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Philips Director Gantry Platform CT/AMI in Suzhou, China


In this role, you have the opportunity to

The Gantry Platform R&D leader role is responsible for functional leadership and management of a technical organization for CT and AMI gantry. The gantry, together with detector, couch, reconstruction and console is a key sub-system of a CT scanner.

The Director Gantry Platform leading an organization in multiple R&D sites and drive competence development, process improvement and execution of R&D projects. The role is responsible for the budget of the sub-system organization.

The role requires to develop and maintain a roadmap for the gantry sub-system in collaboration with other sub-system and system teams. Successful roadmap development requires staying up-to-date with competitive moves and to understand the possibilities offered by supplier led and in-house innovation.

You are responsible for

  • Part of the global R&D Management Team of CT/AMI

  • Creating and maintaining a sub-system roadmap for gantry in collaboration with other system and platform teams

  • Responsible for the budget of the organization and for management of headcount

  • Development of role-based competence and training plans

  • Execution of development and life-cycle management of gantry projects in time, quality and budget

  • Understand external factors including: Regulatory, Customers, Competition, and Industry trends

  • Drives functional excellence including: Professionalism in domain expertise, Building up of strong, innovative teams, World class productivity, Promote domain knowledge, system thinking, and customer understanding

  • Enables process management including: Support for all global initiatives, Prioritization of team goals, Enable adequate coverage for deliverables, Build and promote strong processes, Drives accountability across the team

  • Exemplifies global thinking including: Promoting openness to learning things and leverage others’ capabilities, Sharing capabilities across global locations, Building an environment of trust

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

  • Master’s degree in Engineering or related discipline.

  • Deep knowledge and experience in electromechanical systems.

  • 10+ years of experience working as an Engineer or in a similar field.

  • 3+ years of experience as a R&D group leader or equivalent.

  • Experience in a regulated / process-oriented environment such as medical device development

  • Experience with imaging systems preferred

  • Experience managing teams in multiple locations.

  • Proven track record in platform development

  • Creativity and innovation

  • Can work with all levels people internally and externally

  • A real people manager can manage teams across different locations

  • Business proficiency in English