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Sr. Project OD Competencies & Technology Manager

Req ID:  7960


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

This role will lead system design and implementation of an organizational development project aimed at establishing a globally standardized job description and competency management framework. The responsibilities include designing the system framework and architecture, conducting risk analysis and management, and executing the deployment process by collaborating with IT team. Additionally, the role involves developing governance policies for the job description and competency management system to ensure a sustainable and harmonized process across the organization. The successful candidate will work closely with HR, IT, Quality teams, and other global and regional team members to ensure the system aligns with business requirements.

Job Duties

  • Competency Framework and Standardized Job Description Development: Building on Olympus’ Job Architecture, design and implement globally harmonized, comprehensive, and sustainable competency frameworks and job descriptions covering skills, knowledge, behaviors, and abilities for all organizational roles.  This includes designing core competency profiles that can be applied to career groupings/streams Ensure alignment with industry standards and best practices.
  • Infrastructure Setup for Sustainable Competency Management and Job Description Framework: Define system requirements and collaborate with IT to integrate a job description and competency management tool into the existing HRIT landscape. Design interfaces linking job descriptions and performance management processes. Establish clear and sustainable competency governance.
  • Competency Assessment: Establish processes and tools for assessing individual and team competencies. Develop assessment methodologies, including self-assessments, peer assessments, and manager assessments, to identify strengths, skill gaps, and development opportunities.
  • Change Management: Lead change management efforts related to competency initiatives, including communication, training, and stakeholder engagement. Drive organizational buy-in and adoption of competency-based approaches.
  • Governance: Develop governance of competency and job description management system for sustainable and harmonized process throughout the organization. 
  • System sustainability: Foresee and prepare for evolving HR system functions and business requirements, ensure the system's simplicity and flexibility to effectively accommodate them and uphold sustainable and harmonized processes. 

Job Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources, Organizational Development, Business Administration, or related field; master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in competency and talent management, with increasing levels of responsibility.
  • Experience leading cross-functional, global teams and managing complex projects, ideally job description and competency management projects.
  • Strong understanding of competency modeling methodologies, assessment tools, and competency management software solutions, including HRIS implementation in a global context.
  • Other Considerations (travel/hours availability, etc.): To attend project meetings scheduled across various time zones, flexibility in working hours is required.
  • A major part of the project meetings will be held during Corporate Global Meeting Hours below, but not limited to this time frame.
  • The hours of 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Japan time, 6:00 AM - 8:00 AM EST; and 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CET, on Tuesdays through Thursdays.



  • Certification in competency management or related fields (e.g., Certified Competency Professional).
  • Prior experience leading Job Description standardization and competency management projects, preferably in a medical device or highly regulated industry with a global setting.
  • Strong understanding of HR requirements in the medical device industry.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in cross functional teams globally and regionally.
  • Strong project management skills – project management certification a plus.
  • Proficiency in data-driven business writing.
  • Business-level proficiency in Japanese.

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

The anticipated base pay range for this full-time position working at this location is $100,022.00 - $140,032.00 / year, plus potential for annual bonus (subject to plan eligibility and other requirements). Olympus considers a variety of factors when determining actual compensation for this position including: level of experience, working location, and relevant education and certifications. 

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.


Applicants with Disabilities: As a Federal Contractor, Olympus is committed to ensuring our hiring process is accessible to everyone. If you need an accommodation in order to complete the application or hiring process, please contact Olympus via email at If your disability impairs your ability to email, you may call our HR Compliance Manager at 1-888-Olympus (1-888-659-6787).


Posting Notes: || United States (US) || Pennsylvania (US-PA) || Center Valley || Human Resources 

Job Segment: Information Technology, IT Manager, Project Manager, HR, HRIS, Technology, Human Resources

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