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Internship: Negotiation Excellence (Non-Thesis)

Internship Amsterdam, NL
Posted 23 Jan 2021

Degree level


Job function


Required languages

Dutch (Fluent)
English (Fluent)

Work experience

0 to 1 years

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Job description

This internship is not suitable to combine it with your thesis. We do require a 32-40 hours per week availability to work on this assignment.

In this role, you have the opportunity to

Experience how Game Theory and Mechanism Design are applied in practice in procurement within Royal Philips, an innovation leader in Healthcare and Consumer Lifestyle.

You are responsible for

  • The organization of negotiation trainings and support in the continuous improvement of the training material
  • Support the team during the preparation and execution of high impact negotiations in cooperation with Procurement Commodity Managers and Procurement Engineers

You are a part of

A small team of negotiation experts within Royal PHILIPS Procurement set up to globally support Commodity Managers in high impact negotiations of running business and new awarding. The team's responsibilities include the identification of projects, their preparation and execution. Part of the preparation is to tailor the optimal awarding mechanism design based on Game and Auction Theory.

We prefer as primary location Amsterdam, but Eindhoven is also possible. Occasional trips between the two offices might be expected

Due to the current COVID19 situation, we do support you working from home. Depending the rules and conditions as provided by our Philips Management, we might be able to grand you visit our offices.

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

  • Currently studying towards your Bachelor or Master in: Economics, Business Mathematics, Business Administration, Industrial Engineering, Math or related studies
  • Knowledge in and enthusiasm for Microeconomics including Game Theory and Mechanism Design
  • Independent and organized way of working
  • Analytical and abstract thinking
  • Excellent knowledge in Excel and Data Analysis
  • Fluent in oral and written English

In return, we offer you

First hand, insights in the entire sourcing process with the experience how to systematically apply theoretical knowledge to business practice. Excellent career perspectives as 2 former interns hold now permanent positions in the team.

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. Life at Philips is an opportunity for personal and professional growth. And a journey into the unexpected; our people often experience moments when their lives and careers come together in meaningful ways.

In addition to being purpose-driven, we deeply believe in equality and that our people should be a reflection of the society and countries in which we operate. So we value our people in all aspects of diversity, whether generational, gender, experience, ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, ability, nationality, or other aspects. We believe that a flexible and inclusive culture invites a full spectrum of ideas, opinions, and experiences, and strive to create it wherever possible.

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.


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

  • Resume
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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.

Active in 100 countries
11,000 employees
60% men - 40% women
Average age is 39 years

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