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 This position will be responsible for driving and implementing platform strategies across product categories and brands.
Platforming is a strategic decision to unify experience across Harman products. This role will drive initiatives across business units, regions, functional teams and external partners.
Second responsibility of this role is to professionally analyst new market opportunities. Close communication with the regional sales team and product team to explore sensible segment for Harman to invest.
Your Team The position will report to SVP, Global Product Strategy, General Management of Consumer Audio. It will have 1-2 direct report. What You Will Do
What You Need
Should have prior experience in Engineering or Supply Chain Operations.
Experience developing a product roadmap. Success across a variety of business models is helpful.
Understands what it takes to win in the market place.
What is Nice to Have
As a result, the company has been heavily engineering-centric and task-oriented. The new SBU Car Audio Services requires the new Sr.
Director of Product Management to be a change agent, in a way that brings discipline to the new product development process, a more results-oriented approach to the work at hand, and a consumer-centric view and design-driven innovation to the planning process.
Success will be measured not only by product superiority, but also by new product contribution margin, timeliness-to-market, and cost of quality.
HARMAN wants to "re-invent" the category and be a top market share and profit share leader.
The first task at hand is to revitalize the new product pipeline in which HARMAN currently competes. Specifically, the need is to boost new product revenue by at least $20 million per year, with improvement in contribution margins.
This may be a one-to-two year undertaking; however, the longer term challenge is to put HARMAN back into the driver’s "audio" seat as it relates to developing truly novel innovation by creating new-to-the-world products in which to compete.
This will entail not only the management of the Product Line Managers who are direct reports, but also working closely with the externally focused and high commercial Region Business Unit leaders, as well as the engineering & sourcing teams whose technical expertise will need to be directed toward the projects deemed to be most promising in the market.
This executive will be successful by demonstrating an ability to work with and understand the engineering behind the technology, but also by demonstrating an innate ability to connect with consumers and customers to bring new products to market that will be meaningful, and therefore will be in high demand.