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Product Sourcing Summer 2020 Intern

Novi, Michigan Job ID: 118684 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.

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About the Role

The Product Sourcing organization provides Connected Car with dedicated value chain leadership over the complete product life cycle for automotive OEM customers. This function creates value by delivering cost, quality, delivery, and risk mitigation objectives that support HARMAN’s customers by leading supply chain for the Connected Car business. Through supporting successful new product launches and driving continuous improvement across the supply chain, the Product Sourcing Intern will have the opportunity to significantly contribute to the success of Connected Car.

What You Will Do

  • Analyze the internal process and information flow, develop tools and reports to increase organizational efficiency, and communicate the Product Sourcing KPI performance to internal stakeholders
  • Work with cross-functional teams within HARMAN to define, manage, and implement projects that deliver process improvements in support of on time launches for new programs including:
    • Long lead material planning
    • SAP set up for new BOM items
    • Ensure and coordinate timely supplier tooling kick-off
    • Follow-up on open supplier PPAPs
  • Provide the Product Sourcing Managers support in collecting and compiling cost estimations and supplier quotations to support customer RFQs and ongoing Program BOM cost evolution activities

What You Need

  • Pursuing a Bachelor degree in Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, or Engineering
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Resourceful, result-oriented team player
  • Excellent communication & interpersonal skills
  • Analytical, capable program solver

What is Nice to Have

  • Previous internship experience, ideally in a Purchasing or Supply Chain role
  • Automotive industry experience a plus

What Makes You Eligible

  • Be willing to work in an office in Novi, MI
  • Successfully complete a background investigation and drug screen as a condition of employment

What We Offer

  • Opportunity to collaborate with talented teams across the world
  • Inclusive and diverse work environment that fosters and encourages career development opportunities
  • Access to employee discounts on world class HARMAN products (JBL, HARMAN Kardon, etc.)

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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