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Director, GPLM

Shenzhen, China Job ID: 128083

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.

A Career at HARMAN
We are ONE HARMAN. We are greater than the sum of our divisions or brands. We proudly talk about our many iconic brands and describe how our technologies are transforming the car, the workplace and everywhere in between. We work hard. We create useful, playful, beautiful things. We strive for excellence and we aim to win as a team. No matter the position, every employee at HARMAN is expected to demonstrate our core competencies: leadership, change-orientation, collaboration, judgment and a results-driven mindset. At HARMAN, we expect brilliance. You can expect a career full of brilliant possibilities.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Defines portfolio strategy for HP&Wearable with all major lines of business.
  • Manages all Global Product Line Manager activities to drive New Product Introductions for HP&Wearable product.
  • Focuses on new business development activities to integrate new technologies and trends into the product innovation pipeline.
  • Drives conversations on new partnerships and collaborations with key customers and suppliers.
  • Plays integral role in defining innovation pipeline for New Technology Introduction into product portfolio. Facilities critical link between Harman’s R&D resources (CTC, ATG, H&M NTI) and GPLMs.
  • Drive leadership in category by defining meaningful product DIFFERENTIATION and being very strict in what we choose to leave out of a product spec. (including compelling services and strategy).
  • Presenting your product plan and Harman Value Proposition in a manner that is consumer friendly, market realistic, creative and ultimately compelling.
  • In-depth knowledge in wireless audio product category - market trend, competition and technology

Being at the forefront of technological trends and implications. This includes key platform architecture tradeoffs and maximizing the Harman advantage

  • Strong P&L skills. Can develop an ROI business case with total confidence. Good judgment skills in determining the balance of what we specify with what we get in financial return.
  • Solid awareness of global retail markets and what it takes to get your product placed with key retail partners
  • Have an international perspective that looks for creative ways to make meaningful rapid growth breakthroughs with our portfolio in key Harman international markets
  • Connect well with regional commercial colleagues. Be responsive to their needs and provide information to them that is immediately useful.
  • Connect well with Program management and engineering teams making sure that the required product concept gets turned into actual detailed product requirement document.
  • Develop together with Brand Management teams the Marketing Plan and go to market strategy for key “hero” launches from your category.
  • Develop appropriate App strategy and roadmap that will enhance the overall Entertainment for consumers
  • Define the experience for our target consumers.
  • Master the entire lifecycle process in particular strong project management skills to make sure initial product creation milestones happen on time to enable successful product launches in appropriate regional Introduction windows.
  • Work as a team player in all Product Development activities outside your specific responsibility.

    What You Need

  • Strong product management experience in electronic industry
  • Good market commercial track record
  • Innovator…..Driver of meaningful differentiation
  • Strong Technical competence to influence and maximize product architecture decisions
  • Have launched multiple products into the market and understand the keys to making them successful

About HARMAN International
HARMAN ( designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers, and enterprises worldwide, including connected car systems, audio and visual products, enterprise automation solutions; and services supporting the Internet of Things. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and connected car systems. Our software services power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated and secure across all platforms, from work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 30,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia. In March 2017, HARMAN became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics. HARMAN is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment

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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