Philips Development Lead - Air in Shanghai, China

Development Management

  • Participate and contribute in defining the strategy of the category, the technology roadmap and the innovation strategy.

  • Formulate the strategy for the specific development group, based upon the innovation strategy and translate this strategy into SMART project and improvement plans.

  • Monitor projects in accordance to agreements with the Innovation lead, assure the use of the relevant processes and tools and the quality and completeness of deliverables.

  • Generate innovative function and product concepts, execute feasibility studies and enable the development of solutions for the required product functions

  • With IP&S, assure protection of the intellectual property and of infringement of the patents of others

  • Develop structured way of organising technical activities within development team to support the business.


  • Assure adequate top-down and bottom-up communication and communication to relevant stakeholders

  • Develop and maintain a valuable network with internal and external partners

People management

  • Assure availability of sufficient and competent employees and other resources within the budget agreed upon for the specific group.

  • Manage the performance of people by supervising, coaching and appraising individual group members, assuring their individual development and guaranteeing the optimal allocation of people to projects and activities

  • Grow technical competency for design leads within AIR, in term of design from first principle, analytical skill and tools used.

  • Grow soft skill for design leads within AIR, in term of communication with other team members and stakeholders

Continuous improvement

  • Groom VE mind set for projects in Shanghai site and drive best design practices, lead and monitor improvement actions with respect to competences, TFC/IPD processes, methods and tools and with respect to product quality, reliability and costs