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Philips Procurement Engineer (NPI Buyer) - Image Guided Therapy - Systems in Best, Netherlands


In this role, you have the opportunity to

work in a multidisciplinary team of highly skilled professionals that develop world class Image Guided Therapy Systems (IGT-S) used for minimally invasive treatments. We are looking for a professional with both procurement and engineering experience. As the Procurement Engineer IGT-S, you are a key member of the procurement team supporting the R&D team in the new product/ solution creation process. During each step of the product creation process, you will take full ownership and show your commitment as the procurement representative within the cross-functional project team. You are the single point of contact between the members of the R&D team, the procurement community and (potential) suppliers, ensuring early involvement of supplier, commodity management and other stakeholders in order to beat competition. You ensure procurement related risks (quality, IP, cost and availability) [suggest to start with quality] are controlled and mitigated, by taking action yourself just as bringing the relevant cross-functional colleagues into the equation. You will work on NPI (new product introduction) or LCM (life-cycle management) projects to bring cost effective, high quality and reliable solutions to the market in a timely manner. We offer you a role with great responsibility in a high-tech international environment where you get the chance to accelerate your own growth.

Do you like working in a team that is going for the best qualitative and reliable solution to help patients at times they really need it? Do you like working with many different stakeholders in a high-tech, complex environment who create solutions sold all over the world? Do you have a proven record of accomplishment in a technical or procurement role directly supporting the development of high-tech products which are health and safety critical? Then this is a unique opportunity for you to further grow your career in the healthcare sector; specifically in Image Guided Therapy systems.

You are responsible for

  • Representing procurement within R&D projects towards suppliers ensuring early involvement and managing the suppliers’ contribution throughout the project;

  • Driving & delivering concept savings in New Product Innovations and Life Cycle Management in close cooperation with Commodity Management, R&D, Operations, Marketing, Supplier Quality and Service Operations;

  • Executing the Request for Information/ Proposal/ Quotation (RfQ) process;

  • Executing and supporting the in/outsourcing process (e.g. knowledge transfer, supplier ramp- up);

  • Supporting the Supplier Quality Engineer in new supplier component release process, including compliance and sustainability aspects;

  • Applying decision making using tools such as DfX & should-cost assessments for newly proposed supplier components;

  • Co-determining and executing the Make or Buy decision while determining the best possible level of High Level Assembly to secure a high performing and competitive Supply Chain;

  • Drive the supplier allocation process.

  • Providing input to the Commodity Teams regarding the supply base characteristics based on business requirements & characteristics;

  • Ordering tools and samples related to new product development;

  • Supporting phase in – phase out (PIPO) planning related to new product introduction;

You are a part of

the Procurement Engineering team of Image Guided Therapy Systems directly reporting to the Head of Procurement IGT-S located in Best. The Business unit is responsible for marketing, research, development, manufacturing and sourcing of all components that are part of a fixed Image Guided Therapy System solution

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

  • Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in a relevant technical discipline, preferably engineering with at least 5-10 years of relevant experience in a high-tech industry

  • Experience in New Product Development Process;

  • Experience in international and multidisciplinary project teams is preferred;

  • A team player who is both proactive and cooperative, easily gains trust and support of peers; encourages collaboration and challenges constructively;

  • Ability to read and understand engineering documentation (e.g. drawings, specifications, blue prints) and SW licensing models in order to challenge value propositions on cost, risk, reliability and quality;

  • Excellent negotiation skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills in English

  • Knowledge regarding costing toolsets (Should Costing, NPV, TCO) in projects

  • Ability to think strategically and hands-on approach. Delivers results;

  • Experience in driving quality improvement programs

  • Prepared to travel up to 5-10% of the time

In return, we offer you

A path towards your most rewarding career. Philips is growing its marketing capability enterprise wide. Succeeding in this market-based role in a complex environment will open many doors for your long term career, 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. Furthermore, Philips University is available to all employees for learning and development opportunities

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