Edwards Lifesciences Manager, Delivery Systems R&D in Irvine, California
Join a premier engineering team at Edwards Lifesciences working at the forefront of new and innovative technologies which directly save lives. We are looking for an R&D Manager to lead an engineering team through the development of a next-generation TAVR (Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement) delivery system. This is a high visibility and high impact career opportunity to help develop the next flagship TAVR platform for Edwards Lifesciences. The R&D Manager will directly manage a team of R&D Engineers as well as lead a cross-functional product development team, all while working side by side with the leading experts in the field of TAVR.
Manage project activities with the accountability for successful completion of all deliverables to the business and develop project plans and schedule, scope and objectives. Identify risk, develop mitigation strategies, alternative solutions, resolve issues, action item follow up, etc. in collaboration with cross functional groups
Manage and/or oversee the work of assigned team within own function and/or cross functional project teams and may have some budgetary responsibilities. Develop a robust talent development plan in alignment with functional growth strategies of the department
Lead cross-functional and/or departmental groups to develop and provide design recommendations that integrate into component(s) or product(s) with moderate complexity
Other incidental duties
Bachelor's Degree in in related field and a minimum of 8 years of medical device experience Required
Experience in catheter or delivery system design/development Required
Demonstrated track record in management of technical projects and/or engineering staff – Highly Preferred
Excellent problem-solving, organizational, analytical and critical thinking skills including high discretion/judgment in decision making
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 related aspects of engineering processes and/or systems
Ability to influence and build relationships with cross-functional partners, business units, and/or sites
Ability to develop and integrate metrics into the project that clearly demonstrate the value of engineering to the business
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 work and excel within a fast paced, dynamic, and constantly changing work environment
Participate and present at meetings with internal and external representatives
Support and solicit input from team members at all levels within the organization
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.