Design Director: Long-Term Strategic Partners & Solutions North American Markets

Job TitleDesign Director: Long-Term Strategic Partners & Solutions North American Markets

Job Description

Philips Design

We are a global force of 500+ design professionals located in 14 studios across, Europe, North America and Asia; dedicated to delivering meaningful innovations in the health tech space.

The role

We are looking for a seasoned and exceptional design leader who can operate in both the boardroom as well the studio, combining business, technology and design expertise to develop bespoke design driven solutions for our customers in the increasingly complex and connected world of healthtech.

Reporting directly to the Global Head of Design Consulting you will be responsible to support the growth of our LSP business in North America (including LATAM and Canada). You will be charged with bringing design skills, design thinking and design driven approaches into the commercial arena as we develop a solutions business.

You will be responsible to support business development activities in the various markets together with National Account managers, Account Executives and the Enterprise LSP team. Engaging with internal teams as well as directly with customers you will leverage design thinking approaches to identify, propose, design and then build solutions that may span architecture, interior, interaction as well as product & service design domains. Ultimately leveraging the Philips technology portfolio to shape design driven solutions that deliver on the triple aim of lower costs, increased efficiency and improved patient & staff experience.

As a consummate networker you will need to work across Philips organizations to bring multifaceted solutions to the table. You will support the creation of customized propositions and solutions aligned to the re-positioning of the company in the solutions space leading to Long term strategic partnerships with key customers. (LSP’s).

As a leader within the design function you will need to inspire, coach and mentor a growing creative team in a dynamic environment that is responding directly to customer needs; This team will be responsible to shape and deliver meaningful new healthcare concepts that drive enterprise productivity, improve staff well being and deliver on improved patient experiences.

We are looking for

  • Industry Leader with experience working on high impact and high profile projects
  • 10+ years of relevant business, service design and/or architectural consulting in healthcare, hospitality, retail or B2B domains
  • Strategic thinker, action oriented and proven success with executive level consulting
  • Business development acumen and proven track record
  • Design thought leader and award winning portfolio
  • Strong understanding of the creative process with leadership and team building skills
  • Strong understanding of experience design within healthcare context
  • Collaborative and inspiring team leader, excellent professional networker, multi- cultural/international experience and sense of humor is a must
  • Articulate business focused skills and strong design & consulting capability
  • Relevant creative design degree and business background

Philips Design Consulting; Customers & Markets.

Our consulting team comprises of designers, researchers, analysts and subject matter experts. We are challenged to develop innovative solutions for healthcare providers using design thinking methodologies and approaches to impact clinical workflow, operations, user experience and financial ROI. This is a dynamic, creative and results driven design practice, recognized with multiple global design and healthcare awards annually.

Leveraging our multi-disciplinary approach and design thinking capabilities we have become trusted advisors and a partner of choice for many notable healthcare systems. We have an entrepreneurial, start-up culture and have a proactive “hands-on” philosophy. We offer a collaborative atmosphere that affords our team numerous avenues for professional growth and advancement. Our team works across many global locations catering to diverse markets.

We have a core purpose of delivering design excellence and meaningful innovation that will make a significant difference to the healthcare experience. The main focus of our design consulting activity will be with healthcare customers, Governments, IDN’s (Integrated delivery networks) and ACO’s (Accountable Care Organizations) that are seeking transformative solutions.


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