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Edwards Lifesciences Mgr, Business Solutions (Model Based Definition) in Irvine, California

Edwards Lifesciences is embarking on a multi-year digital transformation journey. The Manager, Business Solutions - Model Based Definition (MBD) will lead the incremental evolution toward fully utilizing CAD MBD at Edwards. Will partner with leaders, users, R&D, Global Supply Chain, IT, Quality, and Regulatory Affairs in executing the MBD portion of the projects on this digital transformation journey. Scope includes business process engineering, technology implementation (e.g. CAD, PLM, manufacturing equipment, etc.) and organizational change management (such as education, communications, socialization (at user and leadership levels) for the MBD portions of this initiative, as well as organization design to create and sustain MBD culture and mindset.

Facilitates moving Edwards organization, culture, and processes to MBD eventually moving towards Model Based Enterprise. Oversee the creation and optimization of the MBD process. Responsible for increasing EW skills and processes to a higher level on the MBD/E maturity level scale.

Acts as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in business processes that incorporate the following information in MBD:

  • Displaying design intent, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T), functional tolerance annotation (FTA), component level materials, assembly level bills of materials, and engineering configurations

  • Creates specific Edwards business case for MBD:

  • Conducts MBD gap assessment of Edwards current state to standards

  • Identifies tasks and data used by consumers of Edwards 2D drawings throughout the product life cycle.

  • Identifies standards and minimum information model needed for the consumers of the 3D Model

  • Defines the presentation for effective communication of that information to the consumer.

  • Defines specific MBD future state and roadmap to align with digital transformation journey

  • Evaluates best technologies needed to implement MBD successfully

  • Identifies business value of closing those gaps and achieving MBD

  • Scopes solutions needed to achieve future state (processes, automation, money, & organization structure needed).

  • Develops and integrates metrics that clearly demonstrate value of MBD to the business

  • Develops and establishes MBD data (3D digital dataset and templates) & procedures across the company.

  • Owns standards & processes for MBD throughout the product lifecycle and digital thread.

  • Provides Organization Change Management support.

  • Provides quantitative view of the organization maturity in the underlying practices, technologies and components associated with MBE.

  • Educates/trains R&D, IT, Operations, and Quality on MBD at user and mid-management level.

  • Defines goals for MBD and socialize acceptance of those goals.

  • Establishes governance team of in R&D across business units

  • Establishes core team of MBD subject matter experts in the company

  • Leads the development of MBD process solutions by leading stakeholder meetings and workshops to gather and collaborate on improvements and suggestions

  • Trains-the-trainer, coaches, and guides: engineers, designers, drafters to new established standards and processes

  • Presents on MBD in industry forums like PLM Conferences, INCOSE, etc

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree, 10 years of experience with CAD Models, 5 years of related MBD technical experience are required.

  • Technical experience and business processes improvement for MBD required

  • Deep understanding of the following standards:

  • ASME Y14.41-2019 Digital Product Definition Data Practices

  • Familiar with:

  • ISO 16792:2006 Technical product documentation

  • MIL-STD-31000 Technical Data Package

  • ASME Y14.47 GDT

Additional Required Skills:

  • Preference given to knowledge Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing best practices and how GDT can be leveraged for MBD

  • Experience with:

  • 3D annotation best practices

  • CAD inspection

  • Data definition, part families, validation of CAD data and derivatives

  • Proven ability in leading and implementing MBD at a company moving towards Model Base Enterprise

  • Proven expertise in process development for MBD

  • Proven successful project management and leadership skills

  • Proven expertise in creating, analyzing, trending, and presenting process metrics related to the implementation of MBD

  • Strong leadership skills, ability to influence change, and align diverse groups of stakeholders like R&D/Sustaining engineers, designers, CAD Management, PLM business solution leaders, & IT Master Data Management.

  • Excellent interpersonal relationship skills including negotiating and relationship management skills with ability to drive achievement of objectives

  • Familiar with Master Data Management

  • Ability to translate technical information from technical level to manager & directors.

  • Excellent problem-solving, organizational, analytical, and critical thinking skills

  • Business process improvement methodologies like Process Excellence or LEAN

  • Expert understanding of related aspects of processes and/or systems with CAD and PLM. Current with latest CAD & PLM platform features

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and related tools and systems, including remote collaboration tools like MS Teams.

  • Excellent documentation and communication skills.

  • Knowledge of the following tools: CAD, PLM- Previous experience working with PLM tools (E.g. PTC Windchill, Siemens Teamcenter UA, or Dassault)

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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