Philips Director - Business Group Communications Business Partner – Diagnostic Imaging in Best, Netherlands

Your team

The BG Communications Business partner sits in Business Group Communications, which is part of the global Brand, Communications, Digital and Marketing (BCD&M) function. The department fulfils a crucial role in the repositioning of Philips as a HealthTech leader, via effective, multi-channel communications strategies and thought leadership initiatives developed in close collaboration with brand, events, digital and marketing colleagues. You will have access to a small pool of resources as well as external communications agency partners who will support you with content creation, social media activation and employee channel management (eg Intranet, newsletters etc) and partner with your colleagues in the other Group communications functions on global DI announcements.

Philips Group Communications offers exciting challenges and career paths both within and beyond the department, as well as the opportunity to work closely with senior business executives and build an international network. You will report into the Global Business Group Communications leader, with a dotted line to the DI Business Group Leader.

Our offer

We welcome you to an innovative environment with great opportunities for you to explore. Our benefits are very competitive and designed around your preferences:

• Competitive salary package and benefits

• 25 Holidays per calendar year

• A variable bonus based on both Philips results and personal performance

• Solid company pension scheme and attractive collective health insurance package

• Extensive set of tools to drive your career, such as a personal development budget, free training and coaching

• Opportunity to buy Philips shares and products with discount

• Healthy work-life balance

We are looking for

• Experience managing global communications processes, as well as business and markets communications;

• Strong experience in working with senior executives;

• Deep executive internal communications and media relations skills and experience;

• Strong business and strategic acumen, executive posture, ability to work under high pressure and to handle high-volumes of work;

• At least 10 years of relevant experience, preferably in the Healthcare and Technology sectors;

• Proactive attitude, assertive, persuasive and credible;

• Hands on ‘’do-er’’ mentality;

• Native-equivalent spoken and written English.

In this role, you have the opportunity to lead internal and external reputation communications for the Diagnostic Imaging (DI) Business Group.

You are responsible for

  • Positioning Philips as a world leader in DI internally and externally, demonstrating how DI is at the core of Philips’ health technology (HealthTech) strategy.

  • Working closely with the BG DI leader, support the DI management team in communicating and engaging effectively with DI employees. You are responsible for the development of an integrated communications plan for the BG, and ensuring that it is effectively activated globally, with a focus on the most strategically important markets.

  • Liaising with Philips’ Global Press Office and Content & Channels teams to ensure strategic DI announcements are effectively communicated both within and outside of the company.

  • Taking a leading role in DI-specific issues management, working closely with the relevant teams both within Group communications and outside (e.g. Legal, Quality & Regulatory; etc).

  • Supporting the DI leader with key internal communications, external speaking opportunities and media engagements.

  • Act as evangelist and subject-matter expert for DI within and beyond Communications team.

You are a part of

The BG Communications Business partner sits in Business Group Communications, which is part of the global Brand, Communications, Digital and Marketing (BCD&M) function. The department fulfils a crucial role in the repositioning of Philips as a HealthTech leader, via effective, multi-channel communications strategies and thought leadership initiatives developed in close collaboration with brand, events, digital and marketing colleagues.

You will have access to a small pool of resources as well as external communications agency partners who will support you with content creation, social media activation and employee channel management (eg Intranet, newsletters etc) and partner with your colleagues in the other Group communications functions on global DI announcements.

Philips Group Communications offers exciting challenges and career paths both within and beyond the department, as well as the opportunity to work closely with senior business executives and build an international network. You will report into the Global Business Group Communications leader, with a dotted line to the DI Business Group Leader.

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

  • Experience managing global communications processes, as well as business and markets communications

  • Strong experience in working with senior executives

  • Deep executive internal communications and media relations skills and experience

  • Strong business and strategic acumen, executive posture, ability to work under high pressure and to handle high-volumes of work

  • At least 10 years of relevant experience, preferably in the Healthcare and Technology sectors

  • Proactive attitude, assertive, persuasive and credible

  • Hands on and “can-do” mentality

  • Native-equivalent spoken and written English

In return, we offer you

A path towards your most rewarding career. Philips is growing its marketing capability enterprise wide. Succeeding in this market-based role in a complex environment will open many doors for your long term career, in other areas in Philips or otherwise. 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. Furthermore, Philips University is available to all employees for learning and development 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 at http://www.philips.com/b-dam/corporate/corporateblog/2016/PhilipsChronicDisease_5.jpg . Our people experience a variety of unexpected moments when their lives and careers come together in meaningful ways.

To find out more about what it’s like working for Philips at a personal level, visit the Working at Philips page at http://www.philips.com/a-w/careers/healthtech/working-at-philips/working-at-philips.html on our career website. Once there, you can also learn about our recruitment process at http://www.philips.com/a-w/careers/healthtech.html , or find answers to some of the frequently asked questions at http://www.philips.com/a-w/careers/healthtech/faq.html .

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