Philips Commodity Program Manager (Director Level) in Drachten, Netherlands

Your challenge

Will you be Philiips' Commodity Program Manager, who is accountable to initiate, develop and manage most effective enabling technical programs to increase Commodity Management performance and functional maturity?

Your responsibilities

The key areas of responsibility for this role are:

  • To own commercial CM excellence programs to drive Supply Base Optimization in alignment with Procurement Engineering

  • To ownfunctional CM excellence programs to develop and enable for functional maturity and performance development

  • To Facilitate Governance program execution according to defined standards and deployment concepts

  • Program manage technical CM excellence programs in alignment with Procurement Engineering and DfX programFurthermore, we want you to:

  • Constantly challenge the status quo in creating innovate Commodity Management programs that set out clear, long term and innovative paths to increase functional performance and process efficiency

  • Align Commodity Management requirements and leverage interdependencies across other Procurement functions to define best-in-class standards

  • Provide meaningful analytics, templates and standards to accelerate and simplify execution of Commodity Management and governance programs

  • Mobilize and energize involved Commodity & Supplier Account Managers to implement and deploy related programs with discipline

  • Facilitate relationships between Procurement Engineering and Commodity Management to ensure aligned programs and deployment approach

  • Inspire others across diverse cultures and backgrounds through meaningful Commodity expertise, compelling arguments, openness and team spirit

  • Provide leading domain expertise and consulting to the organization

  • Advocate for world-class procurement standards to enable for breakthrough performance

Your team

FG Commercial Cluster is part of the new HT Procurement Organization. We manage 900 Mio Euro total spend across PH main Businesses (Kitchen Appliances, Floorcare, Garment Care, Male Grooming, Beauty, etc.). Team locations are based on 2 main geographical areas : Asia and Europe.

Main stakeholders are Business Leaders and Procurement Business Partners, together with Central Procurement Organization.

Our offer

We welcome you to a challenging, innovative environment with great opportunities for you to explore.

Our benefits are very competitive and designed around your preferences.

We are looking for


Minimum: Master degree in a relevant technical discipline or equivalent

Desired: Separate expert level certifications in Lean/Six Sigma, Design to Cost and Project Management methodologies



  • 3 years global leadership experience in Commodity Management and/or Procurement Engineering in CG80 or comparable roles

  • 3 years of leadership experience in neighboring functional areas (e.g. SCM) and/or other companies outside Philips

  • Several years’ successful in global Project and Program ManagementDesired: Several years’ successful in complex functional transformation/restructuring

  • Recruitment process

If you’re interested in this opportunity to join us, please upload your resume and motivation letter through the Philips career site- vacancy number 224866

Please note that the closing date of this vacancy is 30-01-2017 .

After a pre-selection process based on your CV, you will be invited for a face-to-face recruitment- and business interviews.