Commercial Leadership Gateway

Commercial leadership gateway

Calling tomorrow’s marketing leaders…
As we transform into a truly market-driven company, we are further strengthening our marketing talent staff. Can you imagine yourself steering our marketing activities? Our Commercial Leadership Gateway (CLG) is a Philips-wide program designed to match your talent and ambitions with excellent global career opportunities.
Take the lead
If you are an ambitious marketing professional with an MBA and a proven track record of eight to ten years in strategic and operational marketing, you could be the person we need to drive our 'growth through innovation' strategy forward. We will assess your suitability during an application process that culminates in a 1½-day assessment at which you will get the opportunity to learn a great deal more about Philips through presentations and interaction with our sector Chief Marketing Officers and senior Management Team members. 
The development program
Once you have been accepted, you’ll be placed in a highly responsible marketing position in one of our sectors. You will manage multi-disciplinary projects and collaborate with development, supply chain and sales departments to turn customer insights into innovative products and real commercial success. After a few years, you will move up the ladder to even more rewarding international assignments in marketing.


The fast track to the top
Through presentations and informal get-togethers you will have access to Philips’ Board of Management, up to CEO level. By participating in our ‘One Philips’ projects, you will be given a real opportunity to influence the future of our company. Finally, you can benefit from individual coaching, as well as extensive skills and career development training in our Management Development program.

Commercial Leadership Gateway

Are you one of our future leaders?
To join us via the Commercial Leadership Gateway, you will need to demonstrate

  • Leadership qualities: ability to deliver results by motivating and inspiring those around you
  • Market knowledge: understanding of Healthcare, Lifestyle or Technology global business environments
  • Consumer awareness: in-depth knowledge of end-user insights that you can translate into effective strategies for success
  • Success in at least one of the following areas:
    - completion and implementation of effective marketing strategies and plans, including leading the launch activities of a major product introduction;
    - identification and implementation of new growth initiatives, new value propositions and/or  new business models;
    - optimization of  organizational capabilities by acting as a change agent;
    - realization of real growth in profits and market share over time.


You must also bring:

  • A commercial Master’s Degree (though MBA is preferred) and at least 8 years of relevant marketing experience in international environments
  • Experience of customer-facing roles in operational as well as strategic marketing
  • Active involvement in managing people and projects
  • Fluency in English and preferably other languages 


At this moment no Commercial Leadership Gateways are scheduled for 2009. Please check our commercial vacancies and apply  for a challenging career with Philips.

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