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Philips Operations Management Trainee - Factory Best in Best, Netherlands


In this role, you have the opportunity to

launch and steer your Operations career in an environment, which combines engineering, supply chain and manufacturing to build equipment that improves millions of people’s lives per year.

You are responsible for

  • Identify opportunities for improving processes across multiple functions and that have a tangible impact on business performance

  • Lead multifunctional teams to develop and implement process alternatives that are simple, efficient, and effective

  • Define and implement strategic policies when selecting methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.

  • Develop business cases to support the project or program. Measure and demonstrate impact to business from process re-engineering initiatives and efforts

  • Partner with stakeholders from various businesses and functions to understand current challenges with program management process design and implement solutions to address them

  • Manage the issue resolution process and is responsible to ensure corrective actions are taken in a timely fashion

  • Use data-driven analytical rigor and/or six sigma and/or lean expertise to accurately identify issues that lead to sub-optimal performance and their root causes

  • Work with cross-functional leadership to ensure agreement and process owner sign-off of improvements

You are a part of

You will be working at one of the main Operations sites within Philips (600-700 employees), a great and inspiring place for your future career.

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

  • Masters degree in Supply Chain; Engineering; Industrial Engineering or Operations;

  • 0 - 1 years business experience in Engineering or Operations – knowledge of medical products is a plus

  • A passion for Operations & Healthcare

  • Self-propelled, energetic, result oriented, pro-active, team player

  • Strong communication, planning and organizational skills

  • Fluent in English; Dutch language skills are a plus

  • Global Mobility on the longer term; willingness to travel and work globally

In return, we offer you

We offer you a unique and challenging position within Supply Chain, Engineering or Manufacturing and the opportunity to work for an employer whose activities have a major positive impact on people all over the world. By gaining valuable experience in different parts of the Operations organization, you will be groomed for the next step in your career after approximately 2 years.

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 .