Posted on Oct 12th 2019

Real Estate Programming Architect


Full time



Posted on Oct 12th 2019


Full time



Job Title

Real Estate Programming Architect

Job Description

In this role, you have the opportunity to

You will have the opportunity to join a leading health technology company focused on improving people's health and enabling better outcomes across the health continuum from healthy living and prevention, to diagnosis, treatment and home care.   

You will be an integral member of a dedicated team of real estate professionals in the Philips Real Estate (PRE) organization. You will have the opportunity to work as a regional program architect (manager level) to deliver exciting, effective and affordable workplace solutions across your region. Depending on your specific skill sets and experience, there are opportunities to assist and be a team member contributing to global PRE blueprints and projects. It is a very exciting and transformative time to join Philips and lead the change not only regarding project delivery, but also in the larger picture by providing environments for Philips to be able to make difference by improving lives of others through the strides we are making in research and development.  

You are responsible for

  • Ensuring the deployment and implementation of the global Brand Experience of Philips in the various work locations in your region, under the leadership and guidance from the Global RE CoE Partner for Workplace Innovation & Strategy.
  • Driving RE (interior) architectural program management & workplace/workforce analysis within your RE region. Key areas of responsibility are:
    • Drive and explain PRE workplace concepts, guidelines and ways of working;
    • Deploy standard processes for workplace programming, assess capability maturity & ensure rigorous execution: monitor, control and report deployment & process performance;
    • Define functional needs analysis and performance specifications (value engineering) of RE design and construction solutions;
    • Interview regional business stakeholders on functional needs in office and R&D environments;
    • Act as the liaison towards the Procurement (IMS) team for alignment on topics such as value engineering and performance specifications;
    • Lead functional design specifications and align with Philips stakeholders and external service suppliers (architects and engineers);
    • Act as the RE liaison toward the Philips Brand, Communication & Design team in your region.
  • Spearheading the articulation of functional design and performance specifications, workplace innovation and value engineering (in collaboration with IMS) of the Philips workplaces of the future;
  • Driving functional expertise & capability building, implementation of global processes and providing training/ information about our global workplace concept to local internal and external parties.
  • Supporting the regional PRE team (Transaction Management, RE Construction Management and Regional Head or HR) in pre-programming activities;
  • Being a team player consciously representing Philips in all interactions and being able to continue to build team engagement and energy. Support strategic initiatives and changes.

You are a part of

The regional Philips RE organization, working side by side with the RE Construction Project Managers and reporting into the Regional Head of Real Estate. You will also have a functional reporting line into the Global RE CoE Partner for Workplace Innovation & Strategy to ensure consistency of ways of working, innovation and deployment of Global RE workplace -standards, -solutions and -strategies.

In this role in the Philips Real Estate team, you are often the first point of contact with stakeholders to initiate a project.  To be successful in this role it is crucial to have a clear understanding of working through varying and sometimes challenging circumstances, to have interpersonal, business and financial acumen, and with the ability to lead individuals through the projects keeping them fully engaged and aligned.  

To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience

  • Minimum: bachelor’s degree in architecture, interior design or engineering. Additional relevant professional qualifications are beneficial to be successful in this role. 
  • 5-10 years of experience in program management and/or project management, preferably in a corporate environment, with additional skills in office design.
  • Proficient in working with design software (AutoCAD, Revit or comparable) and able to transfer to MS Word formats and PDF.
  • Extensive experience in driving interior project programming (($20M+) to smaller, complex capital projects) with alternate workplace solutions.
  • Proven track record in defining functional needs analysis and performance specifications (value engineering) of RE design and construction solutions.  
  • Proven track record in space planning, occupancy planning and (technical) due diligence of office and office/lab buildings. Experience in workforce analytics is preferred.
  • Experience in change management and working through projects that require change management with energy and drive to lead changes in ways of working is preferred.
  • Proven ability to drive international programs (projects will be local to regional portfolio) & change initiatives working with global colleagues across a matrix environment.  
  • Proven stakeholder management skills and the ability to successfully influence decision makers, always acting with business integrity and within Philips Governance Structure.  
  • Confident self-starter with the ability to run projects with minimal oversight, but at the same time acting as part of a global team (with peers in other regions).  
  • Critical thinker who takes value in finding solutions and working through challenges.  Experience in Risk and Contingency management a plus.  
  • The ability to travel (domestic and international) is required for this position, approx. 25-50% on average.  

In return, we offer you

Philips Real Estate is on a journey to become the trusted advisor and knowledge center for real estate excellence and creator of great places to work that best support Philips’ goals and ambitions. The work environment is dynamic, impactful and customer focused. Philips’ employees, customers and partners depend on robust, flexible and inspiring work environments, in which you can play a pivotal role. 

 We will also offer the opportunity to leverage your professional experience and skills to benefit the PRE team to successfully complete complex real estate projects and programs across your region. The ‘Transform and Perform’ culture in the company will also provide you with opportunities to widen your horizon, expand your network and work on complex, multidisciplinary teams across Philips.

We will also support your personal and professional development. Our benefits package includes:  

  • Extensive set of tools to drive your career, such as a personal development budget, training and coaching  
  • Variable bonus based on both Philips results and personal performance  
  • Solid company pension scheme  
  • Opportunity to buy Philips shares and products at a discount  

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.

To find out more about what it’s like working for Philips at a personal level, visit the Working at Philips page on our career website, where you can read stories from our employee blog. Once there, you can also learn about our recruitment process, or find answers to some of the frequently asked questions.


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Over 125 years ago, Frederik and Gerard Philips started a small light bulb company in Eindhoven. Little did they realize that it would become a global force of innovation, committed to improving billions of lives worldwide. But it did. Today, Philips is a world leading health technology company with a vision to make life better for people worldwide through meaningful innovation. Making good on this promise depends on our passionate, inspirational, collaborative and diverse team. We have over 80,000+ brilliant people around the world but are always looking for more. Like-minded, motivated, focused minds to join us in creating a healthier, more connected society while tranforming themselves personally and professionally. Working at Philips is more than a job. It's an experience filled with unexcepted moments that will transform you in lasting and positive ways. Help us improve the world for the better while building a career that no one could have planned for. Even you.




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