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Internship: Procurement Engineering - Project Support (Non Thesis)

Internship in Drachten, the Netherlands

Degree level


Job function

Supply chain

Required languages

English (Fluent)
Dutch (Fluent)

Work experience

0 to 1 years


Mar 8, 2020 10:59 PM

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In this role, you have the opportunity to leverage on the innovative power of the supply base and thoroughly shape costs and value trade-offs in product development. You will also learn and develop yourself by being part of a professional team that has significant business impact. It is a great opportunity to discover the company, learn the world of Procurement and get professional coaching.

You are responsible for

  • Contributing in your own area of expertise combining a strong business sense, analytical skills and teamwork.
  • Executing and improving continuously the Procurement Strategy; setting up component display rooms, supporting trainings on strategy, stakeholder management
  • Providing support in significant product cost reduction activities, in early phase innovation or in the manufacturing phase.
  • Being able to identify opportunities in new product design process through target costing, and managing cost drivers and data sources.
  • Providing analytics on savings performance to ensure ideas are implemented and targets are realized.
  • Creating benchmark PowerPoint presentations based on excellent MS Office skills and your strategic insights.
  • Providing Procurement support in new development projects of our Grooming and Shaving devices.

You are a part of

A small international and dedicated Procurement team of 8 people, based at our manufacturing plant in Drachten. Procurement employees within Royal Philips are entrepreneurial and understand the business. You will cooperate closely with the Site Procurement Specialists and Procurement Engineers various projects and assignments. You will be able to see glance of how our Procurement organization cooperates with other functions such as Marketing, Innovation and Procurement Commodity Management.

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

  • Studying towards a bachelor/master in the area of:  Procurement, Supply Chain Management or Engineering or Industrial Engineering.
  • Strong analytical, problem solving skills combined with a strong business sense and a drive for business impact
  • Ability to manage and organize both your own work as well as projects and stakeholder meetings
  • Hands-on and project driven mentality, positive mindset and ambitious
  • Familiarity with Business Analytics tools; advanced Excel skills, Tableau, Qlik or other analytics tools
  • Familiarity with Big data; and data stewardship activities.
  • Solid spoken and written English skills

In return, we offer you

Exposure to a very dynamic business and experienced Procurement team. With the right attitude, you get a fantastic opportunity, doors will be opened, and with strong performance and talent, it can potentially be the start of a great career.

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.


Required documents in order for us to continue with your application:

  • Resume

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 of which may be requested at any time. 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. 

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Philips is a leading health technology company focused on improving people’s lives across the health continuum – from healthy living and prevention, to diagnosis, treatment and home care. Applying advanced technologies and deep clinical and consumer insights, Philips delivers integrated solutions that address the Quadruple Aim: improved patient experience, better health outcomes, improved staff experience, and lower cost of care.

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11,000 employees
60% men - 40% women
Average age is 39 years

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