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Philips IT Business Partner CTO and Research US in Cambridge, Massachusetts


In this role, you have the opportunity for

IT strategic partnering and relationship management towards the research hub in US. The ITBP CTO and Research US is the primary focal point for IT at the senior levels of the organization. In doing so, he/she provides direct support to the Lead ITBP Innovation and R&D across topics such as IT/Business strategy and capability road mapping and crafting outcomes via ICT to support business needs.

Key areas of responsibility

Leads the development of a 3-5 year IT Strategy Roadmap and Strategic Plans (reviewed quarterly)

  • Collaborates with partners to prepare IT investments and Business Cases (via the @investor process.)

  • Supports the consolidation, prioritization and alignment with Financial Strategic Plan and Annual Operating Plan (SPOR/AOP investment processes.)

  • Leads effective channeling and prioritization of IT Demand to balance objectives

  • Monitors Portfolio risks, costs (RoFo), improvement opportunities, value delivered at the research hub

  • Manages/Chairs the IT MDT PQMS to address pain-points and resolve issues impacting business/application performance

  • Recommend optimal use of the current IT tools.

  • Ensures alignment of provided IT solutions and services with business expectations (functionality and performance), proper usage of available IT services, and control the operational IT costs.

  • Aligns with Market IT to ensure proper deployment (and adoption) of global initiatives in local sites (no conflict with local resourcing and business initiatives).

  • Owns IT applications within the scope and takes responsibility for all aspects related to Application Lifecycle management.

  • Orchestrates Proof of Concepts for new business ideas/models

  • Deploys LEAN processes including formal analysis of voice of the customer as part of Daily Management Board, monitoring of all service levels impacting business

You are a part of a team reporting into the Lead ITBP Innovation and R&D team.

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

  • Typically has 7 +years of IT and business work experience with a broad range of exposure to various technical environments and business segments.

  • Proven experience with managing team(s) responsible for strategic planning, business development or client management within diverse and complicated business units.

  • Masters degree recommended in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business Administration, Marketing, or other related field. May have equivalent work experience

Required knowledge and capabilities:

  • Strong business insight, overall and in primary subject matters

  • Strategic partnership

  • IT (Technology) Domain knowledge

  • Service portfolio management

  • Business Transformation Management

  • Project Management and Six Sigma experience / certification a plus

  • Lean experience /certification a plus

  • Strong mentoring skills, analytical, problem solving and troubleshooting skills

Soft skills / leadership competencies:

  • Strong personal presence and awareness

  • Strong executive stakeholder management

  • High level of empathy, integrity and a strong sense for cultural differences and how to bridge them

  • Ability to prioritize work based upon changing demands; solid sense for operational priorities

  • Ability to make decisions within uncertainty

  • Work both independently and in remote project team setting and have a willingness to share knowledge

  • Powerful Communications & Influencing

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