Philips Manufacturing System Architect – Director in Eindhoven, Netherlands


In this role, you have the opportunity to

Work closely together with the manufacturing organizations in Royal Philips to improve manufacturing processes and drive cross learning across organizations, especially in the field of Manufacturing Processes & Quality. Be responsible for the architecture of a range of products which belongs to the same product family - and which is a key product line for a Business Group or Sector in such a way that future product options and features can be realized with acceptable effects for the earlier products.

You are responsible for

  • Ensuring the creation of manufacturing system architectures and taking the whole E2E chain into consideration and covering all stakeholder demands;

  • Has an in-depth understanding of all products and applications of the Philips and external customers Business Unit/Category;

  • Delivering a fundamental contribution to the creation/renewal of system architectures for manufacturing systems and initiating technological improvements and studies in consultation with other relevant experts.

  • Maximizing the business case, balancing diversity versus commonality/reuse (flexibility vs. efficiency), enabling fast TTM and configurability for future products;

  • Deeply involved in the technology forecasting process of the customer, which might lead to a roadmap for technological studies;

  • Defining industrialization concepts for new products and the architecture of new complex manufacturing lines as well as realizing new equipment platforms;

  • Influencing the product design into ‘design for manufacturing’ and ‘design for assembly’, participates in Design Reviews;

  • The whole concept of a manufacturing line on system level, incl. sub-concepts;

  • Giving advice on make/buy decisions of parts or solutions;

  • Continuously expanding the technical expertise of his/her dedicated core competence. For this he/she maintains a broad network of specialists intern and outside the company;

  • Coaching other architects, interacts with peers, exchanges best practices within the Architecture Community and performs Architecture Assessments.

  • Has an essential role in the acquisition phase to create the best concept concerning quality, cost and lead-time.

  • Teaming-up with the account team to win the project in the acquisition phase

This role requires a high level of flexibility with regards to travel and staying abroad. The duration and frequency of these stays is not predictable, but high frequency and/or a stay for a longer period of time has to be taken into account.

You are part of

Philips Innovation Services, Manufacturing Systems & Technologies and in this role you report to the Department Head of Manufacturing Systems & Technologies.

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

  • Bachelor or Master degree with more than 10 years relevant work experience within the manufacturing Industry

  • Knowledge of relevant development methodologies and (business) processes

  • Knowledge of domain, competitive situation and relevant core technologies

  • Knowledge of Industry 4.0 / Smart Factory technologies

  • Having shown to be able to align with multiple E2E stakeholders

  • Having addressed architectural aspects on subsystem / mono-disciplinary level

  • Knowledge of modern manufacturing equipment design approach and related tools

  • Good knowledge of structured process development

  • Knowledge of medical industry, including standards and regulatory requirements in Healthcare

  • Networks with colleagues internally and in universities and R&D centers

  • Analytical skills, architectural thinking and creation, switching from helicopter to detailed view

  • Influencing skills, team player, networking skills, negotiation skills.

  • Strong communicator (writing & speech), being able to communicate on all levels.

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.

Why should you join Philips?

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