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Philips Senior Design Project Manager in Amsterdam, Netherlands


In this role, you have the opportunity to

Join a Design organization, which interfaces with all of the Philips businesses while driving customer experience innovation. With ‘dare to care’ being our headline, we not only provide great design content, but beyond this inspire and challenge the company with providing reachable foresight, in pursue of our company’s vision to improve the lives of 3 billion people a year by 2025. Our Design Project Management community is on a journey to transform itself into a key function, which strongly enables execution and delivery of design. To get there, we are developing a professional and accomplished group of project managers, within a context where people are empowered to perform and offered solid career perspectives in the wider Philips organization. You work closely with the Design Business Partner, the designers within the program delivery team and other stakeholders in- and outside the organization.

You are responsible for

  • Orchestrating and realizing design delivery management; i.e. scope, plan and manage the execution of project and/or program activities, to realize the respective commitments and Design objectives.

  • Clarifying and aligning project goals, creating comprehensive project plans, getting stakeholder buy-in

  • Organizing the resources to be used and specifying the quality standard in the processes

  • Managing the project execution towards the timely realization of the agreed deliverables

  • Working in a structured and methodical way, utilizing company standard processes and tool-set

  • Securing transparency and predictability on the progress and outcome of a project in all its metrics

  • Contributing to the project management community’s performance and capability building

You are part of

Philips Design, established in 1925, and one of the longest-established design organizations in the world. It has studios across the globe – in Amsterdam, Bangalore, Cambridge (US), Eindhoven, Pittsburgh, Seattle, Shanghai and Singapore – and a creative force of 450 professionals. We create the future identity for the portfolio and execute this through projects, guidelines and final design specifications. You will join the Design Project Management community, which consists of about 40 people, with a focus on orchestrating the design delivery towards Group Marketing and E-Commerce especially within Branding. You report to the global Project Management Office lead. If you are curious to read more about the Philips Design organization, click on the following link:

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

  • Bachelor/Master’s degree in relevant discipline

  • Typically, 7+ years of relevant working experience, owning/leading projects from idea through implementation with evidence of business impact

  • Profound expertise in project management processes and knowledge areas. Preferably Project Manager Professional (PMP) or similar certified

  • A strong performance track. Learning agility present: fast learner, impact through teamwork and a strong dose of self-reflection. Able to deal with complexity, and to develop the winning plan. A high drive for personal development

  • Affinity with Brand Management and Design

  • Key functional competences include the 10 Project Management Institute® knowledge areas, plus change and lean management

  • Key behavioral competences include business insight, balance stakeholders, direct work, ensure accountability, build effective teams and nimble learning

  • A strong affinity or interest in design and a passion for organization, performance and continuous improvement

In return, we offer you

A path towards your most rewarding career. In Philips Design we always believe in the transformational power of Design in making our world healthier and more sustainable. We are an integral and valuable part of the organisation and its long heritage. Succeeding in this role in a complex environment will open many doors for your long term career, within Philips Design, in other areas in Philips or otherwise. We also believe that we are at our best as a company when you are at yours as a person. Thus, we offer competitive health benefits, a flexible work schedule and access to local well-being focused activities.

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. Learn more by watching this video at .

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 .