Senior Procurement Engineer

Job Title

Senior Procurement Engineer

Job Description

Senior Procurement Engineer

In this role, you have the opportunity to
Help build a high growth business that will help improve the lives of millions of people while advancing Philips journey as a global leader in Health Technology.

You are responsible for

  • Drive concept savings in new product development in close cooperation with Marketing, Quality, SCM and development
  • Represents and drives procurement involvement in early supplier involvement
  • Leads or coordinates in Design for Excellence (DfX) conventions
  • Owns the product cost (cBoM) and manages changes
  • Represent procurement on the core team for New Product Introduction projects
  • Manage request for quotes (RfQ) process based on the Forward Procurement List
  • Drives the Supplier Selection Process together with the Commodity Teams
  • Ensures that the supplier related risks (cost, quality, availability) are controlled and mitigated
  • Supports the Supplier Quality Manager in new supplier component release process as part of the
  • Advanced Product Quality Plan (APQP), including compliance and sustainability aspects
  • Aligns project teams with technology roadmaps
  • Coordinates inputs and decision for make or buy analysis outcome
  • Supports the in/outsourcing process (e.g. knowledge transfer, supplier ramp-up)
  • Works with Commodity Teams on supply base characteristics based on business requirements
  • Execute and support phase in - phase Out (PIPO) planning related to new product introduction
  • Lead the implementation of the cost reduction strategy focused on the product life cycle, from new product design to products released for production, by facilitating cost down opportunities
  • Identify strategic cost reduction opportunities in the product portfolio and during the new product design process delivering a significant contribution to design decision making and product roadmaps
  • Support the negotiation teams with conceptual and fact-based information and opportunities to drive significant structural cost reduction improvement
  • Drive the deployment of early supplier involvement through design-in or cost-reduction workshops
  • Develop and deploy common approaches to target costing and tracking for the assigned product/category
  • Lead the development of an effective set of cost models to track "target cost" status for assigned product/category, support deployment of cost awareness to design engineers
  • Work on CAPA teams to resolve supplier related issues for procurement engineering

To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must have the necessary skills and be intrinsically motivated on supplier quality topics The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required:
  • BS Engineering degree and minimum of 7+ years industry experience in manufacturing of electro-mechanical systems/products/solutions for the medical, aerospace or automotive industries
  • Demonstrated knowledge of manufacturing processes for commodities such as printed circuit board assemblies, power supplies, cables, custom battery packs, mechanical parts (plastics, machined, sheet metal) and cables
  • Experience with all aspects of quality concepts/tools/methods (e.g. FMEA, DOE, IQ/OQ/PQ, MSA, GRR, 8D), quality issue resolution and quality monitoring measures
  • Knowledge & understanding of the Procurement function and associated commodity, supply base, quality and data management considerations
  • Effective communicator Able to work effectively with global, cross-functional stakeholders
  • Experience in a regulated environment, medical preferred
  • Six-sigma Black Belt or Green Belt Optional

    Furthermore to be successful in this role you are:
  • Motivated, self-driven with a determination to succeed and the ability to manage change
    Analytical, you are open to new ideas and believe in continuous learning in order to develop new competencies
  • Fluent in English

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.

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