Philips Supplier Account Manager ( Embedded Software & Services) in Cambridge, Massachusetts


In this role, you have the opportunity to

co-develop and coordinate the key commodity strategies within the Software BoM & Embedded Services procurement where applicable. Accountable for Total Cost of Ownership including material costs, long term assurance of supply, supplier performance and selection and procurement information/data management.

You are responsible for

  • Relentlessly drive bottom and top-line impact through optimum Sourcing footprint and Supply Base design

  • Responsible for supplier evaluation and management within the assigned scope.

  • Identifies Supplier capabilities, performance and technologies by conducting competitive assessments and benchmark of existing and potential suppliers.

  • Ensure effective communication and representation of Commodity strategy, programs and performance to all key-stakeholders.

  • Lead strategic contract and price negotiations for assigned supplier portfolio, including gathering relevant benchmark data, supplier market intelligence.

  • Lead cross-functional teams to program manage execution of Supply Base change projects via funnel and Source2Contract RfX event management.

  • Responsible for contract management within the assigned scope (develop, maintain and execute).

  • Ensure related risks are controlled and mitigated including Q&R compliancy for all new supplier deployment as relevant.

You are a part of

  • a global commodity team consisting of Supplier Account Managers (SAMs), continuously interfacing with innovative technologies and companies.

  • Frequent interfacing with R&D, CAO, Procurement Engineering, Product Marketing, Quality & Regulatory, Legal and Operations.

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

  • Bachelor’s/Master’s degree in a relevant discipline

  • At least 5 years knowledge and experience in procurement, with preference to OEM/3rd party software vendor experience

  • Good understanding of technology, supply base for both OEM & Embedded Software/Services

  • Solid understanding of Licensing and IP aspects is a bonus

  • Experience in a production environment (medical/FDA regulated preferred)

  • Comfortable working with R&D Engineering, Marketing, Quality & Regulatory, Legal and Operations

In return, we offer you

You will be part of a company that is committed to improving the lives of 3 billion people a year by the year 2025 through market-driven innovations in Healthcare, Lighting and Lifestyle. We are passionate about offering our employees the challenges, responsibilities, coaching and learning opportunities needed for their personal and professional development.

We believe in ample reward and special recognition for a job well done, and we welcome the cultural awareness, mutual understanding, open minds and out-of-the-box thinking that come from international multidisciplinary team working.

At Philips, you can accelerate your personal growth by being part of entrepreneurial teams, building a career designed for you and integrating work-life balance throughout your career with us.

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 at . Our people experience a variety of unexpected moments when their lives and careers come together in meaningful ways.

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