Posted on Oct 12th 2019

Assistant Project Manager


Full time



Posted on Oct 12th 2019


Full time



Job Title

Assistant Project Manager

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

  • You will be a key project leader within the Philips Grooming & Beauty, Philips Innovation China (PIC) PMO Team and report to the PMO Leader. You are responsible for managing all aspects of multiple projects for Philips Grooming & Beauty. The Project Manager is required to work cross-functionally with the Global/Regional Organization, delivering projects on-time, on-quality and within budget according to business objectives.

You are responsible for

  • Planning, organizing and managing project resources and staff to deliver products and services per the contract
  • Forming and leading the project team from all related functions that include R&D, Research, Quality, Manufacturing, Commercial to deliver project success on time and on target.
  • Organizing and communicating project and product requirements between groups, teams, stakeholders and management. Ensuring requirements are clearly defined, translated, executed and delivered in the project 
  • Responsible for KPIs projections, tracking, and reporting for assigned initiatives
  • Reporting project status regularly to key stakeholders and obtaining stakeholders’ approvals for completing each key milestone and major plan changes with discipline
  • Documenting, communicating, mitigating, monitoring and escalating project risks as appropriate. Managing corresponding risk response strategy and actions within the project lifecycle
  • Delivering the quality initiatives via project and product development execution
  • Supporting continuous improvement and compliance processes and initiatives according to corporate policies and procedures
  • Contributing to best practices and document lessons learned
  • Managing Change Management procedures as appropriate
  • Maintaining awareness of new and emerging technologies and the potential application on relevant G&B Product Development
  • The position requires a high degree of flexibility and the ability to work both independently and within a team. Excellent problem solving, critical thinking, analytical and communication skills are necessary to successfully deliver Philips G&B products and present Philips G&B message to individuals and groups in a professional manner

You are a part of

  • The Philips Grooming & Beauty, Philips Innovation China (PIC) PMO Team and will lead R&D NPI projects and engineering activities. These activities require a broad spectrum of skills/capabilities, from project management, innovation management, product development and engineering. You are also responsible for End-to-end development of products and solutions for Grooming and Beauty Global/Regional Organization via in-house/outsource product development model.

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


  • Bachelor/Master’s Degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. business or engineering preferred)
  • 5+ years in engineering/R&D project management successfully leading large complex programs, projects, and initiatives with structured approach (e.g. PMP, Prince2, Agile)
  • 3+ years in leading a cross-cultural and geographically dispersed project team developing domestic appliances preferably grooming and beauty products
  • Subject Matter Expert in all aspects of Project Management plan-driven methodology, including Governance, Monitoring & Controlling, Scope Management, Schedule Management, Financial Management, Issue & Risk Management, Vendor, Contract, & Resources Management
  • Good technical knowledge and understanding of electronics and mechanical design aspects of household products
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills while maintaining high-quality standards
  • Ability to tailor information and pitch at differing levels of detail, especially presenting management information to assist with and enable decision making
  • Strong leadership and stakeholder management skills to drive change & standardization across the businesses and markets
  • Strong interpersonal skills, result oriented self-starter with excellent communication and people skills, attention to detail and initiative
  • Fluent in English
  • Willing to travel


Experience/knowledge in the areas below

  • MDR, CE & FDA regulatory, ISO13485 standard requirements
  • Lean Six Sigma / Continuous Improvement experience preferred
  • Experience in leading process improvement methodologies (e.g., Lean, Hoshin or 6-sigma).
  • Experience with and applying Change Management methodology in projects
  • MBA or relevant business experience preferred
  • PMI PMP certification

In return, we offer you

  • We also offer competitive compensation, outstanding benefits, and flexibility in a career with a positive and supportive atmosphere to develop your talents further.

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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