New Product Innovation Lead

  • Aanbod Max € 70,000
  • Functiegroep Engineering
  • Dienstverband Fulltime
  • Vacaturenummer 7720900
  • Locatie Eindhoven
  • Contract Detachering via YER
  • Branche Medical & Health

Over deze vacature

A very interesting position as a New Product Innovation Lead.


For both components and finished goods, the main objective of the New Product Introduction (NPI) is to manage industrialisation projects for in house and for outsourced manufacturing at suppliers for the innovation projects as well as for life cycle management activity. End to end responsible for the industrialization plan and execution in the area of the assigned sub business responsibility.

Your job mission is to implement Life Cycle Management (LCM) and Innovation projects at suppliers and drive the initiation of projects by suppliers from a lean perspective. You ensure quality performance and compliance are according to Philips requirements written in supplier contracts and drive supplier development (continuous improvement).

The New Product Innovation Lead is the technical interface towards the suppliers working closely together with his/her commercial counterparts (Supplier Account Manager). They deliver added value by bringing the entire procurement network (CM, PE, MP, Gov and Support) to the equation.

Key areas of responsibility competencies:

  • Identifies cost saving opportunities with the supplier
  • Contribute to and influence sourcing decisions identifying required supplier capability and quality level
  • Ensures the creation, release and continuous improvement of tools, equipment and manufacturing processes and related quality systems to meet the component or sub-assembly specifications
  • Translates product requirements into process requirements safeguarded by proper process monitoring
  • Identifies gaps between required and current supplier capabilities, and drives quality improvement plan/risk mitigation accordingly
  • Monitors/ensures the implementation of design and manufacturing (sub-)process changes at supplier
  • Afterwards maintaining the feedback loop and establishing continuous improvement
  • Supports negotiations of Supplier Development Agreement and ensures that suppliers meet the quality agreements
  • Monitors the effectiveness of product quality control plans with suppliers throughout the product life cycle
  • Ensures compliance of supplier to safety regulations, quality and ROHS/REACH standards on quality management process and product level
  • Supports supplier audits, selection and qualification assessments
  • Validates (supplier) quality data and quality system performance to warrant quality data integrity
  • Responsible for the approval of the release of purchased parts and finished goods
  • Support supplier certification audits and QA assessments


With a growing presence in cardiology, oncology, and women's health, Philips operates in the areas of Imaging Systems, Patient Care & Clinical Informatics, Home Healthcare and Customer Services. Philips combines its clinical expertise and human insights to create innovative solutions across the continuum of care, in partnership with clinicians and our customers, to provide better value and expand access to care for millions. Our teams are working hard every day to improve patient outcomes all the way from disease prevention and screening to diagnosis, treatment, therapy monitoring, and disease management. Irrespective of whether the care cycle takes the patient from doctor's office to hospital or hospital to home, or simply from one medical department to another, Philips Healthcare's unique medical solutions are designed to optimize the quality and flow of patient information and clinical decision making.


We welcome you to a challenging, innovative environment with great opportunities for you to explore. YER is preferred supplier. You will be employed by YER and seconded to Philips.

Our benefits are very competitive and designed around your preferences:

  • A competitive salary depending on experience
  • Extensive set of tools to drive your career, such as a personal development budget, training and coaching
  • Healthy work-life balance


Dimensions relating to know-how: technical know-how, management breadth, human relation skills

  • BS or equivalent in relevant technical discipline
  • Professional with circa 5 years proven track record in engineering in an industrial environment
  • In depth understanding of manufacturing processes, tools, equipment and quality systems
  • Analytical skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • In depth understanding of manufacturing processes, tools, equipment and quality systems
  • In-depth knowledge of process improvements and cost optimization
  • Expert in modern engineering methods, tools and processes
  • Experience with quality management systems Professional in relevant manufacturing technology/lean manufacturing and supplier quality management
  • Reports to operation functional leader or higher
  • Has a link to product development to be connected to the product creation process

Technical competencies

  • Knowledge on principles of quality management
  • Knowledge on design for Six Sigma, problem solving and DMAIC (Certificated candidates are highly appreciated)
  • Knowledge on technical risk analysis
  • Knowledge on design for manufacturing/assembly
  • Knowledge on APQP
  • Knowledge on regulatory requirements
  • Value engineering
  • Manufacturing process along entire supply chain/design for supply
  • Supplier Process Excellence
  • Lean manufacturing methodologies (Master certificated are highly appreciated)


  • Decision quality
  • Organizing
  • Priority setting
  • Technical learning
  • Total work systems
  • Written communications
  • Composure
  • Informing
  • Perseverance