Philips Product Owner in Zeist, Netherlands


Do you want to be our new Product Owner? Working on improving healthcare globally in a key role? Playing an essential part in the success of our products in close collaboration with development and our clients. We’re scaling up our Agile development teams.

Who are you?

As a Product Owner you will have a Bachelor degree in a technical field as a minimum. Highly preferred is development experience during your studies or first job. You have at least 5 years of working experience, whereof 2 years as a PO and 3 years in the healthcare information technolgy industry.

In your career you have succesfully demonstrated the ability to define user stories, prioritize and plan them and implement them together with development teams. With your technical background it’s a breeze to discuss or present user stories with development.

As a Product Owner you have an eye for detail and a strong power to execute. You interact smoothly with professionals on all levels.

What you will do

The Product Owner functions as the user’s voice during development. He (or she) defines user stories in close cooperation with the product manager and development team.

In close cooperation with the Agile development teams and Forcare partners you help to develop new (cloud-based) functionality, to make the exchange of healthcare information effortless for medical doctors and their supportive staff. As Product Owner you will be responsible for translating product features into user story descriptions that can be implemented.

During development you will be the user’s voice and you will define their stories in collaboration with the product manager, involving customers, sales or marketing whenever this is appropriate.

What we offer

What we offer besides the usual package, is an open workspace full of smart and pragmatic people with a straightforward communication style. The environment is small enough for you to be recognized for your achievements, yet Forcare/Philips is big enough to offer opportunities inside and outside the Netherlands. We look honestly at ourselves and try to learn from our mistakes.

There is good coffee, regular chocolate and a communal lunch where the CEO can sit next to an IT support intern. Besides working passionately to improve healthcare, we also allow ourselves to relax with activities that vary from cultural outings and coding challenges to indulging ourselves in (sometimes geeky) humor.