Philips Personal Health - Procurement Engineer in Shanghai, China

Your challenge

Procurement has recently introduced Procurement Engineering in Philips Personal Health. You are one of the pioneers. We are looking for a professional with procurement & engineering experience. You represent procurement in the business. You work in projects to bring new products to market and to deliver cost savings. You lead DfX conventions.

Do you have a sound technical background and business acumen? Are you skilled in interacting with international development centers and suppliers? If you recognize yourself in the challenges and know you can add value on this journey then apply now as a Procurement Engineer - ….!

Your responsibilities

As a Procurement Engineer based in a Development Center, 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 or cost-reduction workshops. Next to this, you prepare Request for Quotations and project contracts including specs and project requirements with suppliers. You ensure procurement related risks (cost, quality and availability) are controlled and mitigated, by bringing the relevant procurement colleagues in to the equation.

Another important responsibility is driving 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.

Last but not least, you lead or participate in DfX projects driving business decisions in a convention based forum.

Your team

Philips has a highly international workforce of approximately 117,000 employees in more than 100 countries.

As a Procurement Engineer you are part of a dedicated Global team. You will be based in Shanghai. You will report directly to the Procurement Engineering Business Partner. You will work closely with colleagues in Marketing, Innovation and Commodity Management.

We are looking for

  • Master degree in a relevant technical discipline.

  • Professional with a 5-7 years proven track

  • Has experience in DfX, Value Engineering, LEAN or Six Sigma

  • Experience in New Product Introduction Process

  • Expert in initiating and driving cost down projects

  • Knowledge leader regarding costing toolset (Should Costing, NPV, TCO) in projects.

  • A team player who is both proactive and cooperative; easily gains trust and support of peers; encourages collaboration and challenges constructively

  • Can think strategically and is at the same time hands-on. Delivers results.

  • Understands and is able to challenge blue prints and specifications

  • Experience in international and multidisciplinary project teams is preferred

  • Prepared to travel up to 10% of the time