Philips Category Program Manager Life cycle managment in Gaggio Montano, Italy

Philips Saeco, market leader in Coffee system, is looking for talented Category Program Manager Life Cycle Management (LCM) in its Innovation & Development (I&D) Department in Gaggio Montano (BO).

The Category Program Manager Life Cycle Management (LCM) is responsible for the world wide LCM Program of the category; this is including LCM projects/activities running in sites not being his/her own.

He owns the LCM process and has the responsibility to continuous improve the WOW.

The Category Program Manager LCM reports to the NPI / LCM Category Manager. Operationally the Category Program Manager LCM reports to the Category Program Manager.

You are responsible for

Program Planning / AOP

  • Create an Annual Operating Plan (AOP) for the Category LCM Program:

  • Obtain next year plans from owners

  • Use historical data for unplanned activities

  • Create an AOP split-up in categories with needed budget and resources

  • Agree on the AOP with the Category Program Manager (budget holder), owners and resource manager

Execution

  • Ensure that all four Change Categories have an accountable owner

  • Ensure that all requested LCM change activities land / are initiated in one of the Change Categories

  • Enable/facilitate (and challenge) processes and meetings for all Change Categories / owners to filter and prioritise (requested) change activities (create focus for top 5/10 “big fishes”)

  • Ensure that owners work-out selected change activities into completed Requests for Change (RfC’s)

  • Check needed budget and resources in RfC’s against reservations and organise go/no go decisions in Change Control Board (CCB, see also monitoring)

  • Check (together with Category Quality Lead (CQL)) whether requested activities are LCM (or IPD), organise confirmation in CCB and support transfer to IPD organisation when necessary

  • Assign a LCM Project Leader to every project (with RfC); assign a Change Team Leader (CTL) for all changes not large enough to justify a RfC/Project Leader (criteria in CCB file)

Monitoring

  • Organise and chair CCB for Change Category Owners & LCM Project Leaders (others optional)

  • LCM PL’s to ask for consolidation of milestones and attention/support for issues (Q, € or t)

  • Change Category Owners to present status of result vs target

  • All to agree on go / no go for new activities (RfC’s), consolidation of milestones, priorities between categories and execution in LCM or IPD

  • Raise flag when progress/result is not according expectation/agreement (also AOP) + initiate and follow-up corrective action plan

Other

  • Enable/facilitate development of people within LCM environment and organise succession planning

  • Participate in (CPM LCM) Alignment Meeting to share and improve processes and tools

  • Participate in continuous improvement of the defined core competences and of the WOW, tools,

Your profile

  • Multi-year experience in Project Management and related financials

  • Manufacturing background

  • Knowledge on

  • Six sigma/Lean methodology knowledge as preferred

  • English level: Intermediate\Upper intermediate

  • Teamwork attitude

Philips Saeco, market leader in Coffee system, is looking for talented Category Program Manager Life Cycle Management (LCM) in its Innovation & Development (I&D) Department in Gaggio Montano (BO).

The Category Program Manager Life Cycle Management (LCM) is responsible for the world wide LCM Program of the category; this is including LCM projects/activities running in sites not being his/her own.

He owns the LCM process and has the responsibility to continuous improve the WOW.

The Category Program Manager LCM reports to the NPI / LCM Category Manager. Operationally the Category Program Manager LCM reports to the Category Program Manager.

You are responsible for

Program Planning / AOP

  • Create an Annual Operating Plan (AOP) for the Category LCM Program:

  • Obtain next year plans from owners

  • Use historical data for unplanned activities

  • Create an AOP split-up in categories with needed budget and resources

  • Agree on the AOP with the Category Program Manager (budget holder), owners and resource manager

Execution

  • Ensure that all four Change Categories have an accountable owner

  • Ensure that all requested LCM change activities land / are initiated in one of the Change Categories

  • Enable/facilitate (and challenge) processes and meetings for all Change Categories / owners to filter and prioritise (requested) change activities (create focus for top 5/10 “big fishes”)

  • Ensure that owners work-out selected change activities into completed Requests for Change (RfC’s)

  • Check needed budget and resources in RfC’s against reservations and organise go/no go decisions in Change Control Board (CCB, see also monitoring)

  • Check (together with Category Quality Lead (CQL)) whether requested activities are LCM (or IPD), organise confirmation in CCB and support transfer to IPD organisation when necessary

  • Assign a LCM Project Leader to every project (with RfC); assign a Change Team Leader (CTL) for all changes not large enough to justify a RfC/Project Leader (criteria in CCB file)

Monitoring

  • Organise and chair CCB for Change Category Owners & LCM Project Leaders (others optional)

  • LCM PL’s to ask for consolidation of milestones and attention/support for issues (Q, € or t)

  • Change Category Owners to present status of result vs target

  • All to agree on go / no go for new activities (RfC’s), consolidation of milestones, priorities between categories and execution in LCM or IPD

  • Raise flag when progress/result is not according expectation/agreement (also AOP) + initiate and follow-up corrective action plan

Other

  • Enable/facilitate development of people within LCM environment and organise succession planning

  • Participate in (CPM LCM) Alignment Meeting to share and improve processes and tools

  • Participate in continuous improvement of the defined core competences and of the WOW, tools,

Your profile

  • Multi-year experience in Project Management and related financials

  • Manufacturing background

  • Knowledge on

  • Six sigma/Lean methodology knowledge as preferred

  • English level: Intermediate\Upper intermediate

  • Teamwork attitude