Philips Project Officer - Ghana, Accra in Accra, Ghana

About Philips:

For 125 years, Philips has been a leader in building and shaping markets with our meaningful innovations. We have always been guided by our passion to improve people’s lives – true to our vision of making the world healthier and more sustainable through innovation.

In 2014 we announced the next phase of our Accelerate! transformation, moving from a holding company structured around multiple divisions to two stand-alone operating companies – in HealthTech and Lighting Solutions – with the ambition of capturing growth and creating value, both leveraging the trusted Philips brand.

About Philips Africa:

Philips Africa comprises all 54 countries of Africa, from the Cape to Cairo, and from the Atlantic to the Indian Ocean. Philips Africa is headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa and it has presence in seven other African countries, in the cities of Accra, Algiers, Casablanca, Cairo, Nairobi and Tunis. Philips Africa is definitely one of the growth drivers for Philips.

Why choose Philips:

With a growing presence in cardiology, oncology, and women’s health, Philips Health Systems operates in the key areas of Imaging Systems, Patient Care & Clinical Informatics, Home Healthcare and Customer Services. Within these areas it offers unique business propositions that deliver value throughout the cycle of care - from disease prevention and screening to diagnosis, treatment, therapy monitoring and disease management. Irrespective of whether the care cycle takes the patient from doctor’s office to hospital or hospital to home, or simply from one medical department to another, Philips Health Systems’ unique medical solutions are designed to optimize the quality and flow of patient information and clinical decision making.

Research brings meaningful innovations to market via close collaboration with Healthcare sector. To foster speeding up end-to-end innovation from idea to market, Philips creates the differentiation through clinical domain expertise combined with intelligent and meaningful data transformation. Philips Research Africa plays a key role in realizing this strategic journey by bringing a blend of clinical knowledge, big data analytics, and visualization & software development capability

Job title

Project Officer

Reports to

Customer Project Manager West Africa

Aim of the Job

The Project Officer is overall responsible for delivering projects on time, on budget and to required standard as per Philips specifications- Project execution. He/she is responsible as well for supporting the execution of the Order Realization Process (ORP) and autonomous proactive Involvement in Order Acquisition Process (OAP).

Your Responsibilities

Support Order Acquisition Process (OAP) - Site planning

  • Work closely together with the sales team / Key Account Manager to support the OAP

  • Site assessments to understand the local situation and the real customer need

  • Accurately complete the site conformance data and the handshake processes with Sales.

  • Trigger Site Planning (produced by Business Center) to create a site preparation package to get upfront insight in room lay-out and technical specifications

  • Create project plans

  • Perform risk assessment during the OAP to meet Customer needs and to create a beneficial quote

  • Provides functional support towards distributors in the region Support Order Realization Process (ORP) - Installation Project

  • Be the main interface during the project towards the customer

  • Weekly update on site progress to ascertain the start of production and shipment of ordered goods

  • Liaise closely with CFC to manage customer expectations in start of production and shipment of goods

  • Create project and milestone date

  • Ensure that all required materials, resources and activities are ordered, planned and executed.

  • Weekly review installation project plan with all stakeholders

  • Manage issues according escalation process

  • Manage risks and ensure that the project stays within budget and on-time

  • Organize the execution of the actual installation and required user training

  • Ensure Customer Acceptance (and signed handover document).

  • Escalate deviations from plan / budget to Project Manager

  • Able to support full-multi modality projects including Turnkey Projects

  • Display Philips project leadership for complex projects where in addition to regular external parties also integrating competitor products/services are required

We are looking for

  • Experienced in Customer management; able to interact with representatives at customer site

  • Experienced in Contract Management: Understanding what to include in a contract and managing external contracts (preferable)

  • Broad knowledge of planning methods and estimation techniques (resource, cost, time and risk)

  • BSc Degree level education or equivalent

  • Project Management Certificate is a high advantage

  • Has a broad knowledge of Tender processes and contract construction

  • Experience in Customer Negotiating

  • Experience in working within cross functional teams

  • Has commercially and contractually experience in order to understand the project deliverable objectives, ensuring that the project is delivered in line with the contractual obligations.

  • Ability to access risk and produce relevant plan for management of risk

  • Fluent in English, verbal and written in addition to local language

  • Working knowledge in French is an advantage