• Program Director

    Olympus Corporation of the AmericasSouthborough, MA 01772

    Job #1076640651

  • Job Requirements::


    • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Technical Field required.

    • Superior MS Project skills, as well as experience with Project and Portfolio Management tools like MS Project Server and Planview.

    • Minimum of 10 years 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 required.

    • Project Management Training & Project Management Professional Certification (PMP) Required.

    • May require up to 15% domestic and international travel.


    • An advanced degree or 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 work environment.

    • The ability to lead and manage remote, matrixed teams in both global and regional environments is highly preferred.

    • Cross functional work experience in R&D, Engineering, Supply Chain and Operations is required.

    • 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 organization.

    • Avid problem solver with proven ability to make timely decisions while dealing with ambiguity.

    • Expert level experience with Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Word MS project Strong technical aptitude; comfortable in working with engineers.

    • 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.

    Job Duties::

    In a typical day, you will:

    • Maintain Communication & updates to the different internal and external stakeholders will be a primary area of accountability for the Program Director.

    • 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, prioritize and assign tasks and/or negotiate resources to optimize schedules and outcomes on multiple projects.

    • 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 projects.

    • 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 functional managers.

    • Develop standardized communication tools for integration projects - Project Schedules, Communication Templates for the different layers of stake-holders, dashboards to update on projects regularly.

    • Develop and implement best practices and appropriate changes to improve outcomes in a timely manner.

    Job Description:

    Are you looking for a company that cares about people's lives and health, including yours? At Olympus, we help make people's lives healthier, safer and more fulfilling, every day. We're currently looking for a Program Director to join us in our Southborough, MA office.

    Let's inspire healthier lives, together.

    The Program Director will maintain responsibility for the Project Management and execution of all New Product Development efforts supporting the Business for OSTA (Olympus Surgical Technologies of America). 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.



    Olympus Surgical Technology America at ~~~/

    Olympus embraces diversity and inclusion. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, our policies as well as our values prohibit unlawful discrimination based on an employee's or applicant's race, color, sex, age, physical or mental disability, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, genetic information, ancestry, military or veteran status, or any other federal, state or local protected classification. EOE Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled

    About Us:

    At Olympus, we put a lot of good back into the world, and what we do really matters. We are committed to making people's lives healthier, safer and more fulfilling every day by crafting innovative optical and digital solutions in medical technologies, microscopy, industrial solutions, cameras, and audio recorders.

    We view our relationship with and commitment to our employees with the same passion. Everything we do at Olympus is a reflection of our vision, and everyone here helps to make it a reality. We're invested in our employees, great ideas, and how they impact the communities around us. We see the world through multiple lenses and come together to find the right answers; the best solutions.

    Company URL:

    Olympus Surgical Technology America at ~~~/

    Posting Locations:

    Massachusetts, Southborough

    Job Family:

    Corporate Strategy and Planning

    Work Location:

    Southborough GYR ACMI Inc

    Posting Title:

    Program Director

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    Olympus is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and our policies prohibit unlawful discrimination based on an employee's or applicant's race, color, sex, age, physical or mental disability, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, genetic information, ancestry, military or veteran status, or any other federal, state or local protected classification.

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