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Senior Product Researcher – Bothell, WA

Your Challenge:

As a key contributor in the Product Research Center, you will work on product development projects and train and mentor colleagues. You understand and define the fundamental consumer requirements for your category and demonstrate mastery of and create appropriate research tools for optimum product development which:

1. Balance conflicting consumer, project and organization needs
2. Assure the execution of all research meets legal and regulatory requirements
3. Ability to communicate effectively across the business as well as with the general public

Your Team:

• Understand and define fundamental consumer requirements of your category and inject the knowledge into product development.
• Conduct competitor benchmarking and product evaluation to understand the competitive landscape.
•Define product options based on in-depth understanding of the consumer needs and competitive offerings.
•Support consumer centric product development from creation to launch.
•Make the overall consumer test plan for projects and competence build up and check that this is executed according to legal and regulatory guidelines.
•Master and create appropriate research design & tools for optimum product development.
• Mentor and train colleagues on new methodologies and skills to continuously improve the competence of the team.
• Promote consumer centricity within project teams and the organization.

Our offer:
Philips Oral Healthcare is committed to bringing our customers the best in-mouth experience we can provide while providing them with the oral healthcare they deserve. With the strong link between oral health and heart health, we are helping people to live longer, healthier lives. Philips Oral Healthcare is also committed to helping each employee reach their own personal goals for developmen. With the mentoring/coaching programs, stretch assignments, etc, offered to employees, you design your own career path.

We are looking for:

•BS or MS in User, Market or Design Research, Engineering, Food or Sensory Science, Experimental Psychology.
•Relevant education or experience in Consumer Research and/or Marketing.
•Broad experience (>5 years) in the development of consumer products.
•Experience working directly with end consumer, applicants and/or research subjects.
•Proven track record in delivering consumer centered results working with/through multi-disciplinary product teams.
•Must be process oriented and have the ability to communicate clearly.
•Must be able to work in a rapidly changing environment and be self motivated.
•Ability to work with Microsoft Office products and Visio to create good presentations.
•Strong organizational and time management skills are required.
•Strong written and oral communication skills.
•Able to work and participate in a team environment.
•Highly motivated to work in a multi-project environment.
•Strong problem solving skills.
•Strong Excel Skills.

You have:
•A strong consumer mindset with the ability to see the link between solutions and consumers.
•Experience in consumer research methodologies and sound understanding of the underlying statistics.
•In-depth understanding of the drivers of “consumer delight” to support the development of the category roadmap.
•The ability to pinpoint Satisfaction and Delight factors for the category.

You are:
•Passionate and driven to fully serve the customer and always outperform competition.
•Conceptual, data driven, analytically strong and also hands-on.
•A strong and proactive team player. You are an excellent communicator and motivator, able to mentor and coach more junior team members.
•Courageous and able to continuously challenge the status quo, with a strong desire to structurally improve the effectiveness of the organization.

Philips is an equal opportunity employer


Ready to start improving lives by putting your personal skills & passions to work? Apply Today!

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Research and Development

Primary Location

United States-Washington-Bothell


Category Oral Healthcare-11022355




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