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Summer Intern, Pre-Development Engineering and Business Development

Company: HARMAN
Location: Novi
Posted on: May 4, 2022

Job Description:

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 RoleThe Business Development / Pre-Development Engineering Intern will research the latest audio technology, next-gen hardware trends, conduct market and competitor analysis, lead benchmarking projects to assess competitors' system performance / cost, and support pre-development engineering execution. Interns can participate in educational sessions to develop skills, join networking opportunities to connect with members of Harman's Customer Business Units and global engineering teams, and will have the option to work during the school-year (outside of the summer) if there's interest.Your TeamThe Japan Pre-Development and Business Development team focuses on expanding car audio opportunities with our existing Japan OEM customer base (such as Toyota and Subaru), as well as acquiring new Japan based customers. We lead the execution of pre-development engineering projects and RFQ responses to grow our Japan OEM business, oversee cross-functional planning / communications, financial analysis, and assembly / execution of pre-development / RFQ plans in support of our business growth strategy.Our team serves Harman's Car Audio SBU, the global leader in the design and manufacture of OEM Branded Audio systems. Headquartered in Novi, Michigan, Harman maintains a network of Product Development Centers in Germany, China, Japan, Mexico, and India. What You Will DoIdentify, research, and analyze Harman's competitors and their products / technologies for Japanese customers / competitors such as Toyota, Honda, Nissan, and Tier 1 / 2 suppliersLead detailed technical benchmarking of competitors' system and products including teardown analysis (which may include material or circuit analysis), cost breakdown, and manufacturing process assessment.Help identify product / technology gaps affecting our ability to provide winning solutions for our Japan OEM customers and proposing potential countermeasures to address these gapsSupport acquisition of equipment, tools, and components necessary for pre-development engineering projectsSupport program management and RFQ (Request for Quotation) teams in the management and follow-up of open issues, scheduling, arrangement of team resources / equipment scheduling, and product cost / engineering effort analysisAssist in the development of technical presentations and business justifications for pursuing new business opportunities including financial analysis, technical feasibility, and resource planning.Support pre-development projects / work packages including testing (HW or SW), engineering builds, and/or coordination of small teams / suppliers. Work with global cross-functional team to analyze customer HW / SW technical specifications in detail and investigate technical feasibility of meeting these specificationsSupport acquisition of market data / intelligence to help shape Harman's platform designs to meet customer's needsServe as a backup to engineers and program managers in the pre-development / business development teamWhat You NeedEngaged in the study of an engineering discipline (Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, SW Engineering, similar) with interest in business OR Engaged in the study of a business-related discipline with coursework (or minor) in an engineering disciplinePrior Volunteer / Work ExperienceStrong interpersonal skills - must like working in a team that may be in office, remote, or in a different countryStrong Organizational / Planning Skills - Able to handle multiple projects efficientlyStrong computer skills using Microsoft productsWhat is Nice to HaveSelf-Starter, Problem-Solving, Multi-Tasking, Quick-Learner, Team LeaderPassionate about audio productsSome technical research or project management experienceSome industry experience will be a plusSome experience studying or working in a different culture / language (Japanese or Chinese)Background in Electronics, Audio systems, or Embedded softwareWhat Makes You EligibleBe willing to work in an office in Novi, MI (with the option to work during school year if there's interest)Successfully complete a background investigation and drug screen as a condition of employmentMust provide own housing and transportation to/from workMust possess unrestricted work authorizationShould be mostly available to work from May 23, 2022 through August 12, 2022 and be able to work 40 hours per week depending on workloadWhat We Offer Access to employee discounts on world-class HARMAN/Samsung products (JBL, Harman Kardon, AKG, etc.)An inclusive and diverse work environment that fosters and encourages career development opportunitiesFlexible work schedule with a culture encouraging work-life integration and collaboration in a global environmentOn-site opportunities to focus on personal well-being and development such as onsite caf--, fitness center, weekly massage, fitness classes, and other onsite events promoted by our Employee resource groupsInternal talent management leadership acceleration programs 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)PDN-95ee6228-e54f-42b0-a480-c04a205a03f1

Keywords: HARMAN, Novi , Summer Intern, Pre-Development Engineering and Business Development, Engineering , Novi, Michigan

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