Posted on Oct 12th 2019

Product Sourcing Engineer MR Systems


Full time



Posted on Oct 12th 2019


Full time



Job Title

Product Sourcing Engineer MR Systems

Job Description

In this role, you will have the opportunity to

Design and drive the business success of Philips Healthcare. Product Sourcing Engineer is responsible to drive Advanced Development & New Product Development Programs and industrializes the parts and supplier base for the innovation projects and to drive Product Cost Roadmaps for products focused on cost, quality and risk improvements. Next to Innovation & Technology Leadership the responsibility of Product Sourcing Engineer is also to ensure lowest TCO for Philips. Use an end-to-end approach and close cooperation with the R&D and Product Industrialization and Supplier Quality team to ensure customer satisfaction, high product quality, long term profitability, and business growth.

You are responsible for

  • Managing all the sourcing engineering activities and deliverables in the Advanced Development & New Product Introduction Programs (AD, PDLM and MLD)
  • Product sourcing engineer drives the sourcing plan, leading supplier selection and ensuring adherence to the Business Procurement strategy
  • Lead DfX (Design for Excellence) to identify opportunities to improve product quality, improve cost position, and identifies and eliminates potential product risks early in the development process.
  • Conduct early supplier innovation events & workshop to bring suppliers earlier in the product innovation process
  • Identifying latest supplier technologies and tracking and bringing forward latest innovations from the market
  • Defining product road maps and driving improved product performance forward
  • Ensures that optimized E2E Total cost of Ownership (cost, quality, availability) are assured in product
  • Identify cost drivers to influence design decision making and achieve target costing
  • Perform analytics to drive adherence to key performance indicators
  • Develop innovative solutions to simplify, standardize or platform components or assemblies across the product portfolio
  • Influence design specifications to ensure applicability to broad technology, supplier and part capability, availability, and enable and establish dual sourcing.
  • Team up cross functionally internally (R&D, PI and Supplier Quality) and external with suppliers to secure mature, capable and robust processes and manufacturing capabilities at suppliers via DFMAT and APQP process to secure the highest quality standards
  • Strong and effective cross functional collaboration with different functions like R&D, PMO, Product industrialization, Q&R, Marketing and Supplier Quality.
  • Drive Continuous improvement by problem solving, VSM and LEAN methodology

You are a part of

The MR Systems Global Sourcing Team which works closely in cross functional teams within the business MR and is globally strongly (cross-functional) connected. You will report to the MR Systems Global Sourcing Engineering Director

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

  • Bachelor or Master degree in an engineering discipline
  • More than 5 years of experience in an international, technical and procurement environment,
  • Preferable experience in leading the procurement process in new product development/introduction programs
  • Knowledge and application of Value Engineering / Design for Excellence to improve the balance of value and cost to deliver optimal solutions
  • Strong organization, change management, stakeholder and communication skills required.
  • Project Management experience with the ability to think strategically in a global environment and deliver results
  • Cost analysis experience and financials skills in identifying and enabling E2E cost savings
  • Experience in driving Continuous improvement and LEAN and/or Six Sigma
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English language

In return, we offer you

Opportunity to work in an exciting and growing business and in an experienced and high performing Global Sourcing Team. Be part of a team which drives new and advanced innovative Healthcare solutions for our customers and patients. You will be in the lead to Drive Innovation and Technology while ensuring timelines/deliverables stay on track.

A path towards your most rewarding career. Philips is growing its marketing capability enterprise wide. Succeeding in this market-based role in a complex environment will open many doors for your long term career, in other areas in Philips or otherwise. We also believe that we are at our best as a company when you are at yours as a person. Thus, we offer competitive health benefits, a flexible work schedule and access to local well-being focused activities.

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.

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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