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Global Technical Project Engineer

Req ID:  3080


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Job Description

The Global Technical Project Engineer, QARA will work with the Global Project Management Office and management of all levels on the implementation of new strategic projects and process improvement initiatives. The Global Technical Project Engineer is a strategic business partner who drives value in QARA activities through thoughtful planning, idea generation, problem solving, risk identification and mitigation, project skills, excellent communication, and a fresh and objective perspective. The Global Technical Project Engineer will be able lead technical, software and application-based efforts, as well as non-technical projects.


Leading without authority, often times, the Global Technical Project Engineer will leverage their in-house and industry experience to guide teams on best business practices, technical process expertise, and project management practices to drive efficiencies, reduce risks, and optimize problem-solving with a long-term, business holistic outlook. A successful incumbent will maintain a Global, “One Olympus” lens on every new initiative, ensuring all relevant business partners and regions are considered or leveraged to introduce comprehensive, globally harmonized solutions.


The incumbent will achieve this work mainly through managing high-quality execution of strategic technical projects and value-add activities such as value stream mapping and Kaizen events. He/she will achieve objectives by contributing information and recommendations on strategic plans, coordinating internal resources and third parties/vendors, providing regular updates on progress status and risks, motivating teams, driving cross-regional and cross-functional collaboration, and leading value-add activities such as process mapping, root cause and investigation discussions, and pre-mortems. He or she will develop project plans and track status, prepare, and manage budgets, and hold business responsible parties accountable. In addition, he or she will ensure effective and regular communication on the project, including topics such as risks, change management, and quality to all stakeholders. The incumbent will embrace change and be dynamic in motivating others to be flexible in completing objectives through an ever evolving and improving business.

Job Duties

* Directly manage specific projects and programs, as assigned. Leads large/complex projects and leads the project team. Can lead multiple projects concurrently and/or some programs. Drives their successful execution.


* Work with executive sponsors, business partners, regional teams, and subject matter experts to define project scope, structure, project plan and timeline.


* Develop and maintain project-specific proposals, charters, detailed plans, budgets, and schedules.


* Liaise with all stakeholders to ensure necessary buy-in, support, and approvals, and maintain a high-level of engagement throughout.


* Facilitate project meetings. Provide presentations and reports on projects and initiatives.


* Lead value-add activities, such as hosting Kaizen events, facilitating pre-and post-mortems, and designing/facilitating brainstorming sessions.


* Proactively identify and escalate risks, roadblocks, and challenges in a timely manner. Provide contingency plans and/or facilitate discussions to establish risk-mitigations.


* Provide strategic guidance to business partners on all aspects of projects/processes under review, including strategic approach, scope, and opportunities for continuous improvement.


* Manage internal and external vendor relationships, including contract initiation and amendments, PO and budget, and vendor performance.


* Advise in architecting plans for communication, change management and organizational adjustments.


* Drive cross-collaboration and end-to-end solutions across business units, functions, and regions.


* Advance the quality and delivery of the Global QARA Project Management Office function.


* Perform all other related duties as assigned.

Job Requirements



* Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree or equivalent required.


* Minimum of 6 years direct project management experience required.


* Other Considerations (travel/hours availability, etc.): Domestic and International travel up to 50%, domestic and international as necessary. Flexible working hours across multiple time zones, due to the Global nature of this role.



PMP certification, preferred, but not required.


* Lean Six Sigma certification, preferred, but not required.


* ASQ certifications in one or more of the following areas is preferred but not required: Certified Quality Engineer (CQE) or Certified Quality Auditor (CQA).


* Demonstrated success in leading IT projects and cross-functional teams required.


* Demonstrated success in leading project implementations for software applications.


* Experience in a medical device, life sciences or another highly regulated industry is preferred.


* Experience leading a variety of project types such as technical, change management, and supply chain/operational projects is preferred.


* Experience managing large vendor engagements, including offshore technical partners.


* Experience working globally or across regions or sites is preferred.


* Experienced in technical, functional, and business requirements gathering.


* Experienced in teaching others how to develop requirements and user stories.


* Experienced in leading unit testing, user acceptance testing, end-to-end testing, software integration testing, regression testing and analysis.


* Knowledge of Risk Management practices, Corrective and Preventative Actions, Process Validation, and regulatory requirements such as FDA QSR's, ISO 13485, ISO 14971 & 21 CFR 820 is preferred.

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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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) || Pennsylvania (US-PA) || Center Valley || 

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