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Philips Lead IT Business Partner R&D and Idea-to-Market in Eindhoven, Netherlands

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In this role, you have the opportunity to

Partner with Innovation and R&D as part of their leadership. Assuring Information Technology solutions and services enable our Innovation, R&D and Idea-to-Market and their processes. Ultimately, we deliver information for decision-making. We connect employees, customers, suppliers and shareholders with easy to use, available, reliable, serviceable, compliant, responsive and cost effective IT solutions and services; today and in the future.

You are responsible for

  • Defining and evolving the IT strategy and delivery of roadmaps aligned with strategic business imperatives specifically for Innovation and R&D

  • Actively collaborating with and challenging the Innovation and R&D’s leadership in determining the IT demand and needs, providing them with insight of new technology developments and advice on how this can impact/contribute to their strategy

  • Driving prioritization, consolidation and alignment for the IT financial planning (Strategic and Annual Operating Plans).

  • Monitoring the quality, effectiveness and efficiency of IT services and communicating and reporting the performance of IT services and programs towards relevant IT and Innovation and R&D stakeholders

  • Communicating with and coordinating within the IT Leadership Team on trends, initiatives, and programs, to enable advance IT planning, staffing and budgeting

  • Monitoring quality, progress and performance of programs and taking all necessary corrective actions to ensure that all elements of Innovation and R&D information plans are being delivered

  • All in all you are the focal point between IT and Business, acting as a CIO for Innovation and R&D

You are a part of

A new team that aims to improve Philips performance by optimizing IT as an integral part of the business strategy. The team is composed of diverse individuals across the globe. You will be interacting and exposed to various areas and departments of Philips, bringing with it unique visibility and insight in our company. One of the roles that truly connects IT and Business, guarding company-wide best interests. Allowing you to impact on how we do business, with room for own initiative. You will have direct reports who share and add in depth knowledge of Innovation and R&D.

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

A successful track-record in aligning technology and business opportunity within the domain of R&D and Innovation

  • Hands-on experience in different IT program roles, having successfully run multiple programs (5-8) in varying stages at the same time.

  • Experience in a complex, multinational transformation environment with Product Development, PDLM, R&D and innovation for products as well as NPI

  • Relevant IT domain knowledge - you thoroughly understand how IT supports the R&D processes

  • Strong, empathic communicator.

  • Ability to inspire and influence partners effectively, for individually or collectively chosen direction.

  • Typically, 10 to 15 years experience in IT/business (leadership) roles.

In return, we offer you

A key position in the HQ of a global player in transition. In this role, you have the chance to be a real game changer and have direct impact on the business results, and what Philips is going to bring to the market next, through IT innovations. Furthermore, you get the unique opportunity to shape this organization as it is in full development.

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 http://www.philips.com/b-dam/corporate/corporateblog/2016/PhilipsChronicDisease_5.jpg . 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 at http://www.philips.com/a-w/careers/healthtech/working-at-philips/working-at-philips.html on our career website, where you can read stories from our employee blog at http://www.usa.philips.com/a-w/our-people/life-at-philips.html . Once there, you can also learn about our recruitment process at http://www.philips.com/a-w/careers/healthtech.html , or find answers to some of the frequently asked questions at http://www.philips.com/a-w/careers/healthtech/faq.html .

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