Employment Opportunity: Manager, Japan & AsiaPac Strategy - Orange County, CA

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Manager, Japan & AsiaPac Strategy
Edwards Lifesciences
Orange County, California Area

Position Overview:
The Manager, Strategy - Japan, Asia and Pacific will support and accelerate the double-digit growth of a fast-paced, multi-hundred million dollar P&L region within Edwards Lifesciences. Work directly with the Senior Director to develop strategic and tactical business plans cross-functionally and across all 3 business units (HVT, CC, THV) to drive sustainable business performance while anticipating and removing potential growth barriers. S/he will also take an instrumental role in working with country management teams and BU regional marketing teams to create regional alignment, improve operating performance as well as maintain and adapt existing strategic processes to the dynamic needs of the region.

Key Responsibilities:
* Facilitate and enhance the annual strategic planning process for the region (12+ countries) with particular focus on Japan, China, and other key markets.
* Identify, develop, and help manage multiple regional or country-specific strategic initiatives (e.g. 2-3 year profitability roadmap, area business acceleration plan, market expansion project) working in conjunction with management team and/or BU regional marketing team.
* Support the development of annual Key Operating Driver process and year-end performance review of key business objectives.
* Diagnose and recommend solutions to key strategic or operating issues as requested.
* Develop presentations and tools to facilitate communication of strategic initiatives and plans to Japan and Asia Pacific Leadership Team, as well as Global teams where appropriate.
* Participate in quarterly regional business review meetings as-needed.

Required Skills, Experience and Education:
* Minimum of 5 years of experience required, with some background on developing and implementing business strategies and/or corporate development.
* Experience in medical device, biotech or health care is preferred.
* Strong analytical and executive communication skills with a demonstrated ability to understand and dissect markets, competition and industry trends.
* Bias towards action, ability to work with others to create alignment in an influencer role rather than direct authority.
* Ability to foster and develop effective internal and external business relationships is essential.
* Bachelor's degree required, preferably in Business or Engineering.
* MBA or equivalent experience preferred.
* Requires 10-15% international travel.
* Prior work experience in Asia, or at a minimum interest in Asia markets, preferred.

About Edwards:
Edwards Lifesciences is the global leader in the science of heart valves and hemodynamic monitoring. Driven by a passion to help patients, the company partners with clinicians to develop innovative technologies in the areas of structural heart disease and critical care monitoring that enable them to save and enhance lives. Headquartered in Irvine, California, Edwards Lifesciences has extensive operations in North America, Europe, Japan, Latin America and Asia and currently employs about 8,200 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. 

Aaron Vizcarra
Sr. Recruiter 
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