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Edwards Lifesciences Senior Manager, Organizational Effectiveness & Innovation in Irvine, California

Edwards is looking for a Senior Manager to join our Organizational Effectiveness & Innovation team. Our Organizational Effectiveness team is a tight knit, internal consulting team responsible for running multiple concurrent projects across Edwards. This is an exciting opportunity to have a significant impact to a wide variety of functional areas within our billion-dollar global organization.

Our ideal candidate possesses a consulting Product Lifecycle Management background and domain expertise in either R&D or Supply Chain. This role will lead teams using agile and digital solutions to address the people factors affecting an organizations’ ability to deliver on digital transformation strategy and initiatives. Our projects are high-profile and fast paced to support our innovative teams and patient focused culture.

Our vision for this role:

  • Consult on enterprise wide Digital Transformations, high impact business initiatives, with a focus on the people impact, to ensure work is optimized for innovation

  • Translate business needs into enabling Org Designs, Talent and Org Strategies and Operating Models

  • Manage the people side transformation strategy, plan, and workstreams

  • Lead and contribute to Digital Transformation capability development efforts

  • Partner with the business to build strategic workforce plans helping to enable Edwards for rapid growth

  • Lead strategic change management efforts – be the “champion of change”

  • Lead cross-functional process improvement & refinement to ensure effectiveness and efficiency of processes

  • Drive organizational assessments and development at the company, functional, and team level

  • Facilitate the creation of Talent and Org Strategies

  • Lead Strategic Workforce Planning efforts for critical functions

Key Responsibilities:

  • Consult to senior leadership on people impact of strategic or tactical decisions

  • Lead “people” side of merger integrations

  • Assess and deliver strategic workforce plans to business units, functions and regions

  • Consult within HR to deliver continued maturity in HR analytics and reporting

  • Perform and facilitate business process analysis and improvement activities

  • Drive “change management” knowledge and capabilities into the organization

  • Consult to the organization at the company, functional, and team level to identify and manage team alignment and effectiveness projects

  • Conduct organizational assessments and needs assessments, develop recommendations, and implement solutions that drive improved employee productivity

  • Lead organizational design efforts at the business unit, region, site, and function levels

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in a technical discipline such as Information Systems, Computer Science, or Engineering.

  • 12+ years of experience using and/or developing OE tools and methodologies, including change management approaches, team alignment processes, organizational assessment methodologies, communications strategies and tactics, and team and personal work profile assessments

  • 8+ years of consulting experience

  • 5+ years of Product Lifecycle Management Digital Transformation experience (e.g. PTC/Dassault/Siemens/SAP)

  • Extensive program / project management skills; strong verbal and written communication skills are essential

  • Experience managing complex organizations with multiple stakeholders, with ability to demonstrate ROI and value propositions

  • Willing and able to travel 25% internationally

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MS or MBA

  • Process improvement methodology experience

  • Merger and acquisitions experience

  • Product commercialization experience

  • Strong facilitation and presentation skills

  • Strong business acumen, understanding of the business as the foundation for driving productivity through people

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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