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Procurement Engineer

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Company: Philips
Contract: PERM
Location: Bothell, Washington, United States

Job Title

Procurement Engineer

Job Description

Your challenge

We are looking for a professional with procurement & engineering experience. You represent procurement in the business. You work in projects to bring new products to market and to deliver cost savings. You lead DfX conventions. 

Do you have a sound technical background and business acumen? Are you skilled in interacting with international development centers and suppliers? If you recognize yourself in the challenges and know you can add value on this journey then apply now as a Procurement Engineer!

Your responsibilities

As a Procurement Engineer based in a Development Center, you represent procurement in product creation projects. You organize early supplier involvement with a Design for eXcellence (DfX) mindset and you make use of approaches like co-design or cost-reduction workshops. Next to this, you prepare Request for Quotations and project contracts including specs and project requirements with suppliers. You ensure procurement related risks (cost, quality and availability) are controlled and mitigated, by bringing the relevant procurement colleagues in to the equation.

Another important responsibility is driving cost downs activities. You identify strategic cost reduction opportunities for products in the portfolio and for products in development. In new product development you drive savings in close cooperation with Marketing, Quality, SCM Development & Commodity Management. In this way you deliver a significant contribution to business cases and product roadmaps. To enable this, you understand cost drivers and the power of standardization.

Last but not least, you lead or participate in DfX projects driving business decisions in a convention based forum.

Your team

As a Procurement Engineer you are part of a global procurement function, and part of a team dedicated to a specific business. You will be based in Bothell, Washington State USA. You will report directly to the Procurement Engineering Business Partner. You will work closely with colleagues in Marketing, Innovation and Commodity Management.

We are looking for

  • Master degree in a relevant technical discipline.
  • Professional with a 5+ years proven track record
  • Has experience in DfX,  Value Engineering, LEAN or Six Sigma
  • Experience in New Product Introduction Process
  • Expert in initiating and driving cost down projects
  • Knowledge leader regarding costing toolset (Should Costing, NPV, TCO) in projects.
  • A team player who is both proactive and cooperative; easily gains trust and support of peers; encourages collaboration and challenges constructively
  • Can think strategically and is at the same time hands-on. Delivers results.
  • Understands and is able to challenge blue prints and specifications
  • Experience in international and multidisciplinary project teams is preferred
  • Prepared to travel up to 10% of the time

In this role we offer you

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.

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.

Find out more info about Philips at

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    Nashville, Tennessee, United States  -  PERM  -  Philips

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    Beaverton, Oregon, United States  -  PERM  -  Nike Inc.

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    Plainsboro - NJ, United States  -  PERM  -  Bristol-Myers Squibb

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