New Product Innovation Lead – Eindhoven – Noord-Brabant


Do you have a lot of affiliation with the industrial branche? Do you want to contribute in making influential decisions regarding the supplier capability and quality level? Do you want function as a bridge between the functional leader and the workforce? Do you have a Bachelor degree in engineering with 5 years experience in an industrial environment? We might be looking for you!


For both components and finished goods, the main objective of the New Product Innovation (NPI) is to manage industrialisation projects for in house and for outsourced manufacturing at suppliers for the Innovation projects as well as for Life cycle management activity. End to end responsible for the industrialization plan and execution in the area of the assigned sub business responsibility.

Implement Life Cycle Management (LCM) and Innovation projects at suppliers and drive the initiation of projects by suppliers from a lean perspective. He / She ensures quality performance and compliance are according to Philips requirements written in supplier contracts and drives supplier development (continuous improvement).

The NPI is the technical interface towards the suppliers working closely together with his/her commercial counterparts (Supplier Account Manager). They deliver added value by bringing the entire Procurement network (CM, PE, MP, Gov and Support) to the equation.

Key Areas of Responsibility Competencies

  • Identifies cost saving opportunities with the supplier
  • Contribute to and influence sourcing decisions identifying required supplier capability and quality level
  • Ensures the creation, release and continuous improvement of tools, equipment and manufacturing processes and related Quality systems to meet the component or sub-assembly specifications
  • Translates product requirements into process requirements safeguarded by proper process monitoring
  • Identifies gaps between required and current supplier capabilities, and drives quality improvement plan / risk mitigation accordingly
  • Monitors / ensures the implementation of design and manufacturing (sub- )process changes at supplier
  • Afterwards maintaining the feedback loop and establishing continuous improvement
  • Supports negotiations of Supplier Development Agreement and ensures that suppliers meet Quality Agreements
  • Monitors the effectiveness of product quality control plans with suppliers throughout the product life cycle
  • Ensures compliance of supplier to Safety regulations, Quality and ROHS/REACH standards on quality management process and product level
  • Supports supplier audits, selection & qualification assessments
  • Validates (Supplier ) Quality data and Quality system performance to warrant Quality data integrity
  • Responsible for the approval of the release of purchased parts and finished goods
  • Support supplier certification audits and QA assessments

Job Overview

  • Professional in relevant manufacturing technology / lean manufacturing and supplier quality management
  • Reports to Operation functional leader or higher
  • Has a link to product development to be connected to the product creation process

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Functional Competencies

  • Decision Quality
  • Organizing
  • Priority Setting
  • Technical Learning
  • Total Work Systems
  • Written Communications
  • Composure
  • Informing
  • Perseverance

Technical Competencies

  • Knowledge on Principles of Quality Management
  • Knowledge on Design for Six Sigma – Problem Solving & DMAIC (Certificated candidates are highly appreciated)
  • Knowledge on Technical Risk Analysis
  • Knowledge on Design for Manufacturing/Assembly
  • Knowledge on APQP
  • Knowledge on Regulatory Requirements
  • Value Engineering
  • Manufacturing Process along entire Supply Chain/Design for Supply
  • Supplier Process Excellence
  • Lean Manufacturing Methodologies (Master certificated are highly appreciated)

Dimensions Relating to Know-How: Technical Know-How, Management Breadth, Human Relation Skills

  • Bachelor of Science or equivalent in relevant technical discipline
  • Professional with more than 5 years proven track record in engineering in an industrial environment
  • In depth understanding of manufacturing processes, tools, equipment and quality systems
  • Analytical skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • In depth understanding of manufacturing processes, tools, equipment and quality systems
  • In-depth knowledge of process improvements and cost optimization
  • Expert in modern engineering methods, tools and processes
  • Experience with quality management systems


Orion Engineering is active in a broad range of technical disciplines. We have been a reliable partner for our well-known customers for over 25 years. Through our individual approach we offer you a chance to develop yourself within an organization and propel your career to the next level! You will be employed by Orion Engineering and seconded to our customer.


Please send your application and motivation by using the “apply button” below. If you are curious to learn more about the opportunities Orion Engineering can offer you, please contact Joost de Boever (+31631049893, +31402116777 or, to schedule a personal interview. We look forward to meet you personally.

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