Senior Strategic Partnerships Risk Manager - Cambridge, MA / Nashville, TN
In this role, you will have the opportunity to
Be challenged to support risk management activities across the North America Market for Philips in support of our transformation from a product sales company to a solution-selling powerhouse. You will act as a local representative and ambassador in North America to promote the value of risk management as we continue our transformation to a successful provider of solutions.
You will collaborate closely with cross-functional commercial teams developing and delivering long-term partnerships with Philips customers throughout North America. Your challenge is to team-up with diverse internal stakeholders (sales, finance, legal, Q&R, operations, etc.) to identify the risks to effective partnership outcomes and to act as a trusted partner in mitigating those risks. You will be an essential hands-on member of the team that builds Philips' most strategic customer relationships. The successful candidate will be one who is eager to engage, inquisitive, can effectively apply cross-functional experience to identify risks and is structured, effectively managing competing deliverables and deadlines.
Philips' focus is shifting to generate growth in long-term strategic customer partnerships while empowering decision-making within Markets and Countries to ensure local relevance and increased entrepreneurship. For Philips this means we will properly support our Markets in actively identifying, assessing, mitigating and monitoring of risks to ensure an integrated and structured risk management process, enabling the Market to deliver on its strategy and financial goals in a sustainable manner. Additionally, stricter regulations and increased public pressure is rapidly changing the way business is done around the world.
You are responsible for (but not limited to)
Supporting and advising to the Head of Risk Management for the Market by the active identification, assessment, mitigation and monitoring of risks (strategic, operational, financial, compliance) related to Solutions, long-term strategic customer partnerships, and new business-models (ex., as-a-service, fee-per-use);
Ensuring compliance with global and standard processes for risk management, ways of working, systems and tools aligned with the Market to Order (M2O), Order to Cash (O2C) phases that support the countries and markets, and the Philips Business Process Framework;
Seeking alliances with internal market to facilitate the optimal use of resources within the company providing solutions for the risks identified;
Supporting the Group Markets Risk Management team with the continuous improvement of the risk management processes for Solutions;
Translating risks, insights and solutions into institutionalized standard methodologies;
Ensuring proper support for and timely follow up on conducted risk assessments;
Fostering a culture of transparency, risk awareness.
You are part of
The North America Risk Management Team, reporting into the Head of Risk Management. This is a highly visible individual contributor role working with key partners across Finance, Legal, Sales, Strategy, Quality & Regulatory, and Compliance. It offers an excellent opportunity to showcase your talents and positions you to take on increased responsibility.
To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience
Bachelor's degree (risk management, finance, operations, business administration, economics or equivalent), required;
Masters' degree, preferred
Certification in Risk Management, beneficial, but not required
5+ years of experience in a comparable role, preferably in the Healthcare industry (systems and solutions) or industries with similar high-value, complex, long-term commercial relationships;
Excellent Communication (written and verbal) and relationship skills;
Leading multiple complex projects, and executing high quality deliverables according to strict timetables;
Eager to team-up with multidisciplinary commercial teams (sales, service, supply chain, finance, legal, Q&R, etc.)
Familiarity with the legal and financial concepts, with a working understanding of the language of the legal and finance community;
Consistent and balanced behavior consistent with Philips Values, willing to lead by example;
Highly motivated, standout colleague, self-starter with the ability to work independently.
The location for this position can be Boston (Cambridge, MA) or Nashville, TN. Travel is 5% (within North America and possibly internationally, as needed)
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