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Edwards Lifesciences Senior Manager, Transcatheter Heart Valves, R&D in Irvine, California

The Senior Manager, Transcatheter Heart Valves, R&D , will lead a team of engineers and technicians in the development of novel therapies for the pulmonic transcatheter heart valve space. In this role, the Senior Manager will be responsible for mentoring and coaching the team, guiding development through commercialization of new technology, interfacing with cross-functional partners through the product development process as well as collaborating with key opinion leaders to define new opportunities for therapy growth.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Plan and direct complex project activities with large scale or significant business impact with the accountability for successful completion of all project deliverables to the business and develop project plans and schedule, scope, and quality objectives. Lead in identifying risk, developing mitigation strategies, alternative solutions, resolving issues, etc. in collaboration with cross functional groups

  • Manage supervisors, managers, and/or experienced professionals and/or oversee the work of one or more areas, functionalities, and/or locations and have some budgetary responsibilities. Develop a robust talent development plan in alignment with functional growth strategies of the department

  • Lead cross-functional and/or departmental groups to develop and provide design recommendations that integrate into complex component(s) or product(s)

  • Lead efforts to optimize business processes and systems by assessing business needs and developing, proposing and implementing technology solution options.

  • Other incidental duties

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in engineering or other relevant discipline

  • 10+ years of experience with 3+ years of experience in a technical management role

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiar with stent and delivery system/catheter design

  • Medical device experience and familiarity with associated regulatory requirements

  • Experience with development through commercialization process of medical devices

  • Experience with collaboration with physicians to solicit feedback on new technology

  • Proven successful project management leadership skills

  • Expert understanding of engineering procedures while identifying applications of functional knowledge and existing methodologies to complex problems

  • Expert understanding of related aspects of engineering processes and/or systems

  • Knowledge of financial acumen as it relates to engineering

  • Demonstrated ability to manage one or more teams and provide coaching and feedback, including responsibility for all employee actions including hire/fire authority and partnering with HR on all aspects of employee relations

  • Ability to influence cross-functional partners, business units, and/or sites and may engage with and influence senior management

  • Ability to work and excel within a fast paced, dynamic, and constantly changing work environment

  • Dedicated to quality client service and pro-active and responsive to client needs

  • Develop peer, cross functional and cross business relationships to maximize best practice sharing and team effectiveness

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.