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Edwards Lifesciences Manager, Program Management – Critical Care Operations in Irvine, California

As the Manager, Program Management you will plan, direct, and coordinate project activities in Critical Care Electronics with ownership for successful completion of all project deliverables to the business within established schedule, scope, financial and quality objectives.


  • Manage project initiation/planning, execution, controlling, and closing phases.

  • Manage large scale to enterprise-wide projects within program.

  • Create and manage project schedule and action item trackers.

  • Develop a high-level milestone plan for the program and manages program change in accordance with the change management plan to control scope, mitigate risks, quality, schedule, cost, and contracts.

  • Establish and maintain program stakeholder relationships, expectations, and communications, both internal and external to the organization.

  • Manage and control changes from original scope for every project.

  • Serve as conduit between project/team members in all cross-functional groups.

  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 10 years of Program/Project Management experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Degree in engineering, electronics, or related is preferred.

  • Regulated manufacturing environment is preferred.

  • Experience with regulatory agency guidelines for medical device manufacturers is highly preferred.

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification is preferred.

  • Proven track record in the management of multiple complex, large-scale projects with the ability to prioritize projects.

  • Advanced skills in using and creating schedules in Microsoft Project.

  • Ability to proactively escalate issues to appropriate levels of management in the organization.

  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to influence and build strong relationships is essential.

  • Working experience managing resources and influencing others to action who are not direct reports.

  • Possess and display sound judgment; initiative; flexibility and detail-orientation.

  • Ability to adapt to new technologies and rapidly changing environment.

  • Self-motivated and frequently demonstrates initiative by going “above and beyond” performing what is required for the position.

  • Knowledge and work experience with Project budgets and financial management is a plus.

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.