Posted on Oct 12th 2019

Laboratory Manager


Full time



Posted on Oct 12th 2019


Full time



Job Title

Laboratory Manager

Job Description

In this role you have the opportunity to

  • Set up the « Best-In-Class” Test and Verification facilities in Philips Innovation Center, Shenzhen so as to permit “Best-In-Class” test and verification of all Philips Personal Health product categories.

You are responsible for

  • Overseeing lab facility management: Working with Quality and Regulatory Affairs, R&D, Procurement, suppliers and local business team(s) and as such:
  • Responsible for the Lab infrastructure by working with local facility team to ensure physical space requirements are met to accommodate current and future investments.
  • Responsible to ensure all Test equipment are installed and ready for use through new purchases and/or transferring from other sites and period calibration & maintenance.
  • Responsible as local Business Process Owner for QMS Laboratory procedures and for the Environmental Health & Safety of the Laboratory, including  ensuring the lab facilities is safe for use and installing the needed safety procedures, tools and kits
  • Collaborate with Local business team(s) by building competency on the use, maintenance and troubleshooting of test equipment.
  • Introduce processes, standard work, training on equipment know-hows to the team and bringing them up to speed.

  • Working with local business team(s) to ensure
  • Lab facilities, test equipment and activities comply to Philips QMS procedures
  • Audit-ready for both internal and external assessment and certification.
  • Coordinate the shared samples storage facility.

  • Test planning and Approach: In cooperation with respective test and verification team leads in each businesses:
  • Develop and implement a strategy on good test and verification practices leading to best in class quality and efficiency in accordance to medical regulations and standards (such as FDA 820.x, IEC60601. IEC62304, ISO13485, ISO14971, AAMI TIR45, IEC60335)
  • Identify and capture new test requirement early and begin new investment process to allow sufficient time to develop and mature test process and equipment.
  • Schedule various tests requested against available (shared) Business test & verification resources, managing priority setting, etc. in ensuring on time release of high-quality products as per project timeline
  • Implement a holistic test & verification approach leveraging on all test and verification laboratories in Bothell, Eindhoven, Drachten, and including external ones (where appropriate)
  • Building and Developing Competencies:
    • Grow competence of self & team by actively connecting to peers within PH/CC
    • Stay abreast of new developments in T&V domain
    • Work with local business team(s) to drive continuous improvement and sustainability initiatives.
    • In terms of automation, productivity, digitalization, big data generation, etc.

You are a part of

  • Philips Personal Health delivers medical and non-medical lifestyle solutions for personal well-being. We aim to develop and deliver innovations that make a meaningful difference to people’s lives. The sector builds on a deep understanding of people’s needs and aspirations to create innovations that help consumers achieve their lifestyle ambitions.
  • Innovation Center Shenzhen is part of Innovation & Development (I&D) of Personal Health. It focuses on the development of medical and non-medical lifestyle products and services in the areas of Mother & Child Care, Grooming & Beauty as well as our Oral Healthcare product categories.

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

  • Bachelor’s engineering degree with >5 years proven experience in Lab manager/Test and Verification related management experience, or a Master’s degree with > 3 years demonstrated ability.
  • Extensive experience in product development of consumer-medical and consumer products.
  • Lean experience as well as system engineering and/or agile/scrum expertise.
  • experience in cross continental collaborations 
  • experience with FMCG, experience with medical regulations is a pre-requisite
  • natural networker, building bridges
  • Bilingual (Mandarin and English) is required

In return, we offer you

  • A competitive compensation and benefits package plus promising career in health tech company.
  • We believe that every mega growth period creates an exceptional career runway. In fact, our leadership team gets out of bed every morning with the sole focus of growing the business and growing the people who contribute to it. Luckily, you are the benefactor of this unique opportunity and leadership commitment- likely to experience an exciting high stake, mobility-focused environment from which to create your own future – personally, professionally & financially.

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.




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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