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Philips Image Quality Department Manager - IGT Systems in Best, Netherlands


In this role, you have the opportunity to

Support physicians all around the globe by driving and maintain the image quality of a market-leading product family in the field of X-ray based, image guided, minimally invasive interventions.

You are responsible for

  • Lead 14 world class Image quality specialists within our R&D organization

  • Manage and grow the system level Image Quality competence within the Image Guided Therapy Systems (IGT-S) organization

  • Ensure successful introduction and maintenance of high quality, manufacturable, serviceable, and reliable medical products

  • Provide cross-functional support to different departments in relation to Image Quality: R&D, Customer Service, Marketing, Advanced Development, and Clinical Science.

  • Act as single point of contact between IGT Systems and its suppliers of X-ray imaging components (X-ray sources, generators and detectors), including senior management level review meetings, program and roadmap alignment, management of project/quality escalations

  • Defining and executing continuous improvement activities

Our challenge is to

We aim to make the world healthier through innovation by providing to our customer the best portfolio of image guided therapy systems to support minimally invasive diagnosis and treatment for a variety of critical conditions. Our products support physicians providing the best treatment in the most demanding conditions, from cardiovascular to oncological and neurological treatment. We touch patients’ lives when it matters most and we aim to do it in the most reliable, effective and sustainable way.

Our team works on the core of our imaging systems for minimally invasive therapy, providing the real-time X-ray imaging platform that physicians rely upon to “see” their actions while performing critical interventions such as catheter based cardiac procedures. In such demanding conditions, safety, quality and performance are critical.

In 2017 we launched our latest and most innovative platform, Azurion. But we are not stopping there, we are continuing innovating on it to deliver more and more tools to our customers that will be used to make the world a healthier place.

You are a part of

You are a part of the management team of the Imaging Chain Cluster (ICC) of the Business Unit (BU) IGT Systems within Philips. This BU is responsible for marketing, development and manufacturing of X-ray systems in the area of minimally invasive interventions.

Within ICC, you lead the image quality and physics team that consists of 14 highly skilled and experienced professionals with a multidisciplinary set of skills. The team is responsible for delivering the best image quality across the imaging chain as wells as acting as key touch point and knowledge center for our imaging components.

Your day-to-day work involves a broad set of responsibilities. From developing deep understanding of user needs and clinical applications to supporting the IQ scrum team in delivering to their commitments. From ensuring resolution of urgent escalations around image quality or imaging components to supporting the definition of mid/long-term roadmap options and quality improvements. From maintaining the critical knowledge of your team to supporting stakeholders in cross-functional business initiatives. All of this maintaining the needs of our users as your north star.

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

  • Master degree in electrical engineering, biomedical engineering or physics

  • Proven professional experience in the Healthcare industry;

  • Experience in leading people

  • Analytical and creative thinker that delivers solutions with an entrepreneurial attitude

  • Capable in driving change and in introducing new technologies, new products and new ways of working

  • You are able to lead, motivate and inspire a diverse team

  • You drive the team’s deliverables on time with the right quality

  • You are good communicator and a good listener, capable of interacting at all levels in the organization

  • You have an improvement attitude and you lead through example

  • Fluent in English, written and verbal

In return, we offer you

A multidisciplinary environment where you get to work on solutions that makes the difference in interventional rooms all over the globe; where you will not only improve your technical competence but also your knowledge within the medical domain.

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.