Posted on Oct 12th 2019

Procurement Engineer-MCS


Full time



Posted on Oct 12th 2019


Full time



Job Title

Procurement Engineer-MCS

Job Description

In this role, you have the opportunity to

•             Participate in new product introduction (NPI) projects, sustaining engineering, supplier performance challenges, savings projects, value engineering workshops and DfX programs.


 (NPI support)

•             Represent procurement function in the NPI project team, work closely with X-functional resources (R&D, SQE, and Supply Chain Operations)

-              Support or lead problem resolution related with suppliers.

-              Improve the components/parts selection and design decision making

-              Support SQE for APQP implementation,

-              Lead supplier risk management/improvement and supplier selection

-              Manage lifecycle of components and related engineering change.

-              Ensure supplier readiness: suppliers deliver to specifications, schedule, and cost and samples preparation per milestones, for assigned products or modules.

-              Execute and support phase-in/phase-out planning.

-              Document Engineering change & related files.

(Operation support)

•             Closely work with operation/supply chain/in-house factories to make sure on-time delivery and quality calibration

-              Proactively drive supplier’s support on alternative sources, on-time delivery and efficient stock management.

-              End of life components management and alert, supply performance improvement.

-              Actively involve and quick response towards delivery and quality related issues management and problem solving.

•             Strong support to business team to maintain and improve

-              Full compliance improvement programe,

-              Business or factory audit.

-              CAPA actions follow-up.

-              In/outsourcing activities (knowledge transfer, supplier ramp-up, etc.)

(Lead cost savings activities)

•             Drive product cost reduction through DfX/Value Engineering, supply chain optimization continuously for the running products and existing supply bases, and new products development.

•             Initiate and lead cost savings program and reach cost savings target, in-line with business priorities.

•             Closely work with commodity team /supply account manager, and lead RFQ/cost engineering/supply base consolidation improvements, scouting, sourcing, benchmarking under authority.



•             BS or above in Electrical, mechanical or related field with technical and engineering understanding, MS preferred.


•             Above 10 years working experience in a high mix assembly type industry, such as Medical industry, EMS) in R&D, NPI, Project management, Procurement/sourcing function.  Experience in the healthcare industry preferred.   

•             Latest experience in purchasing function and Product Development teams with at least 3 of those years in a dedicated Project Manager role are plus.   

(Competencies and skills) 

•             Strong commercial sense of cost savings is required.   Understanding the approaches of Value Engineering, DfX (design for excellence) is preferred.   

•             Experience of supplier quality improvement and executing APQP (advanced product quality planning) is a plus.

•            Technically well-versed with at least a strong working knowledge of engineering concepts, electronics and mechanical, and embedded software

•             Strong communication skills to work with internal and external contacts at all levels within the organization;  with positive personal impact, listens actively and be able to articulate own thoughts convincingly both verbal and written form.

•             Good English and Chinese language skills in both verbal and written is a MUST.

•             Working independently under pressure with self-motivation and performance driven is a must.

•             Flexible to lead telephone conference with stakeholders in US and Europe in the evening or early morning.  

Why should you join Philips?

Working at Philips is more than a job. It’s a calling to create a healthier society through meaningful work, focused on improving 3 billion lives a year by delivering innovative solutions across the health continuum. Our people experience a variety of unexpected moments when their lives and careers come together in meaningful ways. Learn more by watching this video.

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