Posted on Oct 12th 2019

Design to Value Architect


Full time



Posted on Oct 12th 2019


Full time



Job Title

Design to Value Architect

Job Description

Philips is a global leader in health technology, committed to improving billions of lives worldwide and striving to make the world healthier and more sustainable through innovation. Driven by the vision of a better tomorrow.

But it’s not just what we do, it’s who we are. We are 80,000, wonderfully unique individuals, with two things in common. An unwavering sense of purpose and a relentless determination to deliver on our customers’ needs. It’s what inspires us to create meaningful solutions – the kind that make a real difference – when it matters most.

The world and our customers’ needs are changing faster than ever before and while we are proud of what we do already, we know we can do more. That’s why we need you, to help us tackle increasingly complex challenges posed by ever evolving health and well-being needs.

In this role, you have the opportunity to

Join one of our key growth areas as Mother & Child Care Business, known with the brand Philips Avent. You’ll be working in a new value space of BabyTech part of Smart Parenting category. You will be part of the R&D organization contributing to the innovation roadmap realization, including the IoT smart devices for our digital parenting platform.

You are responsible for

  • Leading and owning the Design to Value analysis by supporting the project teams to translate technical specification into part and product cost.
  • Build and understand cost structures of design concepts and products, evaluate design options to identify cost drivers, analyze cost vs. benefit for optional scenarios and present data for decision making in materials/components selection in close collaboration with Procurement Engineering and Industrial Cost Engineering.
  • Champion use of appropriate tools and software for Product Cost estimation analysis, integrate and maintain the relative software databases for commodity prices, key components, manufacturing cost in alignment with the Commodities Team and other sources of cost information.
  • Actively support team in idea funnel process, identify and drive design to value innovation and seek cost-down opportunities of existing products by competitor product teardown analysis, value engineering and idea generating activities.
  • Initiate, participate in or lead cost improvement and DfX project teams, always searching for new developments and alternatives, which can improve our products and have a great impact on the total business. Special focus for OEM/ODM supply based innovations and lifecycle projects to augment value and reduce product cost.

You are a part of

The Philips business group, Personal Health, delivers innovative lifestyle solutions for personal well-being. Our brand promise is to deliver innovation that matters to you, which means that our products are caring, innovative & impactful. The sector builds on a deep understanding of people's needs and aspirations to create innovations that help consumers achieve their lifestyle ambitions.

At Mother and Child Care (Philips - Avent) Business Unit, encompasses multiple sub-businesses category such as Smart Parenting. We focus on the development of medically and non-medically endorsed lifestyle products for parents, infants and children.

You will be working within a team of highly motivated people.

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

  • Technical Master or Bachelor’s Degree;
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in project management/cost engineering in a technical environment;
  • Broad experience in working with OEM/ODM suppliers in developing new consumer products is required.
  • A particular interest in the financial side of technical projects;
  • Seniority in behavior and experience to move and inspire others on different levels;
  • Practical knowledge of innovation processes and hands on experience with determination of cost price and profitability calculation methods;
  • Hands-on capability on using Design to Value methods.
  • Ability to quickly switch gears between detailed analyses and longer term higher level processes;
  • The ability to balance innovation and practical realization;
  • Can balance risks and opportunities to enable innovative solutions;
  • A strong leader and a team builder. You are an excellent communicator and motivator, skilled in managing interpersonal processes;
  • Able to continuously challenge the status quo, with a strong desire to improve organizational efficiency structurally;
  • Experience in front end (value proposition) is a high preference;
  • Experience in manufacturing, supply chain management, and electronics component engineering is an advantage;
  • PMP certified and Lean, Agile is nice to have.

In return, we offer you

A path towards your most rewarding career. We welcome you to a challenging, innovative environment with great opportunities for you to explore. Philips is among one of the most innovative companies investing significantly in R&D. Developing and succeeding in this world-class innovation organization will open many doors for your long-term career. 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.

How we work at Philips
Our newly-adopted hybrid work concept fuses flexibility with collaboration to deliver great outcomes for our people and our customers. We are embracing an approach wherein we spend more time together than apart – which for full-time employees translates to an average of at least 3 days working from the office and up to 2 days from home – for our hybrid roles.
Hybrid work flexibility means people can meet the changing demands of work and home in the most balanced, productive, and healthy way.

Our hybrid working model is defined in 3 ways:
We believe in the importance of impactful collaboration: There's a certain energy when everyone’s in the same room that can heighten idea generation and creative friction needed for problem-solving.
We embrace flexibility: Choosing where, when and how to work can vary according to task and team schedules. Flexibility isn’t office or online, it means choosing the space that works best for you, your teams and our customers on a case-by-case basis.
We want to be at our best: The way we work and our workspaces are designed to support our well-being, offer career advancement opportunities, and enable us to be at our best.

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 innovative, customer-first health technology solutions. Help us improve the health and well-being of billions of people, every year. Ultimately creating a career that no one could have planned for. Even you.




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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