Edwards Lifesciences Associate Manager, Supply Chain (Buying) in Irvine, California
Responsible for supply chain activities, specifically, purchasing of components to support R&D and clinical builds.
Create materials requirement plan for components needed to supplier R&D and clinical builds.
Create supplier forecast to meet material requirements plan.
Work directly with suppliers to maintain expected delivery dates on time and negotiate, as needed, priorities, expedites, costs.
Perform a variety of complex analyses (e.g., pipeline, back-orders, scenarios) including financial absorption forecast
Identify, evaluate, and optimize supply chain alignment and opportunities while exercising considerable latitude in determining objectives and approaches to assignment to drive value for the business
Provide direction and guidance to teams to execute supply chain projects and/or initiatives
Lead cross functional teams to resolve obstacles to meeting the schedule, including, but not limited to, resolving issues with non-conforming materials, unclear specifications, capacity constraints both internally and at supplier locations.
Eight years of experience in planning/buying in medical device industry required
Proven successful project management skills
Proven expertise in MS Office Suite
Expert in related database and systems (e.g., Qlikview, JDE)
Good facilitation and presentation skills
Excellent problem-solving, organizational, analytical and critical thinking skills
Excellent documentation, communication skills and interpersonal relationship skills including consultative skills
Extensive knowledge of own area within the organization while contributing to the development of new concepts, techniques, and standards
Extensive understanding of Edwards policies, procedures and guidelines relevant to local and/or global supply chain including FDA and ISO laws and regulations
Ability to transfer essential knowledge and mentor other team members on specialized skills
Good knowledge of global regulations and restrictions applicable to distribution
Strict attention to detail
Ability to interact professionally with all organizational levels and proactively escalate issues to appropriate levels of management in the organization
Ability to manage competing priorities in a fast paced environment
Represents leadership on sections of projects within a specific area interfacing with project managers and cross functional teams
Consult in a project setting within specific sections
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.