Program PMO Lead – M2O

Job TitleProgram PMO Lead – M2O

Job Description

Your challenge

To unlock Philips’ full potential, in May 2011 Philips launched an extensive change and transformation program – Accelerate! – focused at changing the way we do business and unlocking our full potential in order to become more agile, innovative and entrepreneurial as a company. That’s why we are redesigning our organization, improving our processes & systems and last, but definitely not least; creating a winning team by living our behaviors and building capabilities for the future. Market to Order is one of the central pillars of Accelerate!, driving the design, creation and implementation of the new commercial capabilities.

Market to Order business transformation portfolio is focused on strengthening our commercial capabilities in the markets and business groups of Philips. The portfolio currently consists of large business transformation programs and Hoshins prioritized by the Group Markets management team.

We are looking for a Lead PMO (Program Management Officer) for supporting selected M2O programs and group markets Hoshins.

This role provides you a huge opportunity to getting involved into and driving significant variety of topics to ensure successful delivery and embedding of the transformation. This is an interesting opportunity allowing you to learn and grow very quickly in an international environment.

Your responsibilities

  • Manage the overall performance of the PMO within the program and ensure coordination and smooth operation of the various program / hoshin work streams;
  • Create and manage the integrated program plan following the PBS/SIM (Standard Implementation Methodology of Philips) principles;
  • Ensure effective and efficient program team engagement model by setting up and maintaining a clear governance structure;
  • Define expectations for work stream deliverables, dates and activities;
  • Define and manage program and project interdependencies, stakeholders and risks;
  • Coordinate across program team, functions and market teams to ensure successful deployment of commercial capabilities as a part of the program deployment
  • Manage the operating rhythm by designing and implementing schedule rigor against key milestones, provide templates and automation where possible, coordinating the reporting of progress and highlighting deviations for correction
  • Track and measure the program KPI’s as well as business outcomes and report on progress to various stakeholder groups
  • Oversee program/project costs and make sure they are well managed
  • Analyze the impact of changes in scope, planning, cost, benefits or resources in any of the sub-programs within the change control process in order to make any type of approval decisions.
  • Continuously improve the efficiency and effectiveness of PMO support processes for the Program
  • As a Hoshin coach:
  • Drive process discipline and ensure quality of the Hoshin(s) by embedding a monthly cadence, verifying and coaching the quality of key deliverables such as the TTIs. Own monthly management reporting (MLT / BT webcasts)
  • Drive performance improvement by challenging the teams to identify meaningful –stretch TTI’s
  • Co-facilitate Daily Management and Problem Solving (co-facilitate boot camps, design DM boards etc.)
  • Become the go-to person for Hoshin methodology related queries within Group Markets
  • Co-facilitate and support Hoshin sessions as required
  • Prepare , own and manage hoshin templates

Your team

Philips is driving a worldwide transformation program – Accelerate! – set out to unlock the company’s full potential, turning us into a more agile, entrepreneurial and customer focused company. Ultimately it’s all about achieving excellence in execution, where all parts of the value chain effectively work together to drive success in our markets. To achieve this goal we are standardizing our operations to make optimal use of best practices and to become a true plug and play organization. Market to Order business transformation portfolio is focused on strengthening our commercial capabilities in the markets and business groups of Philips. The portfolio currently consists of large business transformation programs and Hoshins prioritized by the Group Markets management team.

Our offer

We welcome you to a challenging, innovative environment with great opportunities for you to explore.

We are looking for

Our ideal candidate has the following profile;

  • Proven ability to be a strong, independent leader who can manage a complex business / program environment
  • Experience in project management approaches, techniques and tools (e.g. Prince, MS Project)
  • Knowledge and experience in Lean methodologies
  • Experience in coaching team through daily management, problem solving and Hoshin methodologies
  • Proven ability to work with program tracking tools, and ensure their correct use by the rest of the program team
  • Master degree or equivalent with at least 5 years business experience in functional leadership role in one or more functions (Sales, Quality, Supply Chain, Strategy, F&A)
  • Program Management experience: ability to lead large, geographically spread global programs
  • Black Belt, DMAIC, DFSS, LEAN knowledge and experience is strongly preferred
  • Experience in implementing new processes and scaling up to achieve lasting results
  • People management experience
  • Excellent interpersonal , communication and leadership skills;
  • Strong communicator who is able to work with all levels of the organization
  • Able to work with a large and diverse range of stakeholders
  • Experience in large business change management or transformation programs
  • Team player who can collaborate with and support the program team
  • Strong analytical skills, understanding of P&L elements and drivers, and ability to work with and consolidate large tables with data.
  • Fluent in English, other languages are an advantage

Recruitment process

Please note that the closing date of this vacancy is January 26th 2016.


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