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Philips Department Head Test and Verification in Eindhoven, Netherlands


In this role, you have the opportunity to

Lead a key department of Innovation Site Eindhoven where products, solutions and services are developed for Philips Beauty, Mother & Child Care and Aging & Care Giving. The Innovation Site Eindhoven is the main development site for medical consumer devices.

You are responsible for

  • The leadership of 30+ test & verification specialists, including:

  • Recruitment, coaching and appraisal of team members;

  • Team building and employee engagement;

  • Competence development, in line with needs of the businesses;

  • Ensuring the quality and efficiency of the output of the team.

  • Review and approval functional documents/deliverables according to the Quality Management System.

  • Allocation of resources to activities and projects.

  • The support the businesses and projects as a business partner in test & verification

  • The establishment and maintaining functional procedures, guidelines and tools, incl. process areas in the Quality Management System

  • Creating and driving the functional continuous improvement program for the test and verification function

  • Building and fostering the internal network with related functions, such as system architects and projects leaders

  • The introduction of continuous improvement projects of the Innovation Site and Businesses

You are a part of

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 in the areas of Mother & Child Care, Beauty and Aging & Care Giving. The Site is responsible for the development, realization and maintenance of new product propositions.

We are striving 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. We create awesome consumer experiences through real-life solutions. We are an honest and inspirational team, daring to be different.

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

  • A university degree in a relevant technical field amended with relevant education in Test and Verification

  • Technical understanding combined with people managing skills and change management attitude

  • Experience with medical device development

  • Passion and drive to fully engage with the product development teams

  • Conceptual, data driven, analytically strong and also hands-on

  • A strong leader and a team player as excellent communicator and motivator you are skilled in managing interpersonal processes

  • Courageous and able to continuously challenge the status quo, with a strong desire to improve organizational effectiveness structurally

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 .