Philips Procurement Engineer in Eindhoven, Netherlands

In this role, you have the opportunity to

Procurement Engineers are business partners at Philips. They are members of business management teams and represent Global Procurement. They lead advanced procurement, focusing on procurement in product development and creation phase.

Procurement Engineering works on bringing new products to market with optimized value proposition and best cost structures. They deliver cost savings and drive value enhancement through key strategic programs like Design for Excellence and Value Engineering.

Do you have a technical background and strong business acumen to deliver outstanding value? Do you have experience interacting with global teams and suppliers? Are you passionate about driving change?

Your responsibilities

Procurement Engineer is based in a Development Center. You represent procurement in product creation projects. You organize early supplier involvement with a Design for eXcellence (DfX) mindset and you make use of approaches like design-in or cost-reduction workshops. Next to this, you prepare Request for Quotations and project books to documents specs and agreements with suppliers. You ensure procurement related risks (cost, quality and availability) are controlled and mitigated, by bringing the relevant procurement colleagues to the equation.

Another important responsibility is driving cost downs activities. You identify strategic cost reduction opportunities for products in the portfolio and for products in development. In new product development you drive savings in close cooperation with Marketing, Development, Quality and Supply Chain Management. In this way you deliver a significant contribution to business cases and product roadmaps. To enable this, you understand cost drivers and the power of standardization.

Last but not least, you lead or participate in cross functional conventions. In these conventions analysis, proposals and decisions are made on value and cost of our product propositions;

You are part of

The Procurement Engineer will be part of a small international and dedicated team. You will be based in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. You will report directly to the Director of Procurement Engineering. You will work closely with colleagues in marketing, innovation and commodity management.

To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience

  • Master’s degree in a relevant technical discipline or Bachelor’s degree in technical discipline with a Master in Business Management or Technology Management.

  • Professional with a 5 -7 years proven track;

  • Working experience in Development and Procurement preferred. Specifically we are looking for:

  • Experience in New Product Introduction (NPI) processes, including product development;

  • Experience with mechanical related products, i.e. with major spend-drivers from Procurement view in: plastic resin / packaging

  • Experience in DfX / Value Engineering / Design for Sourcing / DFSS;

  • Experience with costing toolset (Should Costing, NPV, TCO) in projects;

  • Experience in initiating and driving cost down projects;

  • A team player who is both proactive and cooperative; easily gains trust and support of peers; encourages collaboration and challenges constructively;

  • Ability to think strategically and hands-on approach. Delivers results;

  • Understands and is able to challenge blue prints and specifications;

  • Experience in international and multidisciplinary project teams is preferred;

  • Prepared to travel up to 10% of the time.

In return, we offer you

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

Why should you join Philips?

Working at Philips is more than a job. It’s a calling to create a healthier society through meaningful work, focused on improving 3 billion lives a year by delivering innovative solutions across the health continuum at http://www.philips.com/b-dam/corporate/corporateblog/2016/PhilipsChronicDisease_5.jpg . Our people experience a variety of unexpected moments when their lives and careers come together in meaningful ways. Learn more by watching this video .

To find out more about what it’s like working for Philips at a personal level, visit the Working at Philips page at http://www.philips.com/a-w/careers/healthtech/working-at-philips/working-at-philips.html on our career website, where you can read stories from our employee blog at http://www.usa.philips.com/a-w/our-people/life-at-philips.html . Once there, you can also learn about our recruitment process at http://www.philips.com/a-w/careers/healthtech.html , or find answers to some of the frequently asked questions at http://www.philips.com/a-w/careers/healthtech/faq.html .

In this role, you have the opportunity to

Procurement Engineers are business partners at Philips. They are members of business management teams and represent Global Procurement. They lead advanced procurement, focusing on procurement in product development and creation phase.

Procurement Engineering works on bringing new products to market with optimized value proposition and best cost structures. They deliver cost savings and drive value enhancement through key strategic programs like Design for Excellence and Value Engineering.

Do you have a technical background and strong business acumen to deliver outstanding value? Do you have experience interacting with global teams and suppliers? Are you passionate about driving change?

Your responsibilities

Procurement Engineer is based in a Development Center. You represent procurement in product creation projects. You organize early supplier involvement with a Design for eXcellence (DfX) mindset and you make use of approaches like design-in or cost-reduction workshops. Next to this, you prepare Request for Quotations and project books to documents specs and agreements with suppliers. You ensure procurement related risks (cost, quality and availability) are controlled and mitigated, by bringing the relevant procurement colleagues to the equation.

Another important responsibility is driving cost downs activities. You identify strategic cost reduction opportunities for products in the portfolio and for products in development. In new product development you drive savings in close cooperation with Marketing, Development, Quality and Supply Chain Management. In this way you deliver a significant contribution to business cases and product roadmaps. To enable this, you understand cost drivers and the power of standardization.

Last but not least, you lead or participate in cross functional conventions. In these conventions analysis, proposals and decisions are made on value and cost of our product propositions;

You are part of

The Procurement Engineer will be part of a small international and dedicated team. You will be based in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. You will report directly to the Director of Procurement Engineering. You will work closely with colleagues in marketing, innovation and commodity management.

To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience

  • Master’s degree in a relevant technical discipline or Bachelor’s degree in technical discipline with a Master in Business Management or Technology Management.

  • Professional with a 5 -7 years proven track;

  • Working experience in Development and Procurement preferred. Specifically we are looking for:

  • Experience in New Product Introduction (NPI) processes, including product development;

  • Experience with mechanical related products, i.e. with major spend-drivers from Procurement view in: plastic resin / packaging

  • Experience in DfX / Value Engineering / Design for Sourcing / DFSS;

  • Experience with costing toolset (Should Costing, NPV, TCO) in projects;

  • Experience in initiating and driving cost down projects;

  • A team player who is both proactive and cooperative; easily gains trust and support of peers; encourages collaboration and challenges constructively;

  • Ability to think strategically and hands-on approach. Delivers results;

  • Understands and is able to challenge blue prints and specifications;

  • Experience in international and multidisciplinary project teams is preferred;

  • Prepared to travel up to 10% of the time.

In return, we offer you

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

Why should you join Philips?

Working at Philips is more than a job. It’s a calling to create a healthier society through meaningful work, focused on improving 3 billion lives a year by delivering innovative solutions across the health continuum at http://www.philips.com/b-dam/corporate/corporateblog/2016/PhilipsChronicDisease_5.jpg . Our people experience a variety of unexpected moments when their lives and careers come together in meaningful ways. Learn more by watching this video .

To find out more about what it’s like working for Philips at a personal level, visit the Working at Philips page at http://www.philips.com/a-w/careers/healthtech/working-at-philips/working-at-philips.html on our career website, where you can read stories from our employee blog at http://www.usa.philips.com/a-w/our-people/life-at-philips.html . Once there, you can also learn about our recruitment process at http://www.philips.com/a-w/careers/healthtech.html , or find answers to some of the frequently asked questions at http://www.philips.com/a-w/careers/healthtech/faq.html .