Posted on Oct 12th 2019

Senior Product Designer Beauty Solutions


Full time



Posted on Oct 12th 2019


Full time



Job Title

Senior Product Designer Beauty Solutions

Job Description

Since 1939, Philips has been a pioneer in personal care. We invented the rotary shaver, created the IPL-at-home market, and brought the unique OneBlade category to a new generation in innovative ways. Today, Philips Grooming and Beauty enters a new era with a mission to improve lives with innovative grooming and beauty solutions with a focus on people, creating meaningful experiences that delight and help them define their most authentic self from the inside out.

As integral function to the business G&B Experience Design plays a crucial role in driving this transformation. We believe that good design is about creating solutions that satisfy people's needs, empower them to take care of themselves without harming the world in which we live.

Our network of global design studios are the home to our craft and our people: our key differentiators.

As a Senior Product Designer Beauty Solutions, you have the opportunity to 

Join a winning cross-competence Design team that is well integrated and recognized in the Philips Personal Health Grooming and Beauty (G&B) business. The Senior Product Designer role is considered key in the development of Beauty products ranging from electronic hair care products to female hair removal products like female depilators and IPL devices. In this role you will:

  • Lead the creation and translation of concepts into product designs from sketches, to draft volume models, development of CAD files leading into engineering and feasibility checks and implementation.
  • Create user focused strategies, innovations and experiences leveraging user testing and validation, considering usability, sustainability and appropriate visual and verbal articulation in line with Design Language System and Brand guidelines.
  • Drive operational excellence and efficiency, delivering appropriate design quality within budget and project parameters.
  • Be partnering and co creating with internal and external stakeholders, with clear and impactful communication and articulation of design decision-making.
  • Drive solution creation within a cross-competence project team, thinking holistically in eco-systems.
  • Challenge the status quo to inspire innovation and a step-up in value towards the user.

You are responsible for

Delivering required product design inputs to all development phases like value proposition creation, advanced development, platform creation and product development. Within the Design team, you can also find yourself working on Design Strategies, Portfolio frameworks and Business specific Design Language Systems. In this context Product Designer responsibilities include:

  • Independently lead projects with good understanding of budget and time constraints, driving efficiency and holding project level design quality reviews.
  • Driving user centered design approach including analysis, exploration, storytelling, concept design, prototyping, evaluative testing and implementation.
  • Creative leading in Grooming & Beauty for product design, driving E2E user experience from both design- and innovation perspective
  • Translate customer needs, research findings and business requirements into compelling, efficient and highly usable designs.
  • You use appropriate and effective analytical and conceptual skills to increase domain knowledge and to create meaningful and innovative solutions.

To succeed in this role

You need a consumer first attitude, end-to-end experience mindset and meet the following criteria:

  • You have a Bachelor or Master Degree level in product or product-interaction design.
  • You have 5-10 years’ of relevant experience in one or more relevant business domains and in one or more markets and cultures.
  • You are a ‘T-shaped’ Product Designer with excellent product design skills, a broad interest in Product, UX and user interaction design and curiosity for new technologies.
  • You have good analytical & conceptual skills to increase domain knowledge, create relevant insights leading to meaningful and innovative solutions that appropriately address user-needs.
  • You have worked in multidisciplinary teams and partnered with specialists in digital and communication design in order to develop fully integrated new propositions from start to end.
  • You have experience in leading product design processes from idea all the way to the technical realization.
  • You have experience in designing small or stand-alone electronic devices (preferred) product and service combinations is a plus.
  • You are able to create effective visual languages and understand the meaning and effect of these on the brand, audience, market and culture.
  • You have a professional, ambitious and collaborative mindset.
  • You are continuously aware of current trends through fashion, art, design, and digital related products through market research.
  • You have a strong narrative ability in verbal and written communication.
  • Showing excellent 2D and 3D design skills, including hand and digital sketching and Rhino or Cero.
  • You communicate fluently in Chinese (Mandarin) and have proficient English speaking and writing skills.

This role offers the following perspectives

We distinguish two main career tracks. That of the content expert, while collaborating in teams you specialize in the craft of product design. And that of the orchestrator, connecting the experience and visual identity across the different projects and driving the creative output of the team. This track may lead to an Experience Lead role or ultimately that of a Design Business Partner (Design Leader).

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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