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Senior Product Manager (Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning)

Novi, Michigan Job ID: R-11402-2022

HARMAN’s engineers and designers are creative, purposeful and agile. As part of this team, you’ll combine your technical expertise with innovative ideas to help drive cutting-edge solutions in the car, enterprise and connected ecosystem. Every day, you will push the boundaries of creative design, and HARMAN is committed to providing you with the opportunities, innovative technologies and resources to build a successful career.

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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.

About the Role

The Senior Manager for Product Management Design leads a global team of experts to drive and define the Product, Platform strategy, and GTM plans for AI/ML for the Augmented Reality product portfolio.  Focus on leading technology, UX, and monetization. 

Your Team

The team is comprised of professionals focusing on Product Management, Business Development, Platform Management, and Requirements Management to define, design, and execute a comprehensive strategy for Augmented Reality.  You will also work with Samsung AEB and collaborate with the ADAS SBU.  You will also work closely with HARMAN’s Automotive Division leadership team, colleagues in engineering and other business units, key external partners, and customers to ensure that the strategy aligns with the needs of the market.

What You Will Do

  • You will create compelling and differentiated product propositions based on market needs, customer segments, and technical feasibility, aligned to overarching product strategy; while ensuring product delivery from ideation to launch.

  • This position will drive revenue and margin expansion of existing product lines by partnering closely with HARMAN customer groups including pricing strategies through the Digital Cockpit business unit.

  • With a focus on being the voice of the customer, you will be responsible for anticipating market needs and ensuring requirements are fed into the global management framework. 

  • The end goal is to position the Digital Cockpit Business Unit to remain the market leader in Digital Cockpit solutions and drive profitable growth for the division. 

What You Will Dofor Augmented Reality Product Line

  • Analyze appropriate customer insights, market data, and technology and product trends for HARMAN to define necessary product requirements like pricing or SOP timing.

  • Define a Platform and Product Portfolio for the Augmented Reality Product Line that enables the Business Unit to exceed its 2025 business targets and align with market insights.  Find and define OEM-winning product and value proposition opportunities that differentiate HARMAN from our competitors, increase revenue and margins., and deliver a strong ROI of platform investments.

  • Manage and maintain a roadmap of Product Lines that allows HARMAN to lead in the market.

  • Conduct market intelligence and assess competitive positioning by comparing HARMAN’s portfolio to competitors' products and eco-systems.

  • Develop and maintain an ecosystem of partners that contribute to HARMAN’s business model and position in the value chain.

  • Define Make vs Buy options in upcoming technology areas that may be of interest to the Business Unit as part of its growth strategies

  • Work closely with HARMAN’s Customer Groups to define global and region-specific pursuit strategies.  Ensure there is a close alignment between the Platform roadmap and the customer needs of now and future. 

  • Co-drive HARMAN’s Digital Cockpit RFQ engagements together with the Customer Groups.

  • Work closely with Finance Controlling and Engineering groups to define and control the overall budget on platform and product investments for the BU. 

  • Identify the Go-To-Market approach by prioritizing emerging technologies and innovations.  Work closely with marketing and business pursuit teams to help craft an effective marketing pitch for the platforms and support showcasing Platform solutions at different venues like CES, Geneva, and Technology days

  • Directly responsible for Platform Definition, Product Requirements definition, Business Development, Program management (for internal reference platform development), business sales team, and RFQ support teams. 

  • Drive Platform Requirements documentation and align with Product derivatives

  • Demonstrate an ability to think beyond the technology itself and understand key business drivers that ensure technology investment will provide substantial value or improvements to customers.

What You Need

  • 10+ years of Product Management experience.

  • 10+ years managing customer projects, platforms, and end-to-end delivery experience

  • Proven track record of defining and successfully selling Platform-based solutions.

  • Business analysis to create product and platform business cases.

  • Strong customer orientation through credibility with the customer as a trusted, collaborative and productive partner.

  • Experience working in a matrix, global, cross-functional organization by collaborating with key stakeholders in sales, product operations, marketing, and engineering.

  • Results- and detail-oriented: holds him/herself and others accountable for commitments.

  • Experience with effectively communicating with the SVP of the SBU

  • Ability to think beyond the technology itself and understand key business drivers that ensure technology investment will provide substantial value or improvements to customers.

What is Nice to Have

  • Relevant education in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or related field.

  • Strong experience in Product development and agile processes

  • Track record of managing large, complex projects with multiple stakeholders.

  • Track record of driving business value and growth

  • Excellent teaming skills to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels within the organization, internally and externally.

  • Experience managing external partners.

What Makes You Eligible

  • Be willing to work in the Novi, MI office

  • 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, AKG, 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. (


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