Posted on Oct 12th 2019

(Domestic Appliances )Principal Scientist


Full time



Posted on Oct 12th 2019


Full time



Job Title

(Domestic Appliances )Principal Scientist

Job Description

In this role, you have the opportunity to

  • Act as a technology domain owner and enjoy the exploration in front-end innovations
  • As a critical role, explore, define and shape propositions with innovative technologies to help people’s healthy livinging.
  • Work with a group of talented people and be supported by multi-decipline experts;
  • Contribute to a global business with is enjoying >20% growing in international market
  • Continuous growth on job

    You are responsible for

  • Explore and identify front-end innovation directions and discover new Air treatment solutions with deep understanding on customer insights, business viability and technology feasibility.
  • Actively contribute to definition of innovation program and business rationales
  • To drive and contribute technology development (function development) for the defined value propositions
  • On own initiative/define the innovation/Advanced development projects together with Innovation lead and deliver major technical contributions to projects
  • Actively pursue the improvement of the innovation climate and stimulate change. Contribute in growing the team with strong, desired competence and optimize team performance
  • As senior member to colleagues and help others’ technological development
  • Deal well with multiple stakeholders from different functions – internal and external - and multi cultures to bring tasks into success.

You are a part of

The Advanced Development team of Homecare (Air) Shanghai Innovation site, Philisp DA.  The Homecare (Air) Shanghai Innovation team is the center of gravity for R&D of Philisp Air business globally. The Advanced Developmet team focus on front-end innovations for global Air Innovation Pipeline, supported and work with multi-deciplines of marketing, design, product research, function development, architecture, mechanical and electronic development. The team located in Shanghai with global responsibility and in close collaboration with domain experts and industry partners in Europe and Asia.

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

  • Master degree or PhD degree in science or engineering domains. Prefered educational background in biomedical/health engineering, applied physics, applied chemistry, Engineering or related fields.
  • With at 8-10 years of relevant experience (Research, front-end innovation, advanced development)
  • Track records of good technology capability with proof points of publications, Patents, product contributions
  • Conceptual skills, logic driven and structural way of working, preferably being familiar with lean tools; mindset and ability to convert variety of scattered inputs into coherent and rationalized proposals
  • Strong and structed problem solving capbility
  • Strong drive for results with strong problem solving capability
  • Knowledge of DfSS tools and methods
  • Able to continuously challenge the status quo, with a strong desire to improve organizational effectiveness structurally.
  • Always looking for perfection and don’t accept underperformance or poor results. Have a quality mindset.
  • Excellent communication skills – both in spoken and written English; Dutch is a plus but not a must
  • Interpersonal and influential skills towards both technical and commercial people
  • Knowledge and experience in Air treatment and health impact of Air quality is a big plus

In return, we offer you

A meaningful career, with new challenges in our dynamic organization, working in an encouraging multinational and multicultural environment. We are happy to provide you with this opportunity to work with new technologies. You will be surrounded by passionate and committed colleagues who share your ambition to create outstanding customer experiences. Your work will be ambitious and full of opportunities for growth. Variety and challenge will be part of your daily routines.

Why should you join Philips Domestic Appliances? ​

Philips’ Domestic Appliances business is a global leader with approximately 7,500 employees and EUR 2.3 billion in sales in 2019 in kitchen appliances, coffee, garment care and home care appliances, with successful products such as the Airfryer, Perfect Care Steam Generators, Automatic Coffee Machines with LatteGo and SpeedPro Max Aqua vacuum cleaner, and many more that are used by millions of people every day across the world.

In January 2020, Philips announced that it would be considering new ownership options for Domestic Appliances, and is committed to finding the right home for the business to ensure that it is set up for continued success serving customers, leveraging the Philips brand and driving growth across the markets that it serves.

In its 130-year history as a leading innovator, Philips has had to reinvent itself a number of times to remain competitive. This has involved several high-profile divestments, resulting in the company’s successful track record in managing complex change of this scale.  Such transformations offer unique opportunities for employees to ‘make their mark’ and gain expertise in a specific and dynamic environment - those who can deliver results while navigating and contributing to changes will gain unique skills and perspective that will prove valuable for the rest of their careers.


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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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