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Program Manager

Req ID:  3083

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Olympus is passionate about creating customer-driven solutions for the medical, life sciences, and industrial equipment industries. For more than 100 years, Olympus has focused on making people’s lives healthier, safer and more fulfilling.

Job Description

The Program Manager will be responsible for managing large-scale, complex new product development programs with multi-functional & global core teams; responsibilities include the planning of all project activities, synchronization of all Core Team activities and deliverables and the management of the overall project schedule, resource requirements, risk assessment and project investment analysis/budget. The Program Manager is responsible for both directly and indirectly driving program execution and all development efforts.

The candidate will have under their scope of responsibility aiding the team in the business case development and ensuring that the program activities 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

* Plan and execute complex large scale internal and external development efforts.


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


* Develop a team culture of continuous improvement and teamwork that strives to improve in quality, safety, delivery and cost.


* 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.


* Conduct routine & highly effective team meetings to ensure accountability and milestone achievements.


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


* Manage cross-functional project teams providing direction and guidance as well as coaching and mentoring Core Team members as needed.


* Provide input to functional directors/managers on team member  performance.


* Project planning and management responsibilities for all assigned projects.  Including 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 (Core & Extended team and internal and external partners).


* 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 completion.


* Other Essential Duties as directed.

Job Requirements


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


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


* Minimum of 3 years of successful demonstrated experience in managing large technical complex new product development projects. 


* Position requires up to 20% domestic travel.



* Experience with applicable FDA guidance’s, ISO 13485 regulations and applicable industry standards.


* PMP certification preferred.


* Demonstrated planning and organizational skills with background and experience on project management principles, practices, techniques and tools.


* Effective at dealing with change and ambiguity as business needs shift, demonstrating flexibility while ensuring compliance and managing stress well.


* Strong leadership skills and the ability to operate effectively in a team environment.


* Ability to analyse complex problems, interpret operational needs, and develop integrated, creative solutions.


* Expert level of Microsoft Project and proficient in Excel, Power Point, Visio, and Word.


* This position is eligible for a sign-on bonus.


* Relocation benefits may be available for this position.

Veran® has been empowering earlier cancer diagnosis since 2005. Our mission is to save lives by helping doctors diagnose cancer earlier and provide precision guidance to deliver potentially lifesaving therapy. Olympus Veran Technologies is a leading provider of advanced medical devices specializes in interventional pulmonology.


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.


We also embrace diversity and inclusion. 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.


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