Philips Managing Consultant Development Management Practice in Eindhoven, Netherlands

Your challenge

Do you possess the leadership skills to strengthen and grow a team of 10-25 consultants and shape, implement and guide enterprise-wide management practices to help the organization meet its business objectives?

Are you passionate about improving product development processes, changing R&D processes and organizations, continuously improving excellence in execution and designing in quality and reliability of products and solutions during the development phase?

Are you capable of acquiring (new) business with an appealing portfolio of services, based on high level of competences & experiences, customer orientation and teamwork?

Your responsibilities

The Managing Consultant Development Management Practice will actively contribute to the strategic priorities and sustainable & profitable turnover for the Industry Consulting group within Philips Innovation Services by creating & delivering value add consulting services to Philips and external customers. Your main responsibilities are:

  • Generate profitable turnover by actively managing the acquisition process of the team and leveraging your network to spot new opportunities and convert them into projects

  • Develop and maintain multi-level contacts with your current and potential clients to identify new or follow-on opportunities.

  • Manage and drive the sales funnel of the practice.

  • Initiate customer visits to evaluate project and team performance.

  • Actively participate in the strategy development & deployment of the Industry Consulting group.

  • Translate business opportunities into concrete projects, services and competences required.

  • Ensure that there are adequate resources & tools at the right moment.

  • Monitor project progress and take corrective actions if needed.

  • Play an active part in project teams if required.

  • Keep track of developments in your practice and continuously improve our service propositions.

  • Ensure adequate staffing, remuneration, performance appraisals.

  • Maintain the high level of our competences, clear procedures & ways of working.

  • Provide coaching & guidance to your team.

  • Maintain & advance a culture of teamwork, responsibility & customer orientation.

Your team

The Development Management practice, a team of seasoned professional in Philips Industry Consulting, consists of senior experts who have earned their expertise, ability to shape and execute, as well as industry recognition during many years in the field. Each member of the team has consistently achieved tangible, sustainable business results through rock-solid operational attitude and teamwork. Both the approach and the work are hands-on, practical, no-nonsense and business result oriented while putting our customers at the center of our attention. Philips Industry Consulting works for Philips customers and also delivers its services to organizations outside Philips.

Our offer

If you’re bright, energetic and share our passion for improving people’s lives, join Philips! You can apply your knowledge and experience where it counts, where it can really make a difference. At the same time build yourself an inspiring international career with a company that believes in giving its employees the challenges and opportunities they need to grow professionally and personally.

Working within Industry Consulting, which is part of Philips Innovation Services, you'll be part of our worldwide innovative company. A dynamic and challenging environment, where you will be working on multi-disciplinary issues as well as on strategic / organizational challenges.

You will be considered as the seasoned managing professional and your input will have immediate impact on your team and the client’s organization.

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:

  • Depending on experience, a year salary (fulltime) between €79000,-and €102000,- (including personal benefits package)

  • 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

  • You are a pragmatic, seasoned professional or consultant with a Master’s Degree in Engineering or Business, with at least 15 years of experience in a high-tech and global development environment, with a proven track record in the areas of R&D, Product and Software Development, and Engineering.

  • You have a proven track record in successfully managing teams.

  • You have up-to-date and practical knowledge of the leading concepts, approaches, and methodologies in Product Development Processes and Organizing Innovation and R&D, such as Lean in Development, Agile, Scrum and Scaled Agile, Design for Excellence, Design for Six Sigma and Open Innovation, plus the proven ability to put them into practice.

  • You have proven commercial and acquisition skills

  • You are a motivated self-propelling person with the determination to succeed and the ability to manage change.

  • You have a wide network within your profession, at senior and executive levels.

  • You have the drive and initiative to be pro-active in developing new business.

  • You have the maturity and self-confidence to operate at senior and executive levels as well as shop-floor levels. As a strong and compelling communicator you easily connect to your customers and the stakeholders.

  • You are customer oriented and experienced in managing professionals with a belief in continuous learning.

  • You are fluent in Dutch and English and willing to travel between 25 and 50% of your time.


If you are interested in this opportunity and want to join us, please upload your resume and motivation letter through the Philips career site- vacancy number 224910.

For further information please contact

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