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Director, Global QARA Strategy & PMO

Req ID:  4585



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

Plan and direct the execution of complex Quality and Regulatory projects across the Global Teams relating to integration, process standardization or improvement, regulatory compliance, and IT system infrastructure tools supporting the QMS (Quality Management System). Responsible to directly, and indirectly lead cross-functional teams in the execution of end-to-end programs and project plans. This will include business case evaluation, budget analysis, resource requirements, detailed timelines, and risk assessments at the project level.

Job Duties

* Plans and executes Quality and Regulatory key large scale infrastructure and system integration initiatives that support the QMS (Quality Management System) of Olympus Globally


* Manages direct team to execute projects and deliverables.


*  Build team ownership and commitment to project and business plans and defines project milestones and resource requirements.


* Set prioritization of team member activities and follow up on actions


* Actively seeks collaboration and builds relationships with internal customers and external partners to improve overall outcomes and timely project completion Collaborates with business users, internal technology teams across Olympus and vendors to establish and prioritize business and technology requirements


* Analyses the feasibility of, and develops requirements for, business processes focusing on the effective use of resources or new systems and enhancements to existing systems from a business and technology perspective to ensure the design or change fits the needs of Olympus


* Proactively identify and assess areas of risk, escalate issues in a timely manner and proactively propose solutions. Implement and manage project changes and interventions to achieve timely project outputs.


* Provide regular project updates (written and verbal) to appropriate management and Olympus governing boards.


* Serves on PMO and Project Steering Committees.


* Manages cross-functional project teams providing direction and guidance as well as coaching and mentoring as needed


* Owner of project planning and management responsibilities for all assigned projects. Includes development of a project charter, project plan, schedule.


* Develops and manages budgets for the project including resource loading, external expenses and capital requirements. Develop a team culture of continuous improvement and teamwork that strives to improve in quality, safety, delivery and cost Other Essential Duties as directed.


* Oversight of any external consultants and project Managers in the Quality and Regulatory organization.


* Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders, along with the Global Operational performance team to harmonize best practices to improve global team project performance.

Job Requirements



Bachelor's degree required; MS Project skills, as well as experience with Project and Portfolio Management tools.


* MBA or proven business experience with exposure and responsibility for financial and business case review and development.


* Minimum of 10 years of experience in project management experience in the medical device field or any other regulatory controlled industry with the ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines with competing priorities in a fast-paced, ever-changing and evolving work environment with a demonstrated track record of execution.


* Since this is a Global role, the individual will be expected to schedule meetings that work for multiple time zones and well as 40% travel should be expected.




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


* Previous experience leading a medium to large organization and influencing senior level management and key stakeholders is a plus.


* Experience working with multi-disciplinary senior leadership members and analyzing, clarifying and translating business requirements into functional and technical specifications is a plus.


* Proven track record of leading and driving business process transformation and organizational culture change as well as delivering on programs with complex business deliverables.


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


* Strong technical aptitude; comfortable in working with engineers and other Quality and Regulatory professionals.



* The anticipated compensation range for this position is $122,000-$1172,000 USD annually and the compensation offered will depend on the candidate’s qualifications.

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) || California (US-CA) || San Jose || 

Nearest Major Market: San Jose
Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto

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