Edwards Lifesciences Manager, Business Solutions (Systems Admin) in Irvine, California
Responsible for managing a team and leading the maintenance of the Global Finance applications, as well functional leadership for projects, upgrades and releases including defining, documenting, and driving efforts to maintain maximum performance, uptime, and reliability of applications and systems. Qualified candidates will have the ability to balance multiple tasks and projects simultaneously, while creating an environment that motivates, inspires, and respects others. This position requires high organization and planning skills; along with an eye for detail. The Manager must possess strong communication skills and have the ability to work both independently and within a team. This position will report into the Senior Manager Global Finance, Business Process Innovation and Technology Strategy, Automation
Manage and oversee the work of system administrators and may indirectly manage cross functional or matrix teams as appropriate. Develop a robust talent development plan in alignment with functional growth strategies of the department
Day to day ownership of operations and production support:
Making recommendations on application, system or process enhancements to better meet business goals and objectives
Assuming project management responsibilities for smaller releases and enhancement projects and working closely with engineering teams in identifying and resolving production issues escalated by our production support team
Proactively and independently researching opportunities for innovation in technology, methodology, quality assurance, support, business, and other applicable areas across multiple capabilities and/or products
Understand business needs across functional areas and apply industry trends, products and solutions to solve business problems
Provide technical guidance and lead the integration and seamless end to end processing in collaboration with cross-functional teams (e.g., IT) while,
developing solutions to complex problems, as needed, and ensuring that solutions are consistent with organization practices and objectives; and reviewing recommended solutions and decisions with the manager and project leadership.
assessing existing environments (applications and infrastructure) for improvements
Partner with project management for project and program planning, risk management, dealing with defects and change management during implementation.
Define requirements for and drive the implementation and adoption of automation to benefit the system administration team
Bachelor’s degree in Finance or IT
Ten years (or eight years with a Master's) of program or project management experience
Experience with people management
Enterprise system implementation and process optimization experience
Experience working in Hyperion financial suite of products, as well as larger industry toolsets for Global finance and accounting platforms, such as SAP, JDE, Microsoft
Experience working in a large manufacturing company
Certification in Program or Project Management
Experience working in an agile environment
Knowledge of Amazon and Azure Cloud partners
Additional Talents and General Expectations:
Stay current with latest platform features
Knowledge of SaaS and vendor hosted systems and implementations, with experience in implementing and supporting Cloud based systems required
Vendor management and contract experience.
Experience in integration, reporting and database tools, such as APIs, Tableau, Alteryx, SQL
Experienced in application design.
Experienced in integration capabilities development, such as API/web services and bulk data integration
Excellent documentation and communication skills and interpersonal relationship skills including negotiating and relationship management skills with ability to drive achievement of objectives
Expert understanding of system administration procedures while addressing issues with impact beyond own team based on knowledge of related disciplines
Ability to understand business needs across functional areas and apply industry trends, products and solutions to solve business problems
Strict attention to detail
Ability to interact professionally with all organizational levels
Ability to work and excel within a fast paced, dynamic, and constantly changing work environment
Ability to frequently interacts with customers, and/or functional peer group managers, normally involving matters between cross-functional teams and the company; often leads a cooperative effort among members of a project team
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.