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Philips Materials Engineer - Metal Parts (m/f/d) in Böblingen, Germany


In this role, you have the opportunity to

drive the industrialization, control and management of purchased components throughout the lifecycle and the supply chain.

You are responsible for

metal purchase parts, such as metal die cast, sheet metal and their essential tier 2 components. Ideally the scope can be expanded to plastic injection molded parts and metal/plastic assemblies.

  • Lead projects which require creating a supplier & sourcing management strategy, material setup, device master record maintenance, design control adherence and material cost management.

  • Partner with suppliers and internal functions in new product and new process development, change management as well as mass production.

  • Travel to suppliers and other Philips entities in support of issues related to projects, programs, and special circumstances.

  • Work with R&D to identify clear specifications and CtQ’s on drawings

  • Work with the Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE) in oversight of supplier quality/yield performance, APQP deliverables, improvement activities/programs, control plans to maintain product quality at suppliers.

  • Support SQE and Production, Current Product Engineering, Support/Test Engineering, quality investigations, root cause analyses, and corrective actions related to supplier’s processes

  • Contribute to Inspection Plans for Receiving Inspection and manage disposition of non-conforming material in Material Review Board.

  • Provide input to Supplier Assessment reviews.

You are a part of

The Materials Engineering team, who works with a worldwide supply base to help ensure high quality purchased materials. The team leads Materials Engineering activities during new product development, portfolio maintenance/design changes, purchased material quality issue resolution.You and your colleagues work closely together in order to support our striving, successful Patient Monitoring business to achieve their goals. With our high end technology products and solutions, we are the world leader in the Patient Monitoring business with over 40% market share. We are proud of our strategic hub in Boeblingen with its 850 highly educated and passionate people who work with us to stay at the top of the market.

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

  • Minimum Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering (specializing in Production Technology / Precision Engineering / Precision Engineering), Mechanical Engineering (Specialization: Machining, Sheet Metal Working, Metal Casting, as well as Surface Finishing and Coating Processes) or equivalent

  • Solid experience with project management, experience with suppliers of mechanical assemblies, design and development, statistical/analytical quality methods and tools, PPAP/APQP, industrialization of purchase parts, qualification of contract suppliers

  • Min. 5 years of experience in a manufacturing environment; ideally in medical environment

  • Experience working in global, cross-functional teams

  • Skills to use various IT Applications (e.g. SAP, eDMR, MS Office Applications)

  • Strong analytical and independent problem solving skills  

  • Exceptional communication skills in at least English and German

  • Project Management, professional certification and experience (Desired)

  • Medical device manufacturing experience, e.g. MDD, ISO13485 (Desired)

In return, we offer you

managing mechanical assemblies in a global supply base and constructive cross-functional work.

Working in the medical industry brings much fulfillment, as well as unique opportunities to grow. You’ll be contributing to a higher quality of life for billions and helping Philips deliver innovation that matters.

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, work from home and access to local well-being focused activities.

Philips encourages people with a disability to apply.

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 . Our people experience a variety of unexpected moments when their lives and careers come together in meaningful ways. Learn more by watching this video .

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