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Philips IT Business Partner CTO and Research APAC in Shanghai, China


In this role, you have the opportunity to

be responsible for IT strategic partnering and relationship management towards the research hubs in APAC. He/She engages with the leadership team of the research hubs in APAC.

The ITBP CTO and Research APAC is the primary focal point for IT towards the research hubs in APAC at the senior levels of the organization. In doing so, he/she provides direct support to the Lead ITBP Innovation and R&D across topics such as IT/Business strategy and capability road mapping and shaping outcomes via ICT to support business needs of the research hubs in APAC.

You are responsible for

The IT Business Partner CTO and Research APAC:

  • Leads the development of a 3-5 year IT Strategy Roadmap and Strategic Plans (reviewed quarterly) for the research hubs in APAC

  • Collaborates with stakeholders to prepare IT investments and Business Cases (via the @investor process.)

  • Supports the consolidation, prioritization and alignment with Financial Strategic Plan and Annual Operating Plan (SPOR/AOP investment processes.) Orchestrates across the research hubs in APAC.

  • Manages effective channeling and prioritization of IT Demand to balance objectives of the research hubs in APAC IT objectives

  • Monitors Portfolio risks, costs (RoFo), improvement opportunities, value delivered at the research hubs in APAC

  • Manages/Chairs the IT MDT PQMS to address pain-points and resolve escalations impacting business/application performance towards the research hubs in APAC

  • Supports the research hubs in APAC with optimal use of the current IT tools.

  • Ensures alignment of provided IT solutions and services with business expectations (functionality and performance), proper usage of available IT services, and control the operational IT costs.

  • Aligns with Market IT to ensure proper deployment (and adoption) of global initiatives in local sites (no conflict with local resourcing and business initiatives).

  • Owns IT applications within the scope of the research hubs in APAC and takes responsibility for all aspects related to Application Lifecycle management.

  • Orchestrates Proof of Concepts for new business ideas/models

  • Deploys LEAN processes including formal analysis of voice of the customer as part of Daily Management Board, monitoring of all service levels impacting business

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

  • Experience:

  • Typically has 7 to 10 years of IT and business work experience with a broad range of exposure to various technical environments and business segments.

  • Solid experience with managing team(s) responsible for strategic planning, business development or client management and working with a broad range of diverse and complicated business units.

  • Masters degree recommended in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business Administration, Marketing, or other related field. May have equivalent work experience

  • Required knowledge and capabilities:

  • Strong business acumen, overall and in primary subject matters

  • Strategic partnering and stakeholder management

  • IT (Technology) Domain knowledge

  • Service portfolio management

  • Business Transformation Management

  • Project Management and Six Sigma experience / certification a plus

  • Lean experience /certification a plus

  • Strong coaching skills

  • Strong analytical, problem solving and troubleshooting skills

  • Strong communications and interpersonal skills

  • Soft skills / leadership competencies:

  • Strong personal presence and awareness

  • Strong executive stakeholder management

  • High level of empathy and a strong sense for cultural differences and how to bridge them

  • High level of integrity

  • Ability to prioritize work based upon changing demands; solid sense for operational priorities

  • Ability to make decisions within uncertainty

  • Ability to work both independently and in remote project team setting

  • Ability to work in a team environment and have a willingness to share knowledge

  • Powerful Communications & Influencing

In return, we offer you

A path towards your most rewarding career. Philips is growing its marketing capability enterprise wide. Succeeding in this market-based role in a complex environment will open many doors for your long term career, in other areas in Philips or otherwise. 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 . 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 .