Procurement Engineer

Job TitleProcurement Engineer

Job Description

Your Challenge:

As a Procurement Engineering you will be challenged with leveraging your experience in Engineering design, as well as procurement to address cost saving opportunities, without diminishing product safety and quality. You need to take an active role assisting our development team by providing them accurate cost estimates and by challenging them to further optimize the product and supply chain. You will work closely with specific Philips business and new product development teams. You will be part of a larger international group of people with similar and related roles and part of the functional Procurement pillar within the company.

Your Responsibilities:

The main objectives of a Procurement Engineer at a site is to drive the cost optimization of Philips Lighting Solutions' Professional product portfolio, from cradle to grave, by launching cost competitive products that leverage best-in-class value engineering / design for excellence (DfX) processes, while at the same time improving the supply base responsiveness and reliability for current product portfolio. You will be the eyes and ears representing procurement on the shop floor as well as the onsite design center. You will translate the operations urgency into procurement actions and implement the Forward Procurement List for your site in relevant local systems. The Procurement Engineer Site is the linking pin between the site and the Commodity Teams (e.g. phase out / phase in). Furthermore you will support procurement of customization and engineering to order projects

Detailed responsibilities include:

  • Provide accurate cost estimates to development team, based on current assumptions of product architecture/design and supply chain. These cost estimates are also used to derive cost targets for negotiations with suppliers.
  • Drive value engineering, by challenging cost drivers and investigating more cost effective solutions, both in product architecture and the supply chain.
  • Facilitate implementation of commodity strategies by aligning product and supply chain design upfront with agreed Procurement strategies, and by appropriately escalating in cases of persistent deviation.
  • Provide input for supplier selection by providing key details and guidance to Commodity teams, to enable best choice of supplier.
  • Assist in the preparation of Procurement performance/status reports, by providing relevant data for the Product or the BU to BG Heads of Procurement Engineering and/or commodity teams.
  • Lead/Participate in DfX (Design for Excellence) conventions owning the DfX approach. Bring tool set and experience from previous conventions to the table, and as a convener who involves various commodity managers and cross-functional stakeholders and takes care of the convention logistics.
  • Lead cost redesigns: Frequently lead or contribute to projects tasked to come up with and/or implement specific cost reductions in existing product or family of products.
  • Assist business planning by providing plausible and realistic "should cost" assessments for newly proposed products, to be considered in the go/no go decision, and by providing realistic cost roadmaps based on expected technological evolution for existing product categories.

Your Team:

This role is part of the Procurement Engineering team for Business Group Philips Lighting Solutions (PLS) in North America (NA) and has a solid line reporting to the Procurement Engineering leader for PLS NA. Our Main responsivity is to drive cost optimization of Philips Lighting Solutions by evaluating BoM spend and supplier performance. The one things that truly makes us stand out from a traditional Procurement team in our Collaborative approach to have Engineering, Procurement and Manufacturing working together as ONE big team over the entire life cycle of the product.

Our Offer:

We offer an opportunity to share our passion for LED Lighting innovation and excellence as well as the opportunity to build your inspiring international career with a company that believes in giving its employees the challenges and opportunities they need to grow professionally and personally. Additionally you will have the ability to work in a collaborative environment where, procurement, Engineering and manufacturing work together as ONE to optimize design for both the customer and Philips.

We are looking for:

  • BS/MS in Mechanical, Industrial, Electrical/Electronic Engineering or related is required.
  • 0-3 years of experience in a high volume assembly-type industry in supply chain related functions (production management, industrial engineering, purchasing, quality) or related. Internship/co-op experience is a plus.
  • Sound practical knowledge of how supply chains work and be able to assess the cost drivers of industrial processes.
  • Familiarity with how cost calculations are built up and what direct cost and mark-ups are applicable throughout the entire supply chain.
  • Change management experience is preferred e.g. in lean manufacturing or six sigma style programs is considered relevant.
  • Familiarity with DFMA (Design for Assembly and Manufacturing), reverse engineering or other Value Engineering tools is desirable, but not required.
  • Strong networking, influence and communication skills.

Advance your career in an environment that supports work-life balance, well-being and continuous learning. Making an impact through meaningful innovation starts here. Apply today!

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Philips is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, creed, citizenship, disability, protected veteran or marital status.


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