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Senior Product Manager (Augmented Reality)

Novi, Michigan Job ID: R-12678-2022

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 Augmented Reality.  You will consolidate the regional differences and develop customer-centric product roadmaps, define innovative business models across the AR product lines, and align with HARMAN’s greater Automotive portfolio. Product lines include AR HUD, HOE, and AR Glasses.

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. 

  • Define product positioning- define features and roadmap/main releases, create and maintain a business plan including pricing, and maintain a status dashboard

  • Create and maintain a roadmap for feature sets across the Digital Cockpit product line

  • Develop and lead a market-driven requirements forum that includes the systems, software, and program management teams.

  • Support market and customer analysis: sync with Marketing/RFQ team, define and size market segments, determine trends and relevant changes in the international law based on close contact with customers and partners

  • Conduct competitor analyses and analyze competitive landscape/products

  • Identify areas for potential partnerships for software/hardware development and identify and recommend potential partners.

  • Lead project management processes and discipline for the business unit.

  • Support Tech Days exhibitions, and manage the relationship with customers, partners, and other leading companies in the area. Organize frequent demos of the completed work to stakeholders

  • Drive internal and external marketing plans and support RFQ teams to acquire new business.

  • Develop and refine business case metrics and support governance process for approval of roadmap and feature sets.

  • Provide proactive and Innovative ideas on ways to differentiate our products from the competition and “delight” customers

What You Need

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering

  • 5+ years in Automotive Product Management

  • 12-15 years of technical experience

  • Strong Business Acumen, MBA a plus

  • Experience working in a global organization or on a global product

  • Strong skills in communication, presentation, and problem-solving (customer and internal)

What is Nice to Have

  • Know-how of current infotainment systems & digital cockpit solutions

  • Knowledge of business case development and basic financial metrics

  • Fluent and effective communicator and external presenter

What Makes You Eligible

  • Be willing to travel up to 25%, of domestic and international travel

  • Be willing to participate in automotive conferences and network

  • Be willing to work in an office in Novi

  • 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. (


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  3. Principal Engineer

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