Philips Sub Business Innovation Lead Breastfeeding in Eindhoven, Netherlands

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In this role you have the opportunity to

The growing innovation site for medical B2C products is part of Innovation & Development (I&D). It focuses on the development of medically and non-medically endorsed lifestyle products. It is responsible for the development and realization of new product propositions. The Innovation Site Eindhoven is looking at a very challenging growth task to bring faster, more new ideas to the global market.

One of the key growth areas is the Mother and Child Care category (Philips Avent). You will be part of the Innovation Team and report to Mother & Child Care's Innovation Lead. The Breastfeeding team consists of some 15 developers working on innovations as well as life cycle management. The team daily interacts with Industrial Designers, Advanced Manufacturing engineers, Process Engineers and Consumer Marketing Managers and 3rd parties.

Are you excited by innovation and new developments for the consumer market?

We have the opportunity for you to join one of our key growth areas, Mother & Child Care category (Philips Avent). As a Sub-Business Innovation lead for Breastfeeding portfolio, it is up to you to ensure, together with your marketing counterpart, that the Breastfeeding Solutions business plans and roadmaps are created and that resources are planned.

Next to that, you initiate, plan, steer and control all Breastfeeding Solutions business R&D and Lifecycle projects integrally according to market and regulatory needs, available budget, and resources.

Are you curious about this opportunity?

You are responsible for

As a Sub-Business Innovation Lead you are responsible for:

  • Defining most competitive innovation strategy

  • Having a strong roadmap that delivers the business growth.

  • Ensuring that the roadmap is translated into projects.

  • Ensuring that the projects are delivered on time, within budget and on quality.

  • Driving resolution for all product related issues in the market.

  • Driving Consumer-Centric Innovation, product superiority and Open Innovation.

  • Integrating Philips, partners, and suppliers functions and drive x-functional x-site x-partner and x-cultural collaboration.

  • Ensuring that lean practices (visual controls, standardized tasks, 'go-and-sees' etc) are established and maintained

  • Informing all stakeholders pro-actively on the status of the projects and all technical issues.

  • Realizing the development of the competence (including the domain-specific competence) in the extended Breastfeeding Innovation Team

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

  • MSc in Mechanical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics, biomechanics or physics.

  • At least 7 years of experience in various research, product development, project management, and development leadership roles.

  • Proven experience of developing consumer-related products from concept development to market launch with key involvement in the industrialization phase. Preferably in a medical device industry (FDA regulation)

  • Established business acumen and strong bias for action

  • Strong communicator and relationship builder within multidisciplinary and multicultural environment

You are part of

Your scope is international - a travel percentage of 15% is part of this role

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:

  • A competitive salary;

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

  • A solid company pension scheme and an attractive health insurance package;

  • The opportunity to buy Philips shares and products at a discount;

  • A healthy work-life balance.

Why should you join Philips?

Working at Philips is more than a job. It is 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.

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