Edwards Lifesciences Manager, Business Solutions in Irvine, California
Edwards is embarking on a multi-year digital transformation journey. This position will partner with functional leaders and teams in R&D, Global Supply Chain, IT, QA and Regulatory Affairs in executing critical transformation projects in the NPD/NPI domain. Scope includes business process engineering, technology implementation (e.g. PLM) and organizational change management. This position will initially focus on designing CAD/Part/BOM Management and related processes, integration between CAD/PLM and supporting Edwards in transitioning to become a Model based Enterprise through definition and adoption of Model Based Design methodologies.
Oversee the reengineering and optimization of complex business processes across multiple systems and business functions. Act as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in business processes in the area of responsibility.
Evaluate and validate complex functional business requirements against business needs. Translate the needs of business and articulate the functional design to meet requirements
Lead the identification of root causes and provide guidance for resolutions for testing and validation of processes and systems including perform complex root cause analysis and troubleshoot complex business processes including testing and researching data integrity/accuracy
Serve as liaison between multi-functional team members and external stakeholders in the area of responsibility. Lead efforts to reengineer and optimize complex business processes and systems
Provide design and architecture guidance to project teams to execute tactical projects / initiatives
Provide leadership and guidance to business solutions administrators on best practices
Provide platform guidance to team members on solutions
Identify and recommend innovations that significantly enhance efficiency and effectiveness of business processes
Incidental: Ensure compliance with established patterns and practices on projects incl. technical oversight of development efforts. Add and update content in the design and metadata repository / knowledge base
Bachelor's Degree with 10 years of product development/introduction or digital transformation experience required
Experience in defining Model Based Design methodologies and driving adoption
Experience in digital transformation in the new product development / new product introduction space (e.g. PLM, CAD/CAE, MES)
- Experience driving digital transformation in the Medical Device or other regulated industries
Recognized as an expert in own area within the organization
Expert knowledge in discipline (e.g. MBD, PLM)
Expert knowledge of platform ecosystem and integration points
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
Excellent documentation and communication skills and interpersonal relationship skills including negotiating and relationship management skills with ability to drive achievement of objectives
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 15,000 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.