Philips Design Business Partner Male Grooming in Amsterdam, Netherlands


In this role, you have the opportunity to

Drive all design activities towards achieving a winning and consistent global portfolio (of products & solutions). Ensuring that design is a key player in all the strategic management discussions. Enabling the balance of regular new product development & Innovation work to future-proof the category in the global market.

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You are responsible for

  • Inspire and drive thought leadership whilst facilitating creativity and ideation across the category.

  • Support the Category portfolio transformation by initiating and leading innovation based on User research and Design exploration

  • Be the Brand design ambassador for the Category, ensuring people centric brand positioning whilst driving consistency across all touch points. (Brand experience engagement platforms).

  • Develop long term design strategies and roadmaps, relevant to the Category Business Market Combinations (BMC’s)

  • Represent and position design and the Category through external networks/PR/Speaking engagements/events etc..

  • Manage Category Design programs and related design investments

  • Contribute to process convergence for integral efficiency and effectiveness among the different functions in the Category

  • Monitor Category design quality in line with BG brand and design standards and initiate corrective action when needed

  • Identify design competence & capability needs for the category, and manage & develop.

You are part of

You will be directing a small team of product and communication designers. You as well as that team are part of the larger Philips Design organization of approximately 380 designers supporting all of our Philips businesses around the world.

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

  • At least 15 years' design experience in a relevant field and in one or more markets and cultures, and at least 7 years of management.

  • Is very comfortable in working with Senior Executives, speaks their language.

  • Ability to manage stakeholders within own profession as well as in other functions, at all levels – including ExCo.

  • Demonstrates clear business acumen, and strong fact-based decision process.

  • Has worked in multidisciplinary teams and partnered with specialists beyond Design.

  • Native people leadership skills, outgoing personality, and a team player.

  • Has a perfect understanding of UX & Digital Design capabilities next to the traditional Design skills.

  • Ability to articulate Design Vision and Strategy strongly linked to Male Grooming ?Personal Care business needs

  • Can contribute in bringing Innovation to a new level.

  • Strategic Business Partner who will be a vibrant and very active member of the Male Grooming Management Team

In return, we offer you

We welcome you to a challenging, innovative environment with great opportunities for you to explore. Our benefits are very competitive and designed around your preferences:

  • A competitive salary;

  • A variable bonus based on both Philips' results and personal performance;

  • A solid company pension scheme and an attractive health insurance package;

  • The opportunity to buy Philips shares and products at a discount;

  • A healthy work-life balance.

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 at . Our people experience a variety of unexpected moments when their lives and careers come together in meaningful ways.

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Recruitment process

If you are interested in this opportunity to join us, please upload your resume and motivation letter through the Philips career site- vacancy number 293411 .

After a pre-selection process based on your CV, you will be invited for a face-to-face recruitment- and business interviews.