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    R&D Project Management Support Officer

    Job Title

    R&D Project Management Support Officer

    Job Description

    In this role, you have the opportunity to support parents and their babies, giving them the best start in life to set the stage for healthy futures by ensuring execution excellence of the Mother & Child Care innovation program.

    Our challenge is to

    The Philips business group Personal Health delivers innovative lifestyle solutions for personal well-being. Our brand promise delivers innovation that matters to you, meaning that our products are caring, innovative & impactful. The sector builds on a deep understanding of people's needs and aspirations to create innovations that help consumers achieve their lifestyle ambitions.

    Innovation site Eindhoven is part of Innovation & Development (I&D) Consumer Lifestyle. It focuses on the development of medically and non-medically endorsed lifestyle products. It is responsible for the end-to-end development and realization of new product propositions. The Innovation Site Eindhoven has the ambition to drive business growth by bringing existing, differentiating, new product propositions to market.

    One of the key growth areas is the Mother and Child Care category (Philips Avent), which encompass multiple sub-businesses such as Infant feeding, Comforting, Breast Feeding Solutions, Secure Parenting & Digital.

    Are you excited by innovation and new developments for the consumer market and do you want to be part of a team with exciting challenges, then this is the opportunity you are looking for!

    Key areas of responsibility:

    You play a crucial role in ensuring execution excellence of the Mother & Child Care innovation program. Acts as key user for various project management tools, executing account creation and providing expert support to project teams. Executes project initiation and milestone / gate passing in project management tools, ensuring compliance with applicable project management procedures. Reports and performs data analysis for relevant program and program management KPI’s, in the areas of data quality, process compliance, project performance and financial performance. Executes reporting and analysis tasks supporting F&A in areas of financial performance, WBSO and IFA/SOX compliance.

    Project and program management process:

    • Initiate and maintain project definition in project and program management systems
    • Pass milestones and gates, ensuring compliance to project management processes
    • Data management in project and program management systems (Clarity, Accolade, RTC, Planisware and Windchill) for the 2 MCC R&D centers organizations.
    • Ambassador / key user role for Accolade (launch projects), deployment of changes
    • Support project and program managers in use of project management systems
    • KPI reporting and data analysis of R&D KPI’s

    Configuration & Data management

    • Windchill tool Subject Matter Expert to support Change&Configuration Management team.

    Procure to Pay process:

    • Data management in SAP and Ariba
    • Key User role for PH R&D Netherlands. Align process and tooling improvements with central team
    • Deploy changes by providing guidance documents and training
    • Support issue resolution in PO creation, follow up, invoicing and closure

    F&A support:

    • Preparing and facilitating of Month End Closure and Resource Management meeting
    • Baselining of handshakes after Month End Closure and Resource Management meeting
    • Data inputs to and analysis of financial KPI’s
    • Business Intelligence deep dive and facilitating improvements (tools like Qlikview, Power BI)
    • Preparation of IFA/SOX reports on financial compliance
    • Support and preparation of WBSO project documentation.
    • Prepare R&D Forecast for submission
    • Monitor and follow up time writing discipline
    • Support project leads with bottom up planning with respect to tool usage and accrual process. Act as key user for planning tool


    • Generate proposals for and implement improvements in IT systems, way of working and reporting to achieve LEAN operational excellence
    • Understand the planning and reporting processes and pro-actively make sure required improvements are communicated to central teams. Provide mockup data, visuals to underpin the need in conjunction with relevant stakeholders.

    You are a part of

    The Project Support Officer is part of the Research & Development project management team of Mother and Child Care. You report into the MCC Head of R&D and functionally to the Project Management Office Lead. Improving wellbeing is our passion. We create awesome consumer experiences through real life solutions. We are an honest and inspirational team, daring to be different.

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

    • HBO Bachelor degree in business administration, business analytics or comparable;
    • 3+ years experience in providing project and/or program support and related data management, including financial and procurement aspects;
    • Extensive knowledge of and affinity with data management and workflow systems;
    • Strong analytical skills;
    • Strong communication skills;
    • Fluent in English;
    • Basic knowledge of problem solving methods and project management.

    In return, we offer you

    Ownership for multidisciplinary projects (from scratch) for consumer products, this allows you to see your impact in stores within 1,5 to 2 years!

    • A competitive 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;
    • Extensive set of tools to drive your career, such as a personal development budget, free training and coaching;
    • Colleagues who are the best and brightest in their field;
    • Competitive company pension scheme and attractive collective health insurance package;
    • Opportunity to buy Philips shares and products with discount;
    • Exciting, international environment at the High Tech Campus in Eindhoven.

    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 3 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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