Are you ready to drive the development of our new Floor Care product innovations at our location in Drachten, the Netherlands? Do you have a vision combined with the right attitude to lead a team of technical professionals? Then this might be a unique opportunity for you.
In this role, you have the opportunity to
Drive the innovation pipeline for the next generations of Floor Cleaning devices. Cordless vacuum cleaning is an exciting new category enjoying great business momentum in the market. As our Director Advanced Development Home Care you are responsible for ensuring a healthy innovation pipeline in all stages of predevelopment ranging from front end innovation, technology projects as well as new function and feature developments for commercial projects.
You are responsible for
Managing and coaching a strong team of technology specialists, creative engineers and advanced development project managers, IP experts with the right skills and capabilities
Ensuring a healthy pipeline of new innovations, technologies that can be successfully integrated into new Floor Cleaning product concepts and prototypes and broader business offerings around the product, like digital connectivity. Drive a strong patent portfolio.
Drive the combined set of advanced development projects on schedule, budget and quality.
Seamlessly transferring new product concepts and features to the product development organization that brings these innovations to mass production.
Enabling the organization to stay on top of new technologies and new developments and applying these technologies in new product concepts.
Coaching project managers and technology experts on development logic and development tools (like DFSS, modeling, DOEs).
Guiding the Advanced Development projects for Air that are running in Drachten together with the Innovation Lead Air (located in Shanghai).
Working together with suppliers, technology partners and development houses to develop a vivid innovation ecosystem.
Closely working with the marketing team and other functions to define the most important product and technology features roadmap.
You are a part of
In this role you will be part of our Home Care Innovation team. Home Care is a Business Unit in the Philips Domestic Appliances BG consisting of Floor Care and Air categories. Cordless vacuum cleaning and air purification are amongst the fastest growing business categories in Domestic Appliances. You will be reporting into the Home Care R&D Leader.
To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience
At least 10 years of experience in various research, technology development, product development, project management leadership roles.
MSc/PhD in Engineering related fields such as Mechanics, Electronics, Mechatronics, Physics or equivalent.
Proven experience in developing new ideas, technologies and new concepts to successful market launch. Experience in driving complex multidisciplinary technology projects.
Good business acumen, seamlessly collaborates with marketing, design and other functions and disciplines.
Creative mindset seeing potential of new technologies and ideas and driving innovations.
Familiar with Intellectual Property Rights.
Good knowledge of development principles and tools (DfSS, DOE, Lean Development, etc.)
A mature, inspirational people manager with exceptional leadership skills.
Strong communicator and team-builder within a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural environment
In return, we offer you
An inspiring experience with our daring and high-performing team. You’ll be joining a family that celebrates successes together. Our goal is for you to get better every day and we do that by helping you become the best version of yourself. It’s your unique journey. You set your own course – we’ll help you get there.