Posted on Oct 12th 2019

Product Sourcing Engineer


Full time



Posted on Oct 12th 2019


Full time



Job Title

Product Sourcing Engineer

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 make life better
Looking at the challenges the world is facing today Philips’ purpose has never been more relevant. So whatever your role, if you share our passion for helping others, you’ll be working towards creating a better and fairer future for all.

In this role, you have the opportunity to

  • Create strategic impact by engaging early in the Advanced Development & Product Development Lifecycle Maintenance (PDLM) projects to deploy innovative solutions from the supplier base for cost, quality & risk, to industrialize the suppliers and to transfer the projects to Manufacturing & Sustaining.

You are responsible for

  • Drive the sourcing plan for New Product projects using Innovation to Market (I2M) Planner

  • Execute the sourcing plan deliverables to ensure project targets are achieved for cost, quality, risk and optimized TCO.  Influence targets based external competitive benchmarks

  • Orchestrate and assemble the sourcing grid details for the NPI BoM in partnership with Procurement and bring to Sourcing Board for decision

  • Assemble and engage suppliers on project BoM RFPs using Ariba e-RFQ

  • Conduct DfX activities to identify opportunity to improve product cost, quality and risk

  • Conduct early supplier innovation events to bring suppliers earlier in the product innovation process

  • Influence R&D and capture supplier innovation in the products to optimize the propositions and achieve the best value for Philips and its customers

  • Develop innovative solutions to simplify, standardize or platform components or assemblies across the portfolio

  • Influence design specifications to ensure applicability to broad technology, supplier and part capability

  • Lead the Product Sourcing Swim lane PDLM pre-gate reviews. Ensure deliverables and targets are achieved for cost, quality & risk

  • Manage Phase In/Out of the new product projects and transfer to OMM for production

  • Ensure supplier readiness and installed capacity for NPI launch and ramp up

  • Monitor production post release to build product cost roadmaps to drive improvements in cost, quality, risk

  • Develop ideas and opportunities for product cost reduction and quality improvement and enter into the SMRS funnel (IL0)

You are a part of

  • A professional global procurement and ISC engineering team, report to HPM China PSE Leader.

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

  • Able to act as an expert engineering professional providing cost reduction, quality improvement, and risk reduction via supplier engagement in Advanced Development & Product Development Lifecycle Maintenance (PDLM) projects, and DfX programs

  • M.S. in Mechanical or Electrical with sound technical and engineering understanding.

  • Above 10 years’ working experience in Sourcing, NPI procurement, project management, or engineering environment.  Experience in R&D field is a plus.

  • Experience with medical devices, products, solutions is a plus

  • Professional Competencies: Cross-functional Influencing, Effective Communication, Engineering Expertise and Curiosity, Innovative

  • Functional Competencies:  New Product Introduction Projects, Supplier/Supply Chain Management, Technology Domain Expertise, DfX Methodology, Total Cost Ownership (Product Should Cost/Tear Down), Statistical Methods (Six Sigma/Lean/DOE/V&V), Part Qualification (APQP)

  • Familiarity with world-class sourcing process, methods and tools

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in both English and Chinese.

  • Exceptional ability to steer coordination with global cross-functional team.

  • Working independently under pressure with self-motivation and performance driven is a must.

  • Flexible to lead tele-conference with stakeholders in US and Europe in the evening or early morning

In return, we offer you

  • Experience working in an excellent medical company and promising career development. Supportive atmosphere and positive work environment.

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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