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Senior Operations Project Manager

Req ID:  2139


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. 
Let’s inspire healthier lives, together.

Job Description

Senior Operations Project Manager will plan, lead and manage highly complex large scale Operations Development and Improvement efforts involving cross-functional teams as well as individual contributors to ensure accountability and timely deliverables resulting in on time program/project completion. The Senior Operations Project Manager will be responsible for special projects and product transfers owned by manufacturing operations.  Develops and manages project plans, schedules, budgets and resource requirements for all assigned projects. They will effectively communicates to project review Boards.  The Successful Candidate will proactively escalates issue in a timely manner and proactively proposes solutions to achieve project goals and objectives. 

Job Duties

* Develop Project Plans and requirements

* Evaluate and develops new operations projects and/or product transfer projects for feasibility and fit for OSTA manufacturing sites

* Represent Operations projects at OSTA Governance Boards (ORB & PAB)

* Establish standards for managing transfer projects (procedures, checklists, schedule milestones)

* Develop standard reporting tools for project deliverables to continuously improve processes

* Maintain communication with internal and external sites

* Proactively identify and assess areas of risk and propose resolutions

* Effectively manages performance issues and conflicts 


* Proactively manage and report on project budget

* Provides input to functional Directors/Managers on team member performance, Project planning and management responsibilities for all assigned projects

* Consistently monitor and report on progress of the projects to all team members and prepare a status report and executive overview on a monthly basis ensuring all stake holders are updated

* Evaluate supplier capabilities with Quality as necessary

* Gains cooperation and commitment from people through influence not authority

* Manage cross functional teams to ensure fulfilment of necessary deliverables to support the Quality Management System

* Actively seeks collaboration and builds relationships with internal customers and external partners to improve overall outcomes and timely project execution

* Experience with FDA/ISO 13485 requirements would be highly desired

* All other essential related duties as required

Job Requirements



* Bachelor’s degree in science, engineering or technology discipline


* Minimum of 6 years of successfully demonstrated experience in managing large technically complex projects


* Up to 25%+ domestic/international travel




* Graduate degree preferred, (MBA, MSA, EMBA, etc.)


* Minimum of 5 years of experience in the medical device field preferred


* AGILE project management or PMP certification preferred


* PMP Certification preferred


*  AGILE project management certification


* Lean/ Six Sigma preferred


* Experience with product transfers between companies/facilities


* Experience with setting up, qualifying, and validating an operations manufacturing line


* Must have hands on Oracle knowledge  


* Fluency with Microsoft Office, including a power user of Microsoft Project 


* Knowledge of FDA and ISO regulations


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

Olympus…True To You. True To Society. True To LIFE.


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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