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Philips Lean Expert in Amsterdam, Netherlands


In this role, you have the opportunity to

drive the performance improvement and foster honest dialogues between managers and professionals, switching between different roles. Therefore, you will act as a guide, coach, analyst, trainer or change manager, depending on the question. In all situations we as lean experts challenge and lead by example.

You are responsible for

teaming up with the leadership of Philips Finance and be the driving force behind the Lean agenda. You deliver on the culture change and training needed for the Continuous Improvement Lean Curriculum and culture. The Lean Expert will constantly challenge the status quo and be the role model for End2End Lean Thinking.

  • Train and coach Lean Experts, Experts, Advanced and Foundation Level using A3 Thinking

  • Facilitate further role out of Hoshin planning

  • Mentor teams in rolling out daily management

  • Engage with and represent the Deployment Sites in the Continuous Improvement (CI) Team throughout the Finance Function

  • Further refine the deployment approach and plan for Lean within Finance

  • Capture, document and share best practice, transferring knowledge across deployment sites and cross sector

  • Build and maintain a continuous improvement network in Finance and with the broader Philips Excellence network to ensure deep knowledge and interactivity

You are a part of

the Lean Team that is positioned within Philips Business Excellence, Group Business Transformation and provides support to the enabling functions in their transformation to a more effective and efficient organization which enables the businesses to add more value in the market place.

The team currently consists of 8 Lean Coaches, working from 5 different locations (Amsterdam and Chennai). Being part of the Lean team means to work together with authentic, enthusiastic, open and driven colleagues, striving to get sustainable impact. Besides, we constantly reflect on our way of working to continuously improve.

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

  • Bachelors or Master’s degree

  • Black Belt certified and have at least 5 years experience within in Lean

  • Have a passion for Lean and Continuous Improvement

  • Dare to think outside of the box in making improving performance fun

  • Have the ability to inspire and enthuse others

  • Believe in the power of vulnerability

  • Have self-reflection and the willingness to constantly learn is in your DNA

  • Easily connect to others at multiple levels of the organization, from Team Members on the Shop-floor to Senior Managers

  • Like to work in a challenging, constantly changing international environment.

  • Dependent upon assignment you travel up to 50%, mainly within the assigned region, but also globally (e.g. India)

In return, we offer you

A role in a passionate team and a chance to offer long time support to a specific Philips unit, truly influencing how they do their job and their results. Due to this long-term relationship, you could make the career step to join the team you’ve been supporting, if you don’t become continuous improvement lead yourself.

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.

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