Philips Internship: Drupal portal for Supplier Collaboration in Eindhoven, Netherlands

Your challenge:

Philips is implementing new advanced collaboration solutions to work with its suppliers leveraging the Open Innovation approach. One of those is SPICE (Supplier Proposal for Innovation & Creative Entrepreneurship), a virtual collaboration room for Philips and its partners to co-create tomorrow’s products.

Your responsibilities:

Join our SPICE team, part of Philips Corporate Procurement and contribute to make this program a breakthrough solution recognized in the industry!

You will build further the existing SPICE platform to make it the one-stop way for Philips employees and suppliers to generate, grow and select innovations for Philips portfolio. You will both improve the existing solution (user interface / theming, reporting, single-sign-on, etc.) and bring in any new features or proposal to cover the full innovation process. You will:

  • Understand process & business requirements to propose improved features in SPICE

  • Develop, test & deploy new features

  • Implement community management and engagement solutions (e.g. gamification…)

  • Develop a mobile app (iOS, Android / HTML5)

  • Develop a maintenance plan for the platform

  • Co-manage and train the community of suppliers and Philips users

  • Provide your creative inputs, insights and suggestions on improving the program and the platform

Our offer:

We offer exposure in a key role within a very dynamic business.

  • Thesis is open for discussion

  • Duration: 6 months (can be discussed to extend)

  • We prefer students to be able to start as soon as possible, no later than April 2017

You will be working at the High Tech Campus located in Eindhoven.

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:

To be successful in this internship we are looking for you:

  • Currently studying towards your University Bachelor of Science/Master of science WO (Bsc./Msc.) in:

  • Computer Science

  • Software Technology

  • Engineering Software

  • Education or experience in (Open) Innovation Management and/or Procurement is a plus.

We are also looking for the following competences:

  • Web Design based on Drupal CMS (you have already built medium-high complexity web applications and have some sound knowledge of Drupal). Is preferred .

  • Strong innovative mindset, with capability of looking beyond the application as such;

  • Strong analytical, problem solving skills combined with a strong business sense and a drive for business impact;

  • Knowledge of MS (Sharepoint is a plus)

  • Solid spoken and written English skills;

  • Good communication skills

  • Strong self-drive

I f you recognize yourself in this profile and would like to take this challenge, we invite you to apply as soon as possible. This position will be removed from the internet per 27-2-2017!


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

  • Student registration form (Proof of enrollment at your current education)

  • Resume

  • Cover Letter outlining your motivation and informing your availability

Please note that in order to be considered for an internship, it should be compulsory (for students outside EU/EER) by your education and you need to be registered as a student during the entire internship period . Formal documentation of which may be requested at any time.

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

Recruitment process

  • if you pass the pre-selection round you will be asked to make an online ability test;

  • if you achieve the required score on this test, you will be invited for Skype interviews with our Campus Recruiter;

  • if you pass this interview, you will be invited for a follow-up interview with the business