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Associate Manager, Medical Strategy & Portfolio Management

Req ID:  5489



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 Associate Manager, Medical Strategy & Portfolio Management is an exciting opportunity for a talented individual looking to support the Strategy & Portfolio Management function in helping shape the future of Olympus. This will be accomplished by helping vanalyze, assess, visualize and make recommendations on the portfolio of investments and revenue streams to meet our corporate targets while refining Olympus’ overarching global medical strategy to ensure we are focused on the disease states and care pathways where we can have a market-leading impact and enhance the standard of care. The candidate will be responsible for building the framework and content for communication of the Medical Strategy, joint ESD/TSD Strategic Plan, and key future-shaping priorities. This will include developing, cascading, and measuring the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) that are impactful to the execution of this strategy across the Divisions and Shared Units within the Medical Business. The individual will be responsible for executive stakeholder management and VOC to improve and refine the visualization and transparent communication to meet business needs while optimizing inputs and visual tools.


This individual will serve as the window person for the Strategy and Portfolio Management Team working with executive attaches and administrators to aligning communication with COO, Corporate Strategy, and Divisional Finance. He/she will collaborate with the Divisional Strategy leaders as well as the BU leaders and their strategy members to align on input requirements, KPI’s and executive level presentation timing and requirements. He/she will apply a strong, data-driven approach to his/her work and will also be an expert communicator (oral, written, presentation), particularly for the senior executive audiences. The ideal candidate will be able to foster highly collaborative relationships with key stakeholders in the Strategic Business Planning Process, Global PMO, Finance, Corporate Strategy and IR organizations.

Job Duties

* Design and deployment of visual reporting tools, dashboards, and communication framework to visualize and report on the Medical Strategy and Strategic Plan (focus on tracking and reporting only impactful leading KPIs).


* Identify an optimized short and medium term set of mechanisms to capture inputs from Divisions, BU’s, Finance, PMO and new growth initiatives (leveraging existing mechanisms where possible) and responsible for cascading down to the organization.


* Provide guidance and advise on consistent ways to identify and apply risk adjustment to financial projections.


* In collaboration with Divisional Finance analyze, advise, and align on growth and investment targets across Medical and at the Divisional and BU level in alignment with our multiyear financial plan and corporate targets and dashboards to measure progress.


* Interface closely with Divisional Finance and Medical Strategy Finance; ensure that our financial calendars are harmonized with our strategic plans and that reporting is done transparently across both teams.


* Work with the Divisions, Strategy and Portfolio Process team, and Office of COO develop the calendar of reporting on Strategic Plan and Medical Strategy to key stakeholders in the Executive Team as well as regions and functions.


* Derive customer requirements / user needs from stakeholders through VOC to provide the vision of requirements for the process, tools, templates, resources and interface to our financial and portfolio and project management system and framework to effectively monitor and report on our progress to corporate targets.


* Provide prioritization to Market Intelligence to ensure that there is alignment on reporting and timeline requirements for monitoring key market trends including competition, procedural/market growth, share of market, etc.


* Support efforts to identify opportunities for adjacencies and/or market expansion across our Medical business to bridge medium and long-term growth gaps.


* In collaboration with the Business Development team and Divisions, recommend ways to visualize potential inorganic pipeline opportunities including early stage corporate venture investments.


* Support, and as required lead, new growth opportunity projects; develop early opportunity assessments, including strategic rationale and preliminary business cases.

Job Requirements



* BS/BA degree required, with MBA or Masters in Management preferred.


* Minimum 4 years of experience within medical devices, diagnostics, and/or pharmaceuticals ideally in a strategy or portfolio management role; or alternatively, similar experience in a consulting organization supporting medical device or diagnostic companies.


* Minimum 4-5 years of business experience is required (ideal candidate will have a blend of market or competitive intelligence, upstream marketing, portfolio management, finance or consulting experience).


* Ability To travel up to 25%, including international

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 Corporation of the Americas, a wholly owned subsidiary of Olympus Corporation, is headquartered in Center Valley, Pennsylvania, USA, and employs more than 5,500 employees throughout locations in North and South America. 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.


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