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Philips Business Excellence Leader Innovation in Eindhoven, Netherlands


In this role you have the opportunity to

As Business Excellence Leader for Innovation and member of the site management team you manage and guide people who lead and direct project teams. You support in developing, designing and executing project plans, schedules, budgets and deliverables to ensure successful completion of projects. You guide in ensuring compliance with and continuous improvement of relevant internal policies, procedures, and standards. As leader of the business excellence team, you assigns and monitor work of business excellence and support staff, providing support and direction. You keep abreast of developments in project management tools and processes (both internal and external).

You are responsible for

  • Coach the lean principles to the teams and team leaders, live by example

  • Establish and continuously improve the I2M excellence framework

  • Lead the site Continuous Improvement Team, focusing on an innovative climate, stimulating entrepreneurship and driving engagement

  • Motivate, direct, and integrate multiple functions and staff performing different tasks and with differing priorities and measures of success

  • Maintain, deploy and train the Philips innovation processes (e.g. product development launch and maintenance, advance development, value proposition development)

  • Ensure continuous alignment of all main innovation processes with central Philips teams

  • Establish and track the yearly site improvement plan, lead site improvement projects and establish Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s)

  • Anticipate and respond proactively to changes in domain

  • Build and develop synergies between sub-projects, sub-teams, businesses processes

You are a part of

Philips Personal Health delivers medical and non-medical lifestyle solutions for personal well-being. We seek to develop and deliver innovations that make a meaningful difference to people’s lives. The sector builds on a deep understanding of people’s needs and aspirations to create innovations that help consumers achieve their lifestyle ambitions.

Innovation Site Eindhoven is part of Innovation & Development (I&D) of Personal Health. It focuses on the development of medical and non-medical lifestyle products and services in the areas of Mother & Child Care, Beauty and Senior Living. Innovation Site Eindhoven is looking at a very challenging growth task to bring more new ideas, and increasingly digital innovations and services, to the global market. At Innovation Site Eindhoven, improving well-being is our passion, creating awesome consumer experiences through real-life solutions, bringing value to Philips. We are an honest and inspirational team, daring to be different.

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

  • University degree with 8+ years of relevant work experience in medical and consumer sector

  • 5+ years of related experience in leading an innovation project team.

  • Profound Lean expertise (preferably certified Black Belt)

  • System engineering expertise

  • Preferred expert on agile/scrum method

  • Integral project lead (preferably PMP certified) and/or group lead experience.

In return, we offer you

A path towards your most rewarding career. 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 . Our people experience a variety of unexpected moments when their lives and careers come together in meaningful ways. Learn more by watching this video .

To find out more about what it’s like working for Philips at a personal level, visit the Working at Philips page on our career website, where you can read stories from our employee blog . Once there,you can also learn about our recruitment process , or find answers to some of the frequently asked questions .

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.