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Philips Project Leader Oral Healthcare in Eindhoven, Netherlands


In this role, you have the opportunity to

We seek an enthusiastic and experienced research Project leader capable of connecting academic research with industrial product development needs for Philips Oral Healthcare (OHC). Within the OHC department we have a divers set off projects running in 4 domains. As project lead you will be responsible for one of these domains, and the projects with it. These projects will range from IPgen to advanced development projects in close collaboration with the business. As a group we are in transformation towards a more service and solution area. As Project lead you be included in this transformation, requiring strong change management skills. Experience in project management and communication with a business is key.

You are responsible for

As Project lead in the Oral Healthcare department, your key areas of responsibility will be:

  • Manage complex projects for the introduction of new products or technologies from initial concept to final transfer towards the business in the advanced development phase

  • Define projects and their goals, estimate the budgets and risks, make sure the required resources are available

  • Manage project scope and requirements, being overall project responsibility for achieving the results in terms of milestone achievement, quality and cost. Taking care of Risk- and mitigation management

  • Ensure that there is an effective transfer and archiving of the project results and the associated knowledge

  • Manage the internal and external stakeholders

  • Transforming the Oral Healthcare group to a more LEAN way of working in close collaboration with the business.

In your role, you will be based at Philips Research Eindhoven on the High Tech Campus in the Netherlands. You will report to the department manager of the Oral Healthcare Research Group.

You are a part of

Philips Research is a global organization that helps Philips introduce meaningful innovations that improve people’s lives. We provide technology options for innovations in the area of health and well-being, targeted at both developed and emerging markets. Positioned at the front-end of the innovation process, we work on everything from spotting trends and ideation to proof of concept and – where needed – first-of-a-kind product development. For more insights you can visit: at

The Oral Healthcare department of Philips Research focused on long-term winning innovations in the field of Oral Healthcare for Philips. Our mission is to deliver the best performance over lifetime, endorsed by professionals. The department is based on the High Tech Campus, Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

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

To be successful as Project leader you need to be/have:

  • PhD degree and significant experience in the field of (consumer) healthcare products

  • Project skills while having strong understanding of the content (able to navigate through different levels of detail).

  • Having experience with the Lean/agile principles and a mentality to continuously seek for improvement

  • Team worker with strong communication and stakeholder management skills

  • Able to balance risks and opportunities to enable innovative solutions/propositions;

  • Strong personality that is used to working under pressure. Result driven and able to motivate teams

  • Experience in managing diverse highly professional teams

In return, we offer you

At Philips, we are driven by our mission to improve the lives of 3 billion people per year by 2025, and every day we move closer to achieving our goal by creating cutting-edge solutions that lead to confident diagnosis, improved care, and increased quality of life for patients. Named one of the Top 50 Happiest Companies in America in 2013 and a 2014 Top Place to Work by the Boston Globe, we enable our employees to create a legacy in life through their work and support their development through people-centric learning, total rewards and personalized development planning programs. Our research and business provides unique opportunities to develop cutting edge clinical solutions and deliver meaningful solutions in the healthcare space.

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 . Our people experience a variety of unexpected moments when their lives and careers come together in meaningful ways.

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