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Philips Jr. Product Researcher in Drachten, Netherlands


In this role, you have the opportunity to

be part of a team where you support that we identify our consumer needs, tension areas and throughout the innovation process the translation of these into relevant user requirements. The focus is on the final phase of value proposition validation, industrialization, claim generation and substantiation - working towards successful launches and consumer engagement. In this, being consumer centric is key. Linking in with the situation, habits and needs of consumers all around the world helps us in developing products that fulfill the Philips Brand promise “Innovation and You”.

You are responsible for

  • Planning (parts of) the consumer centric research within a project, being hardware or service

  • Vision on what to build and share with team, prioritizing feature list and benefit drivers for the product

  • Helping to create and shape the Value Proposition (as a team) and the consumer stories

  • Supporting competence development in the department towards other Product Researchers

  • Creating a clear development and test logic for all consumer related issues and claim substantiation

  • Keeps track of the proposition with the user requirements and user risk assessment

  • Applying the relevant tools for the archetype of the project, to verify and validate the consumer needs e.g. lean scheduling

  • Delivers the verification and validation on the consumer insights and substantiation of marketing claims

  • Guarantee the consumer satisfaction of the proposition or service and safe guard the consumer satisfaction throughout the life cycle of the product in the market

You are a part of

The Product Research Center (PRC) plays an active role in contacting consumers and understanding their needs, being consumer centric is the key. To realize our goals, we need to create innovative concepts and technologies and intensively invest in people and equipment. The PRC focuses as part of a multidisciplinary team on development of the desirable product experience, by performing a range of explorative, qualitative and quantitative research in our facilities or through external research agencies.

You will be reporting into the Groupleader PRC Development & Launch in the one Male Grooming team.

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

  • University degree in a consumer oriented education, like Design for Interaction, Sociology, Psychology, Sensory Research or a technical background

  • 0 - 2 years of experience in product research, consumer science, industrial design or product development which could also be experienced during an internship

  • Affinity for consumer research methodologies and understanding of the underlying statistics

  • Knowledge of marketing claim development and substantiation and understanding of the product from a usage perspective

  • Ability to translate business needs into clear execution plans and highlight consequences of trade offs for consumer satisfaction

  • Curious orientation towards consumers and customers: you have an outward focus

  • Planning skills, ability to manage your advisory role in a project team

  • Proactive attitude, proactively represent the end-user in our innovation processes

  • Open mindset and interest in new methodologies and technologies

In return, we offer you

An excellent opportunity for a Junior Product Researcher who wants to develop further in a professional organization with multidisciplinary teams in an innovative product development environment. Our benefits are very competitive and designed around your preferences:

  • Competitive salary

  • 25 Days of leave and the possibility to purchase up to 20 extra days off annually

  • A variable bonus based on both Philips results and personal performance

  • Extensive set of tools to drive your career, such as a personal development budget, free training and coaching

  • Solid company pension scheme and attractive collective health insurance package

  • Opportunity to buy Philips shares and products with discount

  • Healthy work-life balance

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 at . Our people experience a variety of unexpected moments when their lives and careers come together in meaningful ways.

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