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Senior Manager, Human Resources – Critical Care

Edwards Lifesciences, LLC

Irvine, California 92614
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This position will be a Sr. Manager, Human Resources for the Critical Care Business Unit. This individual will act as a strategic thought partner to the Commercial Sales and Functional VPs leading critical areas and their respective leadership teams. The successful candidate will operate as a trusted advisor functioning as an expert on people and organizational issues, as well as a catalyst in delivering HR solutions to support the specific needs of the business groups and overall business objectives. 

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).
  • Relocation may be available. 
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