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Philips Program Manager (Director)– Design for Excellence (DfX) Consultant in Best, Netherlands

Do you have the flair for achieving results through true collaboration with cross-functional & cross-business teams of various backgrounds? If so, join the Design for Excellence team!

Design for Excellence (DfX) plays a key role in Philips’ ability, in collaboration between business functions, to address total end-to-end cost and margin improvement, often establishing new ways of working and encouraging cooperation and transparency at a product and business level.

Your responsibilities

  • Co-creating 12–18-month business & profitability improvement roadmap, together with business & function partners, based on data-driven insights.

  • Coaching the project team members on Design for eXcellence methodology to create an extended network of expertise and drive talent transformation

  • Enabling end-to-end business & profitability improvements through leadership of strategic initiatives & projects that change the way work within the team and across the business (e.g. develop engagement model to support early concept development in R&D, Portfolio Optimization through SKU reduction)

  • Developing and training the Design for eXcellence methodology to enable enhancement of talent across the Integrated Supply Chain (ISC) and BU’s

  • Supporting knowledge management through maintaining and expanding our toolkit and best practice database

  • Ability to synthesize data, and complex information into a simple call to action, & drive action planning to results

You are part of a global team of Design for Excellence consultants, with wide-ranging backgrounds and competencies, within the ISC Engineering team.

You will work globally with a team of experienced consultants to drive end-to-end improvements across Philips, while ensuring continuous focus on delivering better patient outcomes.

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

  • Master’s degree in a relevant technical/business discipline (e.g. Engineering or other technical background)

  • MBA or equivalent business experience

  • Professional with 12+ years of proven track record in managing and coaching technical, business, and/or continuous improvement projects

  • Strong leadership & communication skills

  • Innovative & creative thinker with a bias towards action to implement pragmatic solutions

  • Experience and high level of comfort working across functions and businesses to drive business outcomes

  • Entrepreneurial proof points with a high level of trusted advisor capability

And also nice to have

  • Previous management consulting experience

  • Comprehensive knowledge of SAFe/Agile, Lean, Six Sigma, Kaizen techniques, value proposition creation and/or design thinking

  • Proficient with data analysis and visualization tools (e.g. Qlikview, Tableau, R, SQL, Python, OBS)

  • Familiarity with health systems products, customers, competitors, and suppliers in relevant markets

  • PMP certification is a plus

About Philips

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If you’re interested in this role and have many, but not all, of the experiences needed, we encourage you to apply. You may still be the right candidate for this or other opportunities at Philips. Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion here.

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