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Executive Director, Global Product Marketing - AI/CAD

Req ID:  6021



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Job Description

The Executive Director of Global Product Marketing will be part of the Global Customer Solutions Business Unit (CSBU), which is part of the Endoscopic Solutions Division for Olympus. In this capacity, the candidate will be tasked to develop global and cross divisional product solution strategies and manage the portfolio cluster of products within the AI and CAD space. This role will be managing a team of product directors, managers and analysists to ensure we are delivering critically required solutions to the market that will be adopted by our customers globally. Strategies also need to fit into the larger medical business and Digital strategy of Olympus. This will include identifying the overall strategy and associated requirements to be successful at growing Olympus share in and continuing to grow as a global player in the digital space. This will include heavy collaboration with Global CS BU’s, Regional Sales Business Units, R&D Digital Unit, and the Manufacturing Business Centers to develop and implement aligned strategies and tactics focused on the successful commercial launch penetration and profitability of the business. The candidate will be directly leading a Global Product Management team focused on new product solutions and sustaining initiatives. This includes identification of future business opportunities, unmet customer needs, value proposition, commercialization plans and launch activities. Activities also encompass the life cycle management of legacy products. The candidate will need to focus heavily on building skill sets and capabilities across the department. Some of the key areas of focus include forging strong partnerships with global Healthcare Professionals, expertise in identification of user requirements, voice of customer feedback, clinical knowledge value proposition, health economic awareness business case development and the execution of global strategies. This candidate will also play a role in managing product budget spend, identifying upstream marketing needs, GTM strategies with the goal of delivering a product that will drive revenue and healthy profitability.


The ideal candidate is a strong leader, strategically minded and self-motivated with excellent analytic, facilitation and communication skills (both oral and written).

Job Duties

* Responsible for developing key product strategies for the CSBU to serve all Global Markets.


* Leading governance and communications to global key stakeholders and product sponsors


* Business case development and project/initiative proposals from diligence discovery and early-stage research projects as well as setting the direction for R&D.


* Developing ROI’s and Business Plans to support the request of budget funding · Work hand in hand with the Business Development organization and be a key part of decision making for potential M&A activities.


* Accountability for developing product strategy and vision.


* Responsible for the budgeting of product requirements.


* Engaged with product development at a high level and partnering with Digital Unit and R&D.


* Accountable for holistic product vision across all products and business units.


* Responsible for the definition of MVPs extending product into multiple versions continuously.


* Coordinate the split of requirements into system parts and into other related products with the support of the architect and product owners.


* Responsible for business themes, features, and epics definition.


* Discovery teams to ensure resource allocation is coordinated with business growth opportunities that align with the strategy.


* Recruit, hire, train, motivate and lead direct reports to deliver on key objectives consistent with annual business plan and corporate initiatives driving the execution of key deliverables within the new product development process & ensuring successful product launches across all global geographies.


* Develop and maintain expertise across the commercial solutions team as the product and clinical specialist by attending procedures, courses, workshops, tradeshows and staying abreast of market dynamics competitive landscape and global industry trends.


* Manage portfolio budgets and project spend across the team.


* Working with the DU, prioritize products, features, and functions for the GTM strategy and R&D spend.


* Partner with BU Heads/Leaders to ensure VOC is collected and business needs are balanced along with customer requirements.


* Lead a team comprised of Product Marketing Directors, Sr. Managers, Managers, Solution Managers.

Job Requirements



* Bachelor’s degree is required; Master’s or MBA preferred


* Minimum 15 year’s business experience (product management).


* Minimum 5 years of experience in preferably a global role.


* Travel a minimum of 25 % (including international).


* Occasional evening and weekend work from home required.


* Other projects and duties as necessary and assigned.




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


* Strong leadership skills with proven ability to effectively manage a team.


* Excellent influence facilitation and problem solving skills


* Proven experience leading early stage development teams including development of business case financial, modelling, reimbursement how we win strategy.


* Strong analytical skills; with demonstrated financial and strategic capabilities.


* Expertise in user requirement identification, customer input, VOC & market research.


* Strong clinical knowledge and aptitude; comfortable in working with physicians the clinical environment.


* Self-motivated with a strong sense of urgency and 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.

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) || Massachusetts (US-MA) || Southborough || 

Nearest Major Market: Worcester

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