Job Description

Location: Amsterdam – we are back working from the office as health and safety regulations allow

Starting date: January/February 2022

Type: Internship – full time: 40hs/week – not suitable for thesis

Length: 6 months

Deadline of applications: December 2021– applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis

Interviews will include business cases and presentation to the hiring team

In this role, you have the opportunity to

Assist the businesses, markets and solution spaces in the strategic planning process, strategy execution and analysis.

The position provides a unique opportunity to experience Group Strategy in a very experienced strategy team, with a global scope. You will have to cope with high pressure, working with big teams and operating independently. Responsibilities rapidly increase for those who perform well.

You are responsible for

  • Support in driving the annual Philips Strategic Planning process enabling timely updates of high quality, meaningful, fact-based Strategic Plans of Record for Philips businesses, markets and functions.

  • Assist in ensuring an end-to-end connection between businesses, markets, functions, strategists and execution teams (M&A, Alliances, etc.) by implementing a systematic and lean approach to ensure consistent and impactful execution;

  • Contribute to an integrated inorganic E2E process, including database management and reporting

  • Analyzing strategy execution dashboards and defining impact for planning and resource allocation

  • Assist in deep-dive strategy projects

  • Support in non-project related activities that make the team a high performing

You are a part of

The Strategy team works together with Philips Businesses, Markets and other functional teams on high impact projects with a mandate from the Philips Executive Committee and senior leaders. This is a central team that drives deep business insights, actionable strategic direction and thought leadership for the company. The Strategy team consists of top-level strategists with wide-ranging backgrounds, nationalities, and competencies, based out of Amsterdam, Boston, Singapore and Shanghai. The Strategy team is a talent pool for future Philips leaders.

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

  • An excellent academic track record in Masters (Msc.) in Business Administration, Economics, Science and Engineering

  • A genuine interest in strategy and execution

  • Highly analytical mindset and a strong professional drive

  • Strong and open-minded team player who can work with various nationalities and cultures

  • Neat PowerPoint skills and affinity with applications and tooling

  • Fluency in written and spoken English

  • Relevant internship experience is preferred

  • Available as soon as possible (latest end of April 2018) for at least 6 months

In return, we offer you

On top of a competitive internship compensation, Group Strategy provides you a unique opportunity to experience Philips from a strategic, broad and diverse corporate perspective. Furthermore, you may participate in the trainings and knowledge sharing sessions, as well as social activities of the team.

Please note that in order to be considered for an internship, you need to be registered as a student during the entire internship period. Formal documentation (proof of enrollment) will be requested. Students from outside the EU need to fill in an NUFFIC agreement, which needs to be signed by the student and the university. Please note that the contents of our regular internship assignments are not suitable for professionals (and/or MBA students) with professional work experience.

You can apply for this role through this link.

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. Philips is on a very exciting transformation journey to become an even more focused Health Technology leader. Group Strategy is a crucial part of this journey and you can be part of that!

Visit the Working at Philips page on our career website, where you can read stories from our other young professionals. Once there, you can also learn about our recruitment process, or find answers to some of the frequently asked questions.