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Philips Senior R&D Project Manager in Gaggio Montano, Italy


In this role, you have the opportunity to

managing innovation projects for our Innovation team in Gaggio Montano (BO), our main innovation center for fully automated Espresso machines.

You are responsible for

  • Formulate the overall project assignment including time and resource planning, risk analysis and risk management and have the assignment and project plan approved by management in consultation with the relevant functions and other stakeholders/parties involved, on base of requirements and business case.

  • Ensure the project is following pre-defined project development process and provide required deliverables on time and in budget; build and maintain the project organization, choose the way of working and select the adequate tools (tailor the approach to the specific project). Define the interfaces with other functions, internal and external to Philips.

  • Identify the risks of the project (f.e. specs, costs, planning, etcetera) and develop scenarios to overcome these risks.

  • Direct team members and give them operational guidance, both technically and organizationally; and be responsible for implementation and realization of the project, according to the project plan, securing specification, quality, time, financials and information.

  • Deploy process improvements and make the project organization efficient and transparent, in line with project management processes.

  • Represent the project team at the business and provide business management with regular project performance status updates; identify deviations to the plan and take corrective actions.

  • Ensure that there is an effective transfer and archiving of the project results and the associated knowledge and learning transfer; proactively react on changes in external and internal organizational environment, changes in risk assessments and supplier management and drive agile corrective actions inside boundaries of your responsibilities

  • Constantly grow your personal and expert competences in project management and make sure to stay on the edge on project management knowledge and best practice, sharing proposals for further improvements in project management process and drive their implementation autonomously

You are part of

Philips Innovations team, part of Domestic Appliances. We create innovative and superior Espresso coffee machines that are designed to bring a great coffee experience at home and enable delicious coffee to be easily made. Philips Coffee strives to enable a great coffee experience every day for more than 250 million people, thanks to its appliances, endorsing alliances and consumer centric innovative leadership.

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

  • Degree in mechanical or electronical engineering or other similar technical degree

  • High level of professional knowledge of project management methods (PMP certification or comparable is preferred, if possible on expert level)

  • At least 5 years of experience in project management job domain or closely related role.

  • Domain knowledge of product development, preferably in execution and/or advanced development

  • Experience in the area of domestic appliances or electronic consumer products is preferred.

  • Fluent in English and Italian

  • Preferable to have experience in DfSS and FMEA tools and lean principles

In return, we offer you

The opportunity to work in a truly international environment and boost the Business Line performance within a matrix organization by interfacing with multiple stakeholders.

Why should you join Philips?

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