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Product Manager

Req ID:  1407


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Job Description

The Product Manager provides expert product and biological applications as well as its peripheral items support for Research Microscopes.

Job Duties

* Responsible for managing multiple Olympus Life Science products.


* Work independently acting as the primary point of contact and leader for their product mix.


* Recommends the nature and scope of present and future product lines by reviewing product specifications and requirements; appraising new product ideas, and/or product changes.


* Determines product pricing by utilizing market research data, reviewing production and sales costs, anticipating volume, and costing special and customized orders.


* Brings new products to market by analyzing proposed product requirements and product development programs, preparing return-on-investment analyses, establishing time schedules with engineering and manufacturing.


* Develops and conducts technical workshops seminars and training courses for customers company and dealer personnel in product use and applications.


* Independently and continuously evaluates emerging technologies and new products for competitive analysis and potential incorporation into Olympus products or services.


* Works closely with the Group Manager Product Managers and Olympus Tokyo to develop new products and markets for Biological Microscope markets and propose product modifications and additions.


* Helps develop and implement business plans as a process of product development process for new products as directed by senior management.


* Supports internal and dealer-marketing functions; such as advertising and trade shows in cooperation with our Marketing Communications.


* Maintains regular communication with Olympus Tokyo key accounts application leaders and other companies to acquire technical and marketing information and digests analyzes and reports this information to senior management as appropriate.


* Monitors electronic/online sources of information as directed by senior management.


* Helps produce press releases and promotional texts and marketing materials.


* Other relevant duties as assigned

Job Requirements



* Bachelor's degree in life sciences and/or marketing required.


* Minimum 2 years work experience in related field.




* Marketing knowledge with some experience in life science field and or relative products.


* Proven ability to research and conduct market analysis.


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


* Biological application knowledge familiar with microscope operations as well as research imaging software experience.


* 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 learns quickly exhibits a bias for action and demonstrates good professional presence.


* Comfortable working across functional areas (ex. Sales Marketing Finance Operations 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 has manufactured microscopes since the company’s founding in 1919. Today, Olympus is a leading manufacturer of optical and digital microscope systems for life science solutions. Olympus’ Life Sciences division supplies microscope systems for biological use in clinical, research, and educational 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) || Waltham || 



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Nearest Secondary Market: Boston

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