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Harman International - Program Manager - Lifestyle Division

Posted On: 2014-7-31
Location: Northridge, CA, USA

Essential Responsibilities:

Manages two to four Embedded Audio programs requiring both application and development engineering.
Defines tasks to be performed by cross-functional teams in developing systems. Teams are typically comprised of no more than 5-10 members.
Follows corporate product development (or applications) process. Ensures the compliance of team members.
Understands all of the technical detail of the products used in all systems, both electrical and mechanical.
Approves requirements and technical solutions for meeting requirements for all development products.
Establishes and manages program budget. Coordinates with sales, supplier engineering and design engineering to set and meet systems cost targets. Identifies areas of uncertainty and develops contingency plans for mitigating cost overruns in worst case scenarios.
Works with design engineering to develop development timeline.
Interacts with all internal functions: design engineering, manufacturing, quality, purchasing, marketing, and sales.
Negotiates resource allocations with functional managers and other program managers.
Identifies program issues and drives resolution at team level. As necessary, escalates to appropriate management level along with recommended solutions.
Serves as the lead program interface with customers.
Reviews selected suppliers and quotes. Participates in supplier reviews/selection as appropriate.
Coordinates and oversees ordering of prototype and production tooling.

Basic Qualifications:

Business Competence – Ten or more years of related experience in program management, sales, quality, design engineering, process engineering or materials.
Management competence – Required experience in providing leadership to cross-functional teams with an emphasis of leadership by example. Strong communication skills, teaching and coaching skills, and well structured time management skills.
Consumer electronics experience – Experience working with major consumer electronics or products company.
BS Degree or equivalent experience is required

Desired Characteristics:

Strategically and operationally strong – Ability to synthesize complex information into a simple strategy and then execute and communicate against this strategy.
Strong consumer products orientation – Keen understanding of consumer wants and needs that can be effectively applied to creating market-winning sales strategies.
Solid planning and organization skills – Ability to manage complex projects and schedules necessary with this Program Management role.
Good collaboration skills – Ability to effectively collaborate with people and teams from all functions within
Harman plus full range of industry consumer customers.
Demonstrated creativity and out-of-the box thinking –
Constantly pushing new ideas and programs to solve sales and market challenges.
Business acumen – Solid business and financial background.

Other Requirements:

Willingness to travel 20% of the time.
Willingness to submit to a background screen and a drug test.
Please contact Debbie Noetzel at
or apply to the Harman Talent Center at

Please mention AES00664 when applying for this position.

About Harman International

400 Atlantic St.
Stamford, CT 06901

Phone: +1 203 328 3500

Headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, Harman (NYSE: HAR) designs, manufactures, and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer, and professional markets— supported by 15 leading brands including AKG, Harman Kardon, Infinity, JBL, Lexicon and Mark Levinson. The company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with Harman audio and infotainment systems. Harman has a workforce of about 13,400 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia, and reported sales of $4.4 billion for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012. Harman is an equal opportunity employer, offering a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training, and competitive compensation. Looking for a challenge where your experience is valued? Come see what you can achieve as a leader with Harman!

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