Philips Director Group Strategy Maternal and Infant Health in Amsterdam, Netherlands



Are you a highly talented business development and strategy professional? Do you have an entrepreneurial, customer-centric and solutions mindset? Do you have the experience to execute strategies while operating in a matrix organization?

Do you get excited by the opportunity to shape and develop the future of Maternal and Infant Health and drive growth at Philips?

As a Director Strategy Maternal and Infant Healthspace, you are part of a global M&A, strategy and business development team that directly supports and influences key decisions at the highest level of Philips. You will work in the domain of Maternal and Infant Health with Philips’ businesses, commercial country organizations and functional teams, helping them to develop the business and supplying them with deep insights, actionable strategic direction and thought leadership.

Specifics of the role

The Strategy and M&A team has a broad set of capabilities that support across a diverse set of business, geographies and functions. Within this team you would be the content lead for our Maternal and Infant Health efforts. You will report the Philips Maternal and Infant HealthSpace business leader and Head of Strategy for Personal Health. You will set the agenda to drive our Maternal and Infant efforts, together with other Executives.

You are responsible for

  • Leading and setting the Philips Maternal and Infant HealthSpace strategy globally across our country sales and service organizations and business groups.

  • Working closely with M&A, strategy and business development colleagues.

  • Developing long-term impactful business opportunities to win against competition in the Maternal and Infant HealthSpace.

  • Maintaining up-to-date overview of market needs and dynamics, competition, technical, application and societal development for the Maternal and Infant HealthSpace to ensure active portfolio management within Philips business groups to maximize value.

  • Working closely with market analysis and forecasting team, marketing intelligence, research, the business groups and the country sales and service organizations.

  • Coordinating related new business development and drive the inorganic growth agenda, translating strategy into the needs for M&A, JVs Alliances.

  • Driving a structured approach to portfolio management across the different R&D programs within the Maternal and Infant HealthSpace.

  • Ensuring execution of Maternal and Infant HealthSpace strategy - always able to provide latest view on execution status and raises key areas of attention to senior leadership.

  • Coordinating best practice and knowledge sharing related to the Maternal and Infant HealthSpace across Philips.

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

  • A minimum of 10 years combined business development and strategy consulting experience for a top-tier international company or in a corporate strategy department;

  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in Maternal and Infant HealthSpace (MedTech, provider or research/academia), preferably experience that reflects global perspective and HealthTech mix;

  • Ability to set agenda for a business and experience to execute on a strategy while operating in a matrix organization;

  • Entrepreneurial mindset and proven customer and solutions mindset and experience;

  • International business experience;

  • A Master’s in Business, Science or Engineering with excellent academic track record;

  • Excellent analytics and quantitative skills;

  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal;

  • A willingness to travel (25%);

  • People skills as well as a results-driven attitude when managing project teams, including at minimum 1 year of experience in leading project teams.

In return, we offer you

We offer you the unique opportunity to be actively involved in the decision-making process of the Senior Leaders responsible for Maternal and Infant HealthSpace, plus the ability to work in a wide variety of business environments and geographies. You will be a core team member helping Philips to shape the FPP arena in the years to come.

We will also support your personal and professional development. Our benefits package includes:

  • Extensive set of tools to drive your career, such as a personal development budget, training and coaching

  • Variable bonus based on both Philips results and personal performance

  • Solid company pension scheme

  • Opportunity to buy Philips shares and products at a discount

  • 25 Days of leave and the possibility to purchase up to 20 additional days off annually

Within Philips, the M&A and Strategy team is a proven landing spot for strategy and business development professionals, and a stepping stone for future leaders. There is the opportunity to develop further within the Maternal and Infant HealthSpace organization of businesses and the country sales and service organizations with an active Maternal and Infant Health business.

Why should you join Philips?

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