Revolutionizing lighting for over 125 years
What does your wake-up light have in common with the immersive light shows at Amsterdam ArenA and many other stadiums? They’re both engineered by Philips Lighting. The same goes for those lights that help patients heal quicker and the revolutionary light systems at many offices that enhance employee productivity and save energy at the same time. Philips Lighting even tailors LED systems to boost the growth of many different crops sustainably all year round. The first Philips light bulb was sold sold in 1891. Over the years, they changed the world by pioneering electric light and LED, and they are now leading the way in intelligent lighting systems. At home, outdoors and for a wide range of businesses.
Taking light beyond illumination
Through an IPO in 2016, Philips Lighting joined the club of successful spin-offs of Royal Philips. With 2016 sales of EUR 7.1 billion, they have approximately 34,000 employees in over 70 countries. As an independent company, they will continue to lead the ongoing development of connected lighting systems and services. By leveraging the Internet of Things, they are transforming buildings, urban places and homes. Increasing energy efficiency, managing working environments in a more sustainable way, making cities safer, promoting healing and improving well-being and creating experiences at home like never before. That’s how they are taking light beyond illumination, and help improve the way the world works and people live.
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The right light can brighten people’s moods, boost growth rate of crops, increase retail sales – just to name a few examples. The possibilities are endless, and the rate of innovation is snowballing. Philips Lighting is one of the leading companies driving the global revolution of the lighting industry. Since the beginning of 2016, they are operating as a stand-alone entity. To build and shape the future of this new company during this dynamic time, Philips Lighting is expanding its Strategy team.
About Philips Lighting
Philips Lighting is a global leader in lighting products, systems and services. They’re well known for tackling exciting consumer product segments – just think of Hue connected lights. But their professional range is equally impressive. For example, they recently had a break through influencing shopper behavior in supermarket sales with colored lighting. A two-month pilot with the German supermarket Globus showed that the use of pastel colored uplights led to a 15% increase in traffic and 6% increase in sales of goods from a promotional area.
“We continuously invest in new innovations and are considered a leader in leveraging the Internet of Things (IoT) to transform homes, building and urban spaces. We are building out our capabilities while creating impactful partnerships with leading global players such as Apple, Cisco, Google, Bosch, SAP.”- Steve Rouatt, Head of Strategy & Market Intelligence
About the Strategy team
The Strategy team consists of alumni from top-tier consulting firms such as Bain, BCG and McKinsey. The team has a good track record of transitioning people into the business and is considered a talent pool for future Philips Lighting leaders. The team always works with a mandate from the Lighting Leadership Team, and usually works hand-in-hand with them. They are welcoming a new Director Strategy & Planning to help Philips Lighting make the next shift in its business model.
About the vacancy: Director Strategy & Planning
This role is an opportunity to join a leading high-tech company during these dynamic times and work closely with the Leadership Team (LT). Directors are actively involved in the decision-making process of the LT and have a big influence on strategy, innovation and growth. The Director is responsible for:
- Initiating and driving strategic projects across Philips Lighting businesses;
- Contributing to the running and improvement of the department, while managing working teams and actively coaching Strategy team members;
- Providing advice and guidance to Philips Lighting senior leadership;
- Managing senior stakeholders and facilitating strategic discussions in the broader teams in order to drive the future direction of the businesses and functions.
This means bringing together the right balance of problem solving rigor, people skills and pragmatism to turn thinking into decisions and actions. It’s also an opportunity to work in a variety of business environment and geographies.