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Philips Project Management Excellence Practice Lead in Eindhoven, Netherlands


Your challenge.

At Philips we are engaged in an overall business transformation to sculpture the Philips of tomorrow. The goal of this major and exciting transformation is to accelerate meaningful innovation, acquire market share, improve our operational effectiveness and drive global business leadership and success in local markets.

As a Project Management Excellence Practice Lead, you will be responsible for professional Project Management (processes, tools, templates, competence management, Project Management Community Building). You build the framework for project managers to become excellent, by providing guidelines, approaches and standard methodologies in order to close the gap in maturity of organizations and individuals.

Your responsibilities

  • Defining the long term road-map to bring Project Management in Philips to full maturity/excellence/benchmark level

  • Delivery and embedding of the Standard Implementation Methodology (SIM) across the Business Transformation deployment programs

  • Provide Program Management Support for various strategic Business Transformation programs including oversight of plans, risks, costs and benefit realization

  • Defining the strategy and action plans to realize the road-map; monitor and control the activities of the PM practice and adjust when needed

  • Defining, monitoring and controlling meaningful critical metrics

  • Building and maintain the PM Practice team of sector and Function lead;

  • Assure that the Business/Marketing Function leads get the responsibilities and empowerment to realize the job

  • Building and leading a support organization for the PM Practice across the organization

  • Lead discussions with main business partners: within sectors and functions

  • Business Transformation/Accelerate! Management

  • You will support other Project Excellence Practices and Idea2Market, Market2Order, Order2Cash excellence programs.

  • Build and maintain an external network with Project Management professionals

Your team

To unlock Philips’ full potential, in May 2011 Philips launched an extensive change and performance program (Accelerate!). The Accelerate! journey aims to change Philips to a faster, more ambitious and customer-centric company. To support this journey we have set up a central team at the heart of our organization uniting program management, change and communications to – together – help the Philips organization deliver its Accelerate! dreams . You will be part of a global team of highly hardworking professionals, working on crafting the Business Transformation Function and the future of Philips.

Your profile

  • At least 10 years of experience as Project Manager with consistent record

  • Thought leader/subject matter expert,

  • External PM network

  • Shown success in driving and leading Project Management practices.

  • Able to drive impact without direct hierarchical authority, clear direction setting, strategies and goals for a geographically dispersed team and various functional business leadership teams with a strong background of execution.

  • High-energy, hands-on personality with the interest to take initiative and working in a fast paced environment.

  • Strong business insight and able to collaborate cross-functionally and globally.

  • Strong intellect, with appropriate process-orientation.

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certified

  • Master level certification in Project Management (internal Philips recognition)

  • MBA or MSc

In return, we offer you

We believe: We’re strong only when you are. We understand that work is only one part of your life. It’s why we offer a variety of innovative benefits and health programs to help you strong mentally and physically as you perform at work, and also manage life’s unexpected moments.

The work you to every day contributes to innovative health technologies and solutions that help improve billions of lives every year, even yours. This creates unexpected moments when your work and personal life comes together in meaningful ways.

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.

To find out more about what it’s like working for Philips at a personal level, visit the Working at Philips page at on our career website, where you can read stories from our employee blog at . Once there, you can also learn about our recruitment process at , or find answers to some of the frequently asked questions at .

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