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Philips Art Director Male Grooming in Amsterdam, Netherlands


In this role, you have the opportunity to

Take the Communications Design for the Male Grooming business to the next level. You will be working in challenging, innovative, and creative environment with other like-minded creatives within this multinational company from Personal Health and Well-being to Professional Health, within the meaningful world of Healthcare.

Our success in male grooming started back in the 1930s, when a Philips engineer created a rotating three blade shaving head, and changed the face of male grooming. The concept of “being a man” has changed and archaic stereotypes are no longer relevant. Standards are changing and traditional masculinity is constantly being challenged by the modern man. We inspire men to define themselves by his own aspirations and help them express their inner confidence in their grooming habits.

To create the right solutions we combine leading, research, design, innovation and manufacturing to bring to market innovative propositions tailored specifically to individual needs across physical and digital touchpoints. Today, Philips continues to be at the forefront of personalization across a broad male grooming portfolio including, shavers, beard trimmers, hair clippers and OneBlade, our latest revolutionary technology designed to trim, edge, and shave any length of hair.

You are responsible for

  • Understanding and applying broader business and market context, able to synthesize different perspectives and support reframing the communications design challenge.

  • Inspiring the design and business team with creative concepts, storytelling and your presentation style.

  • Driving solution creation within a cross-competence project team, thinking holistically in platforms and eco-systems.

  • Teaming up and independently working on projects of average complexity with deep understanding of the project manager budget and time constraints. While driving efficiency and holding project level design quality reviews with their leading creative daily report.

  • Working together with or consulting business stakeholders, actively collaborating and cultivating relationships and challenging the status quo to drive innovation and step-up for the user.

  • Effectively guiding internal and external resources on project basis.

You are part of

Philips Design, established in 1925, and one of the longest-established design organizations in the world. It has studios across the globe – in Amsterdam, Bangalore, Cambridge (US), Eindhoven, Pittsburgh, Seattle, Shanghai and Singapore – and a creative force of 450 professionals. We create the future identity for the portfolio and execute this through projects, guidelines and final design specifications. You will join the Communication Design community, which consists of about 35 people and you will report to the Design Director for Communication Design. If you are curious to read more about the Philips Design organization, click on the following link:

To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Design, Design Research or equivalent with minimum 3+ years of relevant professional experience

  • Experience in concept ideation, design strategy, art direction and production across multiple brand touchpoints, video creation, photoshoot and digital touch point experience a plus.

  • You are creatively hands’ on and can work independently and within a greater team from concept to execution.

  • Experience working with designers from different backgrounds.

  • You have strong verbal, written, and visual presentation skills.

  • Fluency across a variety of visual media including mastery of Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and PowerPoint. Additional skills in Sketch, After Effects, or digital prototyping tools are a bonus.

PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR PORTFOLIO IN THE APPLICATION (either via link or as an attachment). If a password is required for accessing the content on the portfolio, please add that as well.

In return, we offer you

A path towards your most rewarding career. In Philips Design we always believe in the transformational power of Design in making our world healthier and more sustainable. We are an integral and valuable part of the organization and its long heritage. Succeeding in this role in a complex environment will open many doors for your long term career, within Philips Design, in other areas in Philips or otherwise. We also believe that we are at our best as a company when you are at yours as a person. Thus, we offer competitive health benefits, a flexible work schedule and access to local well-being focused activities.

Why should you join Philips?

Working at Philips is more than a job. It’s a calling to create a healthier society through meaningful work, focused on improving 3 billion lives a year by delivering innovative solutions across the health continuum . Our people experience a variety of unexpected moments when their lives and careers come together in meaningful ways. Learn more by watching this video .

To find out more about what it’s like working for Philips at a personal level, visit the Working at Philips page on our career website, where you can read stories from our employee blog . Once there,you can also learn about our recruitment process , or find answers to some of the frequently asked questions .