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Edwards Lifesciences (Associate) Manager, Professional Education in Nyon, Switzerland

The Professional Education (Associate) Manager will be in charge of all SURGICAL Professional Education activities at the European and local levels.

You will oversee all components related to the definition, the execution, and the assessment of surgical Europe educational events regional and local ones:

  • Annual educational plan preparation

  • Event set up: agenda, location, educational objectives, targets, speakers

  • Speaker identification, contact, contract management & briefing

  • Slide review

  • Regulatory approval for external use

  • Coordination of all logistical requirements

  • Budget follow up

  • Organize communication around the events, including emailing campaigns

  • Define and implement follow-up tools to monitor customer satisfaction and impact on activity for each event

  • Management of external vendors involved in logistics, Audio-visuals or wetlab organization

  • Provide strategic insights to the Senior Professional Education & Digital Manager

  • Ensure compliance with legal rules (letters of engagement, consulting agreements) either directly or with the Legal Department.

  • Participate in meetings, seminars, congresses, and training sessions to acquire the latest clinical information useful to customers and team members and integrates new information into professional education strategy and tactics

  • Ensure that the company remains compliant with EUCOMED rules in all circumstances.

  • Monitor the activity of Professional Education speaker bureau and report to management on a quarterly basis


  • Master or Ph.D. Degree or equivalent in science, medical or similar areas

  • 3+ years of work experience in sales, marketing, or healthcare industry (we are looking for either associate manager or manager - depending on your experience)

Required skills:

  • Proven successful organizational and project management skills

  • Good knowledge and experience from healthcare industry (Pharma, Biotech, Medtech)

  • Be performance oriented, have a “never give up” attitude. The ideal candidate can work with full autonomy while being comfortable with regular reporting

  • Possess excellent English communication (both oral and written) and interpersonal skills to interact with key opinion leaders and societies at a high level

  • Ability to nail down programs from business objectives

  • Expert knowledge and understanding expertise in event management strategies: speaker management, content development, attendee/invite strategies

  • Must have an interest into new learning technologies (webcasts – live surgeries – internet forums …)

  • Demonstrated ability to develop professional education relationships with teams in all regions and drive alignment in training and objectives in product use criteria

  • Strict attention to detail

  • Ability to manage competing priorities in a fast paced environment

  • Willingness to travel around 30%

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.