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Human Resources Director

Req ID:  887



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

The Human Resources Director provides both strategic HR leadership and hands on support to a heavily matrixed international organization of both regional and global employees in Olympus Therapeutic & Global Corporate groups. He/she will serve as an active member of the leadership team by providing consultative advice and strategic thought on the talent implications of business strategies and objectives. This position is also responsible for creating robust strategic partnerships with various global resources and leveraging cross-functional teams to drive solution based responses aligned with Olympus strategic transformation objectives.

Job Duties

* Serves as change champion.


* Builds and sustains strong relationships with client groups.


* Engages with clients to develop first- hand knowledge of the organization as well as short and long-term business goals and objectives.


* Leverages these engagements to develop HR strategies and solutions to further organizational goals.


* Collaborates with and coordinates global & regional HR team resources to influence company-wide outcomes and solutions that shape culture build organizational capability and enable business results & effective change management.


* Partners with business leaders and peer HRBPs across the globe in the establishment of global functional processes including talent acquisition / recruitment on-boarding education training & development talent mobility performance management organizational design & effectiveness. Approach must support the overall global direction to achieve similar feel and effect while maintaining appropriate flexibility for local nuances.


* Acts as a trusted advisor to client leaders.


* Builds the business partner relationship with management and staff.


* Provides coaching to leaders and employees to facilitate problem solving and employee relations issues in a co-leadership structure.


* Identifies talent gaps and development needs of the client groups its managers and staff in key positions.


* Plays a key role in facilitating succession planning workforce contingencies career management performance management and recruiting strategies.


* Partners with HR Centers of Excellence to address issues and to ensure client groups receive the necessary services and support.


* Perform additional responsibilities as required.

Job Requirements



* Bachelor's degree in a business major (finance marketing human resources etc) or related program required.


* Experience working in a global organization across multiple cultures sites and functions.


* Minimum of 7 years of progressive experience in leading Human Resources Business functional roles.


* Minimum of 3 years of people management experience required.


* Ability to travel domestically and internationally 35% of the time.




* MBA strongly preferred.


* Specific experience in international HR with a focus on Europe or Japan is strongly preferred.


* Multi-Functional experience including global experience or multi-value center experience preferred.


* Experience supporting Sales Manufacturing Engineering and/or R&D functions is a plus. 


* Requires broad management and leadership knowledge with an ability to lead project teams as needed.


* Ability to develop solutions that have an impact on multiple sites geographies or customers.


* Ability to interact and influence at all levels of the organization including at senior levels.


* Provides broad business centered support of all functional groups assigned.


* Knowledge of complex business models and/or technology exposure and aptitude.


* Ability to make administrative and procedural decisions and judgments while fostering a collaborative and cooperative work environment.


* Skill in budget preparation and fiscal management.


* Strong leader with a bias towards action - able to move quickly and decisively; has results-driven orientation.


* Excellent analytical skills and comfort working within an environment where efforts are measured against quantitative objectives or ROI.


* Self-starter that is assertive possesses a high degree of self- confidence leadership and intellectual curiosity exhibits a bias for action and demonstrates presence.


* Proficient computer skills relative to Word Excel Power Point and related business systems.

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 Corporation of the Americas, a wholly owned subsidiary of Olympus Corporation, is headquartered in Center Valley, Pennsylvania, USA, and employs more than 5,500 employees throughout locations in North and South America. 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) || Pennsylvania (US-PA) || Center Valley || 



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