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Philips Supplier Account Manager in Best, Netherlands


In this role, you have the opportunity to

Work closely with internal partners and external suppliers mainly located in Europe to develop and implement strategic commodity plans at the lowest total cost (TCO) to meet the defined requirements within the Procurement function.

The scope covers both manufacturing and Service (spare parts) for different Philips sites in Europe. Accountability for overall supplier relationship management in the portfolio including overall cost out, supplier performance, contracting and supplier transfer.

You are responsible for

  • Manage a supplier portfolio of approximately 85M€ spend on PCBA's dedicated to Personal Health and Medical equipment

  • Execute the Global strategy, promoting the preferred suppliers with the Business units;

  • Lead Supplier performance evaluation, drive contract and price negotiations;

  • Capture relevant benchmark data, supply market intelligence information;

  • Lead or participate in the RFQ generation and supplier selection process;

  • Apply continuous improvement of processes & technologies to support materials & service;

  • Chip into supplier risk identification/assessment and propose mitigation plan, ensuring compliance to procurement policies;

  • Support the Quality Team regarding supplier Quality assurance document collection.

You are a part of

The Global Commodity Management Team. You report directly to the Regional Commodity Cluster Leader in the Netherlands and will work in close collaboration with the Global Commodity Managers. You will travel frequently and can work from the location in the Netherlands (Amsterdam, Eindhoven, Drachten or Best).

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

  • Master degree (preferably in business and or engineering or any similar);

  • Minimum 3-5 years of procurement experience in an international, highly regulated environment;

  • Strong partner management skills and the ability to influence without power;

  • Ability to work in a matrix and remote environment;

  • Flexible, ability to take care of a changing environment;

  • Excellent communication skills in English, oral and written;

  • Excellent negotiation skills;

  • Willingness to travel up to 30 - 40% (mainly Europe).

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 daring 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 build a healthier society through meaningful work, focused on improving 3 billion lives a year by delivering creative solutions across the health continuum. Our people experience a variety of unexpected moments when their lives and careers come together in relevant ways.

As an equal opportunity employer, Philips is committed to a diverse workforce. You will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, creed, citizenship, disability, protected veteran or marital status.

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