Philips Senior Design Strategist in Cambridge, Massachusetts


In this role, you have the opportunity

To be part of an international design team and play an important role in shaping the growing design consulting practice in North America. By bringing your design thinking and design driven approach into the commercial arena, you will support the growth of the company and help to further transform and improve Healthcare through customer engagements.

You are responsible for

  • Supporting business development and workshop-based activities in the various markets together with internal businesses/teams as well as directly with customers to best leverage design-thinking approaches.

  • Identify, propose, design and then build solutions that may span interior architecture, user experience, technology, as well as product & service design domains.

  • Support the creation of tailored propositions aligned to the repositioning of the company in the solutions space, leading to long term strategic partnerships (LPS’s) with key customers.

  • Be a hands-on facilitation and design process expert, shaping engagements, advising client teams as well as working as a liaison with internal teams to see ideas through to appropriate design and implementation levels across a variety of platforms.

  • As required, create or oversee follow-up documentation of client engagements to articulate design value and next steps by relevant stakeholders or Philips personnel.

Key communicating & consulting skills

  • Communicate ideas clearly and persuasively at both an individual and group level.

  • Build relationships and appropriately influence relevant internal teams and direct business contacts to achieve short- and long-term goals.

  • Excited to work with colleagues from a variety of backgrounds (design, business, technical/clinical SME’s)

  • Strong facilitation skills, comfortable in a consulting environment with exec-level participants

You are a part of

The Strategic Design consulting team, you will be part of a multi-disciplinary team working with hospitals and health systems across the healthcare continuum to improve patient and staff outcomes and experiences.

The Philips Design global creative force of some 400+ professionals is located in our Design studios in Europe, North America and Asia. You will be part of an amazing cross-disciplinary team that includes architects & interior designers, product design, interaction design, service design, people research, communication design, and project management. As part of the Cambridge team, you will be co-located with product managers, R&D scientists and business leaders defining the future of many of Philips’ businesses.

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

  • Bachelor or Master degree in graphic, interaction design, product and/or business design

  • A minimum of 7 years relevant experience in design strategy, interaction and/or visual design, ideally in a consulting/agency environment

  • You are comfortable in a consulting environment, facilitating workshops and ongoing engagements with internal and external executive-level participants in a confident, productive manner

  • You understand and can articulate the role design can play and how it can drive strategic growth for our customers

  • Strategic, systems thinker, with design + business mindset and background

  • Experience developing scopes, SOW’s and defining consulting engagements based on customer needs

  • Collaborative team player, Self-motivated, pro-active thinker

  • Good verbal and written skills in English

  • Ability to travel to client sites

Why should you join Philips?

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