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    Senior Director of Engineering - Mechatronics Development Cluster

    Job Title

    Senior Director of Engineering - Mechatronics Development Cluster

    Job Description

    Are you a talented ambitious leader? In this role you have the chance to lead a team of highly-skilled technical specialists to the next level, offering outstanding solutions in mechatronic systems development. This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to grow your career as the Senior Director Mechatronic Development Cluster within our Image-Guided Therapy (IGT) Systems business.

    You are responsible for:

    Together with your management staff, you lead about 120 highly educated (Bachelor, Master, Ph.D.) mechatronic designers, software specialists, and mechanical and electrical engineers. The work of this team centers on a product and technology roadmap covering feasibility studies, product development, product maintenance activities, and sophisticated field support. Your areas of focus are:

    • Establish a clear vision in line with the IGT Systems strategy

    • Drive and craft the technology roadmap for all components

    • Define group composition including required proficiencies, resources, and skills

    • Define and execute process improvement activities

    • Nurture relationships with external partners like suppliers and customers, and internal colleagues like Innovation, Operations, Customer Service, Procurement, and Marketing.

    • Drive together with Purchasing and Operations the sourcing strategy including make-buy decisions, supplier selection, and contract management.

    • Ensure successful introduction and sustaining of high quality, manufacturable, serviceable, and reliable products.

    You are part of

    The IGT Systems Business is responsible for marketing, development, manufacturing, services, and solutions used in the area of cardiac and vascular medical diagnosis and intervention. Our customers are hospitals and their medical specialists.

    The MDC organization is structured in five departments: Mechatronics, Software, Mechanics 1 and 2, and Electronics. The cluster is delivering and maintaining a range of components (SW and HW) for our Fixed Systems product lines. This includes stands, tables, user interfaces, and cabinets. While currently located in Best, NL, we intend to extend the scope to include teams in India. As a leader for the department managers, you understand mechatronics development in-depth, with proven experience in software engineering. You also have an affinity for manufacturability and serviceability aspects, and experience with supplier management.

    You will be a part of the R&D Management Team, reporting and collaborating directly to the Head of R&D for IGT Systems.

    To succeed as Senior Director of Engineering - MDC, you should have the following skills and experience

    • Master’s degree or above in a technical domain, preferably Mechatronics

    • At least 10 years of demonstrated ability as a technical leader, expertise within the medical domain will be considered a plus

    • Experience in a highly regulated environment

    • Solid understanding of and proficiency in management tools and procedures for setting and tracking performance, quality, time, and cost

    • Technical skills in software engineering, including platform development and reuse.

    Next to this, you master topics like people management, including leadership, conflict resolution, assertiveness, negotiation, and influence management. You understand, track, drill-down, and question activities and issues in all functional areas and make sound decisions based upon that data. You have a consistent track record in organizational change and the ability to handle cultural differences.

    In return, we offer you

    This dynamic position will quickly give you a chance to push your career and aspirations forward within a global organization in an international environment. Prove how well you can use your communication and organizational skills to achieve the project goals. We invite you to demonstrate your energy, creativity, and sound professional discernment. We will reward you with an attractive compensation package and the opportunity to develop yourself further:

    • A competitive salary package

    • A holiday allowance of 25 days per year

    • A variable bonus based on both Philips' results and personal performance

    • An extensive set of tools to drive your career, including a personal development budget, free training, and mentoring

    • An attractive company pension scheme and an attractive health insurance package

    • The possibility to buy Philips shares and products at a discount

    • A healthy work-life balance

    Why should you join Philips?

    Working at Philips is more than a job. It’s a calling to build a healthier society through meaningful work, passionate about 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.

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