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Associate Product Manager

Req ID:  2880

Working Location: Massachusetts, Boston 

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

Responsible for managing multiple Olympus Life Science products. Provides product and applications support for research microscopes and their associated peripherals. Develops and executes marketing plans to successfully introduce a limited range of new microscopy product into the marketplace. Monitors and evaluates product performance and provide critical performance data to Olympus Tokyo. Provides technical support to field sales personnel and customers

Job Duties

* Review and analyze market studies, trade literature, and internet sources to formulate ideas and opinions on areas of opportunity presented by the marketplace. Maintain files of competitive material for reference.


* Monitor initial product sales of newly launched products and track sales data against projected sales, revenue, and profit. Develop and implement counter-trend strategies, e.g. special promotions, when sales are lower than projections.


* Monitor customer satisfaction with initial installations and use of newly launched products. Communicate closely with technical staff in the field on product performance issues. Visit customer sites. Lead user meetings to discuss product performance. Document any performance problems of deficiencies noted.

Assemble, edit, and transmit all critical information back to Olympus Tokyo.


* Monitor and evaluate the competition’s response to the new product introduction. Initiate appropriate action to counter competitive activities.


* Provide technical assistance to customers who are looking to purchase a product. Provide expert opinions on the benefits of Olympus products and offer possible solutions to the problems as described by the customer.


* Assist in managing trade show participation to promote the sales of assigned products.


* Organize and conduct workshops to promote the sale of assigned products. Partner with customers to present the product to other potential customers.


* Create product literature based on an in-depth understanding of the key elements of the market.


* Perform other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements


Bachelor’s degree in life sciences and/or marketing required. Master’s degree preferred.


* Minimum 1 year of work experience in related field.


* Knowledge of the life science research market is required along with experience in advanced microscopy applications such as widefield fluorescence microscopy, confocal and multiphoton microscopy, or high content screening devices. 


* Marketing knowledge with some experience in life science field.


* Other Considerations (travel/hours availability, etc.): The ability to travel domestically and internationally up to 25% is required.



Proven ability to manage multiple projects/tasks concurrently under aggressive timelines in a dynamic environment.


* Innovative and creative ability to identify and evaluate product and service ideas focusing on those that will create competitive advantage.


* Self-starter that is assertive, possesses a high degree of self-confidence and intellectual curiosity, learn quickly, exhibits a bias for action and demonstrates good professional presence.


* Comfortable working across functional areas (sales, marketing, finance, operations, etc.). 


* Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential.


* Organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills are necessary.


* Must be competent in Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.).

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

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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) || Waltham || 

Nearest Major Market: Waltham
Nearest Secondary Market: Boston

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