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Philips Continuous Improvement Manager in Cambridge, Massachusetts


Effective Wednesday, December 8, 2021, all U.S.-based employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID as a condition of employment at Philips. Employees with a sincerely held religious belief and/or disability impacting their ability to obtain the COVID vaccine can request a reasonable accommodation.

Philips is a global leader in health technology, committed to improving billions of lives worldwide and striving to make the world healthier and more sustainable through innovation. Driven by the vision of a better tomorrow.

But it’s not just what we do, it’s who we are. We are 80,000, wonderfully unique individuals, with two things in common: An unwavering sense of purpose and a relentless determination to deliver on our customers’ needs. It’s what inspires us to create meaningful solutions – the kind that make a real difference – when it matters most.

The world and our customers’ needs are changing faster than ever before and while we are proud of what we do already, we know we can do more. That’s why we need you, to help us tackle increasingly complex challenges posed by ever evolving health and well-being needs.

In this role, you have the opportunity to make life better

and drive performance improvement in various business fields of Precision Diagnosis. The Continuous Improvement Manager can adapt to a number of different roles, including guide, coach, analyst, trainer or change manager, depending on the type of assignment. In all situations, the Continuous Improvement Manager challenges and leads by example.

You are responsible for

  • Deliver impactful results tied to Business priorities through the application of Lean & Problem Solving methodologies, with sustainable behavioral change to ensure long term competitive advantage

  • Drive and execute business strategies, transformation and improvement projects by working with key stakeholders from various internal partners

  • Engage in your ongoing professional growth and skill development through certifications and learning opportunities offered at Philips

  • Develop internal Lean/Agile & Problem-Solving capabilities at all levels

  • Coach team members and management on the consistent Lean behaviors

  • Deploy Daily Management and Problem Solving and execute Kaizens with teams throughout the organization according the Philips standard with the aim to drive business performance

You are part of

The Continuous Improvement Team within the Precision Diagnosis Business Transformation organization. This team provides Continuous Improvement support to the Precision Diagnosis Organization, with the intent to drive the Lean mindset shift, improve processes and ultimately provide more added value to our customers.

To succeed in this role, you’ll need a customer-first attitude and the following

  • Master’s Degree in Business or Engineering with 5+ years relevant work experience with Continuous Improvement (Lean and/or Six Sigma) in a transactional environment within large/complex organizations OR

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Engineering with 10+ years relevant work experience with Continuous Improvement (Lean and/or Six Sigma) in a transactional environment within large/complex organizations

  • Passionate about Lean & Problem Solving

  • Project Management trained & experienced (certification preferred)

  • Training & coaching experience

  • Change Management skills

  • Possess the ability to challenge, influence, inspire and enthuse others at multiple levels of the organization, from Team Members on the work floor to Executive Managers

  • Able to work in a challenging, continuously evolving international environment

Company relocation benefits will not be provided for this position. For this position, you will reside in or within commuting distance to Cambridge, MA.

US work authorization is a precondition of employment. The company will not consider candidates who require sponsorship for a work-authorized visa.

In return, we offer you

The unique combination of a critical and challenging role and a creative and empowering environment. You will be actively encouraged to make improvements, establish best in class practices and have a direct impact on the success of Philips on a daily basis.

How we work at Philips

Our newly adopted hybrid work concept fuses flexibility with collaboration to deliver great outcomes for our people and our customers. We are embracing an approach wherein we spend more time together than apart – which for full-time employees translates to an average of at least 3 days working from the office and up to 2 days from home – for our hybrid roles.​

Hybrid work flexibility means people can meet the changing demands of work and home in the most balanced, productive, and healthy way.

Our hybrid working model is defined in 3 ways:​

We believe in the importance of impactful collaboration: There's a certain energy when everyone’s in the same room that can heighten idea generation and creative friction needed for problem-solving.

We embrace flexibility: Choosing where, when, and how to work can vary according to task and team schedules. Flexibility isn’t office or online, it means choosing the space that works best for you, your teams, and our customers on a case-by-case basis. ​

We want to be at our best: The way we work, and our workspaces are designed to support our well-being, offer career advancement opportunities, and enable us to be at our best. ​

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 innovative, customer-first health technology solutions. Help us improve the health and well-being of billions of people, every year. Ultimately creating a career that no one could have planned for. Even you.

Visit our careers website to explore what it’s like working at Philips, read stories from our employee blog, find information about our recruitment process and answers to some frequently asked questions.

It is the policy of Philips to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all colleagues and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, pregnancy/childbirth, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability or perceived disability, genetic information, citizenship, veteran or military status or a person’s relationship or association with a protected veteran, including spouses and other family members, marital or domestic partner status, or any other category protected by federal, state and/or local laws.

As an equal opportunity employer, Philips is committed to a diverse workforce. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Veterans' Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants that require accommodation in the job application process may contact 888-367-7223, option 5, for assistance.

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