Posted on Oct 12th 2019

Service Innovation Engineer -IGT(Pipeline)


Full time



Posted on Oct 12th 2019


Full time



Job Title

Service Innovation Engineer -IGT(Pipeline)

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

In this role as Service Innovation Engineer, you will have the opportunity to work for Philips, who simplifies healthcare by focusing on patients and (health) care providers. Through the combination of human insights and clinical expertise, we aim to improve patient care while lowering the burden on the healthcare system. Philips delivers advanced solutions for medical professionals to meet the needs of patients and provide affordable healthcare, whether in hospital or at home.

You will be a part of the Image Guided Therapy Systems - Customer Services - Service Innovation team.

The Business Unit ‘Image Guided Therapy Systems’ (IGT-Systems) is responsible for the Marketing, Development, Manufacturing, and Service of X-ray systems (including the Quality & Regulatory aspects), in the area of cardiac or vascular medical diagnosis, intervention (e.g. balloon angioplasty and stent procedures), and surgery. Customers are interventional specialists operating in a wide variety of hospitals across the globe.

Within IGT-Systems, Customer Services is responsible for handing over IGT-Systems products that can be installed, maintained, repaired, and upgraded in the field with minimal costs on material and labor, resulting in minimal downtime for our customers. In the end, this serviceability provides a more cost-efficient Service process, higher Service revenue, and an increase in our customer satisfaction.

Customer Services (CS) translates the Service business strategies and future customer needs into product specific Service requirements and (new) Service products for our customers, during the whole system lifecycle. CS also monitors customer feedback on products and processes in the field during and after product release, to realize optimal customer satisfaction.

You are responsible for

  • Analyze and understand the serviceability requirements and ensure they are covered during the design and development of new and released products and solutions
  • Perform analysis of structural issues related to our products and solutions and identify opportunities to improve serviceability
  • Participate in design and development projects to represent the service point of view; to consult the team on service-related issues, investigate the implication of new technology on the service processes, translate this into business impact and defend this in the project team.
  • Improve and secure the serviceability of released products and sub products by representing the service organization in the development process.
  • Assess new designed products on their serviceability based upon the defined service requirements. Advises development how to realize an optimal serviceability of the component. 
  • Create a SI project plan for a (sub-) product and align with the key stakeholders on deliverables and milestones
  • Create overall test design including test cases for verification and validation of service functionalities in the product and the overall serviceability of the product.
  • Defines, creates and publishes the required spare parts for the specific product as well as the service deliverable package (documentation and e-information).
  • Solves sub-system/component related technical customer complains that are escalated by the 3rd line helpdesk if they could not be solved (4th line support).
  • Improves the service deliverable package of the applicable sub systems/component based on field feedback.
  • Participates in improvement projects on reliability/serviceability of the applicable sub-systems components.
  • Prepare and transfer information to the Philips Healthcare training center and the Customer Services Helpdesk.
  • Work according to, and help improve upon our Quality Management System.

You are a part of

You will be part of the ITS team, within the CS Service Innovation department, working on IGT interventional tools, solutions and devices.

To succeed in this role, you’ll need a customer-first attitude and the following

  • A Bachelor degree or higher (HBO-education) in a technical competence, e.g. Mechanics, Electronics, Bio Medicals, Industrial Engineering
  • At least 3-5 years working experience
  • Experience with Design for Serviceability
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English  
  • Experience working with Customer Service Organizations
  • Cross-functional collaboration (with multiple disciplines)
  • Project Management skills
  • Working with R&D
  • Working in a state-of-art, high-tech environment
  • Affinity with Technical Documentation and tools
  • Experience with analyzing and understanding (End) Customer needs
  • Experience with Medical Device Industry and its regulation(s)
  • Knowledge of Lean Methodologies and Continuous Improvement

And also:

  • Team-player, Self-starting, persistent, result driven, "Can-do-Will-do" mentality, and creative
  • Has a flexible attitude, able to adapt to a dynamic environment
  • Is able to convince peers and stakeholders (based on data driven facts and figures)
  • Has a strong drive to achieve challenging, but realistic targets
  • Is used to deliver on commitment
  • Ability to synthesize roadmap and portfolio dynamics; comfortable with making tradeoffs
  • Strong influencing skills, stakeholder management

In return, we offer you

A challenging, innovative environment with great opportunities for you to explore. Our benefits are very competitive and designed around your preferences.

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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