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Edwards Lifesciences Manager, Program Management - New Product Development in Irvine, California

The Manager, Program Management - NPD (New Product Development) in Edward’s Critical Care PMO Team will be responsible for successfully leading NPD teams through the various stages of product development, clinical evaluations, operational readiness, and commercialization for new and improved Hemodynamic Monitoring products and related accessories and disposables. He/She will be responsible for initiating, planning, budgeting, executing, documenting, controlling, and managing all aspects of program(s), to ensure on-time commercialization of new products and technologies that uphold Edwards best in-class quality standards and business objectives.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manages one or more large scale to enterprise-wide projects within program, assuring strict adherence to Edwards Quality Systems and Change Control Process

  • Facilitates the creation and approval of business cases within the program, and coordinates the sharing and prioritization of resources among projects

  • Develops a detailed plan for the program and manages program change accordingly

  • Executes program plans (quality, risk, communication, staffing, etc.) and communicate program status and data to maintain accurate and current program information for the use of stakeholders

  • Leads core team meetings and other necessary meetings to drive best in class program execution; Continually improves quality and effectiveness of how meetings are run, decisions are made, and how work gets done

  • Serves as a project and program management subject matter expert, including guiding and mentoring peers

  • Demonstrates high emotional intelligence; builds trust, rapport and respect with project team members and stakeholders; Engages in honest and transparent conversations

  • Creates a culture where teams can act with a high sense of urgency and accountability to meeting/exceeding individual and project goals

  • Understands complex problems and drives the team to effective resolution

  • Displays perseverance and continues appropriate forward momentum by keeping core team engaged, even when faced with crisis, and/or changes

  • Demonstrates strong ability to influence downward, horizontally, and upward.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in (Mechanical, Biomedical, Systems, Electrical) Engineering or related field – Required; Master's degree – Preferred

  • PMP Certification – Plus

  • 6+ years of hands on experience managing New Product Developments projects and/or programs of increasing complexity -- Required

  • Demonstrated track record of successfully managing and leading projects in the medical device industry that incorporate a mix of Software, Firmware, and Thermoplastic Hardware and Disposable components – Required

  • Proficient understanding of Medical Device Regulations and Product Development Process – Required

  • Demonstrated track record of leading within complex organizations requiring strong influence management skills.

  • Proven expertise in usage of MS Office Suite and related project management systems

  • Ability to see the “big picture” and determine course of action from an overall “best for the business” perspective

  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

  • Ability to work cooperatively at all levels in matrix environment to build and maintain the positive relationships required to accomplish organizational goals.

  • Effective decision-making skills -- ability to negotiate and balance decisions and priorities across needs of several functional departments. Makes timely decisions in the face of risk and uncertainty.

Additional Skills:

  • Working knowledge of Agile/Scrum methodology and related project management software: Jira, Microsoft DevOps, etc.

  • Strict attention to detail

  • Ability to lead meetings with external representatives

  • 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 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.

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