Finance and Economics IT Management & Business Others Supply Chain and Procurement
1 - 3 Years
March 13, 2018
Project Manager Integrated Warehousing & Distribution (IWD)
In this role, you have the opportunity to
Lead and work in global cross-discipline, cross-functional team of global logistics and procurement professionals across Philips health-tech businesses and markets, that will drive and focus on concept savings/improvements in E2E supply chain.
You are responsible for
Deployment of projects under the direction of Global warehouse lead in line with the global warehouse foot print / optimization strategy;
Driving projects/teams of global logistics and procurement professionals;
Responsible for update and maintenance of global warehouse database.
Working in team environment, identifying, analyzing and driving opportunities to optimize end to end physical distribution supply chains in terms of network, service, lead time and cost performance;
Organizing team meetings, drive minutes, actions and reporting of status and roadblocks;
Effectively resolving any problems/ roadblock or complaints to the satisfaction of the business stakeholders;
Liaising and communicating with internal and external teams/ suppliers on deployment of project/ program;
Achieving continuous process, cost and service improvements through value engineering (lean) and supply chain (physical distribution) optimization;
After deployment, monitoring the solution performance and providing post implementation calculation to validate if the solution deliverable has been achieved.
You are a part of a global logistics support function that has a focus on Philips physical goods movement.
The team is virtual by nature. The team is led by experienced and motivated staff driving excellence and expertise across the Philips global distribution network. The team works with internal multi-disciplinary stakeholders across health-tech businesses, markets and external vendors.
Integrated Warehousing & Distribution (IWD) is accountable and responsible for the global & regional IWD strategy and execution of physical flows, distribution policy, development and deployment. Focus areas are warehousing, packaging, transportation and value added logistics services, for example Transportation Management Solutions (TMS) freight audit / payment- prebilling, claims management etc. IWD is the interface with the Markets & Business Units to gather current and future requirements and assure that these are taken into consideration in the bidding, supplier selection and TMS. During selection process IWD is accountable & responsible for carrier allocation management and performance management on the global / regional level.
IWD is also accountable for warehousing & the transportation network design, analysis and deployment of cross business, cross market strategy, assuring optimal cost, performance and service level to meet or exceed market needs. The analysis includes in-source vs outsource assessment / business case. IWD provides project management support for DFX, Lean and continuous improvement projects: we work to take cost and waste out of the supply chain, driving innovation with logistics suppliers and markets on an ongoing basis.
As part of Philips Sustainability initiative, we provide support by deployment of CO2 reduction programs. Additionally, we also provide data and analysis to support our social responsibility to reduce CO2 emissions.
To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience
Education: MBA degree or similar obtained through experience in Business Administration, Economics, Purchasing or Logistics;
Project management skills: Including analytical, problem solving, value stream mapping and organizational skills, team and stake holder management to enable E2E collaboration across supply chain;
Degree and or knowledge of Logistics/Supply Chain; or built up level of experience and skill from demonstrated practice. Lean, six-sigma, APICS – CPIM or CPM certification preferred;
Process-oriented thinker – Always looking for continuous improvement solutions;
Ability to communicate with Executive Management (internal and external);
Common desktop applications (Word, PowerPoint, etc.);
Advanced database management skills Access, Excel, common BI software packages;
Attention to details and good analytical skills;
Advanced business English, communication skills and organizational skills;
Ability to assert oneself
Analytical skills, systematic work approach
Action oriented with a sense of urgency
Ability to thrive in a dynamic team environment and work effectively in a multi-project environment across time zones.
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.
Why should you join Philips?
Working at Philips is more than a job. Its 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.
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