Working Location: MASSACHUSETTS, WESTBOROUGH
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Olympus is moving to Westborough, MA! Our brand new Westborough
campus is scheduled for completion on March 15, 2021 and will house
roles that were formerly based out of our Southborough, MA and
Littleton, MA locations. The design of Olympus Westborough
prioritizes an exceptional employee experience, with opportunities
for wellbeing and seamless global collaboration. More information
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The Program Director will be responsible for the Project
Management and execution of all New Product Development efforts
supporting the Business for OSTA (Olympus Surgical Technologies of
America). The position will be located at the Southborough MA site.
This individual will help drive the implementation and continuous
improvement of the Product Development Process. The role requires a
strong leader with hands-on experience in leading and executing
product development in the medical device area and will be a key
member of the Project Management Office (PMO) leadership team.
- The candidate must have a proven track record delivering
medical device projects to the market utilizing a combination of
in-house and external resources, as well as experience leveraging
and managing complex development partnerships.
- Communication & updates to the different internal and external
stakeholders will be a primary area of accountability for the
- Develop communication tools and templates across the different
sites to communicate effectively and consistently across all
integration programs. This will include communication between the
project team members to facilitate the flow of information and
maximize effectiveness as well as regular updates and targeted
level appropriate communication to the multi-division stakeholders
and Executive Leadership Committees.
- Lead the execution of key strategic integration programs
(M&A) across OSTA within designated business areas.
- Develop detailed schedules and detailed assignments setting
objectives and goals for the different sites, work-streams and
individual team members.
- Balance, reprioritize and assign tasks and/or negotiate
resources to optimize schedules and outcomes on multiple
- Timely identification of key risks leading the team in the
development and proactive implementation of actionable mitigation
and contingency plans.
- Understands, communicates and resolves
interdependencies/conflicts between these OSTA/OCA- wide
- Proactively provide "Alternatives Analysis" for acceleration
opportunities, creative problem solving and/or opportunities to
improve business outcomes.
- Provide current, direct, complete and "actionable" positive and
corrective feedback to team members directly and to their
- Develop standardized communication tools for integration
projects - Project Schedules, Communication Templates for the
different layers of stake-holders, dashboards to update on projects
- Develop and implement best practices and appropriate changes to
improve outcomes in a timely manner.
- Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Technical Field
- Superior MS Project skills, as well as experience with Project
and Portfolio Management tools like MS Project Server and
- Minimum 10 years of program / project experience, with a
demonstrated track record of execution.
- Minimum 5 years of experience in Medical Device Industry.
- Minimum 2 years of experience managing and developing people is
- Project Management Training & Project Management Professional
Certification (PMP) Required.
- Cross functional work experience in R&D, Engineering,
Supply Chain and Operations is required.
- The position may require up to 15% domestic and international
- An advanced degree MBA, is strongly preferred or alternatively
proven business experience with exposure and responsibility for
financial and business case review and development.
- Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines with
competing priorities in a fast-paced, ever-changing and evolving
- The ability to lead and manage remote, matrixed teams in both
global and regional environments is highly preferred
- Hands-on experience with phase gate type product development
processes (PACE, PDP) and FDA QSR based Design Controls.
- Excellent communication skills including the ability to
persuasively deliver presentations to all levels of the
- Avid problem solver with proven ability to make timely
decisions while dealing with ambiguity
- Strong technical aptitude; comfortable in working with
- Demonstrated ability to teach and mentor others in project
management and product development processes.
We realize work isn't just a job to you.
It's a big part of your life, but not the only part. That's why
we offer competitive salaries, a robust 401(k) program, annual
bonus program and comprehensive medical benefits, as well as
tuition reimbursement, flexible schedules, parental and adoption
leave, on-site services and Colleague Affinity Networks - so you
can be ready for where life can take you.
Olympus is passionate about the solutions it creates for the
medical, life sciences, and industrial equipment industries, as
well as cameras and audio products. For more than 100 years,
Olympus has focused on making people's lives healthier, safer and
more fulfilling by helping detect, prevent, and treat disease,
furthering scientific research, ensuring public safety, and
capturing images of the world.
Olympus' Medical business uses innovative capabilities in
medical technology, therapeutic intervention, and precision
manufacturing to help healthcare professionals deliver diagnostic,
therapeutic, and minimally invasive procedures to improve clinical
outcomes, reduce overall costs, and enhance the quality of life for
patients. Olympus' Medical portfolio includes endoscopes,
laparoscopes, and video imaging systems, as well as surgical energy
devices, system integration solutions, medical services, and a wide
range of endotherapy instruments for endoscopic and therapeutic
applications. For more information, visit
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