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Bodo Wiegand

About me

Bodo Wiegand is an IE Global MBA student from Germany who will graduate in July 2018.

Bodo studied Health Economics, Hospital Management and Medicine Controlling in Hochschule Niederrhein, Germany from 2005 to 2009. The combination between his studies and the experience he gained throughout his career made him an expert in the Healthcare field.
WHO

Bodo Wiegand, , Netherlands

POSITION

Senior Director, Global Head of Market Access and Reimbursement CoE, Philips

LEARN MORE ABOUT BODO

  • Background

    “He has been working for the sector for more than ten years along with cross-cultural teams in Germany, Australia, USA and Brazil, leading health projects and always focused on the innovation of the Health field.

    In 2014, he developed a mobile app called iHealth4me, which main goal was to provide users with the necessary tools to execute a successful personal health strategy.

    In 2015, he joined Philips Brazil and since then he has been working in different departments within the company, all of them related to the sector and its improvement.”

  • New Job

    ” I hold the role of Senior Market Access Manager and I am based out of the Philips HQ in Amsterdam. In August 2017, I was promoted and relocated from São Paulo, Brazil to Amsterdam, Netherlands. I started working for Philips Brazil in 2015, in the Consulting division as a Business Development Manager

    I work as a dedicated Business Partner for specific Businesses within the company. I am mainly responsible for driving the integration of health economics and market access into the value proposition creation and evidence development plans for Philips Business Groups and Integrated Solutions.”

     

     

  • HOW DID THIS JOB FIT INTO YOUR CAREER STRATEGY?

    “It fits actually very well as it was always my goal to work once in Philips HQ in Amsterdam holding a strategic, innovative but also a clinical role. I expect to have a long-term career within Philips and believe that this experience will give me the opportunity to grow in the company.

     

  • HOW DID YOU FOUND THIS OPPORTUNITY?

    I was asked by a colleague during a visit in the Netherlands to apply for the position. Her pitch was: “You are German, you are studying in Madrid, you are an expert in European market – why don’t you come to Amsterdam? Consider it…

  • HOW DID TALENT&CAREERS HELP YOU?

    “My visit in the Netherlands was exactly before my first F2F week at IE. Lorena Martinez was great – she helped me with the whole relocation process/package, negotiation, further development plan and overall preparation for the recruitment process.

TIPS FROM BODO TO APPLY FOR THE PROGRAM

Differentiate yourself

This program is quite competitive; the average acceptance rate is under 1%. Therefore, it seems obvious that you need to differentiate yourself from the crowd.

Define a clear added-value that you can bring to the program

The last step is not about testing your hard skills but getting to know you as a person, SocGen is very careful about hiring the right personalities I believe.

analyze your background and your experiences

Self-awareness is extremely important, spend time analyzing your background and your experiences in order to understand how it shaped yourself and have a clear perception of your personality, strengths, weaknesses, motivations, etc.  Make your research about the bank, be ready to show them that you are a great fit for their company, because their values are in line with yours.

Prepare yourself

Preparation will enable you to feel confident and comfortable during the interview and thus answer to the questions with spontaneity and sincerity. Don’t let other candidates intimidate you if they come from a stronger background because what matters is the potential of what you can become working with them.

BODO'S RECRUITING PROCCESS

As I was already inside the company, I did not have as many stages. Nevertheless, I had two initial interviews plus three business interviews with some of my current stakeholders. Overall five interviews.

ABOUT PHILIPS

We are a leading health technology company focused on improving people’s health and enabling better outcomes across the health continuum from healthy living and prevention, to diagnosis, treatment and home care. We leverage advanced technology and deep clinical and consumer insights to deliver integrated solutions. Headquartered in the Netherlands, the company is a leader in diagnostic imaging, image-guided therapy, patient monitoring and health informatics, as well as in consumer health and home care.