Edwards Lifesciences Program Manager (Finance Transformation) in Irvine, California
Edwards Lifesciences is the global leader in patient-focused medical innovations for structural heart disease, as well as critical care and surgical monitoring. For more than 50 years, we have established a remarkable track record around that innovation: Work that enables clinicians around the world to enhance and save lives.
Edwards is looking for a Program Manager. In this role, you will play a critical role in our finance transformation strategy, improving our ability to deliver devices that maximize our patient’s recovery and quality of life.
This program manager aligns within the business and interfaces with IT. You will ensure ensure the ultimate success of large-to-enterprise-scale project(s) by managing all aspects of the program of projects over the entire life (initiate, plan, execute, control, close); and take our programs from original concept through final implementation.
Works with project managers and team to gather detailed requirements to establish the project deliverables, and manages changes to the project scope, schedule, and costs to keep the project management plan updated and reflective of authorized project changes
Responsible for overall program delivery of individual projects with synergies and dependencies
Executes and leads the execution of tasks as defined in the project management plan in order to achieve the project goals, and actively manages project risk
Measures program performance using appropriate tools and techniques in order to monitor the progress of the project, identify and quantify variances, perform required corrective actions, and communicate to all stakeholders
Facilitates the creation and approval of business cases, and utilizes historical data and expert judgment in order to understand project limitations
Establishes and maintains team members and project stakeholder relationships, expectations, and communications
Serves as a project and program management subject matter expert, including guiding and mentoring other project managers; demonstrates expertise in a business process, professional discipline, market, or product
Experience in facilitating change, including collaboration with management and executive stakeholders
Ensures project closure activities, including gathering lessons learned are completed
Other incidental duties
Requirements (Your resume must include this experience):
Bachelor’s degree is required
Ten years (or eight years with a Master's) of hands on experience managing projects
Must have experience leading finance transformation efforts: Clear experience leading the refinement of specific business process, data and or finance system optimization efforts
Hands-on experience with one or multiple of the following processes: Record to Report, Plan to Perform, Source to Pay, Acquire to Retire, Project to Result, Quote to Cash, Treasury
Experience with project management processes, techniques, and methodologies
Experience with leading and overseeing programs of work
Experience in managing finance projects and programs of work across business process, data management and financial system implementations
Experience working with agile methodology
Experience directly leading organizational change management activities
Experience with working with cross-functional teams including IT, extended business partners and third-party vendors
Accounting, finance, or business degree
Additional Talents and General Expectations:
Ability to work in a fast paced environment and multi-task
Proven track record of identifying and leading continuous improvement efforts
Hands on experience managing projects of increasing complexity
Strong documentation and communication skills
Ability to proactively escalate issues to appropriate levels of management in the organization
Strong understanding and work experience with project budgets and financial management
Ability to manage vendors and project stakeholders
Ability to lead others in the midst of ambiguity
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.