Posted on Oct 12th 2019

Procurement Engineer Male Grooming


Full time



Posted on Oct 12th 2019


Full time



Job Title

Procurement Engineer Male Grooming

Job Description

In this role, you have the opportunity to

  • Learn and contribute to the success of the world market leader in electrical shaving and Grooming; Philips Male Grooming.
  • Do you have the business acumen, the technical affinity and the commercial and leadership skills? Are you skilled in interacting with international development, marketing and manufacturing teams? If the answer is “yes” and if you know that you can add extra value then apply now as a Procurement Engineer for Male Grooming!
  • We are looking for a talent who is up for the next challenge in Procurement. You will take accountability and responsibility for Procurement in our development location Shenzhen, China.

You’re responsibilities are

  • You represent Procurement in product creation projects, based in the Development Center in Shenzhen.
  • 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 ensuring an optimized Total Cost of Ownership (cost, quality, availability) in product and business creation and through their full life cycle.
  • You prepare Request for Quotations and project contracts including specs and project requirements with suppliers.
  • Support price negotiations with opportunities to drive short and long term cost reduction improvement.
  • You ensure procurement related risks (cost, quality and availability) are controlled and mitigated, by bringing the relevant procurement colleagues in to the equation.
  • In close cooperation with other functions such as Marketing, Supply Chain, Innovation & Development and Procurement Commodity Management, you identify strategic cost reduction opportunities for products in the portfolio and for products in development.
  • Collaborate with Supplier Quality in the new supplier/component release process, including compliance and sustainability aspects.

You are part of

  • The Global Procurement Engineering Team for the Male Grooming business. You will be based in Shenzhen, in China. You will report to the Procurement Engineering Business Partner based in Drachten.

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

  • Bachelor degree or above major in technical discipline, preferably software/computer science, Master degree preferred
  • You have more than 5 years of work experience in new project procurement, product development, new product engineering or project management functions, experience in consumer electronics, personal care products is preferred
  • Good knowledge and experience in Technical/Functional aspects including supporting Design for eXcelence (DfX), Budget planning, Product Portfolio, Product development. Etc.
  • High on energy with a hands-on mentality.
  • Strategic thinker, able to combine and structure information to enable data driven decision-making.
  • A team player who is both proactive and cooperative; easily gains trust and support of peers; encourages collaboration and challenges constructively.
  • Understands and is able to challenge blue prints and speculations.
  • Good English and Chinese language skills are required.

In return, we offer you

  • Describe in two to three lines what tangible and intangible benefits the incumbent will gain in this role. Use our Employer Value Proposition (EVP) themes and information gathered in the RSM as input sources.

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 2.5 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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