Philips

R&D Excellence Leader

Posted May 17, 2018
Project ID: PHILJP00017459
Location
Best , Brabant
Duration
4 months (Jun 1, 2018 - Sep 30, 2018)
Hours/week
40 hrs/week
Payrate range
83 - 93 €/hr
R&D Excellence Leader

You are responsible for:
- Further development of the lean strategy and effective promotion of the lean culture throughout the R&D
organization
- Lead problem solving to identify bottlenecks in product development process, root causes and determine countermeasures
- Coordinate with the R&D Project Management Office to implement/improve daily management
- Assist R&D leadership in implementing improvement plans
- Identification and implementation of cross-departmental optimization approaches and lean measures
- Adapt and optimize processes through systematic vulnerability analyzes
- Ensuring the sustainability of the implemented process improvements

You are part of
When you walk into work you will be joining a truly entrepreneurial team of over 330 employees spread across 8 countries, all passionate about defining the future, growing the business and having fun. You will be considered an “early joiner” to the Philips Emerging Businesses family which plans to expand itself by approximately 700 members in the next 3 years.
You’ll join a team of 15 passionate colleagues who collaborate in an open and informal way to drive
exponential business growth at the intersection of innovation, entrepreneurship and passion - delivering cutting edge technologies that solve century old health challenges with greater speed, higher quality and better accuracy for individuals and families around the world. Join us !!!

To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience
- Teamwork - must be able to lead a team(s) of leaders and associates from multiple disciplines and
functions
- Ability to influence others - must be able to inform, convince, and persuade others to action on key
initiatives at all levels in the organization (up and down)
- Results orientation - must deliver sustainable results
- Independent, self-starter – able to set agenda and drive progress with little direction in a fast moving, everchanging environment
- Technical excellence in continuous improvement/lean - must possess the technical skills necessary to be seen as credible by peers and managers
- Effective communicator with strong group facilitation skills to drive outcomes; must be able to effectively communicate in both written and verbal forms
- Followership & Leadership – must understand how to leverage both to drive sustainable change; must always be mindful of driving associate engagement at all levels in the organization. Need to be positive and high energy and able to handle difficult situations.
- Gemba-orientation – spend time and drive changes at the “real place”
- Completed (preferred) technical university studies
- Professional experience in an international industrial or consulting company, especially in the optimization of production processes
- Proven success in the analysis and improvement of R&D processes
- Fluent English skills and strong communication skills
- Process-oriented thinking and acting, as well as assertiveness
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