Edwards Lifesciences Senior Analyst Supply Chain (Buying) in Irvine, California
Ensure attainment of build schedules for R&D and clinical builds, by working with project teams, planners, suppliers and Engineering teams.
Ensure attainment of required build schedules for R&D and clinical, per MPS, through:
Creating a material requirement plan
Creating and keeping up to date, forecast for suppliers to ensure attainment to current build schedule
Works with new and strategic vendors to ensure delivery, quality, cost, technical and services capabilities to meet Edwards requirements.
Identify and solve complex issues in supply chain. Including leadership skill to bring multi-functional teams together to assess and resolve each situation: internally and externally (vendors).
Able to create capacity analysis and determine actions to ensure supplier has enough capacity for R&D and product launch requirements.
Represents the supply chain team at Project meetings: communicates requirements from PILOT to project and from projects back to the PILOT supply chain team.
Able to present information at meetings with management (i.e.: PILOT deep dives, planning meetings).
Develop and perform detailed and complex analysis to improve supply chain operations.
Create and maintain processes and procedures (SOP, work instructions).
Identify & support action plans to minimize Excess & Obsolete Inventory
Minimum of five years of experience in Supply Chain Buying
Experience working in ERP systems, preferable JDE a plus
Advanced skills in data analysis utilizing MS Excel, QlikView experience is an asset
Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
Strong analytical and statistical skills
Adaptability — Ability to react to change in an efficient manner
Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines. Result oriented.
Prioritization — Ability to establish a hierarchy of importance to a number of tasks or needs and to organize work accordingly.
Ability to interact professionally with all organizational levels
Ability to manage competing priorities in a fast-paced environment
Leadership, talent development and communication skills
Must be able to work in a team environment, including inter-departmental teams, key contact representing the organization on contracts or projects and vendors/suppliers
Experience working in a medical device and/or regulated industry preferred
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.