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Philips Director Innovation Beauty Intense Pulse Light (IPL) in Eindhoven, Netherlands


In this role, you have the opportunity to

With this role we offer you the opportunity to join one of our key growth areas in the domain of Personal Health. As an Innovation leader for the Intense Pulse Light (IPL) hair removal portfolio you lead the innovation and development of high-volume medically regulated home-use IPL products and solutions.

You are responsible for

Make a difference through end-to-end product innovation and development of IPL products, from initial idea, through pre-development, product development, industrialization up to post-market surveillance.

  • define the most competitive innovation strategy

  • develop and maintain a strong roadmap that delivers the business growth

  • ensure that the roadmap is translated into projects

  • ensure that the projects are delivered in time, within budget and on quality

  • Ensuring safety and efficacy of the products and solutions

  • drive resolution for all product related issues in the market

  • co-develop and implement, together with regulatory and clinical colleagues, a strong and realistic regulatory and clinical plan for Medical Market Access

  • drive Consumer Centric Innovation, product superiority and Open Innovation

  • integrate Philips-, partners and suppliers functions and drive x-functional, x-site, x-partner and x-cultural collaboration

  • ensure that lean practices (visual daily-management, standardized tasks, ‘go-and-sees’ etc.) are established and maintained

  • manage a team of multi-disciplinary professionals (65 people). You lead an MT with functional Group leaders and PMO. And an extended MT with additional functional areas

  • inform all partners actively on the status of the projects and all technical issues

  • realize development of the domain competence in the Innovation Team

You are a part of

You are a part of the Innovation Site Eindhoven at the heart of the Eindhoven High Tech Campus. You will be part of the Beauty Business Innovation Team and report to the Beauty Business Innovation Leader. The IPL innovation team consists of approx. 65 developers working on innovation, development as well as life cycle management. The team daily interacts with marketing managers, Clinical and Regulatory experts, industrial designers, advanced manufacturing engineers, process engineers and 3rd parties.

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

  • MSc in Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics, Electronics, Biomechanics or Physics

  • At least 7 years of experience in product development, project management and development leadership roles

  • Proven experience of developing consumer related products from concept development to market launch with key involvement in the industrialization phase

  • Highly preferable to have experience in the medical device industry (FDA/EUMDR regulation)

  • Established business sense

  • Strong communicator and relationship-builder within multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural environment.

In return, we offer you

In this position you can grow as a Director Innovation within a research domain with prosperity. A unique domain in which you combine FMCG with medical regulations. It will provide you the opportunity to develop your people management skills while steering and guiding this close team into the next phase of their technical roadmap.

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 .