Philips Industrial placement Philips Healthcare Procurement in Guildford, United Kingdom

Your challenge

Are you the enthusiastic, talented student we’re looking for?

The main aim of procurement is to save the business money, whether that be the price of goods/services, the total cost of ownership and the quality/risks associated. We manage supplier relationships, internal stakeholder relationships, numerical target metrics and so much more to ensure that we are getting the best price, quality and level of risk for any products/services we need.

Reporting directly to the Head of Procurement, you will work in collaboration with Procurement Specialists, as well as, global commodity managers. Alongside this you will work with procurement spend commodities such as Real Estate, HR & Mobility, Marketing and many more.

Your responsibilities

  • 3rd party catalogue management & development

  • Ensure pricing and products are up to date and in line with our agreed rates

  • Support negotiations with 3rd part suppliers

  • Identify opportunities for cost savings through analysis of spend data and knowledge of supply base

  • Manage approved supplier list

  • Contract management

  • Ensure compliance to Philips policies

  • Collection of requirements from different teams

  • Analyze current One off product purchases process and make it leaner

  • Guidance and support to internal stakeholders on P2P processes and other procurement policies

  • Tender support

  • Purchase order approvals for low value items

  • Supporting procurement specialists and running your own one-off project

Your team

  • You will report directly in to one of Category Leads.

  • You will be part of the Philips Finance Team

  • In your role, you will interact with all levels of our Organisation – up to Senior Management.

Our offer

At Philips, we incorporate ownership and innovation into everything we do. Within your role you will get the chance to run your own projects, create/manage relationships with internal and external stakeholders and be given the freedom to explore your own ideas on how to improve our business.

  • Duration: 1 year

  • Available per July 2017


  • The opportunity to learn more about Procurement in terms of its importance as a supporting business function, as well as being equipped with transferrable corporate knowledge, skills and experience.

  • Agile working environment policy: being able to work anywhere in the office or even be able to ‘work from home’.

  • 25 Day of Annual Leave from when you start.

  • The Philips Employee Shop allows employees to buy Philips products at discounted prices.

  • Learning and development opportunities through our Philips University

  • Subsidised Café promoting healthy eating and wellbeing at the Guildford Business Park.

  • Social Events – Philips has a dedicated working relationship with Holiday Inn Gym so you’re able to participate in social sporting events at discounted rates.

We are looking for

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

  • Currently studying towards your Bachelor in:

  • Business Administration

  • Business Economics

  • (International) Business Management

  • Management Sciences

  • Economics

  • Are fluent in oral and written English

  • Good proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite particularly in Word, Excel and PowerPoint

  • Ability to work effectively when working in a team environment as well as being able to deliver good individual results.

  • You are naturally curious, independent and want to work in a dynamic environment where you can interact with many people in the UK and abroad.

If you recognize yourself in this profile and would like to take this challenge, we invite you to apply 05-03-2017 at the latest!


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

  • Resume

  • Cover Letter outlining your motivation and informing your availability

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