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Philips Internship: Supplier Lifecycle Management (Suitable for Thesis) in Eindhoven, Netherlands


Duration: 3-6 months

Starting as soon as possible, no later than January or February 2019.

In this role, you have the opportunity to

Philips procurement is undergoing a transformation to accelerate growth and improve performance. For this important program, we are looking for students with different study backgrounds, who can stand their ground and want to be part of this important program in Philips. As an intern, you will work with the Procurement Governance team and will work directly with colleagues and managers in Procurement as well as in the businesses. Building on your academic background, innovative focus and your creative, hands on, entrepreneurial mindset you will contribute in achieving our ambition. We offer you a role with great responsibility in a corporate environment where you get the chance to accelerate your own development.

You are responsible for

  • Analysis of the current state of the Vendor Management Process including all involved third party systems

  • Design and conception of a uniform Supplier Lifecycle Process in consideration of the involved cross functions

  • Communication of the requirements to internal and external IT service providers to implementation in a user-friendly cloud-based tool

  • Test and release of programmed developments

  • Rollout of the new process to the global purchasing organization and cross functions

You are a part of

You will be part of the Project Team of Supplier Lifecycle Management. This team exists of multiple interns and experts. You will be located at the High Tech Campus in Eindhoven.

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

Students currently studying towards your Bachelor of Sciences (B.Sc.) or Master of Sciences (M.Sc.) specializing in:

  • Business informatics

  • Education or experience in (Open) Innovation Management and/or Procurement (strategy, supplier negotiation and selection, supplier collaboration) is a plus.

In addition, we are looking for someone with the following competences:

  • Strong innovative mindset, with capability of looking beyond the application as such;

  • Strong analytical, problem solving skills combined with a strong business sense and a drive for business impact;

  • Ability to manage and organize both your own work as well as projects and senior executives meetings;

  • An open and globally oriented work mentality, combined with a true self-starting character which will contribute to the overall team;

  • Solid spoken and written English skills;

  • Good communication skills (verbal and writing);

  • Strong self-drive;

In return, we offer you

We offer exposure in a strategic position in a very dynamic business. You will have the opportunity to shape and direct high impact business strategies. In addition, Philips offers you excellent career development possibilities.

  • Thesis writing is open for discussion

  • Duration: 3-6 months

  • We prefer students able to start as soon as possible, no later than January or February 2019

Why should you join Philips?

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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.