Philips Sr. Director, R&D AMI in Highland Heights, Ohio


The successful candidate must assure our products meet or exceed the customer’s needs in terms of image quality, ease of use, and overall clinical performance, and must establish/maintain world-class development processes which operate in an FDA guided medical device development environment to contribute to the profitability of the business. As a member of the extended Computed Tomography / Advanced Molecular Imaging (CT/AMI) executive staff, this position is an integral part of the global leadership team. The AMI R&D Leader is a member of the CT/AMI Management Team and determines, in consultation with the Management Team, the department’s objectives, policies, processes and budgets on short and long term, makes sure that the organization can meet the objectives and ensures that the roles and responsibilities are put in place.


  • Formulates and implements longer term vision/direction/strategy for AMI: steering for the AMI business to add maximum value to the business in the future. Content-wise inspires and contributes to cross-organizational strategy and project teams working on innovation themes and breakthroughs.

  • Manages capabilities of the department; to develop and maintain a long term view on the required competences and knowledge to introduce new technology. Ensures that there are adequate resources and tools at the proper time, is responsible for the technology and architecture in the department, and is responsible for maintaining and improving the department’s knowledge and expertise.\

  • Ensures appropriate personnel management practices regarding recruitment and selection, adequate staffing, remuneration, performance appraisals, education and training, and management development policy.

  • Ensures an engaged, innovative, and inspiring working environment in the department by motivating, challenging, and coaching the department 's employees towards growth, manages and optimizes the innovative climate, stimulating entrepreneurship and driving engagement

  • Co -responsible for achieving operational plans, guides Project Managers/Leaders and ensures the optimal allocation of personnel to the projects and effective project management. Ensure excellent project execution by constantly optimizing project management practices in the department to exceed customer expectations.

  • Cooperates with relevant parties outside of the department. Works across the borders of the own department – e.g formulate strategies or project proposals across department borders, cooperating with other department heads, programs and the business. Establishes a network with relevant players; scientific relations outside of the department and with the business - on all topics, and actively using this network to obtain input on technological developments, identifying trends and opportunities.


  • Minimum 12 + years of related management and technical management experience in a high technology company, environment, or industry.

  • Successful professional leadership and Sr. Management experience from within a growth oriented large scale business environment – preferred.

  • Extensive knowledge and/or experience within the medical diagnostic imaging industry or related industry is required.

  • The successful candidate will have a Bachelor’s/Masters degrees in Engineering or related field, or an MBA with equivalent related experience in lieu of advanced Engineering degree.

  • Demonstrated leadership skills are required to direct multiple functions (e.g., people, research, development, hardware, software) in achieving objectives in accordance with established quality and time-to-market expectations across multiple global sites and markets.

  • Proven experience in the matrix management of multiple operations.

  • Background working with partners in sourcing technologies, components, etc.

  • Effective team building skills.

  • Demonstrates strong results orientation: This position requires the proven ability to consistently meet and/or exceed goals. The successful candidate must be capable of making commitments, setting priorities, and delivering results on time and on budget.

  • Possess strategic agility/vision: Sees ahead clearly; can anticipate future concerns

  • Commanding knowledge of domestic and international regulations/ standards (e.g., ISO FDA14001)

  • Outstanding customer service skills. Develops and maintains effective relationships with customers and is capable of quickly earning their trust and respect.

  • Demonstrated record of decisiveness – an ability to act thoughtfully – and quickly.

  • Strong overall business and people skills, including strategic planning, executive presentation skills and business financial acumen.

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