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  • Job Type
    Full-time Position
  • Category
    Administration & Operations
  • Languages
    English
  • Experience Required
    Entry
  • Degree Required
    Bachelor
    • Province
      Amsterdam
    • Date Posted
      August 06,2021
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    Continuous Improvement Lead

    Job Title

    Continuous Improvement Lead

    Job Description

    In this role, you have the opportunity to

    Coach, shape and drive key Perform and Transform initiatives in the Finance function, using the Philips Business System practices and tools, building capabilities along the way to strengthen the continuous improvement culture and mindset in Finance. Working in the Finance Function will give you the opportunity to drive improvement initiatives from a central, global Philips perspective- collaborating with our colleagues in Markets and Businesses along the way. The role is challenging, exciting and rewarding. The ideal candidate will have solid experience and passion for lean, continuous improvement and change management, eager to roll up his/her sleeves to drive initiatives while coaching people along the way.

    You are responsible for

    • Being the business partner for the Treasury department, coaching them on the application of Daily Management, Problem Solving and Hoshin to achieve their Perform and Transform objectives

    • Next to having your own department, you will drive several improvement projects for Finance in collaboration with Markets and/or Businesses in Philips

    • Scoping, structuring and driving improvement initiatives from initiation to implementation and facilitate the Finance teams along the way to apply Lean thinking themselves

    • Delivering Lean/continuous improvement-related trainings, mentoring and coaching to all levels of the organization including management teams

    • Identifying key breakthrough needs & drive and facilitate improvement management for those

    • Communicating and articulate lean vision in the organization

    • Creating the same language and common practices in lean/continuous improvement to develop and sustain a new culture and ways-of-working

    You are a part of

    The Finance Business Transformation team, consisting of 4 Continuous Improvement Leads reporting into the Head of BT for Finance.

    To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience

    • Relevant university degree, e.g. business or engineering

    • Min 5 years of relevant experience

    • Experience with deployment of Lean/Continuous Improvement tools to drive impact (Lean/Six Sigma certification is beneficial)

    • People skills to facilitate collaboration

    • Coaching skills to be a business partner

    • Significant project management experience; strong track record in delivering complex projects related to e.g. process improvements

    • Clear proof points in informal leadership and ability to manage and steer multiple stakeholders on all levels;

    • An affinity for coaching, teaching and training

    • You speak and write Business English

    • Proven track record in organizational transformation and change management

    • Showing persistence and strong drive for results while able to apply flexibility

    In return, we offer you

    We welcome you to a challenging, ambitious environment with great opportunities for you to learn, grow and develop. We offer a competitive salary and interesting growth opportunities for further career development within our Business Transformation or in the global Philips organization.

    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 improving 2.5 billion lives a year by delivering innovative solutions across the health continuum. Our people experience a variety of unexpected moments when their lives and careers come together in meaningful ways. Learn more by watching this video.

    To find out more about what it’s like working for Philips at a personal level, visit the Working at Philips page on our career website, where you can read stories from our employee blog. Once there,you can also learn about our recruitment process, or find answers to some of the frequently asked questions.

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