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Senior Program Manager, NPD C-PMO

Req ID:  4328

Working Location: CALIFORNIA, SAN JOSE; Nationwide 


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 Senior Program Manager will be responsible for managing large-scale, highly complex, multi-faceted new product development programs, strategic initiatives or integrations involving internal and external development partners.  All projects and programs will involve leading multi-functional & global core teams with both internal and external team members. Responsibilities include the planning of all program subsystem and project deliverables, synchronization and prioritization of Core Team activities. Scope includes driving the team in the development of a business case, management of the overall program schedule, resource requirements, risk assessment and project investment analysis and budget.


The Senior Program Manager is responsible for directly and indirectly driving program execution and all development efforts (internal and external) while ensuring that all program deliverables and efforts are connected and meet internal and external customer requirements and follow OSTA’s (Olympus Surgical Technologies of America) Product Development Process (PDP), including progress reporting and reviews by senior leadership

Job Duties

* Plans and executes highly complex large scale internal and external development efforts


* Lead the team in the early stage business case development and planning efforts of a project


* Participate & facilitate as needed the early stage process of gathering customer input and outlining the user requirements for the project


* Build team ownership and commitment to project and business plans and define project milestones, deliverables and associated resource requirements


* Proactively identify and assess areas of risk, escalate issues in a timely manner and proactively propose solutions. Provide regular project updates (written and verbal) to appropriate management board; depending on type of project


* Ensures team accountability and milestone achievements


* Implement and manage project changes and interventions to achieve timely project outputs


* Provides direction and guidance as well as coaching and mentoring as needed to all Core Team and Extended team members as well as partners. Provides input to functional directors/managers on team member performance.


* Effectively manages performance issues and conflicts


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


* Develops and manages budgets for the project including resource loading, external expenses and capital requirements.  


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


* Develop a team culture of continuous improvement and teamwork that strives to improve in quality, safety, delivery and cost. Gains cooperation and commitment from people through influence, not authority.


* Actively seeks collaboration and builds relationships with internal customers and external partners to improve overall outcomes and timely project execution


* Other Essential Duties as directed.

Job Requirements



* Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Technical Field required and  MBA preferred.


* Minimum of 5 years of experience in the medical device field.


* Minimum of 6 years of successful demonstrated experience in managing large technically complex new product development projects.


* Position requires up to 20%domestic & 5% International travel.




* Self-motivated with a strong sense of urgency with a drive for results


* Highly effective at dealing with change and ambiguity as business needs shift, responding well under pressure and demonstrating flexibility while ensuring compliance.


* Excellent influence, facilitation and problem solving skills.


* Excellent written and verbal communication skills


* Expert level Microsoft Project, Microsoft Excel, Power Point


* PMP certification preferred


* Group facilitation, mediation, and conflict resolution skills


* Excellent verbal and written communication skills and comfortable presenting to different audiences including experience presenting to Executive Management Teams.

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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