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Senior Manager, R&D

Req ID:  6994


Workplace Flexibility: Hybrid

Are you looking for a company that cares about people’s lives and health, including yours? Let’s inspire healthier lives, together.


Olympus, a leading medical technology company, has focused on making people’s lives better for over 100 years.

Our Purpose is to make people’s lives healthier, safer, and more fulfilling.


Our Core Values are reflected in all we do: Integrity – Empathy – Agility – Unity – Long-Term View


We deliver on our purpose and our core values by staying True to Life.

Job Description

The Senior R&D Manager will play an important role in the development of technical strategies and be a critical leader for the development of new product programs and be responsible for leading a team of engineers for product design and development. The Senior R&D manager is also responsible for the recruitment, hiring and development of R&D staff to support the overall development and research activities. This role will collaborate with cross-functional leaders to plan and support the business and partners with the other Olympus R&D Centers in developing and leveraging technologies to move the business forward.

Job Duties

  • This role has direct supervisory responsibility for engineers, designers, and technicians who act as a core team and extended team members on product and technology development projects (PDP’s & TDP’s).
  • Functions as a core team member on complex product and technology development projects and leads R&D efforts in support of core team milestones.
  • Participates in regular meetings with project teams to resolve issues and risks to maintain R&D staff engagement/focus and to communicate technical development updates and plans with all team members.
  • Coordinates with project managers to foresee/understand critical project activities and enable them to manage team resources and tasks to avoid critical path slippage.
  • Partners with project team members outside R&D to maintain engagement and focus on joint project commitments and dependencies.
  • Partners with marketing to generate ideas and solutions for new products and sustain engineering support for current products.
  • Reviews and analyses including formal reports such as product concepts, patent needs, sales and marketing plans, etc.
  • Ensures project compliance with regulatory requirements including company design control procedures and that R&D activities are performed to governing standards IISO9001, EN46001& FDA QSR’s).
  • Interfaces with supplier design partners and other external partners as required for component product and process design.
  • Assists in establishing and maintaining budgets for the dept. and assists program managers with estimating project costs.
  • Responsible for recruitment of staff and their performance and will provide development through challenging assignments, guidance and other mentorship.
  • All other Essential duties as directed.

Job Qualifications


  • B.S. Engineering (mechanical or biomedical preferred) or equivalent experience and technical education is required. 
  • Minimum of 8 years experience in development design and or engineering of products & processes.
  • Minimum of 5 years managing project.
  • Minimum of 3 years management experience in R&D. 



  • Preference for medical device and cross –functional experience.
  • Software skills. Analytical skills. Presentation skills.
  • Must be a collaborative team player.
  • Effective leadership in motivating a team and team building skills.
  • Demonstrated decision-making capabilities.
  • Ability to build strong relationships and ability to manage both up and down the organization.
  • Self-motivated, hands on and participatory with strong results orientation.
  • Ability to establish appropriate priorities.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Computer skills – Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint and MS Project.
  • Preferred experience includes analytical engineering skills such as structural, thermal, dimensional, or designed experiments.
  • Solid Works CAD/CAM software skills preferred.



Why join Olympus?

Here, people matter—our health, our happiness, and our lives.

  • Competitive salaries, annual bonus and 401(k)* with company match
  • Comprehensive Medical, Dental, Visions coverage effective on start date
  • 24/7 Employee Assistance Program
  • Free virtual live and on-demand wellness classes
  • Work-life balance supportive culture with hybrid and remote roles
  • 12 Paid Holidays
  • Educational Assistance
  • Parental Leave and Adoption Assistance
  • Volunteering and charitable donation match programs
  • Diversity & Inclusion Programs including Colleague Affinity Networks
  • On-Site Child Daycare, Café, Fitness Center**

*US Only

**Limited locations


We care about your health and financial well-being and offer the resources you need to feel vital, confident and ready for wherever life takes you. Learn more about our benefit offerings at


About us:

Our 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 costs, and enhance the quality of life for patients and their safety.


Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, Olympus employs more than 31,000 employees worldwide in nearly 40 countries and regions. Olympus Corporation of the Americas, a wholly owned subsidiary of Olympus Corporation, is headquartered in Center Valley, Pennsylvania, USA, and employs more than 5,200 employees throughout locations in North and South America.  For more information, visit


Olympus is dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace

We recognize diversity in people, views and lifestyle choices and emphasize the importance of inclusion and mutual respect. We strive to continue to foster empathy and unity in the workplace so that our employees can fully contribute and thrive.


Let’s realize your potential, together.

It is the policy of Olympus to extend equal employment and advancement opportunity to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, national origin (including language use restrictions), citizenship status, religious creed (including dress and grooming practices), age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth and/or breastfeeding), gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, marital status, disability (physical or mental) and/or a medical condition, genetic information, ancestry, veteran status or service in the uniformed services, and any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.


Posting Notes: || United States (US) || Minnesota (US-MN) || Brooklyn Park || 

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

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