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Edwards Lifesciences Sr. Global Director, IT Enterprise Analytics & Intelligence in Irvine, California

The Sr. Global Director, IT Enterprise Analytics and Business Intelligence is responsible for delivering the tools, process and technologies that enable our business teams and customers to make data driven decisions, we bring data to life. This is both a leadership and tatical position executing the strategy for the global analytics platform elevating capabilities, building a center of excellence and delivering value for our business partners. This will require building out and leading a team of data driven analysts who are responsible for creating insight driven analytics, customer focused and domain experts.

This role will require not only technical skills to drive the business intelligence and advanced analytics solutions, but also a deep business understanding and willingness to work with multiple business partners to implement analytics and data intelligence solutions aligned with business strategies. We are looking for a leader who has deep expertise in Enterprise analytics. The ideal candidate is a high energy, self-motivated, and results-oriented individual who is comfortable working in a global, highly matrixed and team-oriented environment and has a proven track record in leading transformational changes.

This role requires strong best practice business process knowledge of key business functional areas such as: Finance, Sales, Marketing, Manufacturing, Supply Chain and Quality. Qualified candidates must have extensive experience leading a global team of functional architects, business systems analysts, ETL developers, data engineers and visualization engineers to build and deliver enterprise business analytics solutions to enable self-service and real-time information to our business partners. As the leader of this team, you will apply proven problem-solving know-how and leadership abilities to effectively manage and influence business stakeholders, IT resources, vendors and partners.


  • Define and execute a global analytics and data science technical strategy, architecture and roadmap to deliver on tactical and strategic initiatives partnering with the business and IT leaders to deliver data insight to actionable outcomes.

  • Build and manage the data on-boarding, data platform operations, analytics tools and visualization technologies.

  • Build an internal brand and develop a diverse team of global data engineers, product managers and data scientist to promote a federated and data focused culture across the company. Coach/mentor team members, including dotted-line reports as necessary. Align team members in roles to best take advantage of their strengths and to grow/diversify their skill sets.

  • Collaborate extensively with the business to drive incremental value and innovation through the adoption of analytics and data science techniques. Identify, prioritize and socialize the strategies and roadmap for actionable outcomes.

  • Mature and innovate current AWS data lake platform and scale it to support most complex uses cases of patient care.

  • Enable the organization to focus on continuous operational excellence, analytics architecture evolution and high value technology selection decisions with transparency to business leaders.

  • Chair the monthly analytics steering committee and executive stakeholder engagement to ensure alignment on requirements and delivery expectations.

  • Strong understanding of the analytics development lifecycle from requirements, logical and physical data model design, implementation, testing, deployment and support.

  • Drive data literacy, art of the possible and develop support for investments as part of the AOP planning cycle.

  • Partner with Architecture and Data Governance team on solution analysis, business requirements, cost benefit analysis, risk assessment and business impact analysis.

  • Represent the organization as a thought leader on enterprise analytics and data intelligence with strategic engagement partners and industry forums.

  • Develop and maintain program, project and operational reporting to demonstrate quality execution of project commitments (budget, benefits, etc.) and adherence to service level commitments.

  • Hands-on management of cloud hosted and SaaS vendors. Ensure all activity is delivered in compliance with normal policies, procedures, technology standards, security requirements, etc.

  • Develop and integrate metrics into support, enhancements and projects that clearly demonstrate the value of IT to the business.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Business Administration or a related area.

  • 15+ years of experience in Information Technology, including 10+ years of experience performing in the Enterprise Business Intelligence and Analytics space with extensive high-volume reporting and analytics solution building experience, within a complex, matrixed and global business environment.

  • 10+ years of IT leadership and strong people management experience, managing a global workforce of 50+ direct employees and managed service resources. Ability to coach/mentor team members, including dotted line reports as necessary.

  • Healthcare or manufacturing industry experience in advanced analytics techniques and applications. Experience in building, deploying and embedding capabilities into an organization.

  • Proven track record in implementing advance analytics and cloud big data solutions, including AWS, Google or Microsoft Azure implementation experience.

  • Leadership in cloud-based data warehouse solutions (BigQuery, Snowflake…), data/ETL pipelines, data lakes, real-time streaming and advanced analytics.

  • Experience leading and supporting enterprise large scale ERP, HRIS and other mission critical applications such as: Oracle JDE, HFM, Hyperion Planning, SFDC, and Workday.

  • Expertise in (but not limited to): Operational Data Store (ODS), Datawarehouse/Data Mart, BI (SQL, Microsoft OLAP, Hyperion), Microsoft Power BI, Tableau, Qlikview, Qliksense, PowerBI, Informatica, AWS data lake services, Snowflake, Oracle Business Analytics, Digital analytics and reporting.

  • Proven ability to partner with the business to set and execute strategic direction for enterprise analytics. Demonstrated effectiveness operating and getting things done at the C-Suite level.

  • Experience working in a fast-paced, dynamic, and highly-matrixed environment, working effectively with business functional teams, remote development teams, as well as cloud hosted or SaaS vendors and partners.

  • Travel - Up to 25% international travel

Preferred Qualifications:

  • High degree of innovation thought leadership in developing new approaches, processes and methodologies.

  • Strategic thinker, keeping big picture in mind while ensuring execution excellence.

  • Excellent communication, collaboration and executive presentation skills.

  • Outstanding written and verbal skills and the ability to influence and motivate teams.

  • Ability to interact with diplomacy and tact while maintaining appropriate attention to end goal.

  • Experience working with 21 CFR Part 11 and GxP software validated systems.

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.