KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITIES
Design for Excellence (DfX): Builds and maintains the DfX Program to
improve business performance across business portfolios (products, services,
commodities, direct and Indirect Materials/Services) with Procurement and the
•Tailor the DfX Program to the challenges and needs of the businesses
& Markets, supporting the business lead and key stakeholders in initiating
and establishing DfX conventions to drive ideation and change and assuring
proper transfer to the business, to external partners, and/or to customers.
•Leads and coaches sizable cross functional teams, often globally, to
collaborate, drive and formulate innovative solutions that address the optimum
combination of value, quality and total cost trade-offs based on key business
performance targets and customer criteria.
•Lead the cultural transformation to engrain a DfX / improvement
mindset across all of Philips and help drive DfX methodlogy in the global I2M
(Idea to Market) process so that it is ensured through our DNA.
•Drive the execution of the DfX Program (managing risks, specification,
quality, time, money, information), while building organization capability with
DfX methodology, mindset, tools and techniques.
•Support the DfXprogram planning, in close cooperation with the
procurement Business/Commodity leaders/Markets , working as a partner to Business & Procurement
Management for agreement on the right assignments and then driving subsequent
execution in consultation with the relevant functions and other key stakeholders
•Represent the DfX organization in the business and provide business
management with regular project performance status updates, variances to plan
and identification of corrective actions
•Lead and support the fact base analyses that will be used within the
DfX work with any of the multifunctional stakeholders.
•Support the Internal DFX team with the factual analysis of the
different DB, methodologiesand tools and assure the possible reporting from it.
•Ensure that there is an effective transfer and archiving of the DfX
convention deliverables towards the standing organization in the business for
Ideation executing agreed within the DfX Convention meeting
Critical Experiences and Skills
•Professional with a 8-10 years proven track record
•Understanding of suppliers, business models, key drivers, measures and
Education & Training
•Master degree in a relevant technical discipline (e.g. Electro
Technical, Mechanical, Optical, Thermal)
•Extended with MBA
•Procurement/Program/R&D/ Marketing consultant/ Management
Dimensions relating to
accountability; freedom to act, magnitude, and decision making
•Responsible for coaching & leading the belonging DFX Conventions,
interfacing with all other functional disciplines as well as the planning of
•Local or regional scope Influencing > 100 million spend and related
risk for assigned procurement portfolio
•Establishes short term (1-2 years) DfX plan for
assigned business; -Coordinates all relevant Xfunctional stakeholders around
assigned product portfolio