In this role, you have the opportunity to
Plays a Cost and Value Engineering Expert Philips worldwide to improve total end-to-end cost and value. We cooperate globally across Philips business functions to make better products at lower cost. You are responsible for
Initiate improvement and optimization activities in close cooperation with your partners in innovation, procurement and operations through applying cost and value engineering levers.
Improve the competitiveness and profitability of products and services through cost analysis, design to value, modularization and standardization.
Responsible for cost and value engineering projects, trainings and coaching. Support the engineering and commodity teams to drive forward supplier productivity.
Establish cost and value engineering as a key process in Philips to support businesses and collaborate across functions to realize improvement roadmaps.
Drive towards a larger Community of Practice on Cost Engineering topics and processes in Philips.
Identify best practices, promote active knowledge sharing in the network of value engineers, and through this improve our current working processes, methods, tools and standards.
You are a part of
To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience
BS/MS degree in a technical subject (Mechanical, Electrical, Industrial, Software Engineering or similar)
3+ years of working experience in a technology company (e.g. Consumer Electronics, Lighting, Healthcare, Automotive) in product innovation, research, procurement, production/manufacturing, product management/marketing or similar function
Experience to facilitate better decision making in product creation and procurement
Project management experience gained e.g. in lean manufacturing, six sigma programs, consulting
Experience in leading an expert network in specific technical knowledge areas
Strong teaming skills to drive change and challenge project teams
Strong English communication skills, ability to convince and to pitch/present your solution to project teams and management
Experience in cost management, quality management and/or supply chain management
A sound and practical capability to develop optimized systems (cost and value) and convince cross functional partners of the solution
Travelling approx. 25%
In return, we offer you
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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