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Senior Software Product Manager, Sound Systems

Company: HARMAN
Location: Novi
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

As a Senior Sound System Software Product Manager, you will join the Car Audio Business Unit within the Automotive Division at HARMAN International. You will partner with a team that is dedicated to defining, designing, and developing emerging sound experiences. Vehicle sound systems are increasingly used for conversation, communication, prompts, alerts, and noise management, as well as immersive audio from native and brought-in consumer devices. These consumer behaviors have accelerated the need for the automotive industry to focus on holistic sound-based experiences working with and augmenting, traditional branded audio reproduction. You will work in a fast-paced environment, in conjunction with Harman's EPIC innovation & technology team, HUEMEN research & UX design team, and our world-class Engineering, Purchasing, Sales, and Marketing teams to define, build, test, iterate and launch products into a global market. In this role, you will be responsible for customer-centric product definition and roadmaps. You will be required to create compelling and differentiated product propositions based on market needs, customer segments, technical feasibility, aligned to overarching product strategy; while ensuring product delivery from discovery to launch; perpetuating the product roadmap from ideation to end of life.This position will require close partnership with HARMAN customer groups. With a focus on being the voice of the customer, you will be responsible for anticipating market needs and ensuring requirements are fed into the global management framework. You will play a key role in crafting and supporting customer pitches and partner relationship management. Both Global and Regional insights will be critical in driving success.Your TeamWhile this is an individual contributor role, you will be expected to lead with influence and work with cross-functional team members drawn from all relevant functions within the business in a matrix organization. This team will be empowered and aligned around company objectives. Excellent communication and leadership skills will be key to success.What You Will DoWith customer needs in mind, identify gaps and generate new ideas that contribute to improved customer experienceFind and define OEM-winning product and value proposition opportunities that differentiate HARMAN from our competitors and increase revenue and margins.Define and translate Proofs of Concept, customer feedback, and technology roadmaps and into cohesive product definitions and productization workstreams, with a rolling 2-3-year iterative product roadmap and release calendarManage structured review of product concepts with the objectives as defined by the 2-3-year plan. Adapt to and manage change as a key strategic direction of the company, and respond rapidly to market opportunities that arise.Deliver MRD and PRDs with prioritized features and corresponding justificationTranslate product strategy into detailed requirements and prototypesWork closely with engineering teams to deliver with quick time-to-market and optimal resourcesAnalyze appropriate market data and extract technology and product trends for Harman, define necessary product requirements like pricing or SOP timing.Leverage technologies within and outside of HARMAN to develop lasting and winning relationships to benefit the unique nature of the diverse HARMAN business.Develop the core positioning and messaging for the productIdentify the Go-To-Market strategiesCreate buy-in for the product vision both internally and with key external partnersDrive product launches including working with the public relations team, executives, and other product management team membersDevelop sales tools and collateralBrief and train the sales force at quarterly sales meetingsRecommend list pricing, with accompanying competitive and margin analysisWhat You NeedBachelor's degree in Engineering, Business AdministrationSoftware as a Services (SaaS) or Software as a product (SaaP) experience5 years of product management experience. Demonstrated success with B2B or B2B2C products3 years of experience working in software developmentKnowledge and curiosity to stay abreast of market trends across industriesStrong customer orientation through credibility with the customer as a trusted, collaborative, and productive partner.Experience working in a matrix, global, cross-functional organization by collaborating with key stakeholders in sales, product operations, marketing, and engineering.Proven record of developing product and marketing strategies and effectively communicating recommendations to senior leadershipSolid technical background and hands-on experience in software development. Automotive experience is an advantage Appreciation for UX and designWhat is Nice to HaveMaster's Degree in Engineering, Business AdministrationEntrepreneurial experience3 years of experience working in the sound software domain (voice, audio, noise management).Senior Pre-Sales or Business development experienceWhat Makes You EligibleBe willing to travel up 50%, domestic and international travelBe willing to work in an office in Mountain View, CA (up to 50% travel), Garching, GR (up to 50% travel), or Novi, MI (up to 25% travel). Note: the core Automotive Global Product Management team is located in Novi, MI, thus travel requirements are less for a local candidate.Successfully complete a background investigation and drug screen as a condition of employmentThis position requires the use of a HARMAN or customer-owned vehicle. As such, any offer of employment will be contingent upon having a clean driving record, which will be evaluated and determined in HARMAN's sole discretion, no more than 4 active points for moving violations (issued by any motor vehicle agency), and no references to operating a vehicle under the influence of controlled substances within the last 10 yearsWhat 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 groupsProfessional development opportunities through HARMAN University's business and leadership academiesInternal talent management leadership acceleration programs"Be Brilliant" employee recognition and rewards programScholarship programs for employee family membersTo protect our employees, customers, and communities, HARMAN requires all U.S. employees to disclose their vaccination status and share a copy of their vaccination card. This confidential data will be collected by a trusted third-party vendor via a secure portal upon your start at HARMAN.LI-AK1PDN-9591b6a9-e85d-41bd-8f34-0e8d7ce70b32

Keywords: HARMAN, Novi , Senior Software Product Manager, Sound Systems, IT / Software / Systems , Novi, Michigan

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