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Procurement engineer

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Company: Philips
Contract: PERM
Location: Eindhoven, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands

Job Title

Procurement engineer

Job Description

In this role, you have the opportunity to

drive the work in a multidisciplinary team of highly skilled professionals that source, create and offer world class and innovative personal care offerings. Do you like working in a team that is going for the best products? Do you like working with many different stakeholders across the global, in a variety of time zones? Do you have a proven record of accomplishment in a technical or procurement role directly supporting the development and introduction of these safety critical products?

This is a unique opportunity for you to further grow your career in the Personal care sector; specifically in the Beauty business.

As the Procurement Engineer Beauty, you are a key member of the procurement team supporting the business. During each step of the product creation process, you will take full ownership and show your commitment as the procurement representative within the cross-functional project team. You are the single point of contact between the R&D team, the procurement community and (potential) suppliers, ensuring early involvement of supplier, commodity management and other stakeholders in order to beat competition.

You are responsible for

  • Representing procurement within R&D projects towards suppliers ensuring early involvement and managing the suppliers’ contribution throughout the project;
  • Driving concept savings in New Product Innovations and Life Cycle Management in close cooperation with Commodity Management, R&D, Production, Marketing, Supplier Quality and Customer Service;
  • Supporting the Request for Information/ Proposal/ Quotation (RfQ) process;
  • Executing and supporting the in/outsourcing process (e.g. knowledge transfer, supplier ramp- up);
  • Supporting the Supplier Quality manager in new supplier component release process, including compliance and sustainability aspects;
  • Providing should-cost assessments for newly proposed products;
  • Providing input to the Commodity Teams regarding the supply base characteristics based on business requirements;
  • Ordering tools and samples related to new product development;
  • Executing and supporting phase in – phase out (PIPO) planning related to new product introduction;

You are a part of

the Procurement Engineering team for Beauty directly reporting to the Head of Procurement Beauty. The Business unit is responsible for marketing, development, manufacturing and/ or sourcing of all Beauty related products, like Hair care, Skin care, Female depilation and IPL hair removal.

The new Procurement engineer Beauty will be based in Eindhoven (The Netherlands).

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

  • Master’s degree in a relevant technical discipline, preferably engineering with relevant experience
  • Preferably 3 years of engineering experience
  • A team player who is both proactive and cooperative; easily gains trust and support of peers; encourages collaboration and challenges constructively
  • Ability to read and understand engineering documentation and SW licensing models in order to challenge value propositions on cost and quality
  • Excellent negotiation skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Experience in a consumer environment is preferred
  • Commercial experience in Procurement or Sales is a preference
  • Knowledge regarding costing toolset (Should Costing, NPV, TCO) in projects is a plus
  • Ability to think strategically and hands-on approach. Delivers results;
  • Experience in international and multidisciplinary project teams is preferred
  • Experience in driving quality improvement programs
  • Prepared to travel up to 10% of the time

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. Furthermore, Philips University is available to all employees for learning and development opportunities

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. Learn more by watching this video.

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.







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