Philips Product Researcher in Drachten, Netherlands

Your challenge

As a Product Researcher your challenge is to understand what consumers want, allowing us to tailor product offerings to meet consumer needs and giving us a real competitive edge through driving consumer centric product development.

Your team

We are looking for a Product Researcher to join our product research team (PRC) in Coffee, based at our facilities Drachten, Netherlands. As part of R&D, this team contributes to innovations in filter, portioned and espresso coffeemakers. You will represent the voice of the consumer throughout the product development process from insight generation to market launch, to ensure that Philips and Saeco innovations make a meaningful difference to consumers’ lives. Based on deep consumer insights, you translate consumer needs into innovations that delight consumers, working closely together with Marketing and Development in the definition, creation and launch of new products. When needed, you will initiate explorative, quantitative or qualitative research via our own panels or through external research agencies.

Your responsibilities

As Product Researcher you will steer the business by understanding and representing the end-user in our innovation projects. You are a member of product development teams. You will focus on defining requirements based on in-depth understanding of consumer needs which will be fulfilled by new technical solutions. Through executing and attending consumer research you will steer a project team in translating user needs into product solutions by providing them with end-user related insights. This means that you will ensure consumer centric product developments from creation to launch.

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:

  • 25 Days of leave and the possibility to purchase up to 20 extra days off annually

  • A variable bonus based on both Philips results and personal performance

  • Extensive set of tools to drive your career, such as a personal development budget, free training and coaching

  • Solid company pension scheme and attractive collective health insurance package

  • Opportunity to buy Philips shares and products with discount

  • Healthy work-life balance  

We are looking for

To be successful in this challenging environment you bring:

an university degree in engineering or industrial design, amended with relevant education in Consumer Research and / or Marketing. You have 2 to 3 years’ experience in consumer science, industrial design, psychology or a product development.

You have:

  • Technical background with consumer mindset to be able to see the link between technology and consumers

  • Experience in consumer research methodologies and sound understanding of the underlying statistics

  • In-depth understanding of the drivers of “consumer delight” to support the development of the category roadmap

  • The ability to pinpoint Satisfaction and Delight factors for the products under development

  • Proficiency in English is required

Regarding your personal characteristics we are looking for a person with:

  • an authentic and open personality

  • good communication and influencing skills

  • conceptual and analytical skills: you should be able to process a range of different data

  • a curious orientation towards consumers and customers: you have an outward focus

  • excellent planning skills: you should know how to manage your advisory role in the project team

  • a proactive attitude: you should be able to take the lead and proactively represent the end-user in our innovation processes.

  • a passion for consumer products

Recruitment process

After a pre-selection process based on your CV, you will be invited for face-to-face

recruitment- and business interviews. If you are interested, we kindly ask you to submit your application (only via the website). After a pre-selection process, you can receive an invite for a further phone call screening by the Talent Acquisition Consultant. If positive, you will be invited for (face-to-face) business interviews. The interviews will take place in Drachten, the Netherlands. The screening will take place after the closing date.