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Harman International Industries

Director, Electronics Product Management

Harman International Industries - Richardson, TX

Position Summary:

The professional division is looking for a product management expert to manage the Harman Professional suite of electronics products including products ranges under the AMX, dbx, BSS and Crown brands.  The core responsibility will be to lead a team of product management professionals to create unified, industry leading solutions for our customers.  This person will be expected to lead the team to identify potential products, conduct market research, generate product requirements, determine specifications, and pricing by working with the CSUs and regional sales teams.


Supervisory Responsibilities: 

This position will lead a team of eight people across three different locations.


Job Responsibilities:

The Associate Director, Electronics will work closely with the V.P., Product & Program manager to develop portfolio strategies in line with the long-term strategic vision for the division.  This person should have an in depth working knowledge of these products and their application.  The ideal candidate will also have a proven track record of team building and team management.  Essential responsibilities will include:


*Lead the team to determine customers' needs and desires by specifying the research needed to obtain the required market information. *Ensure the entire electronics product management team is focused on delivering market solutions across the different disciplines:  power electronics, DSP, video & control products, and software. *Responsible for delivering the electronics product roadmap by assessing all available input from the product management and sales teams to ensure division R&D resources *Recommends the nature and scope of present and future product lines by reviewing product specifications and requirements; appraising new product ideas and/or product or packaging changes. *Assesses market competition by comparing the company's product to competitors' products. *Obtains product market share by working with sales directors to develop product sales strategies. *Assesses product market data by calling on customers with field salespeople and evaluating sales call results. *Brings new products to market by analyzing proposed product requirements and product development programs; preparing return-on-investment analyses; establishing time schedules with engineering and manufacturing. *Determines product pricing by utilizing market research data; reviewing production and sales costs, and anticipating volume by consolidating input from CSUs and regional sales organizations. *Maintains product management staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training employees. *Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies. *Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

Basic Qualifications:

*Successful product management and employee management track record in the professional A/V industry. *Networking to include audio distribution and control protocols.  Knowledge of video distribution is a plus. *A/V Control Systems including user interfaces, programming and management *Familiarity with Unified Communication systems a plus

 Preferred Qualifications & Desired Competencies:


Results-Driven:  Having a proactive, goal oriented approach to decision making.

*Clear and strategic thinker; proven experience in translating strategies into actionable plans *Capable of handling multiples projects / initiatives simultaneously and executing to completion

Team Player: Having respect for colleagues; leading teams with clarity and accountability.

*Proven team player with excellent communication and interpersonal skills who can effectively work with all levels of a global matrixed organization

Change Orientation:  Able to adapt to changing demands and conditions.


Customer Focus:  Providing exceptional service and quality to external and internal customer.

*Management experience in customer presentation/demonstration and technical support

Self-Awareness:  Accepting responsibility for personal development and actions.

*Have clear objectives and strives to exceed them *Takes ownership for personal career and skill development


*Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Business from an accredited institution.  MBA a plus.

Eligibility Requirements: 

*Willingness to travel 15% of the time *Willingness to work in an office in Richardson, TX *HARMAN will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.

HARMAN ( designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers, and enterprises worldwide, including connected car systems, audio and visual products, enterprise automation solutions; and services supporting the Internet of Things.  With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and connected car systems. Our software services power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated and secure across all platforms, from work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 30,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia. In March 2017, HARMAN became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics. 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. Looking for a challenge where your experience is valued? Come see what you can achieve as a leader with HARMAN!  (


12 days 19 hours ago

Harman International Industries


Director, Electronics Product Management Harman International Industries - Richardson, TX, United States


Location: Richardson, TX

Company Profile:
Harman International Industries, Incorporated designs, develops, manufactures, and markets audio products, lighting solutions, and electronic systems, as well as digitally integrated audio and infotainment systems for the automotive industry worldwide. Its Infotainment segment offers infotainment systems for vehicle applications to be installed primarily as original equipment by automotive manufacturers. This segment markets its products under the JBL Professional, AKG, Crown, Soundcraft, Lexicon, DigiTech, dbx, BSS, Studer, Martin, and Selenium brand names. Harman International Industries, Incorporated was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut.