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Philips Graduate Leadership Scheme - Commercial in Farnborough, United Kingdom


Philips Graduate Leadership Programme - Commercial track

Start Date: September 2022

Location: Farnborough, Hampshire

Philips is a global leader in health technology, committed to improving billions of lives worldwide and striving to make the world healthier and more sustainable through innovation. Driven by the vision of a better tomorrow.

In this role, you have the opportunity to make life better

Looking at the challenges the world is facing today Philips’ purpose has never been more relevant. The world and our customers’ needs are changing faster than ever before and while we are proud of what we do already, we know we can do more. That’s why we need you, to help us tackle increasingly complex challenges posed by ever evolving health and well-being needs.

The purpose of the Graduate Leadership Programme role is to work within commercial functions across our main business clusters: Personal (Consumer) Health, Precision Diagnosis, Connected Care and Image Guided Therapy. The 2 year scheme will consist of one year rotations in two of the following areas:

Business Marketing : understand and research a wide variety of markets and help devise strategies to best launch Philips' latest innovations, supporting finance forecasting process linking what’s happening in the market to our business performance and providing actionable recommendations to address this.

Sales : learn how to excel in the highly competitive world of business through negotiations with buyers and suppliers. You could be working in our health systems business (B2B) where you will be working with our cutting edge medical devices, or within our consumer health business, managing key retail accounts and projects, or in the Trade Shopper team creating memorable moments for shoppers on their purchase journey.

Service & Commercial Operations: support and lead projects to improve our customer experience within our service offerings.

Solutions: Contribute and be part of a team who focus on working in partnership, through the provision of innovative solutions with healthcare organizations to improve people’s lives. Every partnership is unique and tailored to meet customer needs. You may be working on customer facing projects or working on internal improvement projects to support commercial delivery.

You are a part of

The Philips Graduate Leadership Programme, which is designed to discover future business leaders and incorporate you into the Philips business where your new ideas and passion will shape the Philips business of tomorrow. You will have strong support networks with business managers, mentors and previous graduates. Your cohort will start in September 2022 and will be supported with a comprehensive personal development plan over the two year scheme. As part of the programme you will be given a stretch project in another area of the UKI business.

Although you will be globally mobile, you will initially be based at our UK headquarters in Farnborough, Hampshire for the first 2 years. You may occasionally be required to travel locally and sometimes abroad. Our headquarters in Farnborough is a vibrant and exciting (professionally and socially) place to be based and you will have the opportunity to network with the wider organization.

To succeed in this role, you’ll need a customer-first attitude and the following

  • Recent graduate in any degree (Bachelors or Masters)

  • Evidence of high performance background (for example through your academic and/or extra-curricular activities)

  • Evidence of leadership potential and you will have leadership ambitions

  • You will demonstrate a high level of energy, drive and passion in pursuing work objectives and a total commitment to achieving successful outcomes.

  • You will be adaptable and confident, enabling you to build strong relationships quickly, which will be key to your success. In essence, you will already be naturally demonstrating our behaviors of Customer First, Quality and Integrity Always, Team Up To Win, - Take Ownership to Deliver Fast and Eager to Improve & Inspire.

In return, we offer you a challenging, innovative environment with great opportunities for you to explore. Our benefits are very competitive and designed around your preferences , At Philips, we value thatour people can be healthy and do well and that you feel cared for and listened to. We also believe that we are at our best as a company when you are at yours as a person. Thus, we offer competitive benefits, a flexible work schedule and access to regular local health & well-being focused activities.

This is in addition to:

  • A competitive graduate salary and bonus

  • Access to a wide variety of flexible company benefits, including matched pension contributions, and the option to purchase additional holiday

  • Philips University is available to all employees for learning and development opportunities.

  • 25 days holiday allowance from the beginning, plus bank holidays

  • Family-friendly policies which offer enhanced maternity and paternity schemes

  • The Philips Employee Shop which allows employees to buy Philips products at discounted prices

  • An Employee Assistance Program is available for all Philips employees and their families. As well as being a confidential support line, it also offers practical financial and life management advice 24 /7 and is completely confidential

Recruitment Process:

Please submit your detailed CV and a motivational statement for the Philips Graduate Leadership Scheme at your earliest convenience. Next stages will include a recorded video interview, an online assessment, and finally, an assessment centre due to take place in our Farnborough office.

How we work at Philips

There are three core ways that define our ways of working – embracing flexibility, being at our best, and impactful collaboration. We believe this enables us to deliver an outstanding experience to our customers and create the best place to work for people who share our passion.

As a collaborative team, you will be based in our new, vibrant and exciting offices in Farnborough, Hampshire, working in an agile environment (3 days in the office with the flexibility to work from home 2 days a week).

Why should you join Philips?

We are 80,000, wonderfully unique individuals, with two things in common. An unwavering sense of purpose and a relentless determination to deliver on our customers’ needs. It’s what inspires us to create meaningful solutions – the kind that make a real difference – when it matters most.

Working at Philips is more than a job. It’s a calling to create a healthier society through meaningful work, focused on innovative, customer-first health technology solutions. Help us improve the health and well-being of billions of people, every year. Ultimately creating a career that no one could have planned for. Even you.

Visit our careers website to explore what it’s like working at Philips, read stories from our employee blog, find information about our recruitment process and answers to some frequently asked questions.

Equal opportunities

Philips are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

Should you require any reasonable adjustments to enable your participation in the interview process, please advise us of this in your application.