Edwards Lifesciences Senior Manager, Program Management – Factory of Future in Irvine, California
This is an exciting role to join the Global Supply Chain PMO team to manage strategic enterprise-wide programs and/or portfolios. The Senior Manager will facilitate the creation and approval of complex business cases within the Digital Transformation PMO and coordinate the sharing of resources among projects. The Senior Manager will focus on initiatives around MES, SCADA, predictive maintenance, and other factory digitization initiatives that will improve the efficiency of our global manufacturing facilities to align Factory of Future (FoF) capabilities in accordance to business strategies and develop appropriate execution plans.
Essential job functions include:
Establish, maintain, and influence program stakeholder relationships, expectations, and communications, both internal and external.
Develop a high-level intergraded milestone plan for the program/projects and manages program change in accordance with the change management plan to control scope, quality, schedule, cost, and contracts.
Execute program/project plans (quality, risk, communication, staffing, etc.) and captures and communicate program status and data in order to maintain accurate and current program information for the use of stakeholders.
Obtain approval for the program/project and actively manage benefits and issues in partnership with business partner.
Develop a digital roadmap and long-term execution plan in partnership with business stakeholders.
Serve as a subject matter expert in project and program management, including guiding and mentoring project managers; sourcing and directing contract resources tied to projects within the program; and develop expertise in a business process, professional discipline, market or product.
Optimize resource allocation of portfolio in partnership with functional leaders across divisions/site.
Own one or more Project Management Office (PMO) continuous improvement activities.
Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree with 12 years of hands-on experience managing midsize to large projects/program of increasingly complexity.
Advanced degree or PMP certification is preferred.
Knowledge of key plant capabilities and systems that help derive not only automation but solutions that will move the manufacturing facilities to a paperless future.
Experience and knowledge of MES, SCADA, SPC and data analytics type solutions are key in delivering the key capabilities for our Factory of the Future.
Excellent understanding and work experience with project budgets and financial management.
Expert understanding and knowledge of principles, theories, and concepts relevant to managing multiple projects and charting the course of overall programs (portfolio).
Proven expertise in usage of MS Office Suite and related project management systems.
Excellent documentation and communication skills and interpersonal relationship skills including negotiating and relationship management skills with ability to drive achievement of objectives.
Excellent problem-solving, organizational, analytical and critical thinking skills.
Experience in facilitating change, including collaboration with management and executive stakeholders.
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.