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Philips Head of Trade Compliance in Best, Netherlands


In this role you have the opportunity to

Join our exciting and inspiring journey and help us supporting the drive within Royal Philips towards Operational Excellence through creation and deploying a single aligned strategy in Trade Compliance. Do you want to help us to improve people's lives by initiating, driving and running Global Trade Compliance improvement programs? Are you the leader who is thinking ahead of the curve?

You are responsible for

  • Ensuring that all auditable facilities and entities (i.e.: markets, factories) consistently operate in a state of compliance for inspection by external bodies or authorities

  • Ensuring that all shipments from factories to warehouses and customer consistently meet compliance requirements for inspection by external bodies or authorities.

  • Ensuring that all processes, software and formal declarations on site or country level to authorities or international/external bodies are meeting trade compliance standards.

  • Establishing the vision and strategy for Trade compliance management on systems, processes and practices to ensure consistent, standardized execution of PEPF.

  • Reducing the financial exposure of Philips originating from trade/compliancy problems

  • liaising with governmental and non-governmental bodies and agencies and global business partners on trade compliance

  • Establishing a strong core Trade Compliance team and drives common goals and objectives to result in improved customer experience, operational excellence & dedicated trade compliance

  • Initiating, driving and running Global Trade Compliance improvement programs (such as training, process & systems roll-outs, compliance scoring) across BG's (Business Groups), I2M (Idea-to-Market), O2C (Order-to-Cash) and Markets.

You are part of

The Global Supply chain organization of Systems and Medical Devices within Philips Healthcare. Our organization is responsible for Sales and operations planning (S&OP), Order management, Logistics, Supply Chain and Customer project management.

You will report into the SVP of Supply Chain Systems & Medical Devices.

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

  • Bachelor or Master Degree in Business, Engineering, International Relations, Legal Studies or a related field

  • 10+ years’ experience in Trade Compliance, preferably in high tech

  • Expertise and hands on familiarity with US and EU import and export regulations

  • Comprehensive understanding of core customs compliance areas including country of origin, valuation, and classification

  • Shown ability to inform, communicate and influence on all levels of the company (Business leaders and Functional leaders as well as employees in markets, factories and functions)

  • Experience identifying and solving complex operational and organizational problems, using the appropriate resources within or outside a Trade Compliance department

  • Experience in Network Analysis and Modeling & Compliance and Fraud Risk.

  • Experience in working with external customers, government agencies, industry trade groups, vendors, advisors …

In return, we offer you

Sharpen your talents with new challenges in our dynamic organization, developing new technologies. We are happy to provide you with this opportunity to develop your career. Join our team as we offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits and flexibility in a career with a positive and supportive atmosphere in which you can build your talents further.

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 .

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