Philips Internship: Cost Engineering (Thesis possible) in Eindhoven, Netherlands

Cost engineering

Your challenge

Are you a spirited person looking to support a world-class organization in a dynamic and competitive industry? If so, apply now to join the Philips Design for eXcellence (DfX) team!

DfX plays a key role in Philips’ ability, in collaboration between business functions, to address total end-to-end cost and establish a new way of working, encouraging cooperation and transparency.

You will have the chance to directly contribute to the optimization of value and costs across the range of Philips products and services.

Your responsibilities

  • Participate in cost engineering workshops and support to further improve reporting transparency and in-depth analysis of value and cost optimizing opportunities

  • Analyze the progress of the overall Philips Cost Engineering program and the savings resulting from the program, assuring the right level of management summaries and qualitative reviews, additionally propose, implement and support improvements.

  • Support and maintain the communication channels of the team towards other Philips teams.

  • Understand and improve cost models, databases and presentations.

Your team

The global Cost Master team is part of the Design for eXcellence (DfX) team and consists of 12 passionate Cost Engineers located in the US, NL and China. You will receive guidance from the team manager.

Our offer

  • The intern will develop skills in: program management; cost modeling, communication management; stakeholder management; business improvement focused on value/cost optimization.

  • Duration: 6 months, starting January 2018

Internship conditions:

  • Students on work placement or final-year study assignment are paid a work placement or final-year study assignment allowance.

  • A student on a work placement or final-year study assignment is paid an allowance towards rented accommodation, depending on his/her situation. This will be determined setting up the Intern Contract.

  • A student on work placement or final-year study assignment who can prove that he/she is not entitled to a student card for public transport (OV-studentenkaart) is paid an allowance to cover the cost of travel between home and the place of work in accordance with the Conditions of Employment Guideline.

  • The student is entitled to paid leave on the basis of 1 day per month.

  • Opportunity to buy Philips products with tax benefit (Philips MyShop)

We are looking for

  • MS student in engineering, economics, business administration or similar

  • Advanced skills in MS Office, MS Share Point or similar software applications

  • Any experience working for a technology company in product innovation, product marketing, design or procurement is a plus

  • The working language is English

Why should you join Philips?

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Required documents in order for us to continue with your application:

  • Resume

Please note that the contents of our regular internship assignments are not suitable for professionals (and/or MBA students) with professional work experience.