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Philips New Venture Integration Program Director in Amsterdam, Netherlands


In this role, you have the opportunity to

Prepare and lead the post-merger integration activities for acquisitions or Joint Ventures to ensure a smooth transition into Royal Philips. Together with the BGs you will be responsible for ensuring value creation and business objectives of the acquired targets.

You are responsible for

As our New Venture Integration (NVI) Program Director you will participate in the deal team of an M&A project with respect to integration as the Post Merger Integration expert. You will partner with and coach the Business Integration Leader in the NVI methodology used to define and deliver post-merger integration strategy for the RFA.

The NVI Program manager is also responsible to:

  • Ensure the granular planning and execution of the value creation among work streams

  • Ensure the support of key business functions to aid with integration strategy as required

  • Partner with the Business Integration Leader to lead the integration process and leverage the Philips organization

  • Phase in functional work streams like IT, SCM, HR, F&A, M&A, Communications, etc., to maximize value creation.

  • Monitor business and financial performance and take all necessary corrective actions to ensure that the overall business and financial performance targets are met by the applicable business during the integration process

  • Responsible for the after care of the acquired business and identification of additional value creation opportunities.

  • Act as an intermediary between the NVI Functional Experts and the acquired business and sector, country, and corporate functions

  • Drive continuous improvement; lead the activities aimed at delivering continuous improvement across the projects

  • Contribute to the NVI Competence Centre by sharing experiences, best practices and lessons learned

You are part of

Post Merger Integration team (Amsterdam & Boston), which sits in the Strategy, Mergers & Acquisitions and Partnerships (SMAP) department. SMAP’s focus is on vision 2025 (longer term strategy), portfolio management and execution, driving organic and inorganic growth for Philips. Partnering with Businesses, Markets, Solutions teaming up with I&S to ‘perform’ and ‘transform’.

In this role, you should have the following skills and experience

You already have hands-on experience and knowledge of at least 2 different commercial and/or operational roles (cross functional) and overall business experience of around 10 to 15 years.

Besides that you have:

  • Masters degree, MBA, or other post graduate work required

  • Successfully managed multiple projects (5-8) in varying stages at the same time

  • Successfully managed cross functional teams, often located across the globe

  • Experience in a post-merger integration is a plus

  • Worked successfully within differing business cultures; a variety of country cultures a plus

  • Successfully managed through influence rather than direct management

  • Strong business acumen, Project Management and Six Sigma experience / certification a plus

  • Lean experience /certification a plus

  • Strong coaching, analytical, problem solving and troubleshooting skills

  • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills

  • Strong personal presence and awareness; must be able to operate up to three levels above and below current grade level

  • High level of empathy and a strong sense for cultural differences and how to bridge them

  • High level of integrity

  • Ability to prioritize work based upon changing demands; solid sense for operational priorities

  • Ability to make decisions within uncertainty

  • Ability to work both independently and in remote project team setting

  • Ability to work in a team environment and have a willingness to share knowledge

Closing date of this position is Sunday the 21st of April 2019. After a first skype interview, the Face 2 Face interview round will take place at our office in Amsterdam.

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.

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