Philips Manager (m/f) R&D International for Generators, Tubes and Components in Hamburg, Germany

People focused, healthcare simplified.

At Philips, we try to simplify healthcare through combining our unique clinical expertise with human insights to develop innovations that ultimately help to improve the quality of people’s lives.

With a growing presence in cardiology, oncology, and women’s health, we focus on the fundamental health problems with which people are confronted, such as congestive heart failure, lung and breast cancers and coronary artery disease.

Our focus is to deliver value throughout the complete continuum of care: from disease prevention to screening and diagnosis through to treatment, monitoring and health management. Philips is dedicated to making an impact wherever care happens, within the hospital - critical care, emergency care and surgery – and, as importantly, in the home.

In the exciting world of Healthcare our business of High Tech and differentiating components plays a crucial role. GTC (Generators, Tubes and Components) is the key supplier for these components to our Philips internal customers (IGT, CT, ADI and DXR) but also an international player in the OEM markets where it grows fast. In this market it operates with its own brands (Dunlee and Smit Röntgen) and a dedicated sales channel.

Your Role and Responsibilities:

The R&D Manager formulates a longer term vision for the department, managing the capabilities of the department and ensuring flawless project execution by a highly motivated staff. Motivates and inspires a department of Developers and Researchers to add maximum value to Philips, by creating differentiating and recognized contributions of R&D to successful realization of growth in business (units) of the Philips sectors.

  • Executes the strategy as put forward by the BU iMT: develops and executes an operational plan for specific programs aligned with objectives and targets of the BU GTC

  • Drives new product development (innovation), cost price reduction and reliability improvement projects towards achievement of agreed targets

  • Drives achievement of GTC profitability goals by managing the costs of new product development, product costs, and the costs associated with poor quality (shrink, yield, warranty, etc.)

  • Planning of the BU program AOP and SR Program Budget, and participates in AOP and SR planning for BU GTC

  • Is Responsible for R&D (incl. Architecture group and Advanced Development) at GTC, for project teams assignment, execution of projects

  • Directly leads R&D in Hamburg, BE, SZH and AU plus dotted line reports in SY

Your Profile:

  • MSc /PhD degree in relevant area of expertise

  • 10-15 years experience in a similar role, extended management expertise

  • Proven affinity with managing innovation projects in a business environment, leading several professional international teams of different technological areas

  • Analytical, benchmarking, innovative

  • Thinking out of the box, seeing the bigger picture

  • creating longer term strategy/vision/ direction

  • Experienced change leader with strong business focus

  • strong market, content and technology knowledge: know the competition, the market players, the background of technologies and the current and future trends

  • Make very complex matters simple & transparent for broad audiences

  • Internationally oriented and experienced, sensitive to cultural aspects

  • Fluent in English, verbal and written; German would be a plus

  • Willingness to travel

Philips encourages people with disability to apply.

Please upload your complete documents and include your salary expectations and the earliest possible starting date/your period of notice in your motivation letter.

Our Offer

As a company for health and wellbeing the compatibility of our employees’ professional and private life is an important aspect for Philips. Therefore we offer numerous services to support you for example "Kids and more" as part of our family services, the “Philips in Balance - health program”, as well as modern working time models.