Posted on Oct 12th 2019

R&D Project Leader


Full time



Posted on Oct 12th 2019


Full time



Job Title

R&D Project Leader

Job Description


  • We are seeking a highly skilled Project Manager to join our team. You will be a key project leader within the Philips Grooming & Beauty, Philips Innovation Centre (PIC) Shenzhen 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

  • Give direction and leads complex, integral projects, from initial phase until introduction in the Market or until internal company delivery, which are essential to Philips organizational strategy involving multiple business domains and knowledge centers inside and outside Philips and/or external business partners and/or customers.
  • Set strategic direction within the project(s) and related projects / program
  • Articulate complex schedules and interdependencies in a consumable way for stakeholders, can identify risks and issues and identifies mitigation actions and understands when to escalate.
  • In collaboration with project stakeholders identifies project risks (opportunities and threats) and issues, identify mitigation actions and supports in fostering a risk environment where considerate risk-taking behavior is encouraged, taking into consideration the balance between risk taking and risk escalations.
  • Apply daily management and methodical problem solving, partners with key stakeholders to constantly search for creative and innovative ways to elevate the capabilities of the portfolio and maintains advanced knowledge of business lines and products/services, as well as the competitive market.
  • Recognize critical project knowledge, value lessons learned, and share critical project knowledge in the Philips Knowledge Hub. Drive opportunities in the Philips PM community to add value and uses internal network to advance other teams.
  • Deliver innovative solutions that improve single domain business activities and/or operations and impact the long-term goals in the organization.
  • Responsible for project goals and objectives, key process decisions and alignment with project stakeholders related to large projects.
  • KPIs projections, tracking, and reporting for assigned initiatives.
  • Report project status regularly to key stakeholders and obtaining stakeholders’ approvals for completing each key milestone and major plan changes with discipline.
  • Deliver the quality initiatives via project and product development execution.
  • Support continuous improvement and compliance processes and initiatives according to corporate policies and procedures
  • Manage Change Management procedures as appropriate.
  • Maintain 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 Centre (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 should have the following skills and experience


  • Bachelor/master’s degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. business or engineering preferred)
  • 8+ years in engineering/R&D project management successfully leading large complex programs, projects, and initiatives with structured approach (e.g., PMP, Prince2, Agile)
  • 5+ years in leading a cross-cultural and geographically dispersed project team developing small domestic appliances (SDA) preferably grooming, shaving or 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 or consumer 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 and Chinese Languages
  • Willing to travel.


Experience/knowledge in the areas below

  • MDR, CE & FDA regulatory, ISO13485 standard requirements
  • Design for Six Sigma / 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

About Philips

  • We are a health technology company. We built our entire company around the belief that every human matters, and we won't stop until everybody everywhere has access to the quality healthcare that we all deserve. Do the work of your life to help the lives of others.
    • Learn more about our business.
    • Discover our rich and exciting history.
    • Learn more about our purpose.

    If you’re interested in this role and have many, but not all, of the experiences needed, we encourage you to apply. You may still be the right candidate for this or other opportunities at Philips. Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion here.




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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