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Associate Consultant Operations Management

Job Title Associate Consultant Operations Management Job Description In this role, you have the opportunity to participate in projects that improve (digital) operations at (Philips and non-Philips

Job Title

Associate Consultant Operations Management


Job Description


In this role, you have the opportunity to

participate in projects that improve (digital) operations at (Philips and non-Philips) customers. Your analyses and process improvement efforts will contribute to improved operations for the company. By learning on the job this position offers a huge variety in projects, experience in various industries and a large network. As Associate Consultant at Industry Consulting (part of Philips Innovation Services) you are in charge of your own development supported by training and on the job learning on projects.


You are responsible for

Conducting excellent work by being invited to be staffed on projects at our (Philips and non-Philips) customers. This means contribute and participate in projects by organizing and executing activities:

  • Business and operations analyses
  • Organize and (co-)facilitation of workshops
  • Assist project leaders in leading large projects or acting as a Program Management Office support
  • Be part of process improvement efforts with people in the business
  • Develop conclusions and generate deliverables such as (parts of) reports and presentations
  • Guard project results (both budget and customer satisfaction)
  • Foresee developments in your competence area and develop new competences yourself and with colleagues
  • Co-leading projects and programs in operational environments
  • Co-managing implementations of operational excellence methodologies and digital technologies

Supporting the acquisition at existing customers through current projects and networking:

  • Assist in preparing sales presentations, quotations in collaboration with (senior) consultants
  • Actively share information about customers to Industry Consulting
  • Set-up and maintain a network with customers, on your own operational level in the projects
  • Be aware of Industry Consulting’s Best Practices and Philips Innovation Services programs, and able to convey these in your daily work
  • Set-up of a project plan & budget in agreement with the Managing Consultant
  • Apply and maintain the knowledge and expertise of Industry Consulting and participate in internal competence development projects and contribute to the process of describing Best Practices and achievements in Industry Consulting.


You are a part of

The department Industry Consulting at Philips Innovation Services is a dynamic group of approximately 75 consultants with a growth ambition. We offer you to work with leading clients in operationalizing their strategic ambitions in key areas of their business: Innovation and Operations Management. You will work with seasoned professionals who provide you with the opportunity to rapidly learn from their expertise and grow in specific areas of Operations Management and Industry 4.0.

In Operations Management we improve operations using lean manufacturing, agile/SAFe and quality approaches. We work with all Philips businesses worldwide as well as with non-Philips companies.

Your colleagues/team members have strong (lean) operations, innovation, product development, industrialization and supply chain backgrounds or solid top-tier consulting experience.


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

  • A Master’s degree in a technical, science, business, or related discipline
  • 5+ years of experience of which 3+ years in key operations areas, such as manufacturing, service operations, engineering, or supply chain
  • Consulting skills, 1+ years of experience as consultant in a management consulting firm on manufacturing and operational excellence projects
  • Experience in one or more of the following areas of Operation Excellence, e.g. Lean transformation, Hoshin Planning, Problem Solving, Continuous Improvement, Agile/Scrum, FMEA, Six Sigma DMAIC
  • Advanced capability in Excel and PowerPoint, and preferably in (advanced) data & analytics tools
  • Strong understanding of, and interest in, latest technology trends: Data Science / Data Analytics, IIoT, Connected Platforms, Edge & Cloud Analytics, Digital Twins, Blockchain, Virtual Reality, Robotics
  • Capability to convert data into information, and ideally into intelligence
  • Customer oriented mindset, connecting easily to your clients and stakeholders through strong and compelling communication
  • Experience in successfully working in teams
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills


In addition you are

  • A self-starter who is driven by building new business
  • Easily connecting and engaging with colleagues and customers
  • Able to gain trust, persuade, and create strong relationships
  • A team player who motivates your colleagues to excel
  • Fluent in English, preferably understanding Dutch, and you are willing to travel up to 10-50%


In return, we offer you

Very competitive benefits that are designed around your preferences:

  • An attractive 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
  • Solid company pension scheme and attractive collective health insurance package
  • Opportunity to buy Philips shares and products with discount
  • Healthy work-life balance


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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