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Program Director

Req ID:  688

Working Location: MINNESOTA, BROOKLYN PARK; Minnesota, Maple Grove 

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 Program Director will be accountable for providing leadership for high complexity company-wide integration programs system integrations new site development and large scale transfers for OSTA. He/she will be accountable for directly and indirectly leading the development and execution of the end to end program and project plans. The scope of responsibilities will include business case evaluation budget resource requirements across the multiple divisions and/or sites involved detailed timelines comprehensive risk assessments of the individual projects as well as the interdependencies between them at the Program level. Early stage framework budgetary and timing estimates during project feasibility assessments will be a required part of the role. Communication & updates to the different internal and external stakeholders will be a primary area of accountability for the Program Director. He/She will develop communication tools and templates across the different sites to communicate effectively and consistently across all integration programs. This will include communication between the project team members to facilitate the flow of information and maximize effectiveness as well as regular updates and targeted level appropriate communication to the multi-division stakeholders and Executive Leadership Committees.

Job Duties

* Program Management Lead the execution of key strategic integration programs (M&A) across OSTA within designated business areas.


* Develop detailed schedules and detailed assignments setting objectives and goals for the different sites work-streams and individual team members.


* Balance reprioritize and assign tasks and/or negotiate resources to optimize schedules and outcomes on multiple projects.


* Timely identification of key risks leading the team in the development and proactive implementation of actionable mitigation and contingency plans.


* Understands communicates and resolves interdependencies/conflicts between these OSTA/OCA- wide projects Proactively provide Alternatives Analysis for acceleration opportunities creative problem solving and/or opportunities to improve business outcomes.


* Provide current direct complete and actionable positive and corrective feedback to team members directly and to their functional managers.


* Develop standardized communication tools for integration projects – Project Schedules Communication Templates for the different layers of stake-holders dashboards to update on projects regularly


* Develop and implement best practices and appropriate changes to improve outcomes in a timely manner.


* Perform other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements



* Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Technical Field required. A master's degree (MS MBA etc) is preferred.


* Minimum 8 years program / project experience with a demonstrated track record of execution.


* Minimum 5 years minimum experience in Medical Device Industry Project Management Training & Project Management Professional Certification (PMP) Required


* Cross functional work experience in R&D Engineering Supply Chain and Operations is required.

* Ability to travel to 15% domestic and international travel




* Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines with competing priorities in a fast-paced ever-changing and evolving work environment.


* The ability to lead and manage remote matrixed teams in both global and regional environments is highly preferred.


* Excellent communication skills including the ability to persuasively deliver presentations to all levels of the organization.


* Avid problem solver with proven ability to make timely decisions while dealing with ambiguity.


* Expert level experience with Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Word, MS project.


* Strong technical aptitude; comfortable in working with engineers.

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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