Full Job Description
Additional Work Location(s) :Apsley, UK; Northridge
About the Role
HARMAN’s Luxury Audio group consists of a portfolio of the most respected brands in the audio industry – JBL Synthesis, Mark Levinson, Arcam, Lexicon, and Revel. Our engineering facilities in Cambridge, UK, and Northridge, California house some of the brightest minds in High-End audio. As the Senior Global Product Line Manager, you will bring business sensibility and market insights to this team to drive the creation of the most innovative audio products on the planet. Collaborating with our Electronic Engineering Centers of Excellence in Cambridge, UK and Northridge, California and our operations center in Shenzhen, China, the you will marshal all of HARMAN’s technical might to drive products through the New Product Introduction process.
What You Will Do
Work with the Luxury Audio leadership team to develop a clear & differentiated product strategy for the Luxury Audio group of brands. Support this strategy with compelling category roadmaps and market/competitive benchmarking and analysis.
Drive leadership in a category by defining meaningful product differentiation and being very strict when deciding what to leave out of a product spec. Present your category and Harman Value Proposition in a manner that is consumer-friendly, market realistic, creative and ultimately compelling.
Work close with Marketing to develop the Marketing Plan to successfully launch products from your category.
Have an international perspective that looks for creative ways to explore new high-end growth opportunities in all global sales regions. Build relationships with the sales and marketing teams, collect input from the regions, and inform the product definitions with the voice of the customer.
Be at the forefront of technological trends and implications. This includes key platform architecture trade-offs and maximizing the Harman advantage.
Proven strong P&L skills with the ability to develop an ROI business case with total confidence. Ability to use proper judgement when determining the balance of projected vs. actual financial return.
Support the global Luxury Audio program management and engineering teams making sure that the required product concept gets turned into actual detailed product requirement document. Work as a team player in all Product Development activities outside your specific responsibility.
Master the entire category lifecycle process, showcasing strong project management skills to ensure initial product creation milestones happen on time. Take ownership to enable successful product launches within appropriate regional Introduction windows.
What You Need
10+ years’ experience in the Consumer Electronics business
Bachelor’s degree in business or related field
Strong project management skills, including mastering product life cycle: product management and product planning experience
Ability to work effectively within a matrix environment
What is Nice to Have
Background in consumer and or professional audio products, specifically electronics and custom integration, is highly desirable
Results-Driven: Having a proactive, goal-oriented approach to decision making.
Team Player: Proven team player with excellent communication and interpersonal skills who can effectively work with all levels of a global matrixed organization
Change Orientation: Act as a Change Management expert and enabler on various projects and programs across the business
Customer Focus: Strong technical competence to influence and maximize Product Architecture decisions internally and externally.
Self-Awareness: Takes ownership for personal career and skill development
What Makes You Eligible
Be willing to travel up to 30%, domestic and international travel
Be willing to work in an office in Cambridge, UK or Northridge, California
What We Offer
Competitive compensation package and benefits
Opportunity to work with some of the world’s greatest audio brands
Opportunity to collaborate with talented teams across the world
An inclusive and diverse work environment that fosters and encourages career development opportunities
Flexible work schedule with a culture encouraging work-life integration
Access to employee discounts on world class HARMAN products
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. (www.harman.com)