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Edwards Lifesciences Senior Manager, IT Portfolio Management 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.

As a Senior Manager, IT Portfolio Management at Edwards, you play a critical role in our ability to deliver devices that maximize our patient’s recovery and quality of life because you will bring transparency to our portfolio of transformative projects and predictably execute projects/programs that meet and exceed customer expectations aligned to strategic goals.

Our ideal candidate acts as an internal consultant: Accountable and results-driven while prioritizing relationships and communicating fluently with both technical and business leaders.

You will work closely with global leaders and project teams to ensure the practical management and repeatable application of standard work, tools, and methodologies. You will also ensure process by identifying and driving continuous improvement. As a core member of the SPMO, you will also be responsible for the development, deployment, and management of project management personnel and process improvement efforts throughout the organization.


  • Establish and maintain day to day Portfolio Management and Governance

  • Liaise with senior management to help structure the focus on top - key projects and roadmaps as it relates to portfolio, program & project, change management and continuous improvement

  • Ensure that the portfolio is defined, and programs and projects are executed effectively

  • Develop and maintain detailed project plans through oversight of internal & external staff of assigned projects. Define and track timelines, budget & resources including phase and milestone review requirements

  • Communication plans and ongoing communication are efficient and effective and that these plans are communicated to team members and stakeholders

  • Define phase criteria, investment and progress is identified and managed as required to govern the project portfolio effectively

  • Report project progress to the organization on a regular basis to ensure that stakeholder expectation is properly managed leveraging the SPMO methodology and use of standards as defined

  • Create the mechanisms created for knowledge sharing and right-practice knowledge transfer between the assigned global and regional organization and across the SPMO project management practitioners

  • Contribute to the governance for the assigned global and regional organizations in the areas of project management, process improvement, and project consulting, implementation, and execution

  • Manage projects that cross multiple geographic locations to successful conclusion through oversight of PM’s (internal & external) (measured on delivery to schedule; budget; and required resource quality measures)

  • Manage internal & external staff for projects from initial definition ensuring objectives and benefits realization are identified and properly executed

  • Ensure that all programs & projects have identified sponsorship & stakeholders, and work closely with them through change, project objectives and communications gaining alignment, agreement on specific criteria, and measurable project success

  • Ensure projects are properly resourced (capacity and capability) to deliver agreed upon objectives, and plans include detailed functional and external resource requirements and / or expectation

  • Manage scope, communicate and escalate project issues, and manage risk in accordance with SPMO processes

  • Ensure standard enterprise project methodology is applied to all projects considering project dependencies considering global or regional assigned projects

  • Define Benefit Realization measures and ensure alignment with stakeholders’ expectations

  • Create and maintain project budgets. Effective management and reporting of costs and benefits throughout project lifecycle in partnership with finance

  • Upon completion of project execution, lead or co-lead project close out process & lessons learned; ensure project success criteria have been identified, achieved, and lessons learned documented and communicated

  • Manage, coach and mentor direct reports (internal & external)

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology

  • 12 years’ experience managing large-to-midsize projects and programs of increasing complexity

  • 7+ years of progressive leadership experience in portfolio management experience

  • 7+ years of people management (direct oversight as well as project) experience

  • Extensive background with project and program management processes, techniques, methodologies, and software

  • Proven experience in risk management

  • Proven experience in change management

  • Demonstrable experience implementing Project Management disciplines and governance in an organization

  • When deemed safe to do so, ability to travel at least 20% of the time

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree

  • PMP certification

  • Lean and Six Sigma certification

  • 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 influence others without having direct authority over them

  • Excellent organizational, coordination, and presentation skills

  • Ability to manage vendors and project stakeholders

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and multi-task

  • Strong documentation and communication skills

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.