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Function development engineer (Freelance)

Posted Apr 23, 2021
Project ID: PHILJP00023056
6 months
(May 17, 2021 - Nov 30, 2021)
40 hrs/week
Payrate range
34 - 59 €/hr

On the basis of his/her professional specialization, makes a substantial contribution to the innovation of product and process. Develops new products, using the latest technologies and resources, often realizing systems based on unverified specifications.

Organization / Department description:

Philips Drachten is the largest innovation and manufacturing site within Philips.

Approximately 600 R&D engineers are involved in a wide range of product categories such as Male Grooming, Beauty and Coffee.

Grooming and Beauty is transforming into a business that sells personalized products and solutions. To make this strategic shift happen, we have a need for talented and ambitious people with a strong technical background and proven leadership skills to fuel the innovation pipeline.

The Personalized Digital Solutions group combines knowledge on skin, hair and interpersonal difference with knowledge on sensorization and artificial intelligence to enable personalized solutions in the Grooming and Beauty space. These solutions often include service propositions that inspire, measure, understand, inform and coach the customer to ensure optimal performance, experience and personalization. Personalized Digital Solutions is a new focus area for Grooming and Beauty, therefore you are encouraged to contribute in shaping this competence

Key areas of responsibility:

The Grooming and Beauty Business has a rich history in producing state of art consumer products and services in the personal care space, and is now embarking on an exciting journey towards more connected and personalized solutions to continue delighting our customers. You take a part in this mission through:

Identifying the consumer needs for the various digital propositions pre- and post-launch.

Translating consumer needs into (digital) functions

Generating new concepts in the digital solution space in multidisciplinary teams featuring competences in e.g. Artificial intelligence, Augmented Reality and Machine learning. Translating scientific skin knowledge into consumable skin content

Have a co-creation mindset, involving a broader audience of experts within but also outside of Philips Creating and capturing of fundamental grooming knowledge


Education level required: University MSc

Experience: 2 yrs ;Educational background: Biomedical/Chemical/Industrial Engineering, AI, Computer Science, Industrial Product Design or similar

Other requirements: digital mindset, digital/content experience (e.g., app development), passion for consumer driven innovation, team player, substantial interest and understanding of the beauty / personal care market (devices & cosmetics & lifestyle).

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