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Edwards Lifesciences Manager, Project Management - Implant Network in Irvine, California

Provides leadership and oversight of cross-functional team(s) encompassing high complexity transformation programs. Leads and manages in a matrix organization through influence at all levels of the organization. This position drives program planning and execution and develops strategic options by leveraging their broad knowledge of Operations, specifically in a Medical Device Space. This role will also be responsible for managing projects for Global Supply Chain (GSC), specifically in the Implant Network.

Essential job functions:

  • Leads cross-functional teams to develop, communicate, and measure progress against goals and metrics for program success.

  • Oversees all aspects of the project management life cycle from initiation to closure.

  • Develops and maintains program budget/cost data, seeks trends and advises on corresponding impact to program and recovery plans necessary to achieve budget targets.

  • Implements mitigation plans and effectively communicates the business impact of a risk to the team and keeps Governance and stakeholders informed of risks.

  • Manages project schedules and surfaces/resolves conflicts to maintain project schedule. Schedules and conducts program reviews throughout the design and execution life cycle.

  • Exercises performance management of all team members in cooperation with respective functional managers.

  • Represents and reviews program(s) at the Executive Leadership and Board levels.

  • Integrates external factors (e.g. International Regulations, Government agencies) into the context of timing and development milestones of the program and associated projects.

  • Effectively communicates the value and impact of strategic options to the team.

  • Uses extensive experience and exposure across the portfolio to optimize the strategy and corresponding development plan.

  • Influences cross-functional areas by maintaining and leveraging a professional network with key stakeholders.

  • Works to manage governance expectations, allowing the team to execute the endorsed plan.

  • Leverages industry experience and networks to identify and communicate risks and opportunities that will affect multiple programs and projects while implementing strategies that minimize the risk and/or capitalize on opportunities.

  • Uses change management methodology to successfully address challenges in team behavior or interaction with functional lines.

  • Travel – Approximately 10-25% of work time will be spent traveling.

  • Perform other duties and responsibilities assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree with 10 years of managing complex program/portfolio management experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree is preferred.

  • Knowledge of GMP’s, current FDA Medical Devices legislation and regulations is preferred.

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification desired.

  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Project and PPM Tools (Clarizen Preferred).

  • Experience identifying, leading, and implementing improvement initiatives to improve efficiency and/or effectiveness.

  • Experience with aspects of developing operating plans, performance reporting on goals, and/or strategic planning.

  • Good verbal and written communication with all levels of division.

  • Ability to influence in a matrix style organization.

  • Demonstrated aptitude for successfully managing programs consisting of multiple projects, of varying complexity, within the specified guidelines, timeframes and budgets.

  • Demonstrated aptitude for applying program management techniques, distinct from project management techniques, to ensure the success of multiple projects being managed together in one or more programs.

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.