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Philips Procurement Engineer in Drachten, Netherlands


In this role, you have the opportunity to be Procurement Engineer representing Procurement in the Business, have in-depth understanding of the product context “End-to-End” be responsible

for delivering on the Business Procurement strategies, including the utilization of DFX.

You are responsible for

  • Ensures that optimized TCO (cost, quality, availability) are assured in product and business creation and through their full life cycle, utilizing DFX.

  • PE drives the sourcing plan, leading supplier selection and ensuring adherence to the Business Procurement strategy

  • Drives early supplier involvement and identifies cost drivers to influence design decision making and achieve target costing.

  • Collaborate with Supplier Quality in the new supplier/component release process, including compliance and sustainability aspects

  • Support price negotiations with opportunities to drive short and long term cost reduction improvement

You are part of the global procurement Engineering team focusing on Coffee and are an integral part of the Drachten Innovation site.

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

  • A procurement professional providing AOP savings through cost down projects and new product introduction projects

  • Considered to be a key partner in significant product cost reduction activities, in early phase innovation or inthe manufacturing phase.

  • Contributes to developing the cost engineering function.

  • Understanding the principles of Executing Cost Down projects and new product introduction Projects

  • Understanding the principles of Value Engineering (L1)

  • Understanding the principles of the materials / goods flow

  • Is an expert user of the entire costing toolset (Should Costing, NPV, TCO etc.) in large projects

  • Deep knowledge of the long term structural cost drivers for the assigned product.

  • Participates in multi-disciplinary project teams and contributes to developing cost engineering processes

  • Able to read and understand blue prints and other engineering documentation

  • Cost down projects and new product introduction projects executed for assigned product portfolio

  • Addresses problems with unique and/or cross functional implication.

  • Evaluate supplier manufacturing systems and processes and subsequent data collected for the purpose of analysis.

  • Is up to date with developments in the commodity market and uses this to provide inputs to Product Creation Process and negotiation process.

  • Is able to lead cost down projects and participates in new product introduction projects

  • Is able to lead project based Cost Engineering activities, manage reporting of results within the project teams.

  • Stimulates significant impact on the cost price of a product and supports total cost improvement discussions.

  • Based on supply value of > € 10 M.

  • 5 to 10 years of experience in a high volume assembly-type industry in supply chain related functions or related financial controlling functions

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

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