Sr Procurement Engineer

Job TitleSr Procurement Engineer

Job Description

Your challenge

Are you able to ensure early and deep procurement involvement on new platform design and product enhancements? Do you have a strong focus on End 2 End approach during supplier selection process and product lifecycle management activities? Can you manage cost down achievement while driving for Innovation and Technology Leadership? Are you able to keep timelines and deliverables while managing challenging and changing environment? Do you challenge and constantly improve internal processes and business tools? Then this might be the right job for you!

Your responsibilities

As a Procurement Engineer, you represent procurement in product creation projects. You organize early supplier involvement with a Design for eXcellence (DfX) mindset and you make use of approaches like co-design and value engineering workshops. You consider procurement across the entire lifecycle of the product including service driving supplier selection in conjunction with your relevant procurement colleagues.

You think strategically creating a procurement strategy that enables the business roadmap. You provide input to your procurement colleagues on supply base characteristics based on business requirements. You ensure procurement related risks (quality, availability, cost) are controlled and mitigated.

Additionally, you drive cost downs activities. You identify strategic cost reduction opportunities for products in the portfolio and for products in development. In new product development you drive savings in close cooperation with Marketing, Quality, SCM Development & Commodity Management. In this way you deliver a significant contribution to business cases and product roadmaps. To enable this, you understand cost drivers and the power of standardization.

Other responsibilities include:

  • Lead or participate in Design for excellence (DfX) conventions
  • 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.
  • Execute and support phase in – phase Out (PIPO) planning related to new product introduction
  • Supports the Supplier Quality Manager in new supplier component release process as part of the Advanced Quality Plan (AQP), including compliance and sustainability aspects
  • Provide should-cost assessments, make-buy analysis
  • Supports the in/outsourcing process (e.g. knowledge transfer, supplier ramp-up)

Your team

This position is open in the Patient Care Monitoring Systems (PCMS) business located in Andover Massachusetts. You will work together with Procurement & Commodity Engineers and report to the Procurement Engineering Business Partner.

Our offer

At Philips, we are driven by our mission to improve the lives of 3 billion people per year by 2025, and every day we move closer to achieving our goal by creating cutting-edge solutions that lead to confident diagnosis, improved care, and increased quality of life for patients. Thanks to our employees who share our passion for improving lives, we are at the forefront of the Healthcare industry leading in image guided interventions, ultrasound, patient monitoring, cardiology informatics, sleep therapy and respiratory care. Named one of the Top 50 Happiest Companies in America in 2013, we enable our employees to create a legacy in life through their work and support their development through people-centric learning, total rewards and personalized development planning programs.

We are looking for

  • Master degree in a relevant technical discipline extended with MBA
  • Procurement Management
  • Professional with a 5-7 years proven track
  • Expert in executing and managing Cost Down projects and new product introduction Projects
  • Expert in value Engineering, DfX, LEAN and/or Six Sigma
  • Expert in applying the materials / goods flow knowledge
  • Is a knowledge leader regarding the entire costing toolset (Should Costing, NPV, TCO etc.) in projects
  • Deep knowledge of the long term structural cost drivers for an assigned product/category
  • A team player who is both proactive and cooperative; easily gains trust and support of peers; encourages collaboration and challenges constructively
  • Strategically thinker that is at the same time hands-on. Delivers results.
  • Understands and is able to challenge specifications
  • Experience in international and multidisciplinary project teams is preferred
  • Prepared to travel up to 20% of the time

Ready to start improving lives by putting your personal skills & passions to work?

Apply Today!

Find out more info about Philips at

Philips is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status


In case of difficulties with your job application please send an email to [email protected]

Meet Some of Philips's Employees

Jose V.

Systems Engineer

Jose engineers the specific system level requirements for the Philips Sonicare oral healthcare products. He makes certain the detailed design of each device over-delivers on customer expectations every time.

Damla O.

Sr. Global Consumer Marketing Manager

Damla monitors oral healthcare trends in the global market. She listens to consumer needs and learns about the newest industry technology to fulfill digital demands.

Back to top