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Sr Director, Engineering - Process Tech & Digitalization

Location: Singapore
Company: Edwards Lifesciences
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Leading Teams of highly specialized individuals to drive the implementation of Advanced Manufacturing Technology (incl. a Process Development Center) and Digital Transformation towards a globally developed strategy for the "Smart Factory" in Singapore.
Additionally, this role will partner with Business and Functional leaders to ensure that current/future manufacturing capabilities are aligned with new product development and business needs.
Business Justification:
- The function will drive productivity gains across EW Implant network by implementing IT process automation tools such as manufacturing execution systems (MES) that will drive labor efficiencies (and regulatory compliance
- The function will also generate productivity gains through the implementation of more efficient/ effective manufacturing technologies across the network (i.e. EMI automated testing).
- Productivity targets will be set up on an annual basis depending on factories in scope for that year.
Key Responsibilities:
- Strategic, Organizational and Human Resources
- Provide leadership and oversight for all the Advanced Manufacturing, Technology and Digital Transformation activities, including creating a vision, multi-year strategies and operating model for a globally aligned Smart Manufacturing for Implant Network.
- The position will oversee, inspire and develop SMEs, and retain a technical talent to ensure Engineering knowledge continuity and knowledge transfer capabilities from Singapore site to the global Implant Network.
- Manage resource planning, project planning, budgeting, expense priorities, performance management, and working through team managers to achieve results
- Lead and coordinate with global and local cross-functional project groups to develop and provide product and process design recommendations
- Develop core competency profiles for IN technology functions for automation, and digital Engineering and Testing
- Work along with the Manufacturing leaders in the deployment /execution and adoption of these profiles across the Implant manufacturing network.
- Digital Transformation and Automation
- Collaborate and align with GSC World-Wide Engineering, -Automation, -Digital Strategy and Implant Network Leadership Teams in driving standardized programs leveraging best in class practices.
- Coordinates and supports commercialization strategies for new (advanced) processes and digital platforms, incl. global replication of best practices developed and tested in Singapore, etc
- Manufacturing Technology Roadmaps
- Drives innovation from ideation to realization for process improvements, including definition and deployment of technology roadmaps, justification, and funding of projects, and developing implementation plans.
- Facilitate and develop along with BU, Functional and Regional leaders the creation, maintenance and deployment of a Smart Factory of the future blueprint
- Work in collaboration with Manufacturing, QA, and RD leaders as well as external Subject Matter Experts (SME's) in the creation of a manufacturing technology roadmap.
- Support the Implant network in the selection of cost effective, flexible, and reliable Manufacturing technologies to meet assembly, testing and inspection needs.
- Responsible of the Automation and New Manufacturing Technologies portfolio within Implant Network
4 . Finance
- Responsible of the financial justifications for Capital Appropriations (CAPEX) related to Manufacturing Technology investments within Singapore facility including capital planning, etc
- Design for Manufacturing
- Ensures that the best practices regarding Product Lifecycle Management Technologies are understood and followed across Singapore site and Implant Network
- Coordinates Process Development Programs in "Design for Manufacturability and Assembly" (DFMA) feasibility reviews with R&D and Product Engineering (NPI) , and any other key stakeholders
- Works with valve design functions to promote Design for Automation concepts to facilitate improve process design and optimizations.
- Project Management
- Drives the transition into a Digital and Automated Singapore Factory by leading the digital and automation portfolio of projects.
- Lean and Six Sigma Thinking
- Drive a value stream mindset and culture of continuous improvement based on Lean and Six Sigma principles and the EW Business System (EBS) and particularly the EW Production System (EPS).
- Other incidental duties under the overall EW-Singapore Engineering functions
Education and Experience:
- Bachelor's Degree in Engineering related experience in Engineering required and skill levels exceeding the requirements of that of a Senior Manager Required
- Other: in related experience in Engineering required and skill levels exceeding the requirements of that of a Senior Manager Preferred
- N/A years experience Demonstrated track record in management of scientific, technical and/or engineering disciplines Required
- Experience working in a highly regulated industry (i.e. Med Devices Class III) Preferred
Additional Skills:
- Technical background, Project management, Automation Engineering, Software Engineering, outstanding communication and team building skills.
- At least 10-years experience in technical, engineering, quality and/or manufacturing leadership roles.
- Proven successful complex project management leadership skills
- Excellent problem-solving, organizational, analytical and critical thinking skills including high discretion/judgment in decision making
- 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 advanced engineering systems and procedures while looking beyond existing methodologies and own discipline to define and resolve complex problems
- Financial acumen as it relates to the business as well as engineering (strategic budgeting)
- Ability to develop and integrate metrics into the projects and operations that clearly demonstrate the value of advanced Mfg-Technology and Digital Transformation to the business
- Serve as core partner to senior leaders in Business Units (GSC/IN), Functional Groups (WW-Engineering, Automation, Digital Strategy) and IT
- Interacts with senior management, and others concerning matters of significance to the company
- Conduct business and technical briefings for senior and top management and for external representatives
- Regularly interacts with executives and/or major customers; interactions frequently involve special skills, such as negotiating with vendors or management or to guide senior level leaders regarding matters of significance to the organization
- Provide leadership and direction to large cross-functional teams to successfully implement global enterprise systems and related solutions
- Adhere to all company rules and requirements (e.g., pandemic protocols, Environmental Health & Safety rules) 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/control
Travel Requirements:
- 25% - Collaboration with EW-Headquarter, Strategy & Project Meetings, Vendor Visits, Collaboration with Singapore Government, Universities, etc.
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 15,000 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.
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