Philips Internship / Student Worker in Finance & Project Management (German Speakers) in Eindhoven, Netherlands


Philips is a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving people’s lives through timely innovations. As a world leader in Healthcare and Lifestyle, Philips integrates technologies and design into people-centric solutions, based on fundamental customer insights.

Under the umbrella of Royal Philips, Philips Finance manages and performs transactional finance activities for the company. We are now in the process of consolidating regional European Purchase to Pay (P2P) activities into one Hub in Łódź and we know that people are key to the success of this transition – join us in this exciting journey!

We are currently looking for an Intern or Student Worker - based in Łódź or Eindhoven - to support our Purchase to Pay – OCR Project to implement the Optical Character Recognition (OCR) Automation project in multiple markets. This project is targeted to automate the invoice receipt process from our suppliers to ensure that an invoice is processed 100% touchless once the invoice is digitally processed.

Your challenge

As part of Philips Finance regional Hub in Łodź (or Eindhoven) your challenge will be to support implementation of the OCR Automation project in different EMEA markets as well as to ensure supplier on boarding and communication. You will team up to excel - delivering an exceptionally high standard of service across our global organization. You will closely work with Philips Stakeholders, 3rd parties and vendors.

Your responsibilities

  • Onboarding of existing and new suppliers to start using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) tooling.

  • Alignment internally and externally with key stakeholders on project progress, data content and increase in automation target.

  • Communication to vendors, Philips Stakeholders and 3rd parties regarding roles and responsibilities.

  • Analysis and support of issues concerning: master data, Purchase Orders quality and Invoice quality; including follow up with vendors and Procurement.

  • Mitigate process issues for documents within OCR Validation Step, implement corrective action to ensure issue will not reoccur for the vendor, PO, etc. and push towards SAP for posting.

Your profile

  • Student or graduate of business or technical studies, experience within finance & accounting environment will be a big advantage.

  • Available to work min 30h/week, for 6-9 month project (with possibility to extend)

  • Able to communicate verbally and in writing in English & German . Another European Language is an advantage.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, proactive and problem solving mindset is a must have.

  • Feeling comfortable in dealing with remote teams, contact points and stakeholders.

  • Communication and technology savvy, understanding of virtual communication tools.

  • Pragmatic & logical thinker with an eye for detail and an analytical mind.

  • Excel knowledge required, SAP will be a big advantage.

Our offer

We offer the unique combination of a critical and challenging role and a creative and empowering office environment. You will be actively encouraged to make improvements, establish best in class service and have a direct impact on the success of Philips on a daily basis. You will also be rewarded with a competitive renumeration , based on your knowledge and experience.