Philips is a global leader in health technology, committed to improving billions of lives worldwide and striving to make the world healthier and more sustainable through innovation. Driven by the vision of a better tomorrow.
But it’s not just what we do, it’s who we are. We are 80,000, wonderfully unique individuals, with two things in common. An unwavering sense of purpose and a relentless determination to deliver on our customers’ needs. It’s what inspires us to create meaningful solutions – the kind that make a real difference – when it matters most.
The world and our customers’ needs are changing faster than ever before and while we are proud of what we do already, we know we can do more. That’s why we need you, to help us tackle increasingly complex challenges posed by ever evolving health and well-being needs.
In this role, you have the opportunity to make life better
Be instrumental in making sure the Philips Communications team works at its best. You will be working for two Senior Communications Directors, the general managers of the departments and their teams. You will make a difference by helping our team to stay connected and operate efficiently in this this fast-paced environment. Structuring communication flow and ensuring that critical information is available, organizing events and meetings and manage internal department initiatives are part of the job. Adjustment of priorities will be a daily activity. Core strengths are: Reliability to provide a stable basis for the department, flexibility, decisiveness to create clarity in process and a solutions-oriented attitude. This job requires full-time commitment as well readiness for fast-responsiveness beyond standard working scheme, if required.
Looking at the challenges the world is facing today Philips’ purpose has never been more relevant. So whatever your role, if you share our passion for helping others, you’ll be working towards creating a better and fairer future for all.
You are responsible for
Set-up and manage the communication flow for the Senior Communications Directors and their teams;
Performing, entirely independently and pro-actively, the range of secretarial tasks (screen incoming and outgoing mail for the Head of Strategy, calendar management, plan meetings, video/conference conferences, travel arrangements and related expenses etc. by using several tools i.e. MS Office, BookClickGo, SAP etc.);
Plan and organize regular meetings, operational meetings, trainings and workshops;
Arrange and coordinate business travel for;
Structure and enable access to essential information for targeted employees by using a portfolio of modern communication / data sharing technologies (i.e. SharePoint, Facebook, Lync, OneDrive etc.);
Monitor onboarding programs for new hires and/or assist in recruiting planning process;
Deal with sensitive, complex and highly confidential information;
Participate in various special internal initiatives / projects
You are a part of
The Employee and the Business Communication teams. The job is located in Amsterdam with some flexibility regarding physical working place available (periodical work from home is possible). You will fit well into our team, if you share the same core values as we do: can-do-mentality, readiness to go an extra mile, open communication and relying on each other. We like what we are doing with a pinch of fun added to it.
To succeed in this role, you’ll need a customer-first attitude and the following
Experience (more than 5 years) in an assistant role, preferably in a dynamic and international environment.
Proficiency in English
Willingness to work full-time and beyond regular working hours.
Solution orientated, mature and enthusiastic person who holds others accountable for performance, feels at ease in an international environment and knows how to set priorities under high pressure and keep a clear view.
Ability to handle multiple calendars, and deadlines with excellent time management and instinct for prioritization
Good communicator and active listener with ability to tailor style to suit the audience
Someone who can keep or bring a team together.
In return, we offer you
A path towards your most rewarding career. Succeeding in this role in a complex environment will open many doors for your long term career, in other areas in Philips or otherwise. We also believe that we are at our best as a company when you are at yours as a person. Thus, we offer competitive health benefits, a flexible work schedule and access to local well-being focused activities.
Our benefits are crafted around your preferences:
A market conform salary
25 Days of leave and the possibility to purchase up to 20 extra days off annually
A variable bonus based on both Philips results and personal performance
An extensive set of tools to drive your career, such as a personal development budget, free training and coaching
Solid company pension scheme and attractive collective health insurance package
Opportunity to buy Philips shares and products with discount
Healthy work-life balance
How we work at Philips
Our newly-adopted hybrid work concept fuses flexibility with collaboration to deliver great outcomes for our people and our customers. We are embracing an approach wherein we spend more time together than apart – which for full-time employees translates to an average of at least 3 days working from the office and up to 2 days from home – for our hybrid roles.
Hybrid work flexibility means people can meet the changing demands of work and home in the most balanced, productive, and healthy way. Hybrid work flexibility means people can meet the changing demands of work and home in the most balanced, productive, and healthy way.
Our hybrid working model is defined in 3 ways: We believe in the importance of impactful collaboration: There's a certain energy when everyone’s in the same room that can heighten idea generation and creative friction needed for problem-solving. We embrace flexibility: Choosing where, when and how to work can vary according to task and team schedules. Flexibility isn’t office or online, it means choosing the space that works best for you, your teams and our customers on a case-by-case basis. We want to be at our best: The way we work and our workspaces are designed to support our well-being, offer career advancement opportunities, and enable us to be at our best.
Why should you join Philips?
Working at Philips is more than a job. It’s a calling to create a healthier society through meaningful work, focused on innovative, customer-first health technology solutions. Help us improve the health and well-being of billions of people, every year. Ultimately creating a career that no one could have planned for. Even you.