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Philips Internship: New Product Introduction & Operational Procurement team improvements (Non Thesis) in Eindhoven, Netherlands


Start date: We prefer student able to start as soon as possible, no later than August or September 2019.

Duration: 6 months

This internship is not suitable to combine it with a graduation or thesis assignment.

We expect that you will work 40 hours per week on this interesting assignment.

In this role, you have the opportunity to

Support an impactful productivity improvement program for the tactical and operational procurement team, supporting the Philips Innovation area.

You are responsible for

• Support Improvement Program on data gathering, analyses, tool creation, etc.

• Support procurement team continuous improvement activities.

• Support visual management approach.

You are a part of

The NPI Engineering and Operational Procurement team, part of the Program Management Office of Philips Innovation Services, part of Philips Innovation & Strategy.

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

  • Currently studying towards your Bachelor or Master study in: (International) Business Management or Industrial Engineering, preferably specialism procurement / supply chain.

  • Affinity and/or experience with continuous improvement/LEAN within the fields of technology and innovation

  • Knowledge of procurement / supply chain / operations environment is a pre.

  • Excellent MS Office skills – Excel and PowerPoint and excellent communicational and networking skills.

  • Good English language in word and writing.

In return, we offer you

Personal learning and improvement on how to drive and implement improvement projects for a procurement and operations team in an innovative environment within an international company.

Learning how to drive visual management. Including improved communication and networking skills, team cooperation skills and understanding of international business management and high-end innovation area.

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 .

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Required documents in order for us to continue with your application:

  • Resume

Please note that in order to be considered for an internship, you need to be registered as a student during the entire internship period . Formal documentation of which may be requested at any time. Students from outside the EU need to fill in an NUFFIC agreement, which needs to be signed by the student and the university.

Please note that the contents of our regular internship assignments are not suitable for professionals (and/or MBA students) with professional work experience.