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Philips Procurement Engineer - Ultrasound in Reedsville, Pennsylvania


In this role, you have the opportunity to:

Support the Ultrasound Transducer business annual operation plan by leading cross-functional procurement activities involving new product introduction, supply chain risk mitigation and productivity improvements. You will be a key partner, achieving new product cost-targets and portfolio cost improvement through analysis of technical product requirements and supplier selection

You are responsible for:

  • Driving value/cost engineering activities within DFX conventions and Value Engineering workshops, early supplier involvement in development projects, supply chain risk assessment and mitigation strategies.

  • Supplier selection process in conjunction with commodity management partners.

  • Developing, communicating, and managing detailed procurement activity schedules that support higher level program schedules, ensuring communication within purchasing and cross functional stake holders.

  • Partnering with R&D, Supplier Quality for new product introduction and supplier improvement actions

  • Contributing to the execution of the productivity funnel – collaborating with Supply Chain Engineering, R&D and Supplier Quality to execute cost downs.

  • Executing and supporting Phase In – Phase Out (PIPO) planning related to new product introductions and concept savings projects

  • Participating in Supplier assessments & site visits

  • Aligning Ultrasound procurement needs with competitive landscape and technology road maps.

  • Supporting commodity management teams with specific product knowledge and opportunities to drive negotiation savings to drive short term and long term product cost reductions.

  • Providing input for the Make or Buy analysis (in-sourcing / out-sourcing of parts and production)

  • Managing Product Costs & supplier relationships within assigned commodity.

  • Developing/maintaining Cost Modeling to achieve challenging cost reduction goals.

You are a part of

Procurement organization supporting the Ultrasound Transducer group.

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

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering, MBA preferred.

  • 10+ years’ experience in hardware design and/or matrixed manufacturing with a focus on supply chain and/or procurement related function.

  • Progressive experience with cost engineering and cost management.

  • Strong formal project management skills.

  • Experience with global supplier management– strategic and tactical.

  • Experience in understanding technical product requirements and translating it to minimize life cycle product cost.

  • Knowing and understanding of broad business perspectives.

  • Practical knowledge of Supply Chain management strategies and tools.

  • Proven ability to manage relationships at all org. levels.

  • Demonstrated ability in working in a complex/global environment.

  • Ability to lead teams and influence cross-functional relationships,

  • Excellent presentation, communication and negotiation skills, across functions and organizational layers

  • Demonstrated ability to organize and structure cross functional teams.

In return, we offer you

A path towards your most rewarding career. Succeeding in this role in a complex environment will open many doors for your long-term career, inside and outside of Philips. We also believe that we are at our best as a company when you are at yours as a person.

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 . 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 on our career website, where you can read stories from our employee blog . Once there, you can also learn about our recruitment process , or find answers to some of the frequently asked questions .

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