Olympus America Inc. Senior New Product Introduction Program Manager in Southborough, Massachusetts

Job Description

Southborough, MA - The Sr. Program Manager will be responsible for managing large-scale, highly complex, multi-faceted new product development programs, strategic initiatives or integrations involving internal and external development partners. All projects and programs will involve leading multi-functional & global core teams with both internal and external team members. The incumbent's responsibilities include the planning of all program subsystem and project deliverables, synchronization and prioritization of Core Team activities. He/She will be responsible for driving the team in the development of a business case, management of the overall program schedule, resource requirements, risk assessment and project investment analysis and budget. The incumbent is responsible for directly and indirectly driving program execution and all development efforts (internal and external) while ensuring that all program deliverables and efforts are connected and meet internal and external customer requirements and follow OSTA’s (Olympus Surgical Technologies of America) Product Development Process (PDP), including progress reporting and reviews by senior leadership. EOE M/F/D/V

Job Duties:

  • Plan and execute highly complex large scale internal and external development efforts Lead the team in the early stage business case development and planning efforts of a project.

  • Participate & facilitate as needed the early stage process of gathering customer input and outlining the user requirements for the project.

  • Ability to perform early stage assessments on budgetary estimates and resource requirements.

  • Build team ownership and commitment to project and business plans and define project milestones, deliverables and associated resource requirements.

  • Proactively identify and assess areas of risk, escalate issues in a timely manner and proactively propose solutions.

  • Provide regular project updates (written and verbal) to appropriate management board; depending on type of project.

  • Ensure team accountability and milestone achievements Implement and manage project changes and interventions to achieve timely project outputs.

Provide direction and guidance as well as coaching and mentoring as needed to all Core Team and Extended team members as well as partners.

  • Effectively manage performance issues and conflicts Provides input to functional directors/managers on team member performance.

  • Provide project planning and management responsibilities for all assigned projects. Includes development of a project charter, objectives, project plan and schedule.

  • Develop and manage budgets for the project including resource loading, external expenses and capital requirements.

  • Continuous prioritization of team member activities and follow up on actions.

  • Develop a team culture of continuous improvement and teamwork that strives to improve in quality, safety, delivery and cost.

  • Gain cooperation and commitment from people through influence, not authority.

  • Actively seek collaboration and builds relationships with internal customers and external partners to improve overall outcomes and timely project execution.

  • Perform all other essential duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:


  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Technical Field is required; MBA is preferred.

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in the medical device field is required.

  • Minimum of 6 years of successful demonstrated experience in managing large technically complex new product development projects is required.

  • Proven experience leading early stage development teams including exposure to business case development and user requirement identification is essential.

  • Must be self-motivated with a strong sense of urgency with a drive for results.

  • Must be highly effective at dealing with change and ambiguity as business needs shift, responding well under pressure and demonstrating flexibility while ensuring compliance.

  • Excellent influence, facilitation and problem solving skills are necessary.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential.

  • Must have mastery level Microsoft Project, expert level Microsoft Excel and Power Point.

  • PMP certification is preferred.

  • Group facilitation, mediation, and conflict resolution skills are necessary.

  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills and be comfortable presenting to different audiences including experience presenting to Executive Management Teams.

  • Must be able to travel, 20% domestically and 5% internationally.

Auto req ID 2377BR

Posting Title Senior New Product Introduction Program Manager

Company URL Olympus Surgical Technology America at http://www.olympus-osta.com/

About Us Olympus Surgical Technology America is a dynamic medical device company whose vision is to anticipate the needs of surgeons through powerful see and treat procedure solutions that are safe, simple, cost efficient and produce the highest quality patient outcomes. Olympus Surgical Technology America is focused on Minimally Invasive procedures in Urology, Gynecology, General Surgery and ENT. Olympus Surgical Technology America believes its people are its greatest asset. We offer an environment that challenges everyone to grow, contribute, excel and share successes. Olympus Surgical Technology America is committed to creating a world class company with world class people. Olympus Surgical Technology America

Posting Locations Massachusetts, Southborough

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.