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Senior Manager, Program Management (Critical Care NPD)

Company: Edwards Lifesciences Gruppe
Location: Irvine
Posted on: January 24, 2023

Job Description:

The NPD (New Product Development) Senior Manager, Program Management in Edward's Critical Care PMO Team will be responsible for successfully leading NPD teams through the various stages of product development, clinical evaluations, operational readiness, and commercialization for new and improved Hemodynamic Monitoring products and related accessories and disposables. In this role you will be responsible for initiating, planning, budgeting, executing, documenting, controlling, managing and communicating all aspects of project(s), to ensure on-time commercialization of new products and technologies that uphold Edwards best in-class quality standards and business objectives.Key Responsibilities:

  • Manages one or more large scale to enterprise-wide projects within program, assuring strict adherence to Edwards Quality Systems and Change Control Process
  • Facilitates the creation and approval of business cases within the program, and coordinates the sharing and prioritization of resources among projects
  • Develops a detailed plan for the program and manages program change accordingly
  • Executes project plans (quality, risk, communication, staffing, etc.) and communicates program status and data to maintain accurate and current program information for the use of stakeholders
  • Develops project dashboards and monthly presentations for Executive Leadership
  • Leads core team meetings and other necessary meetings to drive best in class program execution; Continually improves quality and effectiveness of how meetings are run, decisions are made, and how work gets done
  • Serves as a project and program management subject matter expert, including guiding and mentoring peers
  • Demonstrates high emotional intelligence; builds trust, rapport and respect with project team members and stakeholders; Engages in honest and transparent conversations
  • Creates a culture where teams can act with a high sense of urgency and accountability to meeting/exceeding individual and project goals
  • Understands complex problems and drives the team to effective resolution
  • Displays perseverance and continues appropriate forward momentum by keeping core team engaged, even when faced with crisis, and/or changes
  • Demonstrates strong ability to influence downward, horizontally, and upward.**We are open to an onsite -or- hybrid candidate for this role. If you are hired in a hybrid capacity you must live within a commuting distance to our campus in Irvine, CA**Basic Qualifications:
    • Bachelor's Degree in related field with 10+ years of hands on experience managing New Product Developments projects and/or programs of increased complexity is required
    • Experience working within a regulated industry is required
    • Proficiency with MS Project is required
    • Demonstrated track record of leading within complex organizations requiring strong influence management skills is required
    • Effective decision-making skills - ability to negotiate and balance decisions and priorities across needs of several functional departments. Makes timely decisions in the face of risk and uncertainty is required.Preferred Qualifications:
      • Master's Degree or equivalent
      • PMP Certification
      • Scrum Master Certification
      • Proficient understanding of Medical Device Regulations and Product Development Process
      • Demonstrated track record of successfully managing and leading projects in the medical device industry that incorporate a mix of Software, Firmware, and Thermoplastic Hardware and Disposable components
      • Experience presenting regular project updates to Executive leadership
      • Ability to lead internal and external meetings
      • Ability to see the "big picture" and determine course of action from an overall "best for the business" perspective
      • Strong analytical skills with the ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
      • Ability to work cooperatively at all levels in matrix environment to build and maintain the positive relationships required to accomplish organizational goals.Additional Skills:
        • Working knowledge of Agile/Scrum methodology and related project management software: Jira, Microsoft DevOps, etc.
        • Ability to work and excel within a fast paced, dynamic, and constantly changing work environment
        • Strict attention to detail
        • Adhere to all EHS rules and requirements and take adequate control measures in preventing injuries to themselves and others as well as to the protection of environment and prevention of pollution under their span of influence/control
        • Expert understanding and knowledge of principles, theories, and concepts relevant to managing multiple projects within an overall program
        • Excellent problem-solving, organizational, analytical and critical thinking skills
        • Excellent understanding and work experience with project budgets and financial management
        • Strong leadership skills and ability to influence change
        • Experience in facilitating change, including collaboration with management and executive stakeholdersEdwards is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer including protected Veterans and individuals with disabilities.COVID Vaccination RequirementEdwards is committed to complying with the requirements and guidance from our government authorities and to protecting our vulnerable patients and the healthcare providers who are treating them around the world. As such, all Healthcare Interacting positions require COVID-19 vaccination, which includes anyone who directly interfaces with patients and those who interact with healthcare providers as part of their role. If hired, as a condition of employment, you will be required to submit proof that you have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless you request and are granted a medical or religious accommodation for exemption from the vaccination requirement. This vaccination requirement does not apply in countries where it is prohibited by law to impose vaccination. In countries where vaccines are less available, or other requirements exist, we may institute alternate measures that optimize patient safety and healthcare provider safety, which may include regular COVID testing or specific masking requirements.

Keywords: Edwards Lifesciences Gruppe, Irvine , Senior Manager, Program Management (Critical Care NPD), Executive , Irvine, California

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