Edwards Lifesciences Senior Supervisor, Laboratory in Salt Lake City, Utah
This is an exciting new role in our laboratory at Edwards Lifesciences! The Senior Supervisor will oversee employees and daily operations within the laboratory.
Lead complex improvement projects resulting in cost reductions and labor/process efficiencies, and facilities.Collaborate with stakeholders in order to provide support and subject matter expertise where needed
Supervise and oversee laboratory and other related activities (e.g., testing, inventory ordering/management, calibration, validation, maintenance of equipment and budget/cost control) while establishing objectives in support of the company's strategy
Oversee the lab testing that is done in house as well as the sterilization processes
Manage load releases
Analyze, research, and acquire equipment in collaboration with key stakeholders while executing and approving resource planning, including staffing
Lead corporate connections to provide technical expertise on laboratory utilization, design (e.g. workflow)
Develop and lead the execution of protocols in collaboration with cross-functional teams in support of laboratory needs
Partner with stakeholders on quality, safety and perform root cause investigations, implement corrections/corrective actions and assess effectiveness where required, including direct participation with internal and external audits (e.g. may sit in audit interview, provide responses, etc.)
Develop, maintain and present performance and quality metrics
Other duties as assigned: (e.g. work with R&D to set up equipment for product and process demonstrations, collaborate with stakeholders on managing and allocation laboratory space requirements, test method transfers and/or improvements, installation of laboratory equipment, work with facilities to plan and develop new labs and installations)
Education and Experience:
Bachelor's Degree and laboratory knowledge Required
At least 4 years of previous related experience with full responsibility for all personnel in a laboratory setting Required
Experience leading and fostering multi-cultural teams with cultural sensitivity Required
Experience working in the medical device industry
Experience and understanding of pyrogen testing
Experience with sterilization processing
Experience with capas and NCRs
Proven project management expertise
Proven expertise in both Microsoft Office Suite and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system, preferably JDE
Excellent communication and interpersonal relationship skills; possessing strong collaboration skills in partnering with cross functional stakeholders in order to achieve objectives, as well as mediating and negotiating the needs of other areas to achieve consensus
Full knowledge of GMP, GDP and Health and Safety regulations
Substantial knowledge of related laboratory equipment
Proven leadership ability, including the ability to supervise/lead employee teams, coach and mentor lower lever supervisors, and effectively provide performance feedback
In depth analysis and problem solving in cases without clear precedent
Ability to troubleshoot basic issues with equipment and facility
Strict attention to detail
Ability to work in a fast paced environment
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.