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Philips Innovation Portfolio Management Business Process Expert (Idea to Market / I2M) in Eindhoven, Netherlands


In this role you have the opportunity to

Use your talent as a Portfolio Management professional with thorough experience in portfolio and process management in innovation areas. In this role you have the opportunity to craft and drive the effectiveness of Innovation Project Portfolio Management and Product Portfolio Management across Philips, by crafting and deploying industry standard methodology capabilities. You can bring together the right balance of strategic problem solving, rigor, people skills, and pragmatism to turn your thinking into decisions and actions. This is a rare opportunity to drive innovation excellence as a Business Process Expert in Philips.


Philips is driving a worldwide transformation program – Accelerate!

  • set out to unlock the company’s full potential, turning us into a more agile, entrepreneurial and customer focused company. Ultimately it’s all about achieving excellence in execution, where all parts of the value chain effectively work together to drive success in our markets. To achieve this goal, we are standardizing our operations to make optimal use of best practices and to become a true plug and play organization.

The Philips Excellence program – Accelerate! – comprises several initiatives – one of which is the Idea to Market (I2M) Excellence program. Designed to increase the innovation power of Philips by bringing new ideas faster and better to the markets. This role will be pivotal in the success of crafting this transformation.

You are responsible for

In our Idea to Market (I2M) domain, you will operate as a Business Process Expert (BPE), working in close collaboration with the Portfolio Management Center of Excellence (CoE) in the Chief Technology Office and the team of I2M Process Experts to:

  • Define, Design, Build, Deploy and continuously improve the I2M and Philips Excellence capabilities processes, data and tools in scope of Portfolio Management process in Philips.

  • Specifying and prioritizing the business requirements together with our businesses, markets and the Portfolio Management CoE

  • Translating those requirements in portfolio management processes, data and tool aspects

  • Actively build a network of subject matter experts and Community of Practice across Philips to

  • Specify and prioritize Portfolio Management requirements with the businesses, markets and functional stakeholders

  • Standardize best practices and share insights and successes from implementations, resulting in continuous improvement

You are part of

Within group Philips Innovation and Strategy, you will be part of the Business Process Organization I2M, an ambitious team consisting of End-2-End Business Process Experts (E2E), and Business Process Owners (E2E).

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

  • Bachelor/ Master degree in Business, Science or Engineering and additional trainings relevant for Innovation Process Management

  • At least 7 years of relevant, hands-on experience in Innovation Management and Portfolio Management practices;

  • Validated experience with value creation through innovation and product management as means to realize a company’s organic growth ambitions

  • Thorough understanding of the interdependencies between Innovation Project Portfolio Management and Product Portfolio Management

  • Deep understanding of governance and strategic decision making processes at different organizational levels;

  • Thorough understanding of managing risk versus value in innovation in a resource constraint environment. Financial experience and Business Case modeling is a plus.

  • Understanding of both traditional waterfall project management (PMBOK) and Agile (SAFe) ways of working

  • PMI Portfolio Management certification is desired

  • Experience with digital and data riven innovation is a plus

  • Experience in transformational programs and change management

  • Experience with ARIS modelling and PEPF (Philips Excellence Process Framework) is a plus

  • Customer focus in working with businesses to design and deploy processes

  • Great team player and strong communicator who is able to work with all levels of the organization;

  • Structured, organized and stress-resilient personality and being able to quickly understand the issues, bringing together the necessary resources to resolve them

  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal

  • Willingness to travel (20%)

In return, we offer you

A path towards your best career. The state of the art challenges, inspiring teams, learning resources and unexpected career experiences you’ll encounter here will make you a more marketable professional. You will be equipped to be in full control of your desired career wherever you want it to go.

Why should you join Philips?

Working at Philips is more than a job. It’s a calling to craft 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.

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.