Senior Procurement Engineer

Job Title

Senior Procurement Engineer

Job Description

In this role, you have the opportunity to:
Be a part of the dynamic Procurement team and represent Procurement in our Oral Healthcare Business. You work in engaging and impactful projects to bring new products to market and to deliver cost savings. You lead DfX conventions.
Do you have a sound technical background and business insight? Are you skilled in interacting with international development centers and suppliers? If you recognize yourself in the challenges and know you can contribute on this journey then apply now as a Procurement Engineer in our fast growing B2C & B2B Oral Health Care business!
You are responsible for

  • Represent Procurement and drive impactful product creation projects.
  • Organize early supplier involvement with a Design for excellence (DfX) mindset and you make use of approaches like co-design or cost-reduction workshops.
  • Prepare Request for Quotations and project contracts including specs and project requirements with suppliers. Ensure procurement related risks (cost, quality and availability) are controlled and mitigated, by bringing the relevant procurement colleagues in to the equation.
  • Driving cost downs activities.
  • Identify strategic cost reduction opportunities for existing as well as products in development. In new product development you drive savings in close cooperation with Marketing, Quality, SCM Development & Commodity Management.
  • Deliver a significant contribution to business cases and product roadmaps. To enable this, you understand cost drivers and the power of standardization.
  • Lead or participate in DfX projects driving business decisions in a convention based forum.
You are part of You will work in the global procurement function, and part of a team dedicated to a specific business. You will be based in Bothell, Washington State USA. You will report directly to the Procurement Engineering Business Partner. You will partner and work closely with colleagues in Marketing, Innovation and Commodity Management.
To succeed in this position, you should have the following skills and experience
  • Master degree in a relevant technical discipline.
  • Professional with a 5+ years consistent track record
  • Has experience in DfX, Value Engineering, LEAN or Six Sigma
  • Experience in working across New Product Introduction Process
  • Guide in initiating and driving cost down projects
  • Knowledge leader regarding costing toolset (Should Costing, NPV, TCO) in projects.
  • An outstanding teammate who is both dedicated and cooperative; easily gains trust and support of peers; encourages collaboration and challenges constructively
  • Can think strategically and is at the same time hands-on. Delivers results.
  • Understands and is able to challenge blue prints and specifications
  • Experience in international and multidisciplinary project teams is preferred
  • Prepared to travel up to 10% of the time
In this role we offer you 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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