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Philips Continuous Improvement Lead (Temporary) in Istanbul, Turkey


In this role, you have the opportunity to

Support the Business Groups, Markets and Functions in your region in deployment and embedding of new, critical capabilities brought by the business transformation portfolio of programs. Manage training, coaching and developing our people in the best practice of Lean Thinking across all parts of the End-to-End Customer Value Chain, asses and coach organization in determining CI Maturity.

Maintain Continuous Improvement methodology and tools on one or more specific areas.

You are responsible for

  • Driving Continuous Improvement: designing, developing, and implementing the lean improvement road map for your area of responsibility, linked to the business Hoshin and strategic priorities.

  • Supporting the business in resolving issues, using the known lean and 6S tools and the CI methodology, Kaizen events and 6S projects as a way to improve Quality, Delivery, Cost and Inventory within your assigned geography / business perimeter.

  • Ensuring your kaizen events – 6S projects are properly planned, executed and sustained.

  • Support of programs or projects across business, markets, functions

  • Identifying key breakthrough needs thinking outside of the box and delivering outcomes through others

  • Driving Change Management (bringing empathy, influence and interpersonal skills)

  • Executes on methods and procedures on new, special and ordinary assignment

You are a part of

Business Transformation team in META market, you will be working with all the Philips business lines within META.

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

  • Relevant university degree, e.g. business or engineering

  • Minimum 3 years of professional experience in leading/implementing Lean programs or projects

  • Strong background on Continuous Improvement

  • Strong Project Management skills

  • Strong training skills to be able to coach teams on Problem Solving and Daily Management

  • Superior interpersonal, teamwork & influencing skills

  • High learning agility

  • Good command of the English language

In return, we offer you

A meaningful career, with new challenges in our dynamic organization, working in an encouraging multinational and multicultural environment. We are happy to provide you with this opportunity to work with new technologies. You will be surrounded by passionate and committed, colleagues who share your ambition to create outstanding customer experiences. We also believe that we are at our best as a company when you are at yours as a person. Thus, we offer competitive health benefits, a flexible work schedule and access to local well-being focused activities.

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 2.5 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. Learn more by watching this video.

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