Philips Procurement Engineer, Philips Healthcare, (Cleveland, OH) in Highland Heights, Ohio

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In this role, you have the opportunity to:

A procurement professional providing annual operating plan savings through cost down projects and new product introduction projects. Considered a key partner in significant product cost reduction activities, in early phase innovation or in the manufacturing phase. Contributes to developing the cost engineering function.

You are responsible for:

  • Procurement Link in factory, participates in cost down projects

  • First point of escalation for delivery/quality issues, etc. at line, factory level

  • Executes factory related supplier improvement actions

  • Executes actions coming from Value Engineering projects & DfX projects in the line/factories

  • Executes procurement strategy, supports in phase-in/phase-out of suppliers

  • Puts in the procurement contractual data in MRP (lead-time, price etc.)

  • Represents Procurement in new Product Introduction projects

  • Support price negotiations with fact-based information and opportunities to drive short-term product cost reduction improvement.

  • Support the deployment of early supplier involvement through target costing and tracking for assigned product or module.

  • Contribute to the development of an effective set of cost models to track “target cost” status for assigned product.

  • Maintain updates to the costs for assigned product/module and ensure that cost models are up to date and information is available as required.

  • Provides input for make or buy analysis

  • Supports the in/outsourcing process (e.g. knowledge transfer, supplier ramp-up); Provides input to the Commodity Teams regarding the supply base characteristics based on business requirements

  • Orders tools and samples related to new product development

  • Execute and support phase in – phase Out (PIPO) planning related to new product introduction

  • The Procurement Engineer may act as Supplier Account Manager assigned by, and under the delegated responsibility of the relevant commodity team

  • Identify opportunities in the new product design process through target costing, and managing cost drivers and data sources to improve the design decision making Support price negotiations with fact-based information and opportunities to drive short and/or long term product cost reduction improvement

  • Support the deployment of early supplier involvement through target costing and tracking for assigned product

  • Owner for delivering the cost elements for assigned product, as required improving total cost of ownership for the cost roadmaps for key products

  • Lead the development of an effective set of cost models to track “target cost” status for assigned product

  • Analyze cost trends, develop and review cost forecasts

  • Maintain updates to the cost drivers for assigned product and ensure that information is available as required

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

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical or Mechanical engineering or other similar technical area required. Master’s degree preferred.

  • 5 plus years of experience in a high volume assembly-type industry in supply chain related functions or related financial controlling functions

  • Understanding the principles of Executing Cost Down projects and new product introduction Projects

  • Understanding the principles of Value Engineering

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.

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As an equal opportunity employer, Philips is committed to a diverse workforce. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Veterans' Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants that require accommodation in the job application process may contact 888-367-7223, option 5, for assistance.

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 .