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Director, Engineering, Innovation

Company: Edwards Lifesciences
Location: Irvine
Posted on: March 13, 2023

Job Description:

This is an exciting opportunity to join a team identifying unmet patient needs and boldly designing the next generation of products for Edwards Lifesciences. Edwards' Advanced Technology team is deeply dedicated to solving the complex challenges in the broader heart field in order to transform treatment and significantly improve patients' lives around the world.Edwards Lifesciences Advanced Technology division has a unique opportunity for an Director, Engineering, Innovation to join our growing team, to be part of the team driving a new and evolving innovation portfolio for the future of Edwards Lifesciences. Be part of the team to build and implement the strategy for needs driven innovation within the AT incubator driving a multi-disciplinary project team to identify opportunities. This highly collaborative role will partner with multiple teams that compete on numerous projects based on value proposition and feasibility of new products.This strategic role will provide technical guidance and drive new and evolving innovation portfolio for the future of the organization.Key Responsibilities:

  • Engineering/technical lead for designing and implementing rapid prototypes and iterations, including benchtop and preclinical testing
  • Serve as expert on relevant cardiovascular pathophysiology and anatomy, incorporating this context to guide concept development and de-risking strategies
  • Wear the "scientist hat" - lead experiment strategy, design and data analysis, leveraging appropriate research modalities (bench, CFD, animal, etc.) to effectively de-risk early-stage concepts
  • Actively contribute to generation of new product concepts, prioritization/screening of concepts, and de-risking through data-driven methods
  • Provide technical expertise on a range of initiatives including research and insights, channel strategy, valuation and business case development.
  • Support identifying project risks, developing complex mitigation strategies, alternative solutions, resolving issues, etc. in collaboration with cross functional groups. Partner with internal technology and business leaders to identify, develop and execute new product opportunities.
  • Identify and evaluate more complex process improvements and/or course correction/alignment opportunities
  • Be an influencer for futuristic and disruptive thought patterns and technologies that can become breakthrough solutions.Education & Experience:
    • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Science or Business Administration with 12+ years relevant experience is required -OR-
    • Master's Degree with 10+ years relevant experience is required -OR-
    • Ph.D. with 8+ years relevant experience is requiredBasic Qualifications:
      • Strong Mechanical aptitude with R&D experience is required
      • Strong knowledge of cardiovascular or neurovascular physiology/pathophysiology is required
      • Medical Device experience from medical device or diagnostics industry is required
      • Hands on early product design and prototyping experience is requiredPreferred Skills & Qualifications:
        • Strong entrepreneurial background
        • Discovery and early product development experience
        • Experience with implantable medical devices
        • Understanding of developing user experience research
        • Experience in designing and conducting preclinical studies
        • Practical knowledge of clinical and biostatistics
        • Working knowledge of regulatory, compliance, and related requirements Additional Skills:
          • Ability to quickly evaluate solution viability, courage to fail fast and learn from mistakes
          • Influencer with proven experience developing and bringing to market new product innovations.
          • Excellent documentation and communication skills and interpersonal relationship skills including negotiating and relationship management skills with ability to drive achievement of objectives
          • Expert understanding of business strategy, competitive landscape, regulatory environment, and clinical data with broad based business
          • Expert understanding of needs driven innovation
          • Demonstrated ability to develop relationships to drive alignment of objectives
          • Proven successful organizational and project management skills
          • Strict attention to detail
          • Ability to interact professionally with all organizational levels and proactively escalate issues to appropriate levels of management in the organization
          • Ability to manage competing priorities in a fast-paced environment
          • Ability to represent leadership on projects within multiple areas, interfacing with project managers, team and middle management
          • Ability to consult in a project setting within multiple areas, interfacing with low to middle management
          • 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/controlAligning our overall business objectives with performance, we offer competitive salaries, performance-based incentives, and a wide variety of benefits programs to address the diverse individual needs of our employees and their families.For California, the base pay range for this position is $153,000 to $218,000 (highly experienced).The pay for the successful candidate will depend on various factors (e.g., qualifications, education, prior experience).

Keywords: Edwards Lifesciences, Irvine , Director, Engineering, Innovation, Executive , Irvine, California

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