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Philips Change and Communication Manager Philips Innovation Center Eindhoven North (PIC-E North) in Best, Netherlands


In this role, you have the opportunity to

Philips Innovation Center Eindhoven (PIC-E) is the global heart of our innovation engine, with locations in Best (PIC-E North) and Eindhoven (PIC-E South), and the largest of our four global innovation hubs.

By driving change management and internal communications you can help us to further enhance the internal cross-functional collaboration within the Philips Innovation Center North and the company as a whole. The development of new, creative communications initiatives and formats, as part of optimizing our existing communication activities and ecosystem (tools & channels), is greatly encouraged.

You are responsible for


  • To help unlock the full potential of Philips Innovation Center Eindhoven North (PIC-E North) through impactful communications initiatives and support for people leaders.

  • Position PIC-E North as the best place to work for (inter)national talents who are committed to improve people’s health and lives through meaningful innovation.

  • To engage our employees so they are excited and want to join the movement about our future PIC-E North aspiration.

  • Building a strong local & regional reputation for PIC-E North around our contribution in the Brainport ecosystem, our great place to work with many diverse, talented people, how we lead in innovation and solutions thanks to our expertise, how we work on becoming #1 sustainable site in the Netherlands with our many initiatives.

  • Support HR in creating a cross-collaboration and enterprise mindset culture, by rolling out a people engagement program and sharing best practices across teams. This should result into creating the ONE PIC-E North TEAM feeling and perception, which will break down existing silo thinking & behaviors.

  • Co-creating and implementing the strategic internal communications plan for PIC-E North, in line with the PIC-E Brand and Communications team to position PIC-E North as a vibrant community of international talents, who are busy everyday improving the lives of people around the world through meaningful innovation.

  • Setting up, together with the PIC-E North leadership, a process to proactively receive content from within the PIC-E North business units and create stories and events which help to position PIC-E North as a vibrant community, innovative and talent attractive place to work.

  • Creating (local relevant) content for newscast, Intranet, PIC-E North newsletter, local Yammer community etc., and stimulating participation of employees and stakeholders on internal social media leading a hands-on structured planning & rollout to ensure a perfect execution of internal and external communications plans

  • Working in close collaboration with program team, PIC-E North site management, Netherlands Communications team and other key stakeholders to execute the plan.

  • Actively participating in the Site Crisis Communications team, responsible for organizing communication with National Crisis Management Team in case of crisis. Responsible for creating and updating of local crisis communication playbook.

Change management

  • To support the Program lead and HR manager in rolling out the Case for Change strategy by enabling people leaders to lead and drive the desired change in line with the Philips Change Practice methodology.

  • Provide necessary training for people leaders on change management using the Philips Change Practice training portfolio

  • Support the Program leader to set up an active change champions network and activate their influencing powers to create understanding, commitment and a movement providing tools, training and communications support

  • Co-creating and implementing the change management & communications plan to help land the change strategy amongst all PIC-E North employees and internal stakeholders.

  • Teaming-up with local change agents to agree on the change and communication plan execution, and how the Change Champions will be activated.

  • Driving change management in line with the Philips Change Management methodology and developing ideas on how to best engage our employees as they are a vital part to making the change in PIC-E North happen.

  • Keeping the Program team informed on the progress of how employees are accepting and committing to the change (using measurement tools) and providing guidance in addressing potential barriers.

  • Actively participating and sharing knowledge within the Change Management Community Practice

You are a part of

The program team dedicated to developing the Philips Innovation Center Eindhoven - North, to unleash its full potential. You will report into the Program leader and work closely with different stakeholders across businesses, markets, functions, and factories located in Best.

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

  • Bachelor or master’s degree in a relevant field

  • 6-10 years working in change management, organizational development, and transformation programs

  • Preferably more than 5 years' relevant experience in (internal and external) communications or a communications-related role in a complex organization, including experience of working with, or for, media outlets

  • Excellent stakeholder management skills in a highly complex matrixed organizational structure - work with stakeholders at all levels

  • Great creative communication skills, fluent in English and Dutch

  • Experience in converting complex communication issues into concrete strategic communication plans

  • Experience in making results measurable and transparent

  • Ability to work well under pressure and deliver to deadlines

  • Decisive, proactive and coaching attitude

  • Self-starter: not afraid to look for information and reach out to colleagues on all levels

  • Can do mentality with good problem-solving skills

  • Experience working on large-scale transformation programs within Philips is an advantage

In return, we offer you

A meaningful career, with new challenges in our dynamic organization, working in an encouraging multinational and multicultural environment. We are happy to provide you with this opportunity to work with new technologies. You will be surrounded by passionate and committed, colleagues who share your ambition to create outstanding customer experiences. Your work will be ambitious and full of opportunities for growth. Variety and challenge will be part of your daily routines.

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 2.5 billion lives a year by delivering innovative solutions across the health continuum. Our people experience a variety of unexpected moments when their lives and careers come together in meaningful ways. Learn more by watching this video.

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.