Royal Philips Electronics
Koninklijke Philips N.V. is a Dutch technology company headquartered in Amsterdam with primary divisions focused in the areas of electronics, healthcare and lighting. It was founded in Eindhoven in 1891, by Gerard Philips and his father Frederik. In 2006 Philips sold its semiconductor division, what was the start of a change of focus (or re-focus). Today it is one of the largest electronics companies in the world and currently employs around 105,000 people across more than 60 countries, with a total revenue of € 24.5 billion in 2016. In 2016 Philips went public with the Lighting division.
Within Philips I had three different roles, all in a different situation and with a different focus. As Global Roll Out Manager for People Performance Management I drove and coordinated the full cycle of Performance Management, incl. training, communication and planning, towards implementation leaders in the business. Responsible for maintaining the detailed process flows, translation of process steps into solution specifications and the design and build of the solution itself. Before that I was the EMEA Project Manager for the deployment of the new Philips Career Center in the region.
Implementing a web-based recruitment solution, it required to design and build the processes and the solution, change management towards the business ensuring one approach and one branding. Lead the EMEA team with 1 fulltime FTE and 13 part-time members. Key figures: 85.000 employees in the region, 300+ users, training to approx. 150, project budget € 2.5M. My first role within Philips was being Recruitment Manager for the Semiconductor Devision in NL. Managing the process of approx. 600-700 vacancies per year, designing and implementing new processes and design & delivery of a new solution.
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