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Senior Manager, Human Resources – Critical Care
Edwards Lifesciences
One Edwards Way
Irvine, CA 92614
The successful candidate will be comfortable balancing strategic initiatives and tactical work challenges in a changing environment. The role will have responsibility for client groups in Irvine (and based in virtual offices throughout the U.S.). This individual works closely with internal counterparts for successful planning and delivery of HR programs and services to the business. The position will be located on the Irvine, CA campus.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Act as a strategic thought partner on human resources, talent and organization capabilities through understanding business objectives, strategy implications and industry trends.
  • Proactively assess and diagnose organizational issues in partnership with Management while providing consultative support to management and HR staff in the areas of:
  • Employee relations /conflict resolution
  • Interventions
  • New leader assimilations
  • Performance management
  • Talent management and development
  • Succession planning
  • Compensation management
  • Organizational development and design
  • Workforce effectiveness
  • Employee engagement
  • Change management
  • Workplace safety
  • Manager effectiveness and development
  • Proactively develop HR Solutions aligned with the business strategy.
  • Act as a liaison or partner with HR Specialist groups to assess, develop and deliver integrated HR Solutions.
  • Create, implement and/or manage HR programs and services that are aligned with corporate culture, operating model, as well as corporate HR and business strategies.
  • May lead or support other initiatives for HR or Business Unit as assigned.
  • May coordinate the HR aspects of merger and acquisition activities, functional consolidations, or other large HR initiatives for the assigned business groups.
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business or other related field plus a minimum of 10 years progressively related HR experience in a fast-paced work environment required for the Sr. HR Manager level.
  • A understanding and knowledge of CA and federal employment laws.
  • Proven ability to have a hands-on approach while maintaining a strategic mindset.
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills and the demonstrated ability to solve problems quickly, creatively and work in an unstructured and dynamic environment.
  • Must demonstrate a high level of autonomy to manage and navigate multiple ongoing issues and complex employee relations matters with minimum supervision and with excellent execution.
  • Should be assertive and possess strong influencing and influencing skills honed in a high performing work environment.
  • Effective coordination and collaboration skills with a track record of establishing a positive reputation for working effectively across levels of an organization.
  • Strong presentation skills and highly developed active listening skill.
  • Highly effective communication skills, both verbal and written, in person and by telephone, with all levels of management and employees.
  • Flexibility and willingness to work outside of regular business hours is required to ensure business needs are met.
  • Ability to travel approximately 5-10%.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master’s Degree and/or Professional Human Resources designation, such as PHR,SPHR or GPHR.
  • Global experience working across diverse cultures.
  • Organizational development and change management experience.
  • Previous experience in Medical Device.
  • Working knowledge of HR software tools ( i.e. Peoplesoft, SABA, Taleo, Successfactors, etc.) and proficiency with Microsoft Office products (Advanced knowledge of Microsoft PowerPoint/Excel/Access is strongly preferred).
  • Notes:
  • Relocation may be available.
About Edwards:

Edwards has been advancing the care of the acutely ill for more than 40 years. Starting with the development of Swan-Ganz advanced hemodynamic monitoring devices for measuring cardiovascular performance in high-risk surgical and critically ill patients, Edwards continues to evolve to less-invasive and noninvasive devices to provide valuable hemodynamic insight for an expanded patient population. Edwards has continued to advance hemodynamic monitoring platforms to enable proactive clinical decisions for surgical, anesthesia and critical care clinicians. Edwards is focused on helping clinicians enhance knowledge and standardize practice to improve the quality and efficiency of care. Edwards provides evidence-based programs such as Enhanced Surgical Recovery Program that support the implementation and compliance to protocolized care pathways in the OR and ICU.

Our vascular therapies products, including genuine Fogarty catheters, continue this high standard. Developed and refined in close collaboration with surgeons and interventionalists for over 50 years, Fogarty catheters have been used in millions of procedures worldwide.

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 10,000 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. Edwards is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer including Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.
Jan 3, 2018
Feb 2, 2018