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Program Manager - Design for Excellence Consultant



Design, Operations
Cambridge, MA, USA
Posted on Thursday, March 28, 2024

Job Title

Program Manager - Design for Excellence Consultant

Job Description

Program Manager - Design for Excellence Consultant

DfX plays a key role in Philips’ ability, in collaboration between business functions, to address total end-to-end cost and margin improvement, often establishing new ways of working, encouraging cooperation and transparency at a product and business level.

Your role:

  • Co-creating 12–18-month business & profitability improvement roadmap, together with business & function partners, based on data driven insights.

  • Coaching the project team members on Design for eXcellence methodology to create extended network of expertise and drive talent transformation.

  • Enabling end-to-end business & profitability improvements through leadership of strategic initiatives & projects that change the way work within the team and across the business (e.g. develop engagement model to support early concept development in R&D, Portfolio Optimization through SKU reduction)

  • Developing and training the Design for eXcellence methodology to enable enhancement of talent across the Integrated Supply Chain (ISC) and BU’s

  • Supporting knowledge management through maintaining and expanding our toolkit and best practice database

  • Ability to synthesize data, and complex information into a simple call to action, & drive action planning to results.

You're the right fit if:

  • Master’s degree in a relevant technical/business discipline (e.g. Engineering or other technical background or equivalent business experience

  • Professional with 10+ years proven track record in managing and coaching technical, business and/or continuous improvement projects. Previous management consulting experience.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of SAFe/Agile, Lean, Six Sigma, Kaizen techniques, value proposition creation and/or design thinking

  • Proficient with data analysis and visualization tools (e.g. Qlikview, Tableau, R, SQL, Python, OBS)

  • Familiarity with health systems products, customers, competitors and suppliers in relevant markets

  • You must be able to successfully perform the following minimum Physical, Cognitive and Environmental job requirements with or without accommodation for this position.

  • PMP certification a plus

About Philips
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If you’re interested in this role and have many, but not all, of the experiences needed, we encourage you to apply. You may still be the right candidate for this or other opportunities at Philips. Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion here.

US work authorization is a precondition of employment. The company will not consider candidates who require sponsorship for a work-authorized visa, now or in the future.

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


This requisition is expected to stay active for 45 days but may close earlier if a successful candidate is selected or business necessity dictates. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to ensure consideration.

Philips is an Equal Employment and Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veteran and maintains a drug-free workplace.