User Researcher

Koninklijke Philips N.V.
  • Drachten
  • Detachering
  • HBO
  • 40 uur
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Simon Hozi principal recruitment consultant

Within YACHT, we are looking for a User Researcher for our business partner Philips in Drachten. As User Researcher you create a clear research logic for all consumer related opportunities, challenges and risks, to enable the verification and validation on the relevant consumer insights.

Your main responsibilities, among others, are:

  • Manage this research logic in sprints and/or lean plans; 
  • Applying the relevant tools fitting the project, to verify and validate the consumer needs. This can be SAFe for digital projects, MVP methods, a Waterfall approach or hybrid models; 
  • Reporting to stakeholders on progress at relevant intervals, during the execution of the program; 
  • Support the creation and substantiation plans of strong marketing claims; 
  • Supporting competence development in the department towards peer Product Researchers;
  • Safe guarding the consumer satisfaction throughout the life cycle of the solution before launch and after launch in the market Product Research Centre MG.


To succeed in this role, you should have a mix of the following skills and experience:

  • An academic degree in consumer oriented education, like User-System interaction, Design for Interaction, Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Industrial Design, or (social) psychology;
  • Minimum of 2 years working experience in user research, consumer science, industrial design, psychology in the domain of product or service development;
  • Working experience with UX/UI design and UX qualitative and quantitative user research Broad understanding of consumer research methodologies and sound understanding of the underlying statistics;
  • Preferably, also experience with (scaled) agile ways of working, and embracing the agile mindset;
  • Very curious orientation and empathy towards consumers and customers Excellent planning skills, knowing how to manage your role in the project team;
  • Proactive attitude, the ability to take the lead and proactively represent the end-user in our innovation processes. innovation processes.


In return, we offer you:

  • Permanent contract ensures longer stay in the Netherlands.
  • We take care of Visa formalities (for professionals & dependents) and complete relocation support
  • Salary range 3.400-4.500 Euros per month + Quarterly and annual accumulative bonus
  • Pension & social security
  • Other perks like Mobile, travel allowance, etc.


The Product Research Center Male Grooming is responsible to represent the consumer within the Innovation and Development organization for the Shaving and Grooming product categories, ensuring the delivery on (consumer) promise for our Philips Value Propositions. In Product Research, the key mission is to identify consumer needs, tension areas and to translate, verify and validate these insights throughout the innovation process. This will involve various types of UX and User Research to help us reach this mission. Our activities start with a focus on the support in value proposition definition and feature development, which can include digital enabled development solutions, all the way towards the final product development stage - working towards successful launches and consumer engagement. In this, being consumer centric is key. Linking in with the situation, habits and needs of consumers all around the world helps us in developing products that fulfill the Philips Brand promise. Innovation & You With this open position, we are searching for a new team member strongly fitting the User Researcher and/or Value Proposition Specialist roles, with solid experience in this field in relation to Product Development. Ideally, candidates most suitable are the ones considered as T-shaped, exceptionally skilled in at least one competence, but capable of applying knowledge also outside of one owns area of expertise.


Inclusiviteit en diversiteit

Uiteraard staat deze vacature open voor iedereen die zich hierin herkent. We geloven dat diverse teams van belang zijn voor ons als lerende organisatie, die voorop wil blijven lopen in de wereld van werk. Want juist verschillen tussen mensen zorgen voor groei. Van collega's, klanten, kandidaten en daarmee van Yacht. Heb jij een uniek talent? We ontmoeten je graag.

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Simon Hozi principal recruitment consultant


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Simon Hozi

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