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Philips Continuous Improvement Lead for Connect Care Informatics (CCI) in Amsterdam, Netherlands


In this role, you have the opportunity to

As Business Transformation for the Business Connect Care Informatics (CCI) we have a passion for Lean, a passion for driving continuous improvement. In our vision becoming Lean is not a goal itself it is meant to an end to be able to continuously improve. From that perspective, we want the CCI to become capable to continuously improve by themselves. Therefore, our long term ambition is to make ourselves redundant in improvement initiatives. In this ambition, we always prioritize the sustainability of the improvement over the speed of becoming redundant (quality over speed).

You are responsible for

  • Implementing Lean/CI methodologies for CCI across the value chain

  • Delivering impactful results tied to Business priorities through the application of Lean methodologies, with a sustainable behavioral change to ensure long term competitive advantage

  • Driving operational excellence by challenging the status quo, creating a transformational vision for meaningful long-term success

  • Driving and executing business strategies and improvement projects, working with key stakeholders to define objectives, metrics, strategy, ,and execution plan

  • Deploying Daily Management and Problem Solving to drive business performance

  • Creating a culture in which departments focus on the needs of the (internal) customer

  • Developing internal Lean capabilities at all levels within the organization and coaching team members and management on consistent Lean behaviors

At Philips, we believe in three fundamental capabilities for continuous improvement performance: Daily management, Hoshin Planning, and Problem Solving. Your role is to help others in the building, maintaining and improving these capabilities.

You are a part of

In the BT team, we support and encourage each other by sharing performance and learning from each other’s best practices. We have created a safe way of working together where we celebrate both successes and learnings and where everyone can be him/herself. The Continuous Improvement Lead is part of the BT team that is positioned within Group Business Transformation and provides support to the CCI Business.

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

  • Master’s Degree in Business or Engineering required with at least 5 years relevant working experience with continuous improvement in a globally operating company in a regional or global role or as a consultant working with lean for large organizations

  • Multi-industry and multi-function continuous improvement experience

  • Strong proven background in Daily Management, Hoshin Planning, and Problem Solving

  • Influencing skills and the ability to inspire and motivate others. You facilitate workshops with energy and fun

  • Experience in operating in a highly matrixed organization and able to connect with people throughout the organization

  • You are an experienced trainer and coach

  • You are a role model for the right Lean behaviors and have a quality mindset – you flag issues and are not afraid to speak up with the aim to make problems visible

  • Open for self-reflection and the willingness to constantly learn

  • You easily connect to others at multiple levels of the organization, from shop-floor to senior management

  • It is considered an advantage If you have experience with Agile

In return, we offer you

The opportunity to make an impact on the Connected Care Busines within Philips. This role will further sharpen your lean competencies and change management skills, it will take your career to the next level in a global organization, which is embracing Lean as a way to create move value, back by a stable legacy of innovation and market leadership.

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 .