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Vice President Single Use Strategy and Development

Req ID:  851

Working Location: MASSACHUSETTS, SOUTHBOROUGH; 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 Vice President of Strategy & Development for Single Use will be responsible for developing and executing the strategy for Single Use Endoscopy for the Olympus Medical Business. This will include working with both the Endoscopic Solutions Division (ESD) and the Therapeutic Solutions Division (TSD) Business Unit leaders across the different specialties to shape market and user need driven solutions while maximizing synergies across existing portfolios and commercial call points.

The candidate will be responsible for leading a global cross functional team that will be responsible for the execution of this strategy and roadmap from a development and manufacturing perspective and will work together with the Business Units to develop the commercial plans.

Job Duties

* Review and refine short and long term SU strategy and all projects and initiatives to ensure scope of work, priorities, funding and resources are well aligned and synergies are maximized where possible.


* Accountable for the research and market driven development and effective translation of customer requirements.


* Accountable for business case development for SU initiatives.


* Accountable to develop a holistic view of the portfolio that maps out investment and growth profiles that feed into our Olympus Strategic Business Plan.


* Accountable for developing, proposing and tracking short and long term overall global departmental resource & capabilities multi-year plans working with regional/global leaders & HR to approve, budget. 


* Foster a collaborative, solution oriented and customer focused culture across the global team, engaging the growing workforce through consistent and targeted internal communications initiatives.


* Identify resource and skill set gaps required to execute the short and long term strategy.


* Maintain responsibility for recruitment, development and retention of dedicated and experienced talent across all regions.


* Maintain responsibility for developing the right alignment to existing Divisional Governance and Business Process across all in-flight and new projects.


* Window person for Corporate Strategy, Divisional Medical Strategy Team and Investors Relations team coordinating efforts to plan and execute internal and external facing materials.


* Coordinate and collaborate with BU, Functional and regional leaders to develop the short and mid-term data acquisition, market research and data gap multi-year plan and budget.

Job Requirements



* Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Business is required.


* Master's Degree, MBA, or advanced degree required.


* Minimum 15 years of work experience in the Medical Device Industry.


* Proven experience in a global role with R&D and Early Stage Strategy and Innovation  


* Ability to travel domestically and internationally 30% of the time




* Must demonstrate strategic capabilities with strengths in critical thinking and innovative problem solving skills.


* Advanced business acumen with mastery of business analytics, business case development, and P&L forecasting.


* Ability to successfully lead and influence cross-functional and cross-cultural teams.


* Exceptional organization skills and ability to skillfully manage prioritization of competing priorities for the department.


* Strong people leadership skills with a track record of effectively managing cross functional and multi-site teams.


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


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



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