Internship: New product and business development (Suitable for thesis)

Vacature van Philips

  • Philips
  • Drachten
  • WO
  • 6-9 months, start September, you can apply until July 2021

Start date: We prefer students to start per August or September 2021

Duration: 6-9 months

We are able to support you with your thesis if in line with our projects. In combination with your thesis, we require a 32 hours per week working on our projects, and grand you 8 hours per week to work at your research topic. If no thesis combination is required, 40 hours per week working on our projects is required.

In this role, you have the opportunity to

Explore relevant innovation directions for our coffee businesses. Generate and screen ideas, develop concepts, create prototypes, generate proof of function. You will be involved in the chain of product development– from product idealization to activation on the market, and actively drive your creative ideas to our team.

You are responsible for

  • Idea generation
  • Technology scouting and selection
  • Screen these ideas based on technology fit and consumer relevancy
  • Product prototyping and testing
  • Competitor analysis

You are a part of

The Philips Coffee innovation team, within the Business Group Coffee. You will be working in a network of various stakeholders based in the Netherlands (e.g., engineering team, consumer marketing team and design experts).

You will be working at our Innovation site in Drachten.

Due to the current COVID19 situation, we are able to support you working from home. In the event that we are able to return to our offices, you will be informed by your Philips mentor.

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

  • Currently studying towards your University Master in Sciences WO in: Physics, Electronics, Chemistry, Industrial Design, Mechanical Engineering, Food Science or Biomechanical engineering.
  • Ability to think creatively and pragmatically.
  • Ability to collaborate with marketing and engineering teams and create network within the organization.
  • Strong analytical skills and the passion to drive business growth. Ability to think creatively and pragmatically.
  • Fluent in oral and written English

In return, we offer you

Working experience in a global multinational, in the domain of Coffee appliances. Hands-on product development experience combined with marketing communication experience.

Why should you join Philips?

Working at Philips is more than a job. It is a calling to create a healthier society through meaningful work, focused on improving 3 billion lives a year by delivering innovative solutions across the health continuum. Life at Philips is an opportunity for personal and professional growth. And a journey into the unexpected; our people often experience moments when their lives and careers come together in meaningful ways.

In addition to being purpose-driven, we deeply believe in equality and that our people should be a reflection of the society and countries in which we operate. So we value our people in all aspects of diversity, whether generational, gender, experience, ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, ability, nationality, or other aspects. We believe that a flexible and inclusive culture invites a full spectrum of ideas, opinions, and experiences, and strive to create it wherever possible.

To find out more about what it is 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.


Required documents in order for us to continue with your application:

  • Resume

Please note that in order to be considered for an internship, you need to be registered as a student during the entire internship period. Formal documentation of which may be requested at any time. Students from outside the EU need to fill in an NUFFIC agreement, which needs to be signed by the student and the university.

Please note that the contents of our regular internship assignments are not suitable for professionals (and/or MBA students) with professional work experience. 

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