The mission of Healthcare Solutions is to understand and deliver value to hospital executives within leading health systems. Based upon our collective experience, Edwards is uniquely poised to accomplish this goal by developing focused solutions and service offerings that leverage our deep experience and leadership in structural heart disease and critical care monitoring.

The Strategy Manager is a newly created role within Healthcare Solutions. We are looking for a hands-on candidate to be responsible for managing the Edwards strategic planning process and various deep-dive initiatives. This opportunity will provide a broad range of experiences including assessment of new markets, competitive analyses, as well as an opportunity to engage with the senior leadership within Healthcare Solutions. In particular, this position is expected to contribute significantly toward the annual multi-year strategic planning process, quarterly business reviews and the annual operating plan.

**Essential responsibilities include:**

+ Play an instrumental role in the annual strategic planning process for Healthcare Solutions.

+ Conduct deep-dive initiatives of key strategic business issues (similar to management consulting engagements).

+ Develop presentations to facilitate communication of Healthcare Solutions strategic initiatives, plans and results to internal and external audiences.

+ Integrate findings from research and other analyses into the Healthcare Solutions annual planning process, which establishes the business imperatives for the organization.

+ Work directly with manager, Corporate Strategy and business unit colleagues to develop strategic and tactical business plans that drive business growth.

+ Devise best-in-class research methodologies to support the analysis of the identification of patients with valve disease.

+ Conduct research, develop market/valuation models, and create impactful presentations to support internal analysis of opportunities and subsequent recommendations.

+ Collaborate with engineering leaders to collect data and perform analyses demonstrating the impact and learnings associated with our solutions and service offerings.

+ Develop and maintain financial models, launch models, and market models.

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Qualifications:

**Qualifications:**

+ Bachelor’s degree is required (preferably in a quantitative field), MBA is preferred.

+ Minimum of 5 years of experience in the medical device, pharmaceutical or consulting industry.

+ Strong MBA candidates may also apply with background in strategic marketing or strategy.

+ Management consulting experience will be particularly valued.

+ Strong analytical skills, presentation preparation and presentation delivery are required.

+ Synthesizes complex information into a high-level strategic message, while owning the details.

+ Demonstrates strong business acumen and excellent judgement.

+ Embodies a strong work ethic, positive mindset and willingness to question the status quo.

+ Exhibits passion for valve disease and ideating new ways to better the patient experience.

+ Thrives in a fast-paced and entrepreneurial work environment.

+ Possesses strong organizational skills and attention to detail.

+ Manages multiple tasks through effective prioritization.

+ Domestic travel up to 25%.

About Edwards

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.

Title: Strategy Manager – Healthcare Solutions
Location: USA-USA-California – Irvine
Job Number: 012499

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