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Philips Sr. R&D Project Manager-Oral Healthcare in Bothell, Washington


If you are a Colorado resident and this role is a field-based or remote role, you may be eligible to receive additional information about the compensation and benefits for this role, which we will provide upon request. You may contact 888-367-7223, option 5, for assistance.

In this role, you have the opportunity to:

Lead the execution of cross-functional R&D/NPI Project teams responsible for launching new Oral Healthcare (Sonicare) products/technology.

You are responsible for:

  • Managing project(s) for medium to large R&D/NPI project teams, which require significant cross-functional involvement.

  • Serving as expert to the project team on overall “Product Development Process” (including Design Controls).

  • Development and oversight of project Charter, Development Plan, and Contract. Accountable for team’s compliance to project plans and commitments as well as appropriate change management, as necessary.

  • Developing and managing project plans, including scheduling, resourcing, budgeting, and communication, to Product Development Leadership and Senior Leadership.

  • Ensuring team adherence to project plans as well as maintaining project dashboards and action and decision registers.

  • Providing daily direction and guidance to team members in the execution of the project.

  • Leading team to manage external resources in the execution of an NPI project (i.e. managing critical external relationships for testing, development, attaining components / subassemblies, etc.).

  • Proactive communication to functional management and Product Development leadership as well as escalating cross-functional support issues.

  • Applies LEAN practices within project team and incorporates company innovation excellence and process improvements into project execution.

  • Actively evaluating project for opportunities to improve performance; continuously monitoring risks and mitigations.

  • Strong cross-functional business acumen, including technical, marketing, manufacturing, finance, quality, clinical, and regulatory-based knowledge.

  • Ensuring team members adhere to internal procedures and regulatory requirements.

  • Providing guidance and coaching/mentoring to team members as appropriate.

  • Building key relationships with stakeholders and customers related to the project(s).

You are a part of:

Philips Oral Healthcare is a dynamic organization committed to bringing our customers the best in-mouth experience we can provide while providing them with the oral healthcare they deserve. With the strong link between oral health and heart health, we are helping people to live longer, healthier lives. Philips Oral Healthcare is also committed to helping employees reach their own personal goals for development. With the mentoring/coaching programs, stretch assignments, etc., you have the exciting opportunity design your own career path.

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

  • Minimum of Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical, Electro-Mechanical or Biomedical); other degrees will be considered based on experience. Advanced degree is preferred (MS, PhD, or MBA).

  • Proven ability to lead and influence technical and commercial resources.

  • Minimum of 10+ years in regulated product development- FDA regulated environment preferred

  • Minimum of 7+ years Project Management/Leadership experience working within Product Development/R&D, with a desired 3 years leading projects of increasingly complex scope.

  • Generally, has been part of at least 2 new product development cycles as a project leader (concept to launch).

  • Strong organizational and communication skills.

  • Daily Management experience is a plus.

  • Specific training and/or certification highly desired (Lean Product Development, ProChain skills, PMP Certification desirable).

  • Preferably Experience within a regulated industry (medical devices desirable, along with knowledge of Product Lifecycle Management, FDA Quality System Regulations and ISO 13485).

  • US work authorization is a precondition of employment. The company will not consider candidates who require sponsorship for a work-authorized visa.


In return, we offer you:

The ability to collaborate with, learn and grow from colleagues in a highly complex, global organization where you can use your strengths to help drive strategic business initiatives for Philips. Additionally, we provide you a dynamic working environment in an innovative business, paired with a competitive salary, excellent benefits, and a supportive atmosphere where you can sharpen your talents with new challenges and career opportunities.

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. Learn more by watching this video.

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.

It is the policy of Philips to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all colleagues and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, pregnancy/childbirth, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability or perceived disability, genetic information, citizenship, veteran or military status or a person’s relationship or association with a protected veteran, including spouses and other family members, marital or domestic partner status, or any other category protected by federal, state and/or local laws.

As an equal opportunity employer, Philips is committed to a diverse workforce. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Veterans' Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants that require accommodation in the job application process may contact 888-367-7223, option 5, for assistance.

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