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Minimum USD Salary: 122,250
Maximum USD Salary: 179,300


Company: Harman International Industries

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

As a Senior Technical Program Manager, you will be responsible for organizing, scheduling and executing product development projects. You will work in a cross-functional role; planning, communicating, team building and executing a development plan to meet Harman and customer requirements. This position has direct responsibility for program management, start-to-finish project delivery and customer interface engineering.

Your Team

The position has indirect responsibility for all engineering-related functions (transducer, hardware, software, mechanical, acoustics, and validation) and cross-functional interfaces (procurement, manufacturing, etc). This position starts with no direct reports, but could have direct reports in the future, based on business growth and needs.

What You Will Do

  • Manage multiple audio system (system, speaker, and/or amplifier) project developments, requiring both applications and international development engineering.
  • Define tasks to be performed by cross-functional team in developing systems. Use task list to create a work breakdown structure. Use work breakdown structure to establish program schedule.
  • Follow corporate product development (or applications) process. Ensure the compliance of team members.
  • Ensure prompt decision-making is executed by promoting consensus decisions, intervening when consensus decision-making fails, and making unilateral decisions in the case of a deadlock.
  • Understand the technical detail of the products used in all systems, both electrical and mechanical.
  • Approve requirements and technical solutions for meeting requirements for all development products.
  • Establish and manage program budget.
  • Work with Sales, Supplier Engineering, and Design Engineering to set system cost target. Meet system cost target.
  • Set team goals for timeliness, customer issues, and quality. Lead team to meet goals.
  • Interact with all internal functions: design engineering, manufacturing, and quality, purchasing, marketing, and sales.
  • Negotiate resource allocations from functional managers. When a resource conflict occurs, negotiate a solution with functional managers and other program managers.
  • Serve as lead program interface with customer.
  • Identify program issues as early as possible and drive resolution at the team level. If resolution requires management intervention, escalate to appropriate management personnel with proposed alternatives.
  • Manage change requests throughout project to account for changes in cost/scope/timing.
  • Review selected suppliers and quotes and participate in supplier reviews/selection as appropriate.
  • Coordinate and oversee ordering of prototype and production tooling.
  • Audit task completion and report major deviations from plan to appropriate management.
  • Recommend continuous improvements development process.

What You Need

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related field
  • 12 years of overall development experience
  • 8+ years related experience in program management or related engineering fields
  • Equivalent relevant industry experience will be considered
  • Project Planning, problem solving, multi-tasking, project management skills
  • Must be able to articulate vision and influence decision making outcomes with internal stakeholders, external suppliers, and the customer.
  • Background in Automotive Electronics and/or embedded software in audio electronics preferred
  • Experience working with Japanese OEMs

What is Nice to Have

  • PMP certification
  • Master’s Degree in Engineering or MBA
  • Background in Software development

What Makes You Eligible

  • Be willing to travel up to 10% domestic and international travel and occasionally travel to customer location and Harman Plants.
  • Be willing to work in an office in Novi, Michigan
  • Successfully complete a background investigation and drug screen as a condition of employment

What We Offer

  • Access to employee discounts on world class HARMAN/Samsung products (JBL, Harman Kardon, AKG etc.)
  • Inclusive and diverse work environment that fosters and encourages career development opportunities
  • Flexible work schedule with a culture encouraging work life integration and collaboration in a global environment
  • On-site opportunities to focus on personal well-being and development such as, onsite café, fitness center, weekly massage, fitness classes, and other onsite events promoted by our Employee resource groups
  • Professional development opportunities through HARMAN University’s business and leadership academies
  • Internal talent management leadership acceleration programs
  • “Be Brilliant” employee recognition and rewards program
  • Scholarship programs for employee family members


Salary Ranges:

USD 122,250 – USD 179,300

HARMAN is proud to be an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

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