Edwards Lifesciences Manager, Business Service Gr. in Tokyo, Japan
Lead small, medium and large sized process migration projects for business units in collaboration with functional departments such as Finance, IT, and Supply Chain.
Manage stakeholders within a highly matrixed and Japan structure. Be the local champion for process improvement in Japan.
Lead the deployment, execution and follow through of lean and Six Sigma programs.
Serve as a project management subject matter expert, including guiding and mentoring other project members; demonstrate expertise in business process.
Manage distributor management and proxy application of contract for business units.
Establish and maintain team members and project stakeholder relationships, expectations, and communications.
Take inventory of branch inventory.
Manage thermometers in branch warehouses.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor's Degree in related field with experience in managing large to midsize projects and/or programs of increasing complexity Required
Demonstrated track record in people management Required
Experience working in a medical device industry Required
Proven expertise in usage of MS Office Suite and related project management tools
Demonstrated leadership in driving change within a matrixed environment
Proven successful project management leadership skills
Excellent English skills
Proven ability to work with cross-functional and/or matrixed teams and to articulately train technical subject matters
Excellent written and verbal communication skills and interpersonal relationship skills including negotiating and relationship management skills with ability to drive achievement of objectives
Expert understanding of business excellence procedures while addressing issues with impact beyond own team based on knowledge of related disciplines
Expert understanding and knowledge of principles, theories, and concepts relevant to lean and/or Six Sigma
Excellent problem-solving, organizational, analytical and critical thinking skills
Ability to interact professionally with all organizational levels and proactively escalate issues to appropriate levels of management in the organization
Strict attention to detail
Ability to manage competing priorities in a fast paced environment
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.