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Design Project Manager

Posted Feb 12, 2019
Project ID: PHILJP00019317
Eindhoven , Noord Brabant
6 months
(Feb 18, 2019 - Aug 31, 2019)
24 hrs/week
Payrate range
0 - 55 €/hr
Design Project Manager – scope: Design research activities
In this role, you have the opportunity to

Join a Design organization, which interfaces with all of the Philips businesses while driving customer experience innovation. With ‘dare to care’ being our headline, we not only provide great design content, but beyond this inspire and challenge the company with providing reachable foresight, in pursue of our company’s vision to improve the lives of 3 billion people a year by 2025.

We are looking for

An experienced project manager to join our Design research team. The ideal candidate will join a multi-disciplinary team representing a full range of design capabilities, like people researchers, digital data and service designers. Our focus is on exploratory and advanced development projects, with the objective to build vision and drive user experience innovation, in areas covering personal health, precision diagnosis, therapy and connected care. Within the projects we apply co-create and experience domain thinking methods, while teaming up with end users, patients and clinicians.

You are responsible for

As Project Manager you scope, plan and manage the execution of project activities, to realize the respective commitments and Design objectives. You work closely with the Design Business Partner, the designers within the program delivery team and other stakeholders in- and outside the organization.

Your main responsibilities include:
•   Clarify and align project goals, create project plans, get stakeholder buy-in
•   Organize the resources to be used and specify the quality standard in the processes
•   Manage the project execution towards the timely realization of the agreed deliverables. Remain on top of budget and ensure corrective actions as needed
•   Work in a structured and methodical way, utilizing company standard processes and toolset
•   Secure transparency and predictability on the progress and outcome of a project in all its metrics

You are part of

Philips Design, established in 1925, and one of the longest-established design organizations in the world. It has studios across the globe – in Amsterdam, Bangalore, Cambridge (US), Eindhoven, Pittsburgh, Seattle, Shanghai and Singapore – and a creative force of 450 professionals. We create the future identity for the portfolio and execute this through projects, guidelines and final design specifications.

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

•   Bachelor/Master’s degree in relevant discipline
•   Relevant working experience with leading projects from idea through implementation with evidence of business impact. Ideally in a research & development environment
•   Strong knowledge of project management processes and its knowledge areas
•   A strong performance track. Learning agility present: fast learner, impact through teamwork and a strong dose of self-reflection. Able to deal with complexity, and to develop and realize the winning plan.
•   Key behavioral competences include business insight, balance stakeholders, direct work, ensure accountability, build effective teams and nimble learning

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