1+ months

Director IT PMO

Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
Irvine, California 92614
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

As the Director of the Global Information Technology PMO, you will oversee multiple projects in support of the IT portfolio within Edwards Lifesciences. You will ensure success through proper portfolio management, process standardization, prioritization, resourcing, planning, execution monitoring, risk management, team development/coaching, and communications. In addition, you will lead/manage a complex multi work stream program within the portfolio from conception to completion in collaboration with functional departments to successfully develop and assure implementation, definition and diffusion of objectives, strategies, actions (tactics) plans, and its execution. This position reports to the CIO and is part of the IT leadership team.


  • Manage strategic to enterprise-wide programs and/or portfolios.
  • Facilitate the creation and approval of complex business cases within the program and coordinate the sharing of resources among projects.
  • Manage Portfolio strategic alignment, prioritization and global integrated project list to ensure business and Technical Services is focused on highest priorities to maximize returns with effective capacity management. Define process for interim strategic alignment to address shifts in road-maps.
  • Manage inter-dependencies and coordination across projects to ensure that information relating to project deliverables, risks and issues are effectively communicated between stakeholders and that key performance indicators are established and monitored.
  • Ensure use of standardized/efficient processes, Agile systems, playbooks, metrics, change management and common language. Provide flexible alternatives in methodology and process to assure streamlined and successful execution of projects.
  • Facilitate monthly project review meetings with leadership teams.
  • Develop a high-level integrated milestone plan for the program and manages program change in accordance with the change management plan to control scope, quality, schedule, cost, and contracts.
  • Execute program plans (quality, risk, communication, staffing, etc.) and communicate program status and data in order to maintain accurate and current program information for the use of stakeholders.
  • Obtain approval for the program and actively manage program benefits and issues in partnership with business partner.
  • Elevate maturity level specifically in the multiple areas of project management (e.g., governance, resource management and project management knowledge) and lead by demonstrating culture and values.
  • Define standards on PM performance, analyze PM skills and capabilities, develop training plans, measure, monitor and coach PM performance to the highest standards. Develop a robust talent development and succession planning in alignment with functional growth strategies. Coordinate training programs and ensure skill building (PM training & certification) for Project Managers & targeted groups and provide coaching.
  • Direct/coach project/program managers/work stream leads with overall responsibility of developing systems, planning, staffing, budgeting, managing expense priorities. 
  • Establish and maintain executive stakeholder relationships (e.g., ITLT leadership team) on expectations, and communications, both internal and external to the organization. Influence executive stakeholders and drive change across the functions and regions regarding policies and strategies.
  • Provide technical guidance and leverage the implementation of the Global IT project portfolio management system (e.g., PPM) to achieve Edwards strategic goals. 
  • Coordinate with Edwards PMO’s to leverage processes and integrate methodology in cross PMO projects. 
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned. 



Required Qualifications:

  • Must have a Bachelor’s Degree
  • A minimum of 12 years of experience in the following areas:
    • Managing global, strategic, large scale and complex projects with a proven track record of delivering impact.
    • Introducing Agile techniques to the organization.
    • Managing a major transformational change program, developing and exercising sound change management and communication plans.
    • Working in an agile environment and working with product owners, leveraging scrum master methodology and Kanban techniques.
    • Managing, guiding and mentoring project managers.
    • Proven expertise in usage and implementation of project management systems.
    • Expert understanding and knowledge of procedures, while looking beyond existing methodologies and own discipline, to define and resolve complex problems relevant to developing the strategy on enterprise-wide projects and charting the course of overall programs.
    • Excellent understanding and work experience with portfolio budgets and project financial management.
  • A minimum of 10 years of people leadership experience leading teams of 10+ direct reports.
    • Demonstrated ability to direct/coach teams and provide feedback, including responsibility for all employability actions including, hire/deselect authority and partnering with HR on all aspects of employee relations. 


Preferred Qualifications:

  • PMP and/or MBA 
  • Green Belt, Black Belt, or Agile Scrum Master certification
  • High performing individual with strong standing and credibility, assertive in decision making, strong networking skills, and ability to lead and influence others at all levels of the organization.
  • Entrepreneurial in nature. Thinks out of the box. Knows how to move the needle for the company.
  • Able to assess best project methodology, Agile or Waterfall, for successful project delivery.
  • Excellent documentation and communication skills and interpersonal relationship skills including, negotiating and relationship management skills with ability to drive achievement of objectives.
  • Experience in facilitating change, including collaboration with management and executive stakeholders.
  • Excellent problem-solving, organizational, analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Ability to work with abstract ideas or situation and translate it into concrete plan and specific objectives.
  • Ability to interact with senior management, and others concerning matters of significance to the company.




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Posted: 2020-01-11 Expires: 2020-02-25

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