In recent years, Philips has been through a major transformation. Reshaping the company from a diversified conglomerate to become a focused leader in health technology. With the goal to make the world healthier and more sustainable through meaningful innovation, the company has set itself the bold target of improving 3 billion lives per year by 2025. The Market Analysis & Forecasting (MA&F) team at Philips plays a key role, not just by helping to shape the direction of the company and the industry, but also by improving the lives of millions of patients and healthcare staff.
In 2017 alone, Philips’ solutions and technologies touched 2,2 billion people. And by putting the weight of 127 years innovation and research expertise behind the digital transformation of healthcare, Philips has ambitious growth plans. At the core of the Strategy, Mergers & Acquisitions and Partnerships (SMAP) department, one of the most dynamic teams of the company, the Market Analysis & Forecasting (MA&F) team is expanding with a Director Health Technology Systems, a Director Health Technology Solutions and a Director New Business Creation. They will help predict and model the foundation for Philips’ growth through health technology solutions. Based in Amsterdam, these roles are well-positioned at the epicenter of Philips strategy to reshape the business in the face of an evolving marketplace.
“Our MA&F team analyzes markets and challenges leaders, including myself, on how we can create more value and improve the lives of more people. They are basically the brains of the company.” – Frans van Houten CEO, Philips
These analytical roles will work closely with Hugo Barbosa Vazquez, Vice President Head of Market Analysis & Forecasting. These are not roles for the meek minded. Under Hugo’s new way of approaching analytics, the ideal candidate will source and create their own data from scratch, triangulating the output with a wide range of internal and external sources.
“We are not tracking the market. We are forecasting and influencing it.” – Hugo Barbosa Vazquez VP Head of Market Analysis & Forecasting
For this new position, the potential to be on the ground as well as offer a helicopter view of the health solutions market is critical to success. This analyst will be very aware that numbers reflect actual lives and the healthcare of millions of people. Their ability to make a positive impact and passion for creating data are necessary for success.
A background in healthcare is a must for this role, rich in diagnostic x-rays, ultrasound, MRIs, Computer Tomography or Interventional Guided Therapy.
Successful candidates will evaluate and gain an in-depth understanding of key global and local market drivers for Diagnosis and Treatment systems, and they will create forecasting models. These models, along with insights generated through the modeling process, will help shape Philips’ business strategy and drive its planning process.
This role has a high degree of accountability. That’s why a high level of integrity, stress resistance, flexibility and creativity are necessary. Candidates will be expected to be highly analytical as well as persuasive for various stakeholders and healthcare executives.
The MA&F Director Health Technology Systems will focus on Diagnosis & Treatment systems for Healthcare Providers. And with key locations across the world, approximate travel is 20%, including international travel.
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