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Philips Senior Design Project Manager in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


In this role, you have the opportunity to orchestrate and realize design delivery management; i.e. scope, plan and manage the execution of project and/or program activities, to realize the respective commitments and Design objectives. You work closely with the Design Business Partner, the designers within the program delivery team and other stakeholders in and outside the organization.

You are responsible for

  • Clarify and align project goals, create comprehensive project plans, get stakeholder buy-in

  • Organize the resources to be used and specify the quality standard in the processes

  • Manage the project execution towards the timely realization of the agreed deliverables

  • Work in a structured and methodical way, utilizing company standard processes and toolset

  • Secure transparency and predictability on the progress and outcome of a project in all its metrics

  • Contribute to the project management community’s performance and capability building

You are a part of

Philips Design, established in 1925, and one of the longest-established design organizations in the world. It has studios across the globe – in Pittsburgh, Cambridge, Seattle, Amsterdam, Eindhoven, Bangalore, Shanghai and Singapore – and a creative force of 450 professionals.

You will be part of an amazing team in Pittsburgh that includes product design, interaction design, service design, people research, communication design, and project management. We’ve recently moved to an inspiring new studio, co-located with key parts of the Sleep & Respiratory Care business, in a vibrant part of Pittsburgh near world class Universities. Additionally, you will join the Design Project Management community, which consists of about 40 people, with a focus on orchestrating design delivery.

You will be a key part of a team focused on human-centered design and innovation within the Philips Sleep & Respiratory Care portfolio. This is a rare opportunity to truly make a meaningful impact on people’s lives with various sleeping and breathing conditions.

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

  • Bachelor/Master’s degree in relevant discipline

  • Typically, 10+ years of relevant working experience, owning/leading projects from idea through implementation with evidence of business impact

  • Profound know-how of project management knowledge areas and processes. Preferably Project Manager Professional (PMP) or similar certified.

  • A strong performance track. Learning agility present: fast learner, impact through teamwork and a strong dose of self-reflection. Able to deal with complexity and develop and realize the winning plan. A high drive for personal development

  • Key functional competences include the 10 Project Management Institute® knowledge areas, plus change and lean management

  • Key behavioral competences include business insight, balance stakeholders, direct work, ensure accountability, build effective teams and nimble learning

  • A strong affinity or interest in design and a passion for organization, performance and continuous improvement

In return, we offer you

We also believe that we are at our best as a company when you are at yours as a person. Thus, we offer competitive health benefits, a flexible work schedule and access to local well-being focused activities.

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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