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Philips R&D Electrical Engineer in Best, Netherlands


In this role, you have the opportunity to

manage high impact, complex transfer projects that enable Philips to reduce risk, improve profitability, align with Philips’ strategic supply base and optimize supply chain flexibility. The primary function within this role is to execute fast-paced, high quality transfer projects.

You are responsible for

  • Leading the execution of large-scale projects that drive the local sourcing strategies to deliver the strategic supplier initiatives. This includes supplier selection in sync with the relevant commodity manager, supplier development, and supplier consolidation for assigned initiatives.

  • Accountable for resolving all technical challenges during the transfer process, which includes resolving product specification challenges, consulting with subject matter experts to guide suppliers, reverse engineering, driving design review workshops, develop test fixtures, etc.

  • Accountable for supplier quality performance in assigned projects to improve existing benchmarks and developing improvement plans to ensure Supply Chain target performance levels are achieved.

  • Responsible to ensure product requirements are fully defined to enhance quality through transfer projects, this would involve reverse engineering as needed.

  • Full responsibility to achieve critical KPIs for QUALITY and productivity targets that are tied to the annual business plans.

  • Perform detailed cost analysis of material and manufacturing processes to ensure that high quality products are delivered at optimum cost from target suppliers. Support commodity managers in fact based negotiations before project launch.

  • Partner with key business stakeholders to ensure that all business needs are met & improved through sourcing projects.

You are a part of

A high-impact, global organization within Philips that works across all modalities – The Supplier Transfer Excellence Team (STET). STET has been established as an entrepreneurial organization that focuses on fast-paced, high-quality portfolio transfers within the Philips global supply base to mitigate risk & maximize profitability. As a senior member within this team, the R&D Electrical Engineer is responsible for driving technical excellence within said projects to ensure first-time-right quality.

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

  • Degree in Electrical Engineering, Master’s degree preferred.

  • 7+ years’ experience in a high-tech industry with a focus on supply chain and/or procurement related function.

  • Hands-on design experience for PCBA and related high level assemblies is a must

  • Experience in design and development of RF circuits & EM simulation preferred

  • Experience with cost engineering and management.

  • Experience in design cycle of high tech electronic components, assemblies, and/or electro-mechanical systems

  • Strong project management skills preferred with ability to lead teams and influence cross-functional stakeholders

  • Excellent presentation, communication and negotiation skills, across functions and organizational layers; proven ability to manage relationships at all org levels.

  • Knowing and understanding broad business perspective.

  • Knowledge of Supply management strategies and tools.

  • Demonstrated ability in working in a complex/global environment.

  • PMP or Six Sigma certification desired

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

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 . #LI-EU