Philips Director of Clinical Excellence (m/f) in Boeblingen, Germany

Your challenge

Philips patient monitoring is a very successful business and a major profit generator for Philips HealthTech. As the undisputed global market leader, we need to continue to invest in order to maintain that leadership position, while pro-actively searching for new growth opportunities. The healthcare industry is undergoing massive transformation, requiring us to continually re-evaluate our ability to provide true customer value. Are you up to the challenge?

Your responsibilities

Develop and assume responsibility for execution of a strategic plan to establish clinical excellence across Philips patient monitoring product lines. In order to achieve this, you will manage a small team of Clinical Excellence Specialists, who have the following responsibilities:

  • Drive clinically-oriented innovations by defining specifications that meet the clinical workflow and operational requirements of clinicians, including the development of advanced clinical decision support tools that help enable goal directed patient care.

  • Identify clinical and healthcare economics benefits by designing and executing user trials and clinical trials; translate results of trials into a compelling value proposition (including product/solution claims) that resonates with the clinical end user. Provide ongoing and actionable feedback to the Product Marketing and R&D teams to continuously improve the design of the products/solutions.

  • Ensure a consistent and common clinical user experience across all elements of the Philips connected patient monitoring system.

  • Help train field marketing managers and clinical application specialists on the clinical value proposition of new products/solutions by demonstrating product during launch events.

  • Support high priority accounts with clinical product/solution issues when escalated beyond clinical application specialists.

  • Represent voice of clinician at PHC by spending time in market gaining a deep understanding of end users’ clinical workflow and operational requirements (30-40% of time in market).

Your team

The Clinical Excellence team is a critical part of the product/solution team along with the Product Managers and R&D team. Their goal is to ensure products/solutions meet and exceed desired clinical outcomes and human factors/user experience specifications. They are involved in all phases of product/solution development and product lifecycle management. Your team of Clinical Excellence Specialists spends 30-40% of their time in the market with clinicians, supporting clinical trials, field trials, and high priority customer concerns. They spend the rest of their time representing the voice of the clinician in their BU, driving clinically oriented and human factor innovations.

We challenge you to utilize your strong clinical experience and marketing skills to take on an exciting opportunity to be Director of Clinical Excellence in the Philips Patient Monitoring Business Unit (PM). We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join the Product Marketing team in Boeblingen, Germany.

Our offer

Working in the medical industry brings much fulfillment, as well as unique challenges. You’ll work in an international agile team with great opportunities for you to explore. You’ll be contributing to a higher quality of life for billions and helping Philips deliver innovation that matters.

We are looking for

  • Strong clinical background, with medical degree or equivalent

  • Expertise on user and clinical trial design and defining clinical outcomes

  • 12+ years in marketing, product development or related field

  • Ability to synthesize market and customer feedback and existing and new products into solutions; comfortable with making tradeoffs, decisively

  • Expertise delivering complex projects to meet demanding feature, cost, quality and introduction date targets

  • High-tech clinical product launch experience

  • Proven communication skills and ability to influence colleagues

  • Demonstrated leadership of clinical marketing teams with truly global focus

  • Ability to synthesize market and customer feedback on existing and new products into clinically oriented solutions

  • Proven communication skills and ability to influence an organization (especially non-direct reports) to develop solutions with exceptional clinical value propositions

  • Ability to collaborate effectively with product/solution managers and R&D to continually innovate, as well as collaborate, with field marketing managers and key customers

  • Experience in high-tech, healthcare/med-tech solutions businesses

  • Superior business acumen and general manager mindset

  • Clinical mindset focused on generating clinical outcomes

  • Expertise in clinical customer segments and the national healthcare systems in which they work

  • Understand the dynamics of capital goods marketing and the dynamics of “installed base” marketing

  • Familiarity with the technologies that currently dominate the patient monitoring markets, and with the emerging technologies that will serve them in the future

  • Fluent in English, German beneficial

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