate ability to think critically, tackle challenges head-on and problem solve on a daily basis
  • An instinct to foresee oversights and potential pitfalls before they turn into problems
  • A strong attention to detail and dedication to quality assurance
  • Ability to adapt and pivot to fluctuating and fast-paced environments
  • Consistent ‘can-do’ attitude where no job is too small or big
  • A knack for keeping multiple dates and milestones top of mind

What is Nice to Have

  • Experience from a client service organization
  • Consumer electronics industry experience
  • A background or strong interest in art and design

What Makes You Eligible

  • Be willing to travel up to 5 - 10%, domestic and international travel
  • Successfully complete a background investigation and drug screen as a condition of employment

What We Offer

  • Access to employee discounts on world-class HARMAN products (JBL, HARMAN Kardon, etc.)
  • Extensive training opportunities through our own Harman University
  • Competitive wellness benefits
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Access to HARMAN Campus Fitness Center and Cafeteria
  • An inclusive and diverse work environment that fosters and encourages professional and personal development

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)

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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