Philips Lean Master H&W Greater China in Shanghai, China

The deployment of Lean across multiple locations, throughout the End-to-End Customer Value Chain, is a major change transformation that requires a high expertise in Lean Thinking, Lean Methodologies and Tools. The other 4 Philips Excellence Practices of Change management, Process Management, Project Management and Performance Management are also critical to the success of End2End Lean and the Lean Master plays the central role in their training and coaching.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Have an Intimate knowledge of the Lean Phased Deployment Models (factories and office)

  • Engage with and represent the Deployment Sites in the Continuous Improvement (CI) Team

  • Support the sites in their competence development

  • Enable the development and support the execution of the Lean deployment plan

  • Train and coach Lean Masters, Experts, Advanced and Foundation Level

  • Capture, document and share best practice, transferring knowledge across deployment sites and cross sector

  • Build a network of external Lean/ CI best practices and consultants

  • Involvement in Lean End-to-End deployments


  • A Bachelors or Master’s degree is required

  • A minimum of 10 years’ working experience is required

  • Experience in multi locations Lean deployment is required

  • Master lean certification is a preference

  • Business English both spoken and written is required

  • A passion for Continuous Improvement

  • Great networking skills

  • The ability to enthuse colleagues in Lean Thinking as a business necessity

  • Able to work at every level of the organization, from Team Members on the Shop-floor to Executives in the ExCo

  • A belief in 'walking the talk' and working as a member of a team