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Philips Commodity Manager CTO – Digital & Software in Eindhoven, Netherlands


In this role, you have the opportunity to

be part of Innovation & Strategy initiative that plays a key role in Philips – where we set the foundation and build scalable future value through Philips Innovations in CTO and Emerging Business, orchestrating scouting/sourcing and contracting with an End2End view, facilitating business case development and fact based decision making through proven principle methodologies and tools.

The role in the Procurement Innovation & Strategy team will provide an E2E procurement engagement with unique opportunity to actively contribute on the future success of Philips and its transformation to a true advanced HealthCare Provider

You are responsible for

  • Creating a strategic impact by initiating, organizing and implementing of breakthrough Innovation commodity strategies to ensure best results and fully leveraged synergies, linked to the Digital transformation (Software, IoMT, AR/VR,…)

  • Providing global Supply Market intelligence

  • the Digital Commodity related trends and technologies per region to design optimum sourcing footprint

  • Identifies Supplier capabilities, performance and technologies by conducting competitive assessments and benchmark of existing and potential suppliers

  • Relentlessly drives bottom and top-line impact through optimum Sourcing footprint and Supply Base design

  • Optimized TCO - utilizing DFX (Partner Enabled Innovation, Design, Supplier Development and Cost Management) skills as tools in business creation and product innovation through early ideation, development and until full life cycle,

  • drives the sourcing plan, leads fact based supplier selection and ensures the Business adherence to Procurement strategy incl. network to drive Supplier Performance, compliance and risk management across entire Commodity as Commodity Manager

  • Drives Partner Enabled Innovation (early supplier involvement) to identify and scout strategic partners, realizing highly innovative projects according customer requirements and quality standards up until delivering new business models

  • 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 a part of

  • the Innovation & Strategy Business that determines the future portfolio and success of Philips – IoMT, Adaptive Intelligence, connected product propositions and solutions, New Business Development, Design, etc . are just a few examples that need your attention

  • a diverse, competitive, highly motivated and open team culture, supporting projects across Philips Health Tech

  • a very strong and high performance Procurement Organization driving Value creation and productivity across all businesses

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

  • Experience required: < 5 years' relevant experience

  • Education level required: University MSc or MBA

  • Educational Background: Digital/IT Engineering, Mechatronic, Digital Innovation, SW Architect, Innovation Procurement Scout, Innovation Management

  • Basic business acumen & Good communication skills

In return, we offer you

We welcome you to a challenging, innovative environment with great opportunities for you to explore. Our benefits are very competitive and designed to your preferences:

  • 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 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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