I have been with Philips since 2014, starting out as an intern doing a 2-month stint during my MBA studies. I am currently working as a Deputy Manager in Finance, and joined the BLP in May 2015. As part of the Leadership program, my first 6 months allowed me to explore cross-divisional projects and gain business knowledge across domains.
My tasks in my current role revolve around three key areas: planning for the company’s financials (such as for the upcoming quarter and year), analysing business performance (identifying successes and key improvements to make), and coming up with the business strategy to improve profitability.
Notably, my current team is relatively new in the Indian market. It is a dynamic role that has given me a lot of exposure, and since everything is new - both for me and for Philips in India - it has certainly been a huge learning experience as my team and I are doing many things from scratch.