Sr. Electrical Engineer/Project Manager - Supplier Transfers

Job Title

Sr. Electrical Engineer/Project Manager - Supplier Transfers

Job Description

Your Role
The Electronics Technical Leader is part of global organization that delivers impact to multiple businesses within Philips.
Accountable for the management of high impact and complex transfer projects that enables us to reduce risk, improve profitability, align with our strategic supply base and optimize supply chain flexibility. The primary function within this role is to execute fast-paced, high quality transfer projects.

You are a part of:
A high-impact, global organization within Philips that works across all modalities. The Supplier Transfer Excellence Team has been established as an entrepreneurial organization that focuses on fast-paced, high-quality portfolio transfers within the Philips global supply base to mitigate risk & maximize profitability. As a senior member within this team, the technical leader is responsible for driving technical excellence within said projects to ensure first-time-right quality.


  • Leading the execution of large-scale projects that drive global sourcing strategies to deliver the strategic supplier initiatives. This includes supplier selection in sync with the relevant commodity manager, supplier development, and supplier consolidation for assigned initiatives.
  • Accountable for resolving all technical challenges during the transfer process, which includes resolving product specification challenges, consulting with subject matter experts to guide suppliers, reverse engineering, driving design review workshops, develop test fixtures, etc.
  • Accountable for supplier quality performance in assigned projects to improve existing benchmarks and developing improvement plans to ensure Supply Chain target performance levels are achieved.
  • Responsible to ensure product requirements are fully defined to enhance quality through transfer projects, this would involve reverse engineering as needed.
  • Full responsibility to achieve critical KPIs for QUALITY and productivity targets that are tied to the annual business plans.
  • Perform detailed cost analysis of material and manufacturing processes to ensure that high quality products are delivered at optimum cost from target suppliers. Support commodity managers in fact based negotiations before project launch.
  • Partner with key business stakeholders to ensure that all business needs are met & improved through sourcing projects.
Qualification Profile:
  • Hands-on design experience for PCBA and related high level assemblies is a must
  • Experience with cost engineering and management.
  • Experience in design cycle of high tech electronic components, assemblies, and/or electro-mechanical systems
  • Strong project management skills preferred with ability to lead teams and influence cross-functional stakeholders
  • Excellent presentation, communication and negotiation skills, across functions and organizational layers; proven ability to manage relationships at all org levels.
  • Knowing and understanding broad business perspective.
  • Knowledge of Supply management strategies and tools.
  • Demonstrated ability in working in a complex/global environment.
  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering.
  • Master's degree preferred.
  • 7+ years' experience in a high-tech industry with a focus on supply chain and/or procurement related function.
  • PMP or Six Sigma certification desired
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