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Quality Operations Director

Req ID:  5775



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 Director of Quality Operations will lead the strategy development and implementation of Quality Operations activities and partner across Global sites for best practices in Manufacturing. The successful candidate will be an integral member of the Olympus team and will possess outstanding Quality operational, manufacturing, and Quality system experience/skills. Over and above the technical requirements of operating as the Operations Quality authority, the scope of this position is to serve as a quality partner to Olympus manufacturing sites globally. Operating under the balance of being a “business partner and Quality leader”, the successful candidate will focus on assuring that the Operations Quality structure acts as a value driver.

Job Duties

* Collaborate with the Operational Site leads to ensure business needs are met while ensuring the quality of product and compliance of the site. Develop and implement the long-term strategy for continuous improvement to continue to meet those needs and drive efficiency


* Ensure efficient processes and procedures exist for all aspects of Manufacturing


* Contributes to the development, implementation, and sustainability of a corporate-wide philosophy of excellence in quality and compliance as an operational mandate for all organizational elements. This philosophy and mandate will be operationally integrated into the “general fabric” of existing business processes in mind.


* Ensure that the structure supports the business strategy; driving a quality culture cross functionally that prioritizes continuous improvement – identify and leverage best practices across the Olympus manufacturing network


* Provides leadership, direction, and development for multiple levels of managers across the Quality Operations function

Job Requirements



* Bachelor’s degree required; advanced technical degree preferred.


* A minimum of 10 years experience in a technical/leadership role in medical device/regulated industry.


* Previous people leadership experience required and experience leading the development and technical growth of colleagues to support business transformation.


* Strong knowledge of quality, validation and manufacturing operations, specific to medical devices.


* Strong analytical and strategic skills with experiencing solving complex and unique problems to draw conclusions and recommend improvements on a global basis.


* Knowledge of Integrated Manufacturing Excellence (IMEx) or other lean manufacturing approaches.


* Will work with global teams, availability will include working across the associated time zones.


* International and domestic travel up to 15% of the time.




* Strong Quality Engineering background and experience – ASQ-CQE current certification desired. 


* Experience with transformational change and establishing new cultural paradigms is preferred.


*  Skills: Problem Solving, Technical Aptitude, Attention to Detail, Solution Oriented, Effective Verbal and Written Communicator, Quality Engineering Disciplines, Quality Control Disciplines, Quality Systems Disciplines and Strategic Leadership.

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 requires all new hires to be “fully vaccinated” against COVID-19, as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), on or before their first day of work. Individuals who have been offered employment who have a disability, medical condition, or sincerely-held religious belief that prevents them from being vaccinated against COVID-19 are required to request and be granted a reasonable accommodation prior to their first day of work.


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

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