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Edwards Lifesciences Analyst, Supply Chain in Irvine, California

Position Overview:

Assess needs and perform actions required to manage product flow across the supply chain continuum

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide daily transportation operational support to Customer Operations, Supply Chain Planning, and Regional Logistics teams.

  • Activities include tracking/tracing lost shipments, filing damage/loss claims, scheduling activities, working closely with transportation providers to resolve issues.

  • Transportation Reporting

  • Creating, analyzing, and publishing freight cost and transportation analytics

  • Manage transportation damage performance metrics

  • Manage transportation lead time metrics

  • Coordinating Quarterly Business Reviews with strategic transportation providers.

  • Freight audit and payment

  • Ensuring all freight invoicing is being received, auditing, allocated, and paid accurately and on-time.

  • Resolving freight rate and invoice disputes

  • Managing relationship with 3rd party freight payment provider

  • Supporting Irvine campus personnel with any shipping needs or requests

  • Spot quotes for non-production

  • Cost Savings activities

  • Performing RFP (Request for Pricing) for rate comparisons between transportation providers

  • Setting up SOP’s between EW warehouse locations and transportation providers

  • Collaborate with departments (such as, clinical, sales, marketing, legal, etc.) within Edwards in order to assess needs and perform actions required, across the entire supply chain continuum (e.g, plan, source, make and deliver) seeking to manage product flow including issues with some complexity

  • Assess global vendors to ensure cost, quality, delivery, technical, and service capabilities to meet Edwards requirements; identify and resolve supply chain issues

  • Perform detailed analysis to improve supply chain operationsActively participate and contribute execution of complex supply chain related projects (e.g, NPD introductions)

  • Maintain processes and procedures (e.g., SOPs, work instructions) for applicable Supply Chain functions

  • Provide training to other Supply Chain team membersOther duties assigned by Leadership; Continuous training on related job functions


  • Bachelor's Degree required

  • Three years of supply chain or finance experience required.

Additional Skills:

  • Experience working in a medical device and/or regulated industry Preferred

  • Proven expertise in Microsoft Office Suite, Global Supply Chain, and Quality systems (e.g, SQMS, JDE, JDA) preferred

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and interpersonal relationship skills including negotiating and relationship management skills

  • Good problem-solving and critical thinking skills

  • Solid knowledge and understanding of Edwards policies, procedures and guidelines relevant to local and/or global supply chain including FDA and ISO laws and regulations applicable to medical device industry

  • Strict attention to detail

  • Ability to interact professionally with all organizational levels

  • Ability to manage competing priorities in a fast paced environment

  • Must be able to work in a team environment, including inter-departmental teams, representing the organization on specific projects, and vendors/suppliers

  • Ability to build productive internal/external working relationships

  • Adhere to all EHS rules and requirements and take adequate control measures in preventing injuries to themselves and others as well as to the protection of environment and prevention of pollution under their span of influence/control

Edwards is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer including protected Veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Edwards Lifesciences is the global leader in patient-focused medical innovations for structural heart disease, as well as critical care and surgical monitoring. Driven by a passion to help patients, the company collaborates with the world's leading clinicians and researchers to address unmet healthcare needs, working to improve patient outcomes and enhance lives. Headquartered in Irvine, California, Edwards Lifesciences has extensive operations in North America, Europe, Japan, Latin America and Asia and currently employs over 13,000 individuals worldwide.

For us, helping patients is not a slogan - it's our life's work. From developing devices that replace or repair a diseased heart valve to creating new technologies that monitor vital signs in the critical care setting, we focus on helping patients regain and improve the quality of their life.