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Senior Manager Group Strategy

Job Description

Are you a talented strategist, with top-tier strategy consulting firm, and are interested in supporting the Philips Executive Committee in making important decisions?

If yes, we would love for you to join our Global strategy team! To get a glimpse of this team please check

In this role you have the opportunity to

Influence the strategy and growth in a leading Health Technology company. As a Senior Manager in the Strategy team you will directly support and influence key decisions made at the highest level of Philips organization. You do this as part of high performing teams, driving change across Philips businesses on wide-ranging strategic topics such as growth, transformation, turn-around, etc. while working on projects, you are constantly exposed to senior leadership across Philips’ businesses, markets and functions, building strong relationships and investing in your future growth.

Within Philips, the Strategy team is a proven landing spot for strategy consultants, and a stepping stone for future leaders. There is the opportunity to develop further within the strategy career track, while also having the opportunity to branch into other roles – from general management to marketing and HR. Projects present the ideal opportunity for members of the Strategy team to get to know the businesses better and vice versa. (for additional context check out this video on opportunities in the Central and Eastern EU markets:

You are responsible for

  • Own and drive project work streams or projects, guided by the Strategy management team
  • Conduct high quality, meaningful, evidence-based business analyses;
  • Build and communicate actionable strategy recommendations;
  • Actively coaching and developing Group Strategy team members and spur them on in their professional development.
  • Execute the strategies leveraging strong processes and governance structures
  • Working with and presenting recommendations to audiences of senior management

Within the Group Strategy team, we work on diverse projects e.g., the evaluation of Philips’ global footprint in terms of value creating opportunities; formulating market entry strategy for electronic toothbrushes in the US; a deep-dive into the Chinese market for a specific business unit. We also tackle specific executive level topics such as Philips’ future portfolio and E2E strategies for specific disease spaces.

You are part of

A team of top-level strategists, located in 3 global hubs located in Amsterdam, Boston and Shanghai, with wide-ranging backgrounds, nationalities, and competencies. The team works with Philips businesses, market organizations and functional teams, supplying them with deep business insights, actionable strategic direction and thought-leadership.

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

  • A minimum of 4 years’ experience in a top tier Strategy Consulting firm (BCG, Bain, McKinsey, Roland Berger, etc.) plus MBA from a top tier business school
  • Or non-MBA candidates: minimum of 5 years Strategy Consulting experience alternatively, 6-8 years in New Business Development or strategy role for a top-tier international company
  • International business experience (experience in emerging markets is a plus)
  • A Master’s in Business, Science or Engineering with excellent academic track record
  • Excellent analytics and quantitative skills
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal
  • A willingness to travel (25%)

In return, we offer you

The unique opportunity to be actively involved in the decision-making process of the Philips Executive Committee, plus the ability to work in a wide variety of business environments and geographies. We will also support your personal and professional development. Our benefits package includes:

  • Extensive set of tools to drive your career, such as a personal development budget, training and coaching
  • Variable bonus based on Philips results and personal performance
  • Solid company pension scheme (Philips pension fund)
  • Opportunity to buy Philips shares and products at a discount
  • 25 Days of leave and the possibility to purchase up to 20 additional days off annually

The position is based in Amsterdam - A city consistently ranked in the top 15 in the world for Quality of Living, Startups and Innovation, Economic Prosperity, and Top City to Work In. To learn more about living and working in the Netherlands:

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.

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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