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Philips Global Commodity Manager - Construction in Eindhoven, Netherlands


In this role, you have the opportunity to

Are you a procurement professional with expertise in construction? Are you ready to make your next step and join the innovative environment of Philips?

We are looking for a Global Strategic Buyer Building Works. The commodity of Building Works focuses on the procurement and delivery of construction and building services in order to deliver turnkey hospital imaging rooms.

You will drive global strategies and will lead major initiatives in close collaboration with the Global Commodity Manager Building Works and procurement colleagues in the local markets. Your objective is to create transparency, both in Business needs and in Suppliers offerings. Vigorously look for opportunities to standardize and innovate current solutions and ways of working and secure lowest total cost by developing and deploying sourcing strategies.

The value of the intended procurement portfolio is between 60 and 80 million Euro.

You are responsible for

  • Aggressively decrease cost through deep analysis, cost modelling and evaluation of supplier offerings, new solutions, products, vendors and market development.

  • Co-develop and execute global commodity strategies together with your cross functional partners and local market procurement colleagues.

  • Lead, develop, assign, and monitor sourcing projects, including responsibility for (local) reporting, agreed savings and (cost) budgets.

  • Define and execute project/contract roll-outs in coordination with local procurement colleagues and stakeholders in the markets.

  • Establish programs for developing: Supplier relationships, Negotiations, Performance Measurement/Feedback.

  • Develop and maintain appropriate linkages with development, finance and service within various categories to ensure successful execution of strategies.

  • Drive synergies, improvements and new leverage opportunities for assigned portfolio.

  • Works closely with the Global commodity manager Building Works, local market procurement specialists and other relevant stakeholders.

  • Challenge ways of working and drive change to enable cost savings both internally and with suppliers.

You are a part of

You will be part of the global commodity team for 3rd party products and services. These products and services are sold to care providers together with our Philips imaging systems. The commodity team consists of 13 specialized commodity leaders that work closely together with business units and commercial organizations to manage the sourcing process and drive savings. You will be based in Eindhoven and report to the Global Commodity Cluster leader.

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

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in a relevant discipline

  • Approximately 5-7 years of relevant working experience

  • Combination of experience in procurement with construction management

  • Strong drive for results and willingness to work towards targets

  • Bring technical and/or market knowledge from external sources and incorporate those ideas into procurement

  • Able to balance the needs of multiple customers

  • Lead the development of effective networks of internal customers, and suppliers

  • In depth knowledge of the procurement area, commodity strategies, goals and objectives

  • Experience in managing the total relationship with the assigned suppliers in order to provide optimal cost, technology, availability and quality of components/sub-assemblies and their impact on finished products

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 around 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 a 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?

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